Summer is the busiest time of the year for the San Antonio Food Bank. Children are out of school, and distribution is correspondingly high, leaving shelves almost bare at the beginning of fall. So the San Antonio Food Bank is launching its 12th annual Food4SA campaign to collect food for the winter months. Food Bank President and CEO, Eric Cooper, says the bank’s annual Food4SA campaign aims to raise one million pounds of food in November.
“We’ve had a busy year. We are at a low, we’re really needing to restock,” he explains.
FBI Director James Comey has been busy the past few weeks raising the alarm about what he considers a big threat to public safety in American, "Going Dark," or the ability of people to ensure their data remain secure against all, even U.S. law enforcement with a warrant.
The US Supreme Court gives Texas’ Voter ID law the green light. It allows the state to enforce a law requiring voters show one of seven government-issued IDs in order to cast a ballot. Plaintiffs arguing against the constitutionality of the law have vowed to take the full case back before Supreme Court justices.
A majority of justices agreed with a US 5th Circuit decision to stay a federal district judge’s order to block the enforcement of voter ID in Texas. They said not doing so, for now, would lead to greater voter confusion.
You may consider the San Antonio River one of the many treasures of our region.
At TPR, we certainly do, and have partnered with the San Antonio River Authority to help restore a 3.4 acre site along the river with native, wildlife-friendly and sustainable trees, grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. [See map below]
The UT Health Science Center has established a special institute within the research center to integrate military and civilian studies for the benefit of members of the military as well as the local civilian community.
The Military Health Institute will lead innovative medical research, health education and clinical care – working with the military toward improving the health of active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.
On Fronteras: We look at border security and how the Texas gubernatorial candidates, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, differ on deploying National Guard troops to the border. This report is part of a series called Five Days in October, by KERA, The Dallas Morning News and NBC5. Three Central American families seeking asylum in the United States saw the outside of the Karnes County Residential Center for the first time in two months. We bring you their story. We speak to San Antonio writer, Ito Romo, about his collection of brutally candid short stories,"The Border is Burning." In addition, Dia de los Muertos, the Day of The Dead, is around the corner. We get a behind-the-scenes look at how a new animated film centered on the holiday made it to the big screen.