Texas Matters: On this Mother’s Day weekend we honor our life givers, our moms. But that mother-offspring relationship is frequently complicated and always intense. We hear five true stories about mothers and mothering written by a San Antonio group of women writers called The Next Chapter.
As these women write and share their stories, discovering the beauty and power of their own words, we encourage you, other women and men, to find your voices and write your own story. There’s no greater heirloom to leave to the next generation.
As diabetes and obesity remain at epidemic levels for the Latino community, a study at the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio aims to keep Hispanic children from becoming another member of the statistic pool.
I spent five days in Beirut in late March and I wonder if I’ll ever feel the same about the Middle East. I went to Beirut after researching its past, its government, its city-by-the-sea status, but going there I realized there’s a lot for which I was unprepared.
I wasn’t prepared for the armed checkpoints, which seemed scary at first, but I came to realize were Berutis trying to protect their neighborhoods from the worst. They’ve seen the worst many, many times.
San Antonio city leaders are in the middle of discussions on a possible ban on single-use plastic bags. The topic comes as cities across the country are taking drastic steps to reduce the use of plastic bags to cut down on litter.
Most people would agree they're bad for the environment, but opponents say a proposed bag ban could unfairly target the poor because reusable bags cost money, and they're a burden to carry around for those without a vehicle.
More than 3 million people move to Texas every year and the need for new building to accommodate housing and jobs for some of those people requires more water and more infrastructure for water.
How we pay for some of that expansion has come under fire as the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has recommended doubling the amount of so-called impact fees on developers from $1,297 to $2,796. Impact fees are a one-time fee that pays for water and sewer infrastructure.