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The Hate U Give Movie Screening & Tips on How to Interact with Police




Join the San Antonio Association of Black Journalists on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 pm at The Palladium for the screening of the movie “The Hate U Give” directed by George Tillman Jr.

The PG-13 movie is about a young black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Prior to the movie, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, St. Mary’s Clinical Professor of Law Anne Burnham, and Officer Troy Ragland with the San Antonio Police Officers Association will share advice on how to interact with police.

The event is free for middle and high school students, but adults must pay $20 each, which includes a 32 oz drink and a medium-sized popcorn.

Guests must RSVP to Melissa at since seating is limited. Attendees should arrive between 4:45 pm and 5:15 pm to check in and get snacks. The discussion will promptly begin at 5:30 pm. The Palladium is located at The Rim shopping center at 17703 IH-10 West.

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St. Philip’s Triples Space in Future Culinary Building




One of the oldest and top-ranked culinary arts schools in the U.S. has outgrown its 1980’s era facility, both in space and functionality. On Oct. 4, St. Philip’s College celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center of Excellence at its 1801 Martin Luther King Drive campus.

The new 61,200-square-foot, four-story facility will include five teaching kitchen labs and two full commercial kitchen labs around which the rest of the facility is organized. This will be triple in size than its current space. The labs in the new facility are located along a public corridor for easy access and visibility of the activity within by both students and visitors. Back-of-house corridors will connect the labs to food and dry goods storage, classrooms, and other support areas. The public spaces of the building are designed to feel like a hotel – spacious, easy to navigate, and with multiple small seating areas to promote social interaction.

Additionally, the project includes a classroom with mock hotel office and breakout rooms with retractable walls that can function similar to hotel conference rooms or as a hotel ballroom. An attached warming kitchen allows both Hospitality and Culinary students to host and practice large catering events. The building also includes a 100-seat tiered lecture hall that can double as a food demonstration kitchen, faculty offices and a loading dock for efficient delivery of goods in and out of the building.

Chef Johnny Hernandez, chair of the college’s culinary arts advisory team, said “this is a transformational day for our industry in San Antonio, because the new facility will rival any program in the country.”

Funded as part of a $450 million bond package approved by voters in May 2017 to both construct new Alamo College District facilities and renovate existing college buildings, the $30 million building also contains two restaurants which will be open to the public. The 1898 Café on the first floor will serve American cuisine. The crowning jewel of the building will be Artemisia’s Restaurant. This restaurant is the namesake of the school’s founder and is where the most advanced students will prove their skills by planning menus, preparing and serving four-course meals to the public.

Future capital improvement projects at the college include a $20 million Welding Auto Collision building (2019), renovations of the Clarence Norris Technical Building ($22 million – 2019) and the Artemisia Bowden Building ($10 million – 2019) in addition to a $16 million construction project for replacement of the college’s 70-year-old Fitness Center with a Wellness Building (2019).

The architect of record for the tourism building project is Page Southerland Page, Inc., and the contractor for the project is Skanska USA. Read more about that project at the Page Southerland Page, Inc. web page Creating Space to Learn: New Culinary Arts Facility to Open.

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Save the Date: Oct. 9 Last Day to Register for General Election




Don’t let your vote get left out. To vote in the Nov. 6 general election, residents must register by Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Early voting takes place from Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Nov. 2. You can confirm your registration status on this website by going to Am I Registered? where you will select one of three methods for conducting your search, such as providing your driver’s license number and date of birth.

If you have more questions about the voting process, go here.

Below are just a few of the candidates who will need your vote during the general election. To see the full list, go here.

U.S. Senator

Republican (Rep) – Ted Cruz
Democrat (Dem) – Beto O’Rourke
Libertarian (Lib) – Neal M. Dikeman

U.S. Representative District 20

Dem – Joaquin Castro
Lib – Jeffrey Blunt

U.S. Representative District 21

Rep – Chip Roy
Dem – Lee Santos

U.S. Representative District 23

Rep – Will Hurd
Dem – Gina Ortiz Jones
Lib – Ruben Corvalan


Rep – Greg Abbott
Dep – Lupe Valdez
Lib – Mark Jay Tippetts

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