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Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

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Everything You Need to Go Back to School! Saturday, August 6, 2016- It’s the Annual Back 2 School Expo, Presented by Alamo Area Colleges from 9am to 1pm at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall, located at 3201 E. Houston (next to the AT&T Center). Sponsored by Brain Balance Achievement Center. It's the fun way to get ready to go back to school. • Low and no cost immunizations provided by Communicare Health Centers (please bring your child’s most current shot records) • Free school supplies for kids (1 pack per child), while supplies last from Trey Martinez Fischer, Will Fix It, Little Spurs Pediatric, Fast Med Urgent Care, and Mission Pharmaceuticals. • Free backpacks while they last from San Antonio Aquarium • We’ll have free kids dry haircuts from Ogle School, University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences, and Undefeated Barber Shop • Check out the Lego display and lots of giveaways at participant booths all day You can enjoy our entertainment stage featuring a Magic Show by Ronald McDonald, Back to School fashion shows from Melrose Family Fashions, and a special performance “Frozen” performance. Plus, we’ll have special appearances by familiar mascots like the Spurs coyote, KONO 101’s Top Dog, T-Bone from the San Antonio Rampage, the Silver Spurs Fox, and many more. Enjoy interactive over 45 booths from participants like: Academy, Aetna Better Health, Ageless Living Home Health, Airsoft Revolution, Alamo Colleges, Almouie Pediatrics, Brain Balance Achievement Center, Brooks Academy of Science & Engineering, Carpe Diem Westwood- Learning Systems of Texas, Celebrate Dental, Communicare Health Centers, Cricket Wireless, Cute Smiles for Kids, Dr. Alvarado, Edgewood Lions Club, Epic Health Services, Families Empowered, Fantasy Faces by Alicia, Fast Med Urgent Care, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Heroes with a Heart, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, IDEA Public Schools, It Works Global, KIPP San Antonio, Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, Manrique Custom Vision, Melrose Family Fashions, Metro PCS, Mission Pharmaceuticals, Pica Pica Plaza, Rainforest Café, Resurgent, Rosenburg Eye Center, San Antonio Aquarium, San Antonio Smile Doctors, San Antonio School for Inquiry & Creativity, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, Southern Journeys, SRA International, State Farm, Sun Loan Company, SW Prep School, Texas LEGO User Group, The Smile Center, Trey Martinez Fischer, T Mobile, University Bowl, Usborne Books & More, Westover Hills Pediatric Dentistry, Will Fix It and more. For more information on this event, visit
134th St. Louis Day Celebration and Biergarten Party in Beautiful Castroville!
Where: Koenig Park, Castroville, 22 miles west of San Antonio on US Hwy 90 Biergarten Party: Saturday August 20th 6:30PM – 11:30PM St. Louis Day Celebration: Sunday, August 21st The Famous meal and entertainment start at 11:00AM Come and join us in beautiful Castroville the third weekend in August for a fun-filledtime. Dubbed several years ago by Texas Tourist Agency as "Homecoming for the State of Texas ". Visitors from all over the state travel to Castroville for this "Granddaddy" of one-day church picnics. BBQ beef and Alsatian sausage meal begins at 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Music, activities, crafts, games, rides, silent auction, and fun all day long. There will be live entertainment throughout the day featuring about a dozen bands and dance groups on three outdoor venues, including the ST. LOUIS DAY BIERGARTEN. Good old-fashioned family fun. ADMISSION IS FREE! Details at for general information and photos with cut lines of historic festival.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Construction Alert
Starting the week of June 6th the main and service entrances at the cemetery will be closed for 90 – 120 days due to construction. To access the only entrance to the cemetery, visitors need to take Winans Road to Nursery Road and then turn into the cemetery at San Antonio Blvd. The cemetery will be moving building #1 and resurfacing San Antonio Blvd. And, building #2 will be remodeled to have public restrooms and an information center. Shelter #1 will be closed during the construction. The Gravesite Locator Kiosk currently located at the front entrance will be unavailable until construction is complete. Those with computer access can log on to: or use a smartphone to locate specific gravesite locations. The mobile online app is available To locate a Veteran’s burial site, click on the underlined Cemetery link, select Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, and then type in the Veteran’s name. Public restrooms at the front of the cemetery will be located in the small mobile building next to the warehouse behind the old administration building near Shelter #5. For more details please contact Ms. Elfrieda Robinson, Cemetery Director or Mr. Aubrey David at (210) 820-3891.
