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6:55 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

District 2 Senior Center Celebrates Much Needed Expansion

The District 2 Senior Center celebrated an expansion that allows residents opportunity to do more activities.
Credit Dreamweek.org

This week, city leaders got together with residents in District 2, to celebrate the expansion of a senior center on the east side of town. The center, located on W.W. White Road near Rigsby, has been open for a few years. But it had outgrown its location very quickly, and has now also taken over the office next door.

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The Source - October 30, 2014
4:52 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Source: Overdiagnosing Our Kids

Credit EdTech Stanford School of Medicine

The incidence of overdiagnosing adults is well established in medical literature. Overdiagnosing is the process by which an abnormality is found in a patient, but the knowledge of, the exams to discover and subsequent treatments for the disease have no positive impact on the life of the patient. More often than not it in fact has many negatives. 

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The Source - October 30, 2014
11:54 am
Thu October 30, 2014

The Source: Changing Dynamics Between Police And Mentally Ill

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union released dash-cam footage of six Michigan policemen killing a mentally ill homeless man brandishing a pen knife who  appeared to be of little threat. The 2012 video and its recorded 46 gun shots showed Milton Hall die, and punctuated the many instances of the volatile mix that is police and the mentally ill.

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The Source - October 29, 2014
4:18 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Source: Vista Ridge Looks To Pass With Unanswered Questions

The future of San Antonio's water supply may be all but assured by a city council vote tomorrow. The deal would secure 50,000 acre feet of water for the city at a cost of $3.4 billion. Vista Ridge, the company with the water rights, will transport the water 142 miles from Burleson County and the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer.

The Mayor has already voted affirmatively on  it as a San Antonio Water System board member and many on the council have voiced support, including district 9 Council Member Joe Krier. 

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The Source - October 29, 2014
11:48 am
Wed October 29, 2014

The Source: Alamo Colleges' Degree Change Draws Student Protests

Credit Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The Alamo Colleges recently set the stage to remove majors from their associates degrees, prompting outrage from a group of vocal students and parents. The decision was made by presidents and vice-chancellors of the five Alamo Colleges: Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, St. Phillip's College and San Antonio College.

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The Source - October 28, 2014
4:58 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Source: Missing Students In Mexico Show A Land Of Lawlessness

Protesters in "Marcha por Ayotzinapa."Ayotzinapa is the name of the school the disappeared students attended.
Credit Flikr User: Jazbeck http://bit.ly/1pVJ7kR / cc

6 dead and 43 students missing from a protest in the town of Iguala in the state of Guerrero have spurred a nation to protest.

The protest on the night of September 26th has since resulted in the mayor and his wife taking flight, the implication of the state governor and the complicity of state and local law enforcement in the possible deaths of the students.

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The Source - October 28, 2014
10:30 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Source: In A Crowded Marketplace, Education Too Needs Branding

One of Trinity University's Web ads from Facebook. Trinity is one of many schools utilizing ads to get more and better students.
Credit Courtesy Trinity University

The way people select which university they go to has changed. Schools, in fact, are discovering the race to bring in the best and brightest has become increasingly competitive. Consequently colleges and universities are learning to adapt, and one of the ways they are doing that is marketing themselves and connecting with potential students.

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The Source - October 27, 2014
9:37 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Source: Taylor Doesn't Rule Out Run For Mayor In May

Credit Ryan Loyd / TPR News

On July 22 the members of the San Antonio City Council held a special election to fill the vacant position for Mayor. After council members Ivy Taylor and Ray Lopez split the vote 5-3 in favor of Taylor, Lopez withdrew from consideration, and Taylor was elected with a 9-0 vote. The term runs to May when city elections will be held - that's about six months from now.

And starting Oct 28 at 5 pm Mayor Taylor will kick off a listening tour of San Antonio at the Mission Trails library.

Or you could say she's kicking it off here on The Source.

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Fiesta San Antonio
10:44 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Fiesta’s Princesses Go-A-Missing; Top Float Filched From Facility

The Fiesta Royality Float disappered someone before October 24th, 2014
Fiesta Commission

San Antonio Fiesta, a longstanding tradition, has been robbed. A prominent parade showpiece has been stolen from storage. And if the float isn’t recovered, replacing it will cost the Fiesta Commission thousands of dollars.

It’s like the Grinch that stole Christmas or, in this case, Fiesta. Some time before October 24, the Fiesta Royalty Float was stolen from the offices of long term float builders, Southwest Parades Inc., on Seguin Street. This float carries a number of the Fiesta’s princesses and queens.

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Community
3:54 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Parking Downtown? Stress No Further, There's An App For That

A screen shot of the Pango Parking app with a portion of downtown San Antonio and its parking lots
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio has released a new application that lists places you can park downtown and in other areas of town. 

This is the age of the smartphone, and more, and the Alamo City seems to have finally decided to acknowledge it. You can now look up downtown parking spots in advance with the help of an app called Pango Mobile Parking, available on both the Apple App and Google Play stores. The decision-makers for the city decided it made more sense to partner with Pango at no cost, than create their own app.

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