Metro Health Seeks Man Exposed To Rabies

Apr 5, 2016
Ralph Arvesen

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is asking the public’s help in locating a man who was recently exposed to rabies, but may not know it.

Courtesy photo

On Thursday, April 21, the Cibolo Nature Center presents its Environmental Stewardship Awards. Ecologist and bat conservationist Merlin Tuttle will be the keynote speaker, TPR members can receive a special discount to the event itself, and are also invited to a pre-event reception featuring Freetail Brewing Co. beer, wine from Kerrville Hills Winery, and light snacks courtesy of Cibolo Nature Center.

San Antonio River Authority

It’s that time of the year again—time for lots and lots of insects. It’s also time to celebrate a San Antonio critter that loves to dine on them--bats. And at a certain place downtown, there are lots of them. 

“We discovered this bat colony when the San Antonio River Authority was constructing the Museum Reach,” says SARA's Kayla Gasker, talking about bats that live under the stretch of I-35 between the Pearl Development and the San Antonio Museum of Art.

The bat disease known as white-nose syndrome has been spreading fast, killing millions of animals. But for the first time, scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering and new breakthroughs could help researchers develop better strategies for helping bats survive.

Jon Alonzo


Friends of the Bracken Bat Cave can breathe a little easier today, now that a threatened encroachment by a high-density housing development is officially over.

That's because the real estate deal closed Friday, transferring the land from Galo Properties to the Nature Conservancy.

Defendants of the Bracken Cave have been working on this deal for more than a year.  The effort was spearheaded by San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, who took up the challenge to visit the cave right after he was elected in 2013.