The McNay Art Museum offers FREE TEEN ADMISSION!
The McNay Art Museum offers FREE TEEN ADMISSION! All teens ages 13-19 get in free all day, every day the museum is open. This incredible opportunity is made possible by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation in an expansion to our free admission for children ages 12 and under.
Pools offer fun, fitness and family time All outdoor Pools Open Thru August 14
The 2016 outdoor swimming pool season has begun with four regional pools now open. All City pools will open June 11. Swimming is a great pastime for fitness, reducing stress, and spending time with family. For more information, to learn about our indoor Natatorium open year around, and to inquire about pool reservations call 210.207.3299
Alamo Kiwanis Club Charites Presents Fiesta Noche del Rio
Fiesta Noche del Rio is a summer outdoor performance on the River Walk featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. The show happens every Friday & Saturday through August 13th. Since 1957, the show has been seen by more than one million visitors from around the world and raised more than $2.75 million for local children’s charities. Tickets are also available at all HEB stores in the customer service department. They will also be available from 12 noon – 8:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the River level of the Arneson Theater and at the gate prior to the show, beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact us at or
Bark in the Park
Join the Alzheimer's Association on Saturday, July 30th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Maverick Park (Dog Park), 1000 Broadway, for our first ever Bark in the Park event at Maverick Park! FREE donuts & coffee! Show your purple spirit & dress your furry friend! Dog shirts, bowls and Frisbees will be available for a donation - all benefitting the Walk to End Alzheimer's! Big Dawgs Training and behavior will be offering on sight demonstrations. For questions, contact Michelle (210) 822-6449 ext.
Main Street Custom Car & Hot Rod Show
The Main Street Custom Car & Hot Rod Show. Saturday, August 6th from 8-4. All makes/models welcome. Registration is $20 from 8-10am. Show is free to spectators. Lots of music, food, games and fun for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the Main Street Family Life Center. Behind the YMCA in Burnet, TX 1601 S Water St. For details 512.588.9099 or
San Antonio Herb Society August Meeting
Join us Thursday August 11th at 6:30 PM. The San Antonio Herb Society will present a program by Grace Emery. In addition to being the current President of the Herb Society, Grace is also a Master Gardener, and Red Cross Volunteer. She will be speaking on Garden First Aid and Citizen CPR. Basic first-aid topics to be covered will include bleeding, heat stress, poisoning, bug, spider, and snake bites, back strain, and sunburn. Some herbal remedies will also be covered as well as traditional Red Cross first aid. The meeting will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels at Parland from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Check out the Herb Society website at
The Children’s Shelter hosts bi-weekly inquiry meetings for Foster Care and Adoption
Are you an individual or family interested in becoming a licensed foster care or adoptive family? The Children’s Shelter hosts bi-weekly inquiry meetings that provide information on how you can help and become a therapeutic foster care or adoptive family. Join The Children’s Shelter to learn more by visiting or call 210.212.2590. The dates for The Children’s Shelter foster care and adoption inquiry meetings:    21, July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16, September 6 and 20, October 4 and 18, November 8 and 22, December 6 and 20 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2939 West Woodlawn.
Immunization Records No Longer Available at Metro Health Downtown Location
Immunizations records will no longer be sold at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District downtown building located at 332 W. Commerce as of today. The immunizations clinic, located inside the Frank Garrett Community Center at 1226 NW 18th Street, will be the sole location to obtain an immunization record. In order to obtain an immunization record from Metro Health, solicitants must meet ALL the following requirements: Immunization must have occurred in the state of Texas, Immunization records must have been provided to San Antonio Metro Health District through City of San Antonio clinics or City-affiliated health providers, Provide proof of identification with an official form of ID, Parents will need to show proof of relationship (i.e.: birth certificate), and Pay $5 immunization record fee. For more information on immunization records, please call 210-207-8711.
Bethel Prevention Coalition
Bethel Prevention Coalition is working to create a safe, healthy, drug free community by providing monthly prevention awareness activities for youth 12 to 17 in the 78218 target area. For more information contact Program Director Commissioner Keely Petty at 210.651.3331 or visit
San Antonio Walk for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)
Join us on Saturday, September 10, 7:30 am at OP Schnabel Park, Graff Pavilion for the Greater San Antonio Community Walk for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) to raise awareness and funds for research and education in PKD and organ donation.. Enjoy our live DJ, great food, door prizes for registered attendees, and a penny dash for children. Playground is available for children. Visits from mascots will be present to cheer on walkers/runners (1 mile and 3 mile routes). This event is an excellent opportunity for networking and education for patients and family members. No registration fee. Participants who raise a minimum of $100 will receive an official San Antonio Walk for PKD event t-shirt as well as opportunity to win prizes donated by Mia Hamm, James Avery and more. For more information and to register, go to If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patti O’Grady Ruffin, volunteer, San Antonio Walk for PKD Coordinator, or 210-414-6614.
