Four Free Ways San Antonians Can Improve Their Kids’ Educations During the Pandemic School Shutdown

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click image Twitter / TICalculators If students were ever excited to get an extended spring break due to COVID-19 school shutdowns, by now they’re probably anxious about falling behind.  Fortunately, companies are chipping in right and left to offer their services free of charge to both pupils and educators. Amazon Future Engineer This childhood to …

What We Know About Coronavirus Testing in Texas

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click to enlarge City of San Antonio Emergency workers deal with a sample at a drive-through testing unit in a State of Texas-produced video. Do you suspect that you have the new coronavirus? Confirming your suspicions — and knowing how many other Texans have been tested — may be difficult. Texas Department of State Health …

Keldon Johnson has been exactly what the Spurs hoped for so far

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Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Another day, another Spurs draft night steal. The Spurs have a history of draft night success. Despite spending the last two decades picking outside the lottery, the team has shown the ability to consistently unearth quality NBA players, often finding overlooked and undervalued talent hidden in plain sight. While some of …

Coronavirus updates in Texas: U.S. House takes up relief bill as Dallas County bolsters medical response

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Friday’s biggest developments U.S. House set to take up relief bill Senate passed on Thursday Dallas County, hard hit by COVID-19, marshaling more medical resources Gov. Greg Abbott works to balance demands of local officials, GOP leaders Coronavirus relief bill heads to U.S. House on Friday [5:00 a.m.] The U.S. House is expected to vote …

Bexar County employee tests positive for COVID-19

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A Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department staffer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a county spokesperson. A Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department staffer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a county spokesperson. Photo: HANDOUT / National Institutes Of Health / AFP Via Getty Images Photo: HANDOUT / National Institutes Of Health / AFP …

San Antonio businesses asking patrons to buy gift cards while they are closed during pandemic

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By Taylor Pettaway, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 4:00 pm CDT, Thursday, March 26, 2020 With COVID-19 closing bars and restaurants, those in the San Antonio service industry are out of work for the time being and many establishments have started asking patrons to buy gift cards for their businesses to use once everything is …

San Antonio police field calls from people reporting stay-at-home ordinance violations

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A person sits on a bench outside the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown San Antonio on Monday. Since Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s stay-at-home order went into effect Wednesday, San Antonio police have fielded calls from people reporting others that were violating social distancing guidelines. less A person sits on a bench outside the Greyhound Bus Station in …

Dallas County creating temporary hospital, calls in National Guard for medical help as novel coronavirus cases top 300

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The Texas county hit hardest so far by the new coronavirus is strengthening its medical response with a mobile hospital and by calling in health care workers from the National Guard, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Thursday. Dallas County, which has more than 300 positive cases, will eventually open the 250-bed hospital, Jenkins said, …

Texas’ shuttered businesses, laid-off workers and overwhelmed hospitals among beneficiaries of coronavirus relief bill

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WASHINGTON — It took a pandemic to get Democratic and Republican senators to work together. It is a testament to COVID-19’s devastating impact on the American economy and to public health that members of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday night unanimously supported a bill so sweeping, so expensive, that it touches almost every part of …

San Antonio Restaurant La Gloria Offering Market Hours for Medical Professionals and First Responders

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click to enlarge Facebook / La Gloria Mexican street food outpost La Gloria wants to help San Antonio medical professionals as they battle the pandemic. To that end, the eatery at the Pearl has added special shopping hours at its onsite market from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. exclusively for health care personnel and first responders. All they’ll …

San Antonio City Council Approves Stay-at-Home Order as Staff Warns of Skyrocketing Unemployment

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click to enlarge Rhyma Castillo Mayor Ron Nirenberg (left) and Councilman Clayton Perry listen to a speaker at a recent council meeting. San Antonio City Council unanimously approved Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s shelter-in-place order Thursday, formalizing the requirement for most residents to stay home through April 9. Nirenberg’s order went into effect Wednesday, issued alongside a …