Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer the U.S. And the Hispanic population is at greater risk for strokes, heart attack, and diabetes. A binational study is allowing scientists in San Antonio to pinpoint the early signs of cardiovascular disease in people of Mexican ancestry. The Genética de las Enfermedades Metabólicas en México study — translated as Genetics of Metabolic Diseases in Mexico — studies healthy individuals from across Mexico and find out whether cardiovascular...
Ann and Danny Schladetzky are both Army retirees. For the last 14 years, they’ve welcomed soldiers into their home on Thanksgiving day. For many young soldiers attending training at Fort Sam Houston, it’s their first major holiday away from home. The Schladetzkys are part of an program called Mission Thanksgiving . The program at Fort Sam Houston started more than 20 years ago, when area families and installation chaplains joined together to offer soldiers a break from training — and the...
The Sutherland Springs church shooting was a stark reminder that threats can happen anywhere, but San Antonio school officials say they have layers of protections in place already, starting with regular lockdown drills for students and teachers.
Three months after the Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Texas Coastal Bend is still far from back to normal. The Category 4 storm delivered winds of 130 miles-per-hour that battered Aransas County communities and many residents there are still without housing.
Gov. Greg Abbott is unhappy with the White House’s $44 billion additional hurricane relief package, saying that the request to congress is completely inadequate. But what are Abbott’s chances of securing the original $61 billion his office requested?
Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, held a congressional hearing Monday morning on the North American Free Trade Agreement within yards of where the historic deal was signed by the presidents of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. in 1992.
Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25 and became the state’s most costly storm on record, causing almost $200 billion in damage. Houston bore the brunt of it and has received the most attention. But many frustrated residents of Aransas County say more help is needed.
In late October, the Defense Health Agency announced a suite of 36 five-year contracts, with a cumulative $7.5 billion ceiling, for professional medical services in the Defense Department’s military treatment facilities in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Some of that money will go toward improving the military health system in San Antonio. The contracts cover physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals who supplement uniformed military and...
The San Antonio AIDS Foundation officially opened its first HIV outpatient clinic on the eastside of San Antonio, inside the foundation’s headquarters on Grayson Street. SAAF’s Care Clinic has been operating for 11 months before officially opening Friday. It provides clinical and mental health services and a full pharmacy.
This week on Texas Matters: How a city's effort to criminalize homelessness can perpetuate the problem for people living on the streets (0:30). The mayor of Port Aransas testifies about how Hurricane Harvey left his city is in ruins and how they need help (6:48). The Texas National Guard is scooping up cell phone calls and data without warrants or oversight (14:55). Guest commentator Yvette Benavides talks about the problem of sexual harassment in plain sight (23:04).
This week on Fronteras: A look at the history of U.S. efforts to contain immigration and drug smuggling with barriers on our southern border with Mexico. (0:00) Latinos say they continue to experience discrimination when trying to buy houses or rent homes. (4:28) In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Film Festival presents a more realistic view of Native American stories. (8:56) As San Antonio’s Tricentennial approaches, people are digging into their Spanish roots. (12:51)
San Antonio is on the verge of celebrating its Tricentennial — 300 years since the Presidio de Bexar, the Villa de Bexar, and the Mission Valero were settled by soldiers, civilians and priests. A lot of South Texans can trace their ancestry back to 1718 and beyond. For those who can’t, a nonprofit is making it easier to follow their family tree.
The University of Texas San Antonio held its fifth annual Innovation Awards Wednesday. The 34 awards celebrated professors who have received patents and revenue from their research, the director of the Commercialization and Technology Transfer Office Christine Burke said.
Ten of the two dozen victims in the Sutherland Springs Church shooting in Texas were remembered at a service Wednesday. The Holcombe name is very recognizable in Wilson County. Bryan Holcombe , 60, was filling as pastor at First Baptist the day of the shooting. He and his wife Karla were killed that Sunday along with others members of their family.