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 …

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 …

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 …

San Antonio Botanical Garden Donating Veggies It Grows to Feed People During Coronavirus Crisis

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click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / San Antonio Botanical Garden Restaurants and the Food Bank aren’t the only ones helping San Antonians stay fed during the coronavirus lockdown. The San Antonio Botanical Garden has repurposed the winter and early spring produce it grows on-site and donated it to communities with the help of the San …

Glitter Political: Councilwoman Rocha Garcia Keeps Her Distance but Stays in Touch With Constituents Near Lackland

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click to enlarge Jade Esteban Estrada It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and I’m sitting six feet away from Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia in the sparsely populated Plaza de Armas. We’re practicing the social distancing guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Although Lackland Air Force …

EVO Entertainment Launches Drive-In Theater in Schertz For Safe Entertainment While Social Distancing

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click image Facebook / EVO Entertainment Group (Schertz, TX) Starting tomorrow, San Antonio-area movie lovers will have a way to return to the cinema while keeping their social distance. EVO Entertainment Group has converted the parking lot of its Schertz location into a drive-in theater that will offer nightly film screenings. Friday’s opening night show …

Second Steele High School teacher charged with inappropriately touching student

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By Taylor Pettaway, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Updated 1:56 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Steele High School Steele High School Photo: CHUCK MCCOLLOUGH/San Antonio Express-News File Photo Photo: CHUCK MCCOLLOUGH/San Antonio Express-News File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Steele High School Steele High School Photo: CHUCK MCCOLLOUGH/San …

‘This is the right thing to do’: San Antonio coffee shop owners deliver hundreds of meals to elderly

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By Taylor Pettaway, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 4:04 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Tatu Herrera and his wife Emilie, owners of Folklores Coffee House have been preparing and delivering meals to senior citizens across San Antonio during the coronavirus crisis. Tatu Herrera and his wife Emilie, owners of Folklores Coffee House have been …