Artists from throughout the region will gather in Comfort on September 17th to demonstrate, show and sell their works at the Comfort Art Festival. The show spotlights works of Hill Country artists in a variety of media, from oil paintings and drawings to jewelry, photography and textiles, and celebrates their unique artistic inspirations and talents. Artists will have displays at merchants, wineries and the distillery in Comfort and the surrounding area. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A list of artists and their locations will be available at participating sites. For more information on the Comfort Art Festival, visit or contact Julie Kuykendall, event chairman, at or 407-595-6859.
Nothing But Nets PSA Campaign: Help Save Lives From Malaria
Now in its tenth year, Nothing But Nets is the world's largest, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Nothing But Nets has raised $60 million to help deliver nearly ten million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions. In addition to raising funds for its UN partners, Nothing But Nets raises awareness and voices to advocate for critical malaria funding for the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It only costs $10 to help save lives from this deadly disease. Visit  defeat malaria.
Medina Valley High School classmates and Faculty Reunion from 1961-1981
Huge MVHS multi year Reunion coming- Calling all Medina Valley High School classmates and Faculty from 1961-1981 contact information for invitation purposes for our multi year reunion on October 22, 2016 is needed as invitations are going out. Please submit your contact information to include your name (ladies please include maiden name), address and year of graduation to our dedicated email address @ or may send to P.O. Box 423 Castroville, TX. 78009. Visit our Facebook page @ MVmultiyear reunion and please share this with all classmates you know.
Harlandale High School Class of 1976 40th Class Reunion
The Harlandale High School Class of 1976 will be holding their 40th reunion on October 8th at the Tropicana Hotel in downtown. We are spreading the word to all Indians who are not aware of this event and checkout our Facebook page. So, we would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who is or knows an Indian to get them to respond to our (Harlandale HS "BICENTENNIAL" Senior Class of 1976. Contact any of the following classmates who are on the reunion committee for the event: Marie “Eloy” Aragon Salinas, Cindy Mitchell, or Alex Ayala Point of Contact: Marie "Eloy" Aragon Salinas. (210) 557-8415/ Home (210) 661-6881
Sons of Serendip will grace the stage of the Empire Theatre
Sons of Serendip will grace the stage of the Empire Theatre Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm. The Sons of Serendip performance will take the place of previously scheduled Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman. Tickets previously sold for Julian Bliss will be honored at the Sons of Serendip performance, including Dinner and a Performance packages. For more information on our renowned nonprofit organization, visit
MORE THAN 85-HUNDRED CHILDREN HAVE LOST A PARENT IN MILITARY-SERVICE, SINCE "9-11". AMERICA'S SOLDIERS DIED FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM--AND THEIR CHILDREN CONTINUE TO SUFFER THE LOSS. "SNOWBALL EXPRESS" HONORS THE CHILDREN OF FALLEN SOLDIERS--HEROES WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. WE CAN NEVER ADEQUATELY EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR THE SACRIFICE THAT OUR SOLDIERS HAVE MADE. BUT, WE CAN REMEMBER THEM, AND HONOR THEM--BY GIVING BACK, TO THEIR CHILDREN. LEARN MORE AT WWW.SNOWBALLEXPRESS.ORG Reuniting lost pets just celebrated 10 years of helping the lost, found, pound, and adoptable pets of San Antonio. If your pet is lost then come to and view the home page which lists current pets at the San Antonio ACS. Also while at upload a photo and description of your lost pet and then click over to the Found page to see if someone has already found your pet. also lists adoptable pets from several San Antonio pet rescue organizations. A new feature to is the listing of the ACS pets that are at the Brooks kennel including maps of how to get to that kennel. Donations to are welcome in order to help with the fees such as the annual ACS fee. is a software database project designed and maintained by Jay Pennington which just celebrated 11 years of helping San Antonio's lost pets get back home resulting in fewer pets being put down in the shelters. For Details log-on to or e-mail