VA Secretary visits San Antonio promoting PACT Act to help veterans exposed to toxic waste

Army Sgt. Mario Lopez, who bears the physical scars of the war in Afghanistan, spent four months working around burn pits. SAN ANTONIO — Texas veterans have filed the most disability claims related to burn-pit health issues, compared to the rest of the country, according to VA Secretary Denis McDonough.  Congressman Tony Gonzales joined McDonough … Read more

Texas lawmakers from the San Antonio a reflect on legislative session and the next steps

SAN ANTONIO – This legislative session has been unique to say the least. From the start of the impeachment proceedings for Attorney General Ken Paxton to the various bills that have a direct impact on Texas’ schools, mental health programs and wallets, there has been a lot to digest. And even though the session has … Read more

SAPD reports decrease in crime in first four months of 2023 compared to previous year

Findings from the first phase of the three-year plan to target the city’s most violence-prone areas were presented to City Council. SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police and criminology professors at UTSA presented their findings Wednesday on the first phase of the department’s Violent Crime Reduction Plan. SAPD says statistics show a 2.4% decrease in … Read more

State rests in retrial of man accused of killing Trinity University student

SAN ANTONIO – After six days of testimony, the state has rested in the retrial of a man accused of the murder of a Trinity University student. Mark Howerton is charged with killing his girlfriend, Cayley Mandadi, in 2017. Before the state rested, prosecutors played two audio recordings of an interview Texas Ranger Raymond Benoist … Read more

How yoga can help manage chronic pain, maintain mobility

Don’t let chronic pain slow you down. Yoga, which blends movements and poses with deep breathing, meditation, and stretching, has many health benefits that can help you fight the pain. Consumer Reports explains. Yoga improves flexibility and helps build muscle and core strength, which can help alleviate discomfort. It may also have mental health benefits. … Read more