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Water is intimately connected to the human experience. It weaves into and out of our individual and collective human lives. Precisely because it is so interwoven in our lives, water frequently becomes part of the most important narratives that we tell about ourselves and our human experience. Water is there at the moment of creation; it is there at the moment of devastation; and it is there as we navigate the more subtle moments of our lives.

José Menéndez Speaks At Northwest Vista College

Nov 9, 2015
Alamo Colleges

On Monday, October 26, State Senator José Menéndez visited with students from Northwest Vista College for a public forum held in the Palmetto Performing Arts Center. 

The forum was sponsored by the Northwest Vista College Student Government Association, the Northwest Vista College “Project Dem” student organization, and the Alamo Colleges Democracy Commitment.


In the Q&A session, Menéndez speaks on education, open carry gun laws, and other topics of interest to the college population.


Think Science: Prosthetics And Military Medicine

Nov 5, 2015
Eileen Pace / TPR

Imagine a thought-controlled leg or arm that moves and responds through brain signals sent to the prosthetic, behaving as a regular leg or arm. While prosthetic limbs controlled by thought are still in the trial phase and still years away from hitting the market, prosthetics have made remarkable improvements within the last decade. With Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio is at the forefront of military medicine.

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The San Antonio Clean Technology Forum held its sixth annual Water Forum at the Pearl Stable on Monday, October 26. The program focused on Texas’s quest for future water supplies, including discussion about new initiatives by San Antonio Water System (SAWS) such as the controversial Vista Ridge project, the launch of the new Texas A&M University San Antonio Water Institute, water quality issues, and major water projects funded by the Texas Water Development Board.

SAWS Defends Vista Ridge

Oct 22, 2015

The ousted author of a study that describes a controversial San Antonio water supply project as “high risk” squared off with the head of the city’s water utility Wednesday, questioning — among other things — whether an extra 16 billion gallons of water per year would diminish the city’s pioneering water conservation programs.