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Humanitarian Missions are Being Carried Out at San Antonio International Airport

By Brian Pratte The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is the epicenter of a three-day humanitarian cargo mission. Four international cargo flights from Tel Aviv, Israel, operated by EL AL Airlines, will arrive in San Antonio with medical personal protective equipment (PPE). On Sunday, two B787-9 aircraft arrived in San Antonio, dropped off equipment and returned to Israel. This pattern will be repeated today. Each of the B787-9 aircraft used its main cabin seats to secure the medical supplies on the plane, in addition to cargo holds below. SAT, Customs and Border Protection, El AL Airlines and various other...

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Mural Restoration Sponsorship

With a contribution, you have the opportunity to pay homage to a family member or friend, memorialize a loved one who’s passed or recognize yourself as a supporter of the mural restoration project. This effort is critically important as its part of our mission of maintaining and restoring the artistic and cultural heritage of Westside San Antonio! Learn More:...

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Westside Development Corporation (WDC) teams up with Centro SA and SAGE to launch

  #SmallBizBingoSA to help support local, small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic #SmallBizBingoSA encourages San Antonians to support small local businesses while practicing social distancing    May 12th, 2020 San Antonio, TX – The Westside Development Corporation (WDC), in partnership with Centro San Antonio and San Antonio Growth for the Eastside (SAGE), has launched #SmallBizBingoSA, designed to encourage San Antonians to support locally owned, small businesses that have been among the hardest hit during the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a great opportunity for the community to come together in a fun way to support our local small businesses –...

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Restaurant Owners Serve the Community at Haven for Hope

By Yvette Tello Owners/Operators Maria Acosta and Luis Acosta of McDonald’s franchise and their team delivered 300 breakfast meals to Haven for Hope Shelter Staff last week to thank them for their dedication and for being on the front lines during this pandemic. Serving the staff was Maria Acosta, Luis Acosta, President Carlos Rodriguez of Ronald McDonald House, Supervisors and Manager from Blanco, and San Pedro Jesus Terrazas,  Richard Gonzalez, Heather Arriola and Joann Casteneda. Due to Haven for Hope COVID protocol, they required every person entering the campus to have their temperature checked. Any person with a fever,...

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McDonald’s Celebra a los Trabajadores de la Salud y de Primeros Auxilios con “Thank You Meals” Gratis Hasta el 5 de Mayo

Los héroes de primera línea podrán disfrutar de comidas gratis en restaurantes McDonald’s participantes en Estados Unidos En reconocimiento a los trabajadores de salud, a los policías, a los bomberos y a los paramédicos que están comprometidos con nuestra salud y seguridad, McDonald’s ofrecerá comidas gratis – Thank You Meals* – entre el miércoles 22 de abril y el martes 5 de mayo, como un gesto de aprecio por su servicio. Mientras la mayoría del país se queda en casa, McDonald’s ha permanecido abierto. Nuestros franquiciados y diligentes empleados en los restaurantes continúan sirviéndole comida caliente a las comunidades...

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Please join us in thanking San Antonio’s frontline service providers and essential workers.

Through our just launched “Thank-A-Thon” electronic messaging page, it’s easy to give the gift of gratitude! As we all acclimate to self-isolation and social distancing, it’s an opportunity for children, individuals and families to come together and send a heartfelt thank you. Create your own virtual greeting card, video or photo for those groups sacrificing to keep our community strong, including: healthcare professionals, first responders, teachers and education leaders, grocery and food service workers, researchers and scientists, small business employees, and childcare staff members. United, we can brighten the days of those performing vital services for others. Get Started...

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Public Notice

Aviso De Solicitud Y Decisión Preliminar Para Un Permiso De Calidad De Aire Permiso De Calidad De Aire NúM. (72563) Solicitud Y Decisión Preliminar. Toyoda Gosei Texas, LLC, en 1 Lone Star Pass Edificio #31, San Antonio, TX 78264-3640, ha solicitado a la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas (TCEQ, por sus siglas en inglés) para una enmienda del Permiso de Calidad de Aire Núm. 72563, lo cual autorizaría la modificación de una fábrica de partes automotrices para automóviles y trocas de carga ligera localizada en 1 Lone Star Pass, Edificio 31, San Antonio, Condado de Bexar, Texas 78264....

