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Every year in Bexar County, more than 350 people are newly-diagnosed with HIV. While better medicines have created longer life spans for people infected with the virus, other related health problems are wreaking havoc with their lives, especially Hispanics living with HIV.

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The Animal Defense League will now run the city of San Antonio’s Paul Jolly Adoption Center following City Council approval Thursday in an 8-0 vote.  The decision leaves San Antonio Pets Alive! without a facility to adopt out pets, but gives The Animal Defense League the ability to adopt out more.


The weekend's upon us. Books, music and journalists getting funny onstage are all beckoning to you this weekend. First off, head to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

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Despite an increased budget request in border spending, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said security along the Texas-Mexico border is only expected to worsen. His statements were part of a special House committee meeting that took place this week in Brownsville.

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You’ve probably seen the signs popping up around town saying “flu shots now available.” The push is on to vaccinate people against a virus that’s proven deadly every year.


Some people consider the flu akin to a bad cold. The Medical Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District says it’s so much more than that. If you don’t fear the illness, Dr. Junda Woo says, fear the consequences.