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Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

November 13, 2019

TEDxSanAntonio held its ninth annual event on Nov. 9. This year’s theme was “re:frame,” which was meant to engender conversations that presented issues from different perspectives. Nine speakers took the stage, covering topics that ranged from recoloring the outdoors to overcoming a creative block. Speaker...

Q&A: TEDx Speaker Hector Garcia

Q&A: TEDx Speaker Hector Garcia

Breahna Luera

November 6, 2019

Clinical psychologist, private consultant and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hector Garcia, will speak at TEDxSan Antonio on Nov. 9. Q: What is your main focus of study for psychology? A: I am a clinical psychologist and a researcher. My...

San Antonio to host TEDx

San Antonio to host TEDx

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

The city of San Antonio will be hosting TEDxSanAntonio at the Charlie McCombs Empire Theater Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme for this event is “re:frame,” where speakers from all over the country will take turns speaking on topics such as psychology, blogging, environmental conservation,...

Skeletal remains found near campus

Skeletal remains found near campus

Breahna Luera

October 9, 2019

Human skeletal remains were found in a wooded area outside of the West Campus near Babcock and 1604 on Oct. 1. KENS5 reported that the police believe the remains have been there for about six months. Officials said the offense was an apparent sudden death. San Antonio Police Department Homicide...

UTSA partners with Westside community

UTSA partners with Westside community

Kaylee Boggan

September 17, 2019

UTSA, in partnership with San Antonio’s Westside community, held the grand opening of the Westside Community Center (WCC) on Sept. 14 in the historic Heroes Building in the Villa Guadalupe neighborhood of San Antonio. The WCC aims to create community relationships with Westside residents a...

UTSA students receive free Via bus passes

UTSA students receive free Via bus passes

Mina Alaniz

September 3, 2019

UTSA and VIA Metropolitan Transit have partnered to provide free and unlimited bus service to current UTSA students, faculty and staff. “Roadrunners can save money by riding for free with VIA rather than paying for a parking permit.” Clay Haverland, UTSA’s assistant vice president for Campus...

Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Julián Castro leads ‘People First’ Rally

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, took the podium in his “People First” rally in Hemisfair Park on April 10. The counter-rally originated in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of an...

President Eighmy recieves award

President Eighmy recieves award

Breahna Luera

April 9, 2019

The San Antonio Business Journal has announced President Taylor Eighmy as the inaugural Dealmaker of the Year. While Eighmy is not San Antonio’s first Dealmaker—someone who initiates additional infrastructure and culture to the city—he is the first to be named Dealmaker of the Year. He received...

Texas Organizing Project launches community book drive

Texas Organizing Project launches community book drive

Rudy Sanchez

April 2, 2019

The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) has recently launched the Quiero Leer book drive, a community project that seeks to add hundreds of new books to the Bexar County Jail library. The local book drive is an initiative of the TOP’s Right2Justice campaign: an effort focused on improving the justice systems...

Town Hall discusses funding in Texas public schools

Town Hall discusses funding in Texas public schools

Joseph Torres

March 27, 2019

UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News hosted a town hall meeting to discuss education funding in Texas at the Buena Vista Street Building Theater located at UTSA’s downtown campus on March 21. The town hall meeting addressed Texas’ school funding via property taxes and Texas’ new legislation, House...

March kicks off Women’s History Month

March kicks off Women’s History Month

Cate Niegos

March 6, 2019

San Antonio’s 29th Annual International Women’s Day March was held on March 2 at Milam Park. The event named, “La Lucha Sigue! Nevertheless We Persist!” brought out local members of the community. Organizations such as Planned Parenthood, MOVE San Antonio and The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center...

Conference focuses on regenerative medicine

Conference focuses on regenerative medicine

Kaylee Boggan

February 20, 2019

The Fifth San Antonio Conference on Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine took place Feb. 7 and 8 at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Hotel. RegenMed SA, an organization promoting stem cell research between institutions and individuals, hosted the conference. UTSA biology professor John McCarrey, Kleber...