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Wedgewood Seniors Told To Find New Places To Live

Jan 9, 2015

After the devastation of a Dec. 28 fire that killed five people — a sixth resident died two days later at a hotel — there’s more heartbreak ahead for the residents of Wedgewood Senior Living Apartments in Castle Hills, a San Antonio suburb. On Thursday, they received a letter from Entrada Management, the building’s management, saying that it had been determined that the property was uninhabitable for the foreseeable future and residents needed to find new accommodation elsewhere. More than 100 residents are at local hotels, and five are still hospitalized. The management has also told them they cannot enter the building to get their belongings and there is no date, as yet, as to when that will be possible.

San Antonio On NYT’s Places To Visit In 2015

Jan 9, 2015

San Antonio has made it to a very exclusive list — NYT Travel’s “52 Places To Go In 2015.” In a list headlined by Milan (Italy), Cuba, Philadelphia, Yellowstone National Park, and the Elqui Valley in Chile, the Alamo City comes in at No. 36, one of 12 U.S. destinations to make the cut. The others are Orlando, Lower Manhattan, Steamboat Springs in Colorado, Cleveland, New Orleans, Bend (OR), The Catskills, Miami Beach, Tulsa, and the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. The expanded River Walk and the area’s colonial missions, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Tobin Center For The Performing Arts, and the upcoming opening of the Hotel Emma, housed in a former 19th century brewery, all get a mention.

Experts Looking At Whether Fracking A Factor In Texas Quakes

Jan 9, 2015

Geophysicists are looking at whether hydraulic fracturing, generally known as fracking, might be one of the factors responsible for a number of quakes to hit Texas earlier this week. Fracking is a process through which liquid — generally chemicals and sand suspended in water — at very high pressure is blasted into wellbores to fracture the shale rock layers and release natural gas. Also this week, a study from the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America linked dozens of earthquakes in Ohio in March 2014 to fracking in the area. A previous study in Oklahoma had linked the wastewater shot into deep disposal wells to a surge in quakes there.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Leticia Van de Putte has clearly put that recent unsuccessful run for Lt. Governor behind her. On Thursday, surrounded by supporters and family in the remodeled Westside grocery store that is now her mayoral campaign headquarters, the Democratic state senator told the crowd of about 300 that she was ready to make San Antonio the next great American city.

Eileen Pace

 

 A Wilford Hall medical technician must serve time in a military prison for sexually assaulting a patient while she was still under anesthesia after surgery.

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