Keystone School student gets creative for 13th birthday

NOVEMBER 6, 2012
When Evan Meade, a Keystone School seventh-grader, thought about his upcoming 13th birthday, it didn’t take him long to come to a decision.


Keystone students, senior citizens collaborate on invention

MAY 21, 2013
Last year, when a group of middle school students from Keystone School wanted to invent something to help senior citizens, they went straight to the source.

Volunteers spruce up subdivision’s entry sign

OCTOBER 2, 2012
At the corner of Coppergate and Thornton Lane in Converse stands a concrete example of what can happen when individuals decide to pull together for the benefit of everyone.

TxDOT reveals I-35 traffic data

OCTOBER 2, 2012
Randy Grones, a transportation engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), fields many questions when he makes presentations, but he can guarantee the one question that will be asked most commonly.

Anonymous donation brings second canine team to Live Oak PD

JULY 25, 2013
In police lingo, BOLO means “be on the look-out.” At the Live Oak Police Department, Bolo has taken on another meaning — a four-legged one.

Model railroaders host Jamboree

JANUARY 24, 2012
Ralph Alexander got started building model railroads almost 60 years ago, and it’s a hobby that’s taken over an entire room in his home, helped create a local museum, and inspired him to serve as show chairman of the 36th annual Model Railroad Jamboree set for this weekend.

Gamao project places in Intel finals

MAY 21, 2013
In the Tagalog language, “do your best” is translated as ” gawin ang iyong pinakamahusay.” And, for Valerie Gamao, it’s more than a phrase; it’s part of her family’s value system, part of her approach to every project — and part of the reason the Live Oak girl has earned more than $300,000 in scholarship offers and awards in her career at North East School District’s Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) at James Madison High School.

Windcrest water service wins statewide award

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
When Bexar County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) No. 10 received a prestigious award last month, Richard Frenzel was surprised, to say the least.

Children’s author shares philosophy behind new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center

When ground is broken next week for a new business in Schertz, there won’t just be the usual pomp and circumstance of chamber of commerce folks, business owners and city dignitaries wearing hard hats and posing with shovels

Rescue group takes funds to help keep ferrets

JULY 3, 2012
Old Christmas decorations, some stuffed animals and a tandem bicycle wheel might not look like much to the average garage sale hunter, but to one group, those items might make a world of difference to the animals they love.

Two Step might have you licking the bowl

APRIL 10, 2012
The welcome at Two Step Restaurant and Cantina, one of northwest San Antonio’s newest restaurants, was as warm as the intoxicating aroma of barbecue sauce coming from the kitchen.

Nimitz students knit caps for children in chemotherapy

JANUARY 10, 2012
For many middle school students, the last school bell of the day signals freedom, friends, and fun.

Volunteers build new area playground at Mendoza Park

NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Susie Rodriguez knows her nephew would have been proud on the morning of Nov. 5 as a small army of volunteers built a playground in fewer than six hours at the park which bears his name.

The Domino Effect

NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Like dominoes stacked vertically in a line, the slightest movement can make the first one fall into the second which, in turn, causes the others to crash to the table in the flash of an eye. Quite simply, it’s cause and effect.

Bicyclists to ride in support of MS sufferers

OCTOBER 11, 2011
Eleven years ago, Gina Shy was a competitive ballroom dancer. “I was in the middle of a dance competition and started feeling dizzy,” Shy, 44, recalled, adding she made an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

Castle Hills manager goes extra mile to make connections

AUGUST 4, 2011
Each Friday afternoon, Michael Steele presses the flesh — and the shoe leather — throughout the retail community of Castle Hills.

After the storm, Petland owners find port in Boerne

JUNE 23, 2011
New Orleans natives Richard and Paula Horner know a little about helping others, rescuing themselves, and saving graces.

PSBA ‘Crash a House’ helps senior

MARCH 19, 2013
Grace Partida, a Live Oak widow and a senior citizen, didn’t know it at the time, but she was sowing the seeds of friendship almost two years ago when she spoke up for a group of young people who just wanted a place in her neighborhood to call their own.

A smile is a clown’s reward

AUGUST 15, 2013
There was a clown for every kid, or so it seemed, Saturday at Morgan’s Wonderland in celebration of National Clown Week.

Converse goes green, plans the future with free trees

DECEMBER 24, 2012
It’ll be a few years before the red oak sapling is tall enough to offer some shade to Max, Monique and Midget, but their “Mom” doesn’t care. She’s going to plant it anyway.

Model A owner loves car, history and sharing

JUNE 8, 2013
SCHERTZ — Pulling into a gas station to top off his car’s 9-gallon tank is always an interesting experience for San Angelo-area native John W. Blumentritt.

Check out some of the best places in Texas where Fido would be welcomed

MARCH 8, 2012
If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend out of town, wanting to explore some of Texas’ most popular destinations, or craving some outdoor adventure, don’t worry about finding a kennel or a pet sitter for your dog.

Family honors daughter, donates to pet group

AUGUST 27, 2012
SAN ANTONIO — Saturday would have been Savanna Kindt’s 18th birthday. Instead, family and friends remembered the would-be Angelo State University freshman with tears, hugs, smiles, bracelets and a donation to the animal organization she loved.