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Healthy Living
11:05 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Nutrition Labels Hope to Encourage Healthy Choices

New nutrition labels depicting "Heart Healthy" and "Organic" are displayed near the price of tomato sauce in one of the store's aisles.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

HEB is the first grocery chain in Texas to roll out a new nutrition labeling system on items in its stores to assist people in making healthy food choices.

Following guidelines from the USDA, color coded icons appear next to the prices of many items on HEB shelves, to indicate the health factors of a particular food. HEB has piloted this program for about a year, and it’s now being rolled out company wide.

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SAPD Officer Memorial
4:38 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Officer Edrees Mukhtar Remembered As Loving Person & Devoted Lawman

Officer Edrees Mukhtar died nearly three weeks after the accident that caused his injuries.
Officer.com

Only a year and a half after joining the ranks of the San Antonio Police Department, comrades gathered on a cold January morning to say goodbye to Officer Edrees Mukhtar.

For Police Chief William McManus, the final farewell to a fallen officer never gets easier.

"Very sad morning, very sad event,” he said. “It's nothing you ever, ever get used to."

Born in Afghanistan, McManus said Mukhtar came to the United States at a young age and lived in New York.

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The Source
2:56 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Keep On Running: A Look Ahead At 2013

Larry Macon is the World Record Holder for most marathons run in a year. Seen here celebrating the record 157th marathon.
Marathon Maniac Larry Facebook Page

The last year saw the rise of the Latino vote in the 2012 election and San Antonio local "Marathon Maniac" Larry Macon break the World Record for marathons in a year -- he finished with 157. So what will happen in 2013?

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New Year San Antonio
10:20 am
Wed January 2, 2013

New Year's Resolutions Reflect Personal Goals, Political Expectations

For many people the new year means a new start, and with it another chance to change.

"All women [want] to lose weight is my first one [resolution]" said Sandra Orendain, a native of Mexico and San Antonio resident. "And the second one is to be healthy and to do more exercises."

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New Year San Antonio
2:25 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Party Benefits Parks Foundation

The fireworks display will go off rain or shine.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

As the world rings in the New Year, thousands of San Antonio residents and visitors will flock downtown to celebrate the arrival of 2013. Organizers say it’s the largest free New Year’s Eve celebration in Texas, and expect 250,000 people in downtown San Antonio.

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Community Safety
5:34 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Preparing For The Worst: Tragedy Aftermath Turns To Emergency Preparedness

Concerns and fears in the wake of shooting sprees in Connecticut and Aurora, Colo. have prompted a “what if” mentality for people with children in school and others in public places.

"I think for the most part people are confused, and out of that confusion comes fear,” said former military combative instructor and martial arts expert Michael Hanson.

Active Shooter Self-Defense Class

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Community Giving
1:55 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

San Antonio Archbishop Pays Christmas Visit To Christus Santa Rosa

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller hugs Consuelo Rangel and prays with her son Gilbert, who was in an accident
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

While children all over San Antonio spent Christmas at home with family, others spent the holiday in the hospital. It’s not the ideal place for a solemn celebration, so San Antonio’s Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller brought a little Christmas spirit to them.

Through prayer, Archbishop Gustavo, as he likes to be called, went from room to room at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital downtown.

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Community Giving
12:40 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Children's Shelter Receives Abundance Of Community Support For Holiday

Residents at the San Antonio Children’s Shelter will be treated to a special Christmas “just like home” this year. Community organizations brought in truckloads of toys and volunteered their time for the kids.

The San Antonio Children’s Shelter usually has upwards of 50 children staying at the center, who usually come from homes in crisis. CEO Annette Rodriguez said the holidays are a sad time of the year for many of the kids.

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Community
11:25 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Elf Louise Suffers Mild Heart Attack, In Hospital On Christmas Eve

The founder of the Elf Louise Christmas Project, one of the city’s most notable Christmas charities for children, spent some time healing in a local hospital on Monday.

The name of Louise Locker, AKA “Elf Louise” has become synonymous with cheer at Christmas time and getting presents to those children who otherwise might not have much -- or anything -- under their tree.

Locker, who successfully battled cancer in 2010, had a mild heart attack Sunday evening, and by 3 a.m. Monday she was on Facebook updating her status and complimenting the great staff.

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2007 Bond Improvements
1:18 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Old Hwy. 90 Gets Relief From 30-Year Flooding Headache

New culverts were added to the passageway underneath Old Highway 90 near Rodriguez St. The extra space will allow for quicker drainage
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The city has concluded work on a project it started ten months ago to address drainage on Old Highway 90 along Westwood Village Creek. Many other projects from the 2007-2012 bond program are also nearing completion.

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