The Texas Public Health Association's Built Environment Conference on March 19 will address concerns about the lack of exercise designed into public spaces, and how design may contribute to obesity in the 21st Century.
Architects and designers will come away with a toolbox of healthier design practices so that the people who use their buildings have a greater opportunity for moving around.
With so many music groups in Austin for SXSW it is easy for any of them to get drowned out by all the noise, but luckily for World Music artists, their foreign musical stylings give them a uniqueness that audiences tend to stop and pay attention to.
The language barrier doesn't seem to matter
Many world groups sing in English in order to tap into the English-speaking market, but there is still a healthy demand for music sung in foreign languages.
With the support of the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a state lawmaker has filed a bill that would block pending federal assault weapons ban from affecting Texas gun owners.
Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, said "The Texas Firearms Protection Act" draws a line in the sand when it comes to the ongoing debate in Washington over ban of assault-style weapons like the AR-15, the same type of weapon used in both the Newton, Conn. and Aurora, Colo. mass shootings.
A fish out of water. One of the 25 F.I.S.H.es was knocked off its hanger and fell into the San Antonio River. River Authority staff fished the big guy out and he is to be re-installed this weekend.
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Artist John Grant, center, and Stuart Johnson, Project Manager with the San Antonio River Foundation, watch artist/fabricator Mike Kirkhart seal together the two halves of one of the damaged F.I.S.H. S.A. River Authority staff assist in the repairs
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Stuart Johnson of the S.A. River Foundation points out one of the newly-constructed braces that will add strength to the F.I.S.H. structures in case of future severe wind events
It's time this weekend to go back down to the Museum Reach and see the repaired F.I.S.H. art exhibit. Artists from Colorado and Florida are in town to repair the fiberglass art installation damaged in February’s windstorm.
Sustained winds over a 16-hour period and gusts of up to 64 mph on February 25th knocked out power and damaged trees and buildings. Stronger than the force of some tropical storms, the wind also battered the F.I.S.H. exhibit along the Museum Reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk.
“I say Medicaid doesn’t need to expanded it needs to be saved and reformed. We care about our poorest Texans. We want them to have the best care possible and that cannot happen with a program that is on its way to bankruptcy.”
Could marijuana possession soon be the equivalent of a traffic ticket? A Texas House member wants it that way. Current law dictates that anyone caught with under an ounce of marijuana is subject to being convicted of a class B misdemeanor which can equal jail time, but Democrat Rep. Harold Dutton of Houston would like to change that, dropping that criminal charge down to a Class C misdemeanor, which would be punishable by a fine similar to the average traffic ticket.
Beacon Hill is an eclectic neighborhood just north of downtown San Antonio. Victorian-style homes line the streets, but suburban sprawl attracted people away from the area, leaving many of those homes and parks in decay.
Now, Beacon Hill is on the rebound with a new playground and basketball court, helping to breathe life into the neighborhood.
Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This weekend, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated not just in Ireland, but now around the world.