Bed bugs can be especially overwhelming for low-income families. The pests are drawn to apartment complexes with lots of people packed into small spaces, and they cause pain, anxiety and financial stress.

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On Wednesday, San Antonio will swear in a new mayor.  Ron Nirenberg will be just one vote among 11 on the council, but as mayor, he’ll sit on special boards, make important appointments and have the position to press forward with his ideas.

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Could San Antonio military bases be on the chopping block in a future round of federal military cuts?  It’s something the city wants to protect against.   How to do that was part of the conversation when a Texas legislative committee met in San Antonio Monday.

In the next two years, the federal government’s Base Realignment And Closure process - or BRAC - may close or reassign military installations across the country. San Antonio remembers what happened in 1995 when the BRAC process resulted in the closing of Kelly Air Force Base. 

Almost seven years ago, Donna Kreuzer was taking care of her newborn granddaughter in a hotel room in San Antonio. Her daughter, Kristi, was attending a law conference with her husband, and Kreuzer came along to help out.

During that trip, she says, her daughter revealed a secret she had been keeping for eight weeks.

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Insomnia is the number one complaint of service members returning from a deployment.  Now, a new published study shows a form of talk therapy may be a highly effective alternative to sleep medications. 

Active duty soldiers often suffer from a lack of sleep. But the military doesn’t want people on duty to suffer side effects of sleep medication.