For years the decline of participation in American Churches has been predicted and borne out. A recent Gallup poll shows that people think the influence of religion has declined. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows an increase in the nonreligious and that the country is nearly evenly split on how it feels about the growth of the nonreligious. Byron Johnson, Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor joins us along with Gabriel Acevedo Sociology Professor at UTSA.
The benchmarks of San Antonio’s program to transform the city are changing, or at least continuing to evolve.
SA2020’s report card was released in June, detailing the progress of 65 metrics in eleven visionary areas, including but not limited to health and well-being, education, and teen pregnancy.
The report showed that San Antonio is making improvements in graduation rates, that it had met or exceeded a reduction in the rate of teen pregnancies, but that San Antonio still struggled in civic engagement when it came time to cast ballots.
Texas is seeing an increase in the number of people who have come in contact with the cyclospora parasite this year, as the FDA and CDC investigate a multi-state outbreak.
Within the past two weeks, 66 people in Texas have the cyclospora parasite. It’s literally a stomach bug that has symptoms similar to to gastrointestinal illness like cramps associated with diarrhea. Christine Mann, a spokesperson for the Department of State Health Services, said the number of infections is greater than most years.
Insurance inspectors with the state said the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington passed the annual inspection before this weekend's deadly accident involving Rosy Esparza, who fell 14 stories while riding the Texas Giant.
According to the Texas Department of Insurance, roller coasters are inspected on an annual basis by a certified engineer.
Ben Gonzalez is with the Texas Department of Insurance and said that beyond the inspection, there are other requirements for amusement rides in Texas.
The Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, has a looming October 1 deadline on several aspects of the law. The employer mandate was recently delayed a year, so will the health insurance exchanges also be pushed back?
Just a few weeks before school begins, when many parents bring in their kids in for back-to-school shots, the City of San Antonio's Metropolitan Health District downtown immunization clinic will close and move to the West Side.
While the majority of immunizations in the city are given by primary care physicians and other clinics, Metro Health’s new hub is expected to give up to 15,000 vaccinations per year.
With distracted and drunk driving plaguing San Antonio and Bexar County, officials are taking drastic measures to help reduce injury and death from highway accidents.
The Texas Department of Transportation is helping save lives with vehicle impact attenuators, or crash barrels, which look like sand-filled trash cans and are located in spots where there is an exit or where the highway divides into an upper and lower level.
The attenuators are meant to soften the blow if a driver is heading toward what would otherwise be a solid concrete wall.
The bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin are a popular visitor attraction, but San Antonio now has its own bat population large enough to show off along the San Antonio Riverwalk.
The Paseo del Rio Association, the San Antonio River Authority, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Bat Conservation International are hosting Bat Loco, an informative series of bat walks, now through mid-August to raise awareness of the importance of bats in our ecosystem.
The announcement of the July 19 cover for Rolling Stone magazine has created a firestorm for the company with several retail outlets calling foul and stating they won't carry tomorrow's issue. Walmart, Wallgreens, C.V.S. and San Antonio-based H-E-B are among the stores you won't be able to purchase the edition from here in San Antonio.