The Bexar County Bibliotech is gearing up for its big opening this weekend and staff have been working on community outreach throughout the week to get the word out about the only fully-digital library in the U.S.
The new Bibliotech digital library encourages kids to play video games and the game tables in the children’s room offer space for more than one child to piece together insect parts and play other educational games.
The Harvard Crimson released a survey last week showing 42 percent of incoming freshmen had cheated in high school, this coming just months after 60 students were caught plagiarizing on a take-home government exam.
These events at the storied college just highlighting what for many is an epidemic of cheating in our universities. Who is to blame? What can we do to change this?
All over the country people are remembering the tragedy that unfolded on this day twelve years ago as terrorists who had hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. -- a fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
Each year San Antonio firefighters, along with civilians, climb San Antonio's 750-foot Tower of the Americas to remember the events of 9/11/2001.
The war on terror was launched 12 years ago and since has transformed many bodies of government, creating whole new agencies and expecting the cooperation of bureaucracies, foreign governments and non-state entities.
"As I told the American people we will direct every resource at our command to win the war against terrorists: every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence..." - President George W. Bush - September 24th, 2001
VIA staff members and consultants have chosen alternative 6 as the recommended route to move forward with in the modern streetcar project.
The plan would route the streetcar along Broadway to Martin and Pecan Streets to service the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, UTSA's downtown campus, the Westside Multimodal Center, El Mercado, South Town, and many other highly desired areas in the downtown area.
If an amendment remains in place when San Antonio City Council votes on the budget this week, then the doors at city libraries will stay open all week long.
Library board chair Jean Brady cautioned that nothing is final until the city council votes Thursday on the proposed budget. But right now it looks like library funding will be restored to keep branch libraries open.
"If this funding’s been restored then that means we’ll be at seven days a week doing business as usual," Brady said Monday. "We’re delighted."
(Update 5:14) SAPD is now confirming that the suspect has surrendered and is in custody.
(Update 3:41 p.m.) SAPD has released the name of the officer who was shot in the head this morning as 34-year-old Aaron Terrazas and he is expected to make a full recovery. Police are still in a standoff with the suspect and streets around the area are still closed.