STRONG START PTSD Consortium based at UT Health San Antonio

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common problem among military veterans. Now, UT Health San Antonio is launching a statewide program to train more mental health providers how to treat PTSD.

The chaos of battle can leave soldiers scarred physically and often mentally. In an effort to help more veterans suffering with PTSD, UT Health is launching the STRONG STAR Training Initiative.

University of Texas at San Antonio

The brain remains one of the last frontiers of modern medicine. What some San Antonio scientists are learning about how the two halves of the brain communicate could lead to a new understanding of conditions like autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

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In Fredericksburg over the weekend, opponents of the latest proposed healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate rallied publicly. In the middle of Cruz and Cornyn country, opponents found creative ways to make their voices heard.

Fredericksburg is is one of the least likely places you’d expect to see a political rally. It's an upscale touristy retirement town of 10,000 people in the Texas Hill Country, well known for its  fresh peaches.

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The state’s anti-sanctuary cities law is having its day in federal court Monday. Texas’ largest cities are suing over the law’s constitutionality. Protesters surrounded San Antonio Courthouse to voice their opposition to the law. They say it would lead to racial profiling.

Despite the heat and even rain at some points more than 250 organized protesters held a rally outside San Antonio’s Federal Courthouse. Texas’ Senate Bill 4 allows police officers and other law enforcement to ask questions about someone’s immigration status when detained.

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A federal judge is hearing arguments Monday from cities, counties and other organizations that want to prevent the implementation of a new Texas law banning sanctuary cities.

Plaintiffs claim the new sanctuary cities ban violates the U.S. Constitution by threatening free speech and equal protection. The ban allows local law enforcement to ask about the immigration status of people who are detained, even for something as routine as a traffic stop.