Across the country, people marched in memory of doctor Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights. San Antonio is believed to have one of the largest marches in the country and the fight for equality here is focused on the rights of African-Americans, and immigrants as well.
More than 100,000 people, including dozens of organizations, marched down San Antonio’s MLK drive in the predominately African-American east side. San Antonio as a whole is mostly Hispanic -- about 55 percent -- and has a large immigrant population.
San Antonio's role in the desegregation movement began with a man who stood up and decided his restaurant would no longer treat people differently based on the color of their skin.
In 1963, Dan Anthony bought his father’s Manhattan Café downtown on Houston Street, near the Majestic Theatre. It was that same year when Anthony’s wife, Chrissy, says a priest and activist by the name of Father Sherrill Smith called Dan with an important message.
Patients needing emergency room care with conditions that are not life threatening can now check in online at Southwest General Hospital. If the emergency is life-threatening, the patient will still need to rush to a hospital.
Southwest General Marketing Director Elizabeth Luna said a patients with lesser but still urgent needs would likely be placed in line at the hospital, but instead can wait at home instead of in a chair in the hospital waiting room.
At a dedication ceremony next week, the new Glenda Woods Campus for Children and Families will honor the service and leadership of the board member who molded the shelter into a multi-service facility.