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San Antonio District 3 City Council Forum: Rebecca Viagran

The South side of San Antonio is seeing changes with job growth and new development. City Council member Rebecca Viagran says there's a lot of opportunity in District 3, the area she grew up in and currently represents in San Antonio.

Duration: 00:46:49

Building A 'Bridge' For Bexar County Kids In Crisis

A new emergency shelter is opening for at-risk youth in San Antonio, including children who are homeless, neglected or abused.

Duration: 00:46:51

San Antonio's 2018 Budget Uses 'Equity Lens' To Allocate Funds

The City of San Antonio's $2.7 billion proposed budget estimates a 5 percent increase for operating and capital costs in the 2018 fiscal year, and does not include a property tax rate increase.

Duration: 00:47:06

New Partnership Supports African-American Owned Businesses In San Antonio

Black entrepreneurs tend to struggle with maintaining financial stability and therefore, have trouble growing their businesses, according to an African-American Business Enterprise survey.

Duration: 00:47:29

What Can Be Done To Curb Teen Birth Rates In Bexar County?

Texas has the fifth highest teen birth rate in the country and ranks first for repeat teen pregnancies. The teen birth rate in Bexar County for ages 15-19 was 49 percent higher than the national rate in 2013. The United States is at a record low for teen pregnancy rates and while Texas and Bexar County teen birth rates have declined overall, the high number of teen mothers giving birth again has remained constant in San Antonio since 2010.

Duration: 00:47:09

San Antonio's Confederate Monument Controversy Reflects A Nationwide Debate

A rally to save the Confederate monument in Travis Park was met by counterprotesters in support of removing the memorial last Saturday.

Duration: 00:47:12

Study Examines Economic, Cultural, Social Value Of Downtown San Antonio

Traditionally, downtown areas are centers of commerce, transportation, education and government, and are frequently the economic anchors of their regions.

Duration: 00:46:54

Using Lived Experiences, Addicts Coach Peers Toward Recovery

Substance abuse is a critical problem in San Antonio and across the nation. Only 10 percent of the 23 million Americans in need of substance-abuse treatment receive help, according to data from 2014-2015.

Duration: 00:46:53

San Antonio Groups Rally To Prioritize Air Quality After State Funding Cuts

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an orange-level alert warning about unhealthy ozone levels in San Antonio for Wednesday, August 9.

Duration: 00:46:38

4-Year-Old's Death Spotlights Tragic Violence On San Antonio's East Side

There were 151 homicides last year in San Antonio – the deadliest year since 1995, according to the San Antonio Police Department . At least 40 of those homicides happened in District 2, on the city's East Side.

Duration: 00:47:52

San Antonio District 4 City Council Forum: Rey Saldaña

First elected in 2011 at the age of 24, San Antonio City Council member Rey Saldaña won 78 percent of the vote in May and was reelected to represent District 4 for a fourth and final term.

Duration: 00:47:21

Community Summit Aims To Break The Stigma Of Mental Illness

One in five Americans have experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime and many find it difficult to get the support they need.

Duration: 00:47:19

Venezuelan Political Turmoil Reverberates Worldwide, Including In San Antonio

Tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela after results from what many are calling a "sham" election granted a new legislative body the power to rewrite the Constitution. The move is widely seen as a turning point for the oil-rich Latin American country – away from democracy, toward dictatorship.

Duration: 00:47:31

Holocaust Survivor Rose Sherman Williams On The Horror Of Hate And Power Of Forgiveness

What was it like to experience the Holocaust?

Duration: 00:47:30

VIA Faces Future Of San Antonio Transit Head On, Despite Challenges

Despite the San Antonio City Council's decision to delay a vote for additional funding last November and a rapidly growing population to serve, VIA Metropolitan Transit continues to push forward with innovative developments and outreach efforts.

Duration: 00:47:56

Public Input Period For San Antonio Animal Ordinances Nears End

The City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services has been gathering public input about upcoming changes to the department's strategic plan since February. The numerous community meetings hosted by ACS and more than 1,000 surveys English- and Spanish-language surveys submitted by San Antonio residents gave the city a plentiful amount of input to review. A preliminary briefing of the feedback suggests four categories of revisions – animal limits; spaying and neutering; tethering; and...

Duration: 00:47:57

One In Four San Antonio Adults Reads At Or Below Fifth-Grade Level

San Antonio has a literacy problem. Roughly one in four San Antonio adults is functionally illiterate – defined as reading at or below a fifth-grade level. How did we get here?

Duration: 00:47:37

San Antonio Tragedy Refocuses Attention On Human Smuggling In Texas

Ten people died in sweltering heat in a semi-trailer that was found early Sunday in a Walmart parking lot on the South side of San Antonio.

Duration: 00:23:56

Call For Public Art Creatives, Collaborators Open Until August 16

Voter approval of the City's 2017 bond proposal earmarked funding for public art projects within each of the six propositions. Combined with 1 percent of San Antonio's capital improvement program and other ongoing initiatives, these resources could bring new life to local parks, plazas, streetscapes and facilities.

Duration: 00:24:10

City Year Prepares For New Term Serving Thousands Of San Antonio Students

Almost 90 City Year AmeriCorps members will start a new round of service Monday in elementary, middle and high schools across San Antonio.

Duration: 00:47:39

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