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Westside Multimodal Center
5:45 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

VIA Readies To Stimulate Growth Through Phased Renovation

VIA Metropolitian Transit

The 100-year-old, 60-foot domed building of the VIA Metropolitan Transit’s new executive offices was once a passenger station of the Great Northern Railroad. These offices were part of Phase I of renovations. Phase II, currently in progress, will cover the transit plaza, serving VIA Primo and twelve VIA lines at 60 departures an hour.

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The Source - November 20, 2014
5:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Source: San Antonio's Burgeoning Culinary Scene

Credit Nan Palmero http://bit.ly/11HPx1K

With the Culinary Institute of America training chefs, regular appearances in the James Beard nominations and semifinalists, and blossoming restaurant and food truck scene, is San Antonio a culinary hot spot?

Can a town known for its breakfast tacos and other TexMex break out of its own stereotypes?

Guests:

  • Chad Carey, Chef and Restaurateur who co-owns Hot Joy, Barbaro, The Monterey and more. 
  • Angela Covo, editor-in-chief for Edible San Antonio Magazine
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Community
4:16 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Trauma Report Shows Increase In Falls, Bicycle Injuries

Drs. Lillian Liao, Daniel Dent, and Ronald Stewart with UHS CEO and president, George Hernandez, talk about the trends in trauma care over the past year at University Hospital
Credit Eileen Pace

  University Health System has released its second annual Community Trauma Report, which details increases and decreases in certain types of injuries coming into the emergency room at University Hospital.

Doctors said at a press conference Thursday they were most concerned by the increased number of falls, cycling injuries, and burns.

The greatest number of injuries  in the last year were from falls – almost 400 among older adults, and 33 were fatal.

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The Source - November 20, 2014
11:04 am
Thu November 20, 2014

The Source: Mayoral Race Appears With Van de Putte

Credit Texas Public Radio

Last night State Senator Leticia Van de Putte announced her candidacy for San Antonio mayor. Van de Putte's entrance comes after an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor earlier this month. The move made her the second declared candidate for mayor with former State Representative Mike Villarreal. 

Both candidates have been active in San Antonio politics for years and their entrance into the field may convince current city council members. 

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Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
12:19 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Too Cold For Comfort In The City; Help Keep These Kids Warm

The front of Roy Maas Youth Alternatives at Basse and West Avenue
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

  Cold temperatures early in the season caught some not for profit organizations off guard this year. Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, a long and short-term shelter for abused and neglected children in the state’s system, is short about 50 coats for its 100 children. Renee Garvens, community and donor relations’ coordinator, said the problem was that children came and went, and staying stocked up could be a challenge.

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The Source - November 19, 2014
11:53 am
Wed November 19, 2014

The Source: Trading In Solar Power For A Hawaiian King

Lanny Sinkin stands between former San Antonio Mayors Julian Castro (left) and Henry Cisneros (right)
Credit Solar San Antonio

Lanny Sinkin's time at Solar San Antonio, and in San Antonio all together, is coming to an end. From 2009 onward, Sinkin has been running the solar advocacy nonprofit his father started 15 years ago. His return to San Antonio from Hawaii was precipitated by his mother Faye passing away. His father, community organizer, William Sinkin, passed away this year.

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The Source - November 18, 2014
5:42 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Source: Firestone Tires And The Warlord

Was the Firestone Tire company complicit in the brutal war crimes of Charles Taylor?

Details of the relationship between the American icon and the African country were scant in the 25 -year-old civil war until now. A trove of diplomatic cables and corporate letters were discovered in the basement of an Akron, Ohio courthouse. Akron is the headquarters of Firestone.

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Community
4:23 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

SpawGlass Foundation Gift Benefits Special Needs Children In San Antonio

Respite Care Of San Antonio board member, Sandi Cavazos, plays with a child under special care at the shelter
Credit Eileen Pace

 

The SpawGlass Foundation Tuesday awarded a $22,500 dollar grant to the Respite Care Center of San Antonio.

Respite Care’s mission is to help children with special needs to heal from complicated medical procedures or from neglect or abuse, and the funds will provide scholarships to care for more special-needs children.

Babies to young children come in with major disorders, cognitive impairment, and birth defects. Some are injured or addicted to drugs after birth, and the shelter is filled to capacity.

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The Source - November 18, 2014
12:51 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Source: Efforts To Raise The Minimum Wage In San Antonio

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. That amount, or something less for exempted positions, is what 3.3 million Americans earn per her hour across the country. Many believe it is time to raise the minimum wage to a livable wage, or a wage that raises a person out of poverty. 

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