On Tuesday three of the nation’s top military medical commanders offered a look at the current state of military health care in San Antonio -- from advances in research to new advanced battlefield treatment.
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas Robb, director of the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Va., joined Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, director of the San Antonio Military Health System, and Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Byron Hepburn, the first director of the San Antonio Military Health System, for the panel discussion.
Bexar County commissioners have appointed Rebecca Q. Cedillo and Bobby Perez to the county seats on the 11-member VIA Board.
Cedillo is the former chief of water resources for SAWS and a former city planner. She said the issues important to her include ensuring adequate infrastructure to keep up with growth in the outlying areas of the county.
Cedillo said the proposed streetcar is a city issue, not a county issue, but she supports it.
San Antonio researcher Dr. Stacy Young-McCaughan is one of ten women honored at the White House today for her research into post traumatic stress disorder in soldiers.
Young-McCaughan is a retired Army colonel and now a professor at the UT Health Science Center School of Medicine in San Antonio. She serves as research director for the STRONG STAR Consortium, which seeks to understand, prevent and treat combat-related PTSD.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Robert McKinley, associate vice president for economic development at UTSA, to serve on a statewide taskforce that advises the state’s elected officials on issues related to small business.
Since 2003, McKinley has led the UTSA Small Business Development Center in creating an international network of SBDC offices. Those centers are in 15 countries so far in this hemisphere -- with Tunisia on the radar – and help foreign small businesses get off the ground.
The two-foot-tall cardboard cutouts look a lot sillier than the children each cardboard "kid" represents. ChildSafe and the Children's Hospital of San Antonio are trying to raise awareness about high numbers of abused and neglected children in Bexar County through a new campaign called "Cardboard Kids."
After their winter trip south, Mexican free-tailed bats are returning to the Bracken Bat Cave in Central Texas in larger numbers, which is good news for South Texas agriculture.
Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats make their summer home at the Bracken Cave just north of San Antonio, and farmers in South Texas rely on them to swarm across their farmland and eat the insects that can destroy crops.
The first class of school marshal trainers gathered to begin their own training Monday at the Texas Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center in Maxwell, Texas, which is located northeast of San Marcos.
The group will then be in charge of training school marshals in schools throughout the state -- for schools that choose to participate in the program.
An increasing number of abandoned newborn kittens have been reported across the city, and the Animal Defense League is putting out a call for fosters to help take care of them.
ADL spokesman Hugo Vital said the younger kittens have strained resources at the no-kill shelter.
"Like in the case of three kittens that were just surrendered to us, they will require feeding every two to three hours,"Vital said. "It's almost like having a newborn baby in your home. They're going to require a lot more attention on a regular basis."