5:03 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

2012 Krost Symposium: Harley Eagle

Harley Eagle is of Dakota and Anishinabe decent. He is the co-coordinator of Indigenous work for the Mennonite Central Committee Canada, a Restorative justice practitioner, and dismantling racism/oppression trainer. Harley will look to his Dakota traditions and experience in working with Indigenous and diverse communities in both Restorative Justice and dismantling oppression to explore what it might mean to address racial harms using Restorative concepts that embrace a fuller Indigenous worldview.

Hemisfair Park Redevelopment
9:20 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Holiday Events Give Residents New Vision of Hemisfair Park

The entrance gate for Hemisfair Park.
Lee Dunkelberg Texas Public Radio

So far, the redevelopment of Hemisfair has been mostly on paper, but planners are working to pull the park’s future into focus for residents. Officials are hoping holiday events starting on Halloween will bring families back to to the park.

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Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
1:52 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Terraced Seating Unveiled at Dignowity Pushcart Derby!

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby 2011.
Juan and Barbara Garcia

The terraced seating being built on the old volleyball courts at Lockwood Park is in prime position for pushcart viewing and will be the centerpiece for fireworks watching and other community gatherings in the future for the Dignowity neighborhood.

Texas Public Radio presents the official unveiling of this winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio.

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Child Abuse
9:27 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Childhood Abuse and PTSD Cause for Concern in Bexar County

San Antonio Children's Shelter

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect kids as well as adults, and often occurs in children who have been abused or neglected; the San Antonio Children's Shelter is co-hosting a special town hall conference on Childhood PTSD and Depression this week.

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East Side Redevelopment
3:52 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

New Housing Development Another Piece of East Side Redevelopment

The Park at Sutton Oaks will open in the spring of 2013 and is an energy leader among multi-family, mixed income developments.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

Phase two of a $29.4 million mixed-income housing development will be constructed on the East Side off I-35 and Walters, near Woodard Park.

The money, coming from the City of San Antonio, the federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development and the San Antonio Housing Authority, will build 208 units in total: 49 public housing units, 113 affordable units, and 46 market rate units.

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HEB Slimdown Showdown
10:17 am
Thu October 11, 2012

HEB's Slimdown Showdown finishes nearly 1,000 lbs. thinner

Slimdown Showdown Winner Allison Spangler poses with other contestants at the competition's finale. Spangler lost 47 pounds during the 16 week course of the competition.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

HEB’s Slimdown Showdown came to close this week as 24 contestants selected from all over Texas lost nearly 956 pounds collectively during the  16-week competition.

Slimdown winner Allison Spangler is a school teacher at Stevens High School in San Antonio; she lost 46 pounds during the competition.

"My life is completely different," said Spangler. "I feel fantastic and this is only my half-way point."

Spangler said the lower weight has given her more energy and a healthier lifestyle.

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Síclovía Success
9:42 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Síclovía Continues to Grow in Route and Attendance

Cyclists pedal down Broadway near Ninth st for Síclovía.
Joey Palacios TPR News

A record number of people flooded Broadway on Sunday for the city’s third Síclovía despite the coldest weather in months.

In its third incarnation, Síclovía attracted more than 45,000 people to play in the streets. At the opening ceremony in front of the Alamo, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said initiatives like Síclovía provide more opportunities for physical activity.

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Fund Raisers
2:09 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Alamo Beard Club Raising Funds and Awareness for Pet Education

Alamo Beard Club member Kevin Baker
Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s first Battle of the Beards  is on schedule to present awards in seven facial-hair categories Saturday night. The contest for the best beards, mustachios, and even women’s beards is all for a good cause.

The  credo of the Alamo Beard Club is: Fraternity, Community, and Charity... and promoting facial hair.

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4:23 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

2012 Krost Symposium: Dr. Doris Marie Provine

Dr. Doris Marie Provine

Dr. Provine is the director of the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. Previously, she had a long tenure at Syracuse University and served as Director of the Law and Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. Her areas of interest reflect her background in law (JD Cornell) and political science (Ph.D. Cornell).

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UIW Expansion
4:07 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

UIW and Mahncke Park Residents At Odds Over Proposed Parking Lot

Some residents along Perry Court display signs in their yards opposing the parking lot on their street.
Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio

A piece of land that sits along Perry Court between North New Braunfels and Broadway has been sitting vacant for about eight years.

It doesn't have the curb appeal that many other homes in the Mahncke Park neighborhood have, with overgrown grass and untrimmed trees in the front of the lot, but according to resident Scott Day, that doesn't mean the property is lost on the neighborhood. He said the he does not want the University of the Incarnate Word, who owns the property, to develop a parking lot for university staff members.

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