Editor's Note: In separate interviews for weekends on All Things Considered Sunday, host Guy Raz spoke with Rep. John Larson and journalist Paul Barrett. You can hear the discussions as they aired at the audio link above.
In a sermon Sunday morning on gun violence, the dean of the Washington National Cathedral said "enough is enough."
The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut is especially difficult to deal with because the majority of the deaths were children, but a local family ministry director says that honesty is still the best policy.
Katie Rode said parents may find themselves talking with their children about the shooting spree. Her advice is to be as open and honest as possible, and not worry about avoiding the word 'death.'
Itâ€™s no fun being stuck in the hospital over the holidays, and on Thursday, St. Maryâ€™s University Basketball Team took to the streets to deliver some holiday cheer to some of San Antonioâ€™s patients.
The Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant will help revitalize the 71-year-old Wheatley Courts housing complex on the Eastside. Â 248 families call the courts home, where the average income is only $7,500 per year.
The Terraces at Haven for Hope on San Marcos St. have 140 apartment units and was originally designed to be a place for haven graduates to obtain affordable housing.Â
"What we find in our work is that people come through the transformational campus, theyâ€™re ready to take the next step -- which is really housing -- but there really isnâ€™t a lot of housing present in the community," said Mark Carmona, Â interim CEO of Haven for Hope. "That was always kind of the vision: How can we being to create this?"
The VĂa Metropolitan Transit Board voted to increase regular fares on Tuesday night, but it doesnâ€™t mean customers will immediately see increased costs.
A local governmental approval committee consisting of Bexar County Commissioners, members of the San Antonio City Council and members of the suburban council of mayors will still need to give the green light before fares go into effect on Feb. 1.