Thursday, April 2, 2020

San Antonio Nursing Home Struck by Coronavirus Had Been Cited by Feds for Infection Control Issues

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 11:56 AM

The San Antonio nursing home where a coronavirus outbreak lead to one person's death and at least 13 other infections received federal citations for infection control deficiencies last October. What's more, the facility, Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, was recently given the lowest possible federal rating — a one-star...

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Texans Filing for Unemployment Increase 1,600% Over Two Weeks Ago

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 10:59 AM

The number of Texans applying for unemployment relief continues to climb as more workers are laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, 275,597 Texans applied — a 1,604% increase over the 16,176 Texans who filed in the week ending March 14. The week ending March...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Texas Consumer Group Gives Tips for Delaying Your Payments During Coronavirus Crisis

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 4:02 PM

It's the first of the month — due date for anything from rent and utilities to credit card and student loan payments. Many of us are staring at that stack of bills right now as we face layoffs or lost wages from the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, TexPIRG...

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San Antonio Tops the Nation in Drunk Driving Arrests, Beating Out LA, NYC and Vegas

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 2:14 PM

San Antonio loves to party, and that's good. But, apparently, San Antonio also loves to drive after partying, which isn't good at all. In fact, let's go on the record saying the latter is a lousy fucking idea. Now, a new study shows that Alamo City residents aren't...

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Looking for Groceries Amid the Pandemic? UTSA Created a Crowdsourcing Site for That

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 11:18 AM

With panic shopping clearing out grocery shelves, profs and students at the University of Texas at San Antonio have launched a website to help residents track down needed supplies. The COVID-19 Resources & Recovery Site, developed by UTSA's Matrix AI Consortium for Human Well-Being, went live March 15. A Spanish-language version is also...

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Analysis: A Digital Divide With Dire Consequences for Texas

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:52 AM

When Anderson County told residents not to assemble in groups with more than 10 people, officials got some pushback from churches. County Judge Robert Johnston said that was partly because residents wanted to meet on Sundays like they always have, but it was partly because they don’t have a way...

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Three More Die From Coronavirus, Marking San Antonio's Largest Daily Death Toll

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:26 AM

On Tuesday night, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg confirmed three more local COVID-19 related deaths, the highest number announced in a single day. That brings the total number of Bexar County deaths from the disease to nine. There are a total of 207 confirmed infections in Bexar County, according...

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San Antonio Public Library's Online Tutoring Service Offers Additional Tools for Remote Learning

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 8:46 AM

The San Antonio Public Library is offering online tutors to help kids with their homework as they attend school from home amid the pandemic. The library offers elementary, primary and college level assistance with math, science english and social studies through an online homework help portal. Powered by Brainfuse, an online...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Joaquin Castro and Other U.S. Reps Call for Release of ICE Detainees Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 3:46 PM

On Tuesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus demanded the Trump Administration release low-risk immigrants from federal custody as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. Lawmakers including Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York; and Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, warned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement's overcrowded facilities are a ticking time bomb...

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Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Coronavirus-Related Abortion Ban

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 2:24 PM

Well, that didn't last long. A day after a federal judge blocked Gov. Greg Abbott's coronavirus-related abortion ban, an emergency stay from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the order. The court voted 2-1 for the stay so it could give consideration to an emergency appeal...

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