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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an orange-level alert warning about unhealthy ozone levels in San Antonio for Wednesday, August 9. 

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Bexar County is home to the sixth largest veteran population in the U.S., according to the Military & Veteran Community Collaborative. More than 12 percent of San Antonio metro area adults are part of the veteran community.

Alamo Area Council of Governments


Early last month, the EPA issued its final rule for ground-level ozone pollution, setting the standard at 70 parts per billion. Long expected after being talked about late last year, the 70 ppb limit, down 5ppb from its current standard, the new rule was tepid to many in the environmental and public health communities who had pushed to get the limit dropped further.

Alamo Area Council of Governments

The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) has hired a new executive director and their choice, Diane Rath, will have a lot of work ahead of her. 

AACOG has had a rough year. It had its wrist slapped by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year. TCEQ accused AACOG of releasing oil and gas pollution data into the community before TCEQ allowed. TCEQ eliminated 25 percent of AACOG's budget shortly thereafter.