BiblioTech, Bexar County’s all-digital bookless library, is launching its own set of robotics teams for children and students.
Education initiatives for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs are exploding around the city. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas has awarded BiblioTech $15,000 to create a team robotics program called the First Lego League (FLL).
The nearly decade-long tenure of Chief Justice John G. Roberts has seen some momentous decisions. Recent cases include the overruling of DOMA, Citizen's United and the legality of the Affordable Care Act mandate.
The 17th head of the U.S. Supreme Court has left an indelible mark in history. Though the decisions have varied at times, privacy, corporate personhood, free speech and money in politics all have been affected, sometimes drastically, by this judge.
Today is the first day of the San Antonio Food Bank's summer meal program. Each day through August the staff and volunteers will handle the mammoth daily task of feeding students who are out of school.
Over the next 11 weeks they will serve over 300,000 meals as part of the Summer Food Service Program, a nationally organized program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food Bank CEO Eric Cooper said the program is designed to feed kids under 18 who depended on schools to provide them with a full meal.
A new study by Harvard University explains a little more about colony collapse disorder (CCD), the name given to the sudden and widespread die-off of the honeybees that our food supply depends on for pollination.
The findings may also explain why Texas bee hives are doing better than those in other parts of the country.
Scientists have suspected for some time that a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids is responsible for CCD.
Five years have passed since the Museum Reach stretch of the River Walk, which starts at the Pearl development and flows down to the Lexington Street bridge, right next to the new Tobin Center, was opened to the public. Beginning today, a series on the art-filled, artfully-executed area.
On May 30, 2009, thousands gathered on and around Brooklyn Avenue bridge in downtown San Antonio for the ceremonial opening of the Museum Reach—the completely re-imagined stretch of the San Antonio River.
The 1.3 miles of the river looked nothing like it did just four years before.
Last night the San Antonio Spurs claimed victory over the Miami Heat in game one of the NBA Finals 110-95, leading to plenty of celebration downtown.
The Spurs both gained and lost double digit leads throughout the night until Heat forward LeBron James was taken off the court in the fourth quarter due to leg cramps. Fan Gary Cooper said the first victory makes a statement.
“It’s proof positive we’re after revenge; we’re after blood,” Cooper said. “We want the head of the king and we want it now.”
Fronteras: If you're questioned by law enforcement at a traffic stop, what are you required to answer? As demographics change across the nation and in Texas, there’s growing concern about Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican-Americans—a population that continues to age. More minors from south of the border are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. illegally and alone. We visit Joint Base San Antonio Lackland where many of those minors are being housed.
Texas Matters: This week we explore the current state of Texas state-supported living centers (SSLC), which house people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. How are these centers doing five years after the U.S. Department of Justice discovered inadequate conditions and care? The story of Sean Yates, who escaped from the Corpus Christi SSLC and was later found dead. What is the future of SSLCs in Texas?