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H-E-B gives $3 million for coronavirus community support

Funds will support Texas nonprofit organizations helping vulnerable communities and conducting groundbreaking coronavirus research. At H-E-B, our top priority is taking care of Texas. As the threat of coronavirus impacts our communities, we are sure of one thing: we will do our part to help our fellow Texans. H-E-B will make an initial $3 million commitment to support local organizations helping people most in need and working hard to combat the spread of coronavirus. With this gift, H-E-B’s partnership with local nonprofits will provide relief to some of our most vulnerable neighbors: seniors, children and low-income families. As schools...

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Announcement for newspaper-Bexar County Economic & Community Development

Residents who are already behind on their power or water bill will be glad to know that CPS Energy and SAWS have announced that there will be no non-payment disconnects until further notice. Your power and water will stay on until we get past this COVID-19 outbreak. You can still request an application for assistance with your CPS Energy bill by emailing or calling 210-335-3666 Thank you again and please let us know if you have any questions. Be safe out there! Esperanza Anaya Assistant to the Division Director Vista Verde Plaza | 233 N. Pecos la Trinidad | Suite...

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Gina Ortiz Jones Tendrá un Ayuntamiento Virtual Sobre COVID-19 con la Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes

PARA FINES DE PLANIFICACIÓN Contacto: Sharon Yang, El miércoles 1 de abril, Gina Ortiz Jones, veterana de la guerra de Irak y nativa de San Antonio, la nominada demócrata en el Distrito 23 del Congreso de Texas, organizará un ayuntamiento virtual con la Dra. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes a las 6:30 PM CT/5:30 PM MT. Discutirán la evolución de la respuesta a la crisis, recursos disponibles para los afectados y responderán a las preguntas de la audiencia. Nativa de San Antonio, la Dra. Gonzalez-Reyes está afiliada a múltiples hospitales en el área. También es Profesora Adjunta de Clínica en Medicina Interna en el Centro de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad de Texas en San Antonio. Se graduó de la Universidad de St. Mary y de la rama Médica de la Universidad de Texas en Galveston. Regresó a San Antonio después de completar 10 años de Servicio Activo como Oficial Médico en la Fuerza Aérea de los EE. UU. QUÉ: Ayuntamiento Virtual con Gina Ortiz Jones y la Dra. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes CUÁNDO: Miercoles 1 de abril a las 6:30 CT/5:30 MT DÓNDE: Gina Ortiz Jones se postula para el Distrito 23 del Congreso de Texas, que se extiende desde San Antonio hasta El Paso. Ortiz Jones, una estadounidense de primera generación, se graduó de la preparatoria John Jay en San Antonio, donde obtuvo una beca de ROTC para...

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VIA Suspending Fares Beginning Saturday

Fare relief period will minimize interactions, help protect passengers and operators SAN ANTONIO (March 20, 2020)—VIA will implement a systemwide fare relief period for all VIA fixed-route bus service, VIAtrans trips, and VIA Link on-demand services, beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020. All fares will be suspended through 1 a.m. on April 1. At the end of the period, we will evaluate and provide an update for moving ahead. This is one of several measures we are implementing to meet our goal of maintaining essential service in a safe environment, providing some social distancing for our operators, and offering some...

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Food Policy Council of San Antonio March Meeting Will be Hosted Virtually this Wednesday

Food Policy Council of San Antonio March Meeting Will be Hosted Virtually this Wednesday By LPT Staff Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Noon to 1 pm NOTE CHANGE: Due to various health departments’ recommendations to limit meetings of large groups of people, the Food Policy Council of San Antonio meeting for March 19th will take place remotely. The zoom phone number is here (inserted), and we’ll also be using an interactive Google Document that we’ll edit in real time through the meeting. It can be found here. ( ) Among our standard discussions, we’ll also be discussing food access during...

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