As the Fourth of July draws closer the San Antonio Fire Department is urging residents not to use fireworks within the city limits.
In a demonstration, the Fire Department blew-up five hot dogs to illustrate the effects an accident can have on someone’s fingers. It also destroyed a watermelon, tomatoes, ground beef and a whole cooked chicken to show the explosive impact of mismanaged fireworks.
An estimated 7 billion dollars was spent in the 2012 elections, according to the FEC. And as anyone who lived in a battle ground state can attest, a lot of those dollars were spent on campaign and issue ads. Who is paying for what these days is a tough issue to tackle.
Bexar County continues to lead the state in the number of people suffering from diabetes, according to the Metropolitan Health District's annual report. At 14 percent the county leads the country by five percent, and its citizens are more likely to progress to serious complications.
Last month's Texas republican party platform aimed to rouse the base, inspiring action. Blowback inside and outside the party of endorsing reparative therapy for homosexuals and the party's abandoning a guest worker program had party leaders walking back the importance of the document. As the democrats wrapped up their own convention this weekend, we want to know how important these conventions and platforms really are.
The fifth annual SA Reads Summer Book Drive is kicking off this week with a mission to provide books to children who may not have access to them.
The book drive was originally started by Congressman Joaquín Castro in 2010, but is now run by Literacy San Antonio. Executive Director Pamela Toman said their goal is to collect as many books as possible.
Transporting crude oil from areas booming with the hydraulic fracturing revolution relies heavily on railroads. Busier railroads means more derailments and more derailments with trains loaded with old cars filled with oil means more tragedies.