This past spring, commanders at the Army health system's flagship Brooke Army Medical Center shut down operating rooms and curtailed elective surgeries due to a shortage of sterile equipment. They've since taken steps to fix the problem.
Many drought-stricken Texas cities have long searched for alternative sources of water, including asking neighboring states for help. Now Louisiana has approved a measure to begin studying that very idea.
As students at The University of Texas at San Antonio cram for finals week, Taylor Eighmy is preparing for a test of his own: the launch of a major initiative to expand the university’s downtown campus
Shawnta Swindell didn't want to miss the United Services Automobile Association's annual Innovation Day. Her employer hosts these daylong celebrations of employee-driven innovation projects at all their financial service centers. But Tuesday’s event at USAA’s San Antonio headquarters was a problem for Swindell because the research and development employee works remotely, so from New York City she broke out her robot here.
The first thing you notice about Interstate 35 at South Zaramora is the incessant din of traffic. This is a place designed only for cars and trucks. No trees, no sidewalks, nothing on the human scale. But now a twisted, vaguely tepee-shaped piece of art has added a very human touch.
The San Antonio Chamber Choir's Christmas concert is taking a decidedly different tack this season. The choir’s artistic director Rick Bjella said this year the holiday music will have a very "jazzy" twist.
If you’ve ever eaten at a Mexican restaurant or attended a Mexican wedding — or other celebratory occasion — you’ve probably encountered a band of mariachis. Now, mariachi music has expanded beyond the usual haunts. Mariachi programs have blossomed in schools nationwide in the last couple of decades.
More anonymous female staffers at the state Capitol have come forward to say they have been sexually harassed and groped by male lawmakers. Advocates say it’s important that these women be allowed to remain anonymous while reporting sexual misconduct at the Capitol.
The San Antonio Housing Authority cut the ribbon Friday on what it is billing as the largest reconstruction effort on the city's west side in a decade. SAHA opened five single family homes starting in price around $125,000 and boasting dozens of energy efficient features, including Energy Star-rated appliances, green building materials, and sealed ventilation systems.
Hurricane Harvey isn't the first major storm to hit Texas and it won’t be the last. So what can we learn from looking at how past disasters were handled to do a better job of making sure that the vulnerable get the help they need? We spoke with Steve Kroll-Smith, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and author of two books looking at Hurricane Katrina’s recovery, about this recovery, and then TPR contributor Yvette Benavides reflects on the holiday...
This week on Fronteras: In California, Border Patrol agents are getting sick from sewage spills in the Tijuana River. A language barrier often exists between patients and their doctors (7.02). A high profile Hispanic throws her hat into the ring for Texas Governor (12.57). Mariachi music makes its way out of the cantinas into the classrooms (17.27).
From a Jazz concert to a stirring choral performance to an around-the-world holiday, San Antonio’s weekend is packed with fun. And starting in downtown San Antonio, is the place to be, Arts San Antonio's Jason Irle said.
On a single night in January, 23,548 people were experiencing homelessness in Texas, a 1.8 percent increase over last year, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.