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City Council approves ordinance calling for Charter Amendments in May
0 | By Di Galvan
San Antonio.- The San Antonio City Council approved an ordinance today authorizing the withdrawal of City participation in VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority’s streetcar program and the redirection of the $32 million previously authorized for the streetcar program to center city projects to be identified at a later date. The ordinance also establishes the requirement for voter approval before participation in a streetcar or light rail program and provides for the establishment of a Charter Review Commission that will make recommendations for City Charter amendments to be voted on in the May 2015 Municipal Election.
Air Quality Health Alert
0 | AACOG
San Antonio.- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has notified the Alamo Area Council of Governments that an Ozone Action Day, otherwise known as an Air Quality Health Alert, is in effect for tomorrow, Thursday, August 14, 2014. This is an orange-level alert, which means that air quality is predicted to be unhealthy for individuals with lung ailments such as asthma and emphysema, for young children whose lungs are still developing, and for those who work or exercise outside for extended periods of time. People in sensitive groups are advised to avoid prolonged exposure by minimizing exertion outdoors during the mid-day to early evening hours or by staying indoors in air-conditioning during this time. No outdoor burning should be conducted through tomorrow; contact TCEQ for information on state burning policy.
ACS releases statistics as shelter heads into national contest’s final days
0 | By Lisa Norwood
San Antonio.- As Animal Care Services gets ready for the final days of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, the shelter is highlighting the community’s participation in this life saving endeavor. The ASPCA Challenge is aimed at increasing positive placement for shelter pets and, this summer, Animal Care Services gathered data from the shelters live release programs (as well as those of participating partners) for vetting by the ASPCA. Fifty of the top shelters in the country—both public and private—are in the “invite only” challenge and the initiative is governed by regular data submission and review by one of the most respected animal welfare agencies in the world.
Kidney Symposium offers patient information, support
0 | By Marilyn Garcia
San Antonio.- More than 4,000 people San Antonio area residents are receiving life-saving dialysis treatments, usually three or more times a week. The State of Texas Kidney Foundation will host a unique opportunity for dialysis and transplant patients, family members and caregivers. The Patient Symposium, “Passport to Kidney Health,” will be held Thursday, September 4 at Norris Conference Center, 4522 Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio.
Salvation Army abre su refugio para protegerse del calor
1 | por Ana Cristina González
San Antonio, TX.- Todavía quedan suficientes días de calor en este año y, para no deshidratarse, Salvation Army estará ofreciendo un área especial para que aquellos que necesiten puedan recuperarse del calor, tomar agua y bebidas energéticas que los mantengan en buena condición.
A ‘pawsitively’ one-of-a-kind event is coming to S.A. this weekend
0 | By Lisa Norwood
San Antonio.- In an effort to find homes for hundreds of lonely pets, the city’s largest animal shelters are having an event this weekend like the community has never seen. AnimalCare Services is hosting for Perfect Pets, Perfect Price, a “pawsitively” different kind of pet adoption event at locations throughout San Antonio –each with hundreds of adoption-ready dogs and cats.