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Cooling Centers Now Open



City of San Antonio opens cooling centers ahead of expected high temperatures

Metro Health issues Heat Advisory

SAN ANTONIO (April 7, 2021) The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is advising the community of forecasted high temperatures close to 100 degrees this Thursday and Friday.   

The City of San Antonio has opened cooling centers to provide respite from the high temperatures expected on April 8th and 9th. The cooling centers will observe COVID-19 precautions, including mandatory face coverings, screening, sanitation and social distancing guidelines. 

“With high temperatures forecasted for Thursday and Friday, please remember that excessive hear can pose a health threat.” says City Manager Erik Walsh. “The City of San Antonio is providing several community centers that follow strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. We encourage those who do not have a way to stay cool at home to visit these locations during the day.” 

Adults over 65, children under four, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart disease, and those without access to air conditioning are at highest risk on days with high temperatures.  

Drinking plenty of water and protecting oneself from the sun are critical precautions. Additionally, people are encouraged to call and check on their neighbors, friends or family members who may be at high risk and ensure access to heat relief and hydration. 

Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible health effects. Warning signs of heat stroke include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin, no sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea, confusion or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any of these signs, cool the child rapidly with cool water (not an ice bath) and call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. If you see a child or pet locked in a hot car or in the back of a truck, take action immediately. Take note of the car’s description (including a license plate number) and call 911 or 207-SAPD immediately.  If regarding a pet, call Animal Care Services at 311. Per city ordinance, both Police and Animal Care Officers have the right to break a car’s window if a child or animal is endangered inside a vehicle.                                    

Community members can visit the Metro Health or the San Antonio Office of Emergency Management websites for a listing of cooling centers. Residents can also contact the National Weather Service for the most current weather conditions at visit for current hourly weather.

City of San Antonio Cooling Centers April 8 9, 2021

Site NameAddressPhoneZip CodeDays and Times
Bazan Library2200 WEST COMMERCE STREET210.207.916078207Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carver Library3350 COMMERCE STREET EAST210.207.918078220Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Claude W. Black/Eastside MSC2805 East Commerce Street210.207.523378202Thur. – Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Collins Garden Library200 N PARK BLVD210.207.912078204Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Copernicus Community Center5303 LORD RD210.648.107278220Thur. – Fri. 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Cortez Library2803 HUNTER BOULEVARD210.207.913078224Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Frank Garrett Community Center1226 NW 18th ST210.207.170078207Thur. – Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Garza Community Center1450 MIRA VISTA210.207.727578237Thur. – Fri. 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Hamilton Community Center10700 NACOGDOCHES RD210.207.312178221Thur. 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Harlandale Community Center7227 BRIAR PLACE210.207.309078221Thur. 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Johnston Library6307 SUN VALLEY DRIVE210.207.924078227Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Melendrez Community Center5909 COMMERCE ST210.434.027778237Thur. 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miller’s Pond Community Center6175 OLD PEARSALL RD210.623.290078242Thur. 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mission Library3134 ROOSEVELT210.207.270478214Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Palm Heights Community Center1201 W MALONE AVE210.207.309978225Thur. – Fri. 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Pan American Library1122 WEST PYRON210.207.915078221Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
San Fernando Homeless Resource Hub319 W TRAVIS ST210.207.179978205Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Schaefer Library6322 US Hwy 87 E210.207.930078222Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
South Side Lions Community Center3100 HIAWATHA ST210.207.315578210Thur. – Fri. 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Library4618 THOUSAND OAKS210.207.919078233Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Westfall Library6111 ROSEDALE210.207.922078201Thur. – Fri. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Woodard Community Center1011 LOCKE ST210.225.544578208Thur. 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Stork’s Nest Community Conversations




Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter launches its Stork’s Nest Community Conversations program, with its first event on Feb. 18 at St. Philip’s College from 10 am to noon.  

Stork’s Nest Community Conversations will bring expectant mothers, their support groups, health and medical care experts, advocates, and government leaders together. Its purpose is to educate and engage on pregnancy and women’s health topics.  

March of Dimes 2022 Report Card depicts the need for collaborative work and innovative ideas to improve Texas preterm births. Texas’ preterm birth rate is 11.4% (D-). Bexar County and San Antonio’s preterm birth rates are 12.0% (F). The preterm birth rate among Black women in Texas is 41% –  higher than among other women. 

The Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter will host four Community Conversations throughout the year. On May 20, the topic is Learn How Legislation Affects You: Meet the Medical and Government Experts. On Aug. 19, the topic is Postpartum Education: What to Expect When You and Your Baby Come Home. And on Nov. 18, there will be a health fair, and a conversation on You are in Control: Health and Finances. 

The sorority’s Stork’s Nest 3.0 e-Learning Course also educates pregnant women to help improve birth outcomes and develop healthy lifestyles. Since 2021, the Stork’s Nest 3.0 e-Learning Course has enrolled 108 clients and has averaged an 86% graduation rate. The sorority partners with the Alpha Pi Zeta Foundation, the March of Dimes, the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, African American Health Disparities Council.

The Feb. 18 Stork’s Nest Community Conversations will be in the Turbon Student Center on the 2nd floor of St. Philip’s (1801 Martin Luther King Drive). To learn more about future Community Conversations, just put Stork’s Nest Community Conversations in the search bar of Eventbrite.

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What Are Online Casinos




What Are Online Casinos?

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Online casinos are web-based platforms which allow users to play games against real dealers or against other players. They are available from anywhere and at any time. To participate, players need a computer and a stable internet connection. Some casinos accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards, while others offer alternative payment methods such as Skrill and Paypal.

Players can also choose between online casinos that run through a web browser or those that offer apps. While web-based casinos have the advantage of being accessible from any device, apps are more convenient and easier to navigate. The graphics on apps are generally faster, and the design is more user-friendly. However, the security of an app can vary.

When playing on an app, players have the option of choosing from a variety of "instant" games. These are similar to online slot machines. Each game typically includes a graphical representation of the real casino game and a variety of wager options. There are usually a few poker variants and limited versions of roulette.

If a player is interested in playing on an online casino, it is important to research the legitimacy of the site. Some sites are unlicensed, which can result in players losing their money. Other casinos block players talleta 1 from certain countries or regions with strict gambling laws. It is also important to ensure the security of your personal information. Check for a website’s license and privacy policies before playing.

Many online casinos will offer players a welcome bonus. This can be in the form of a deposit match, free spins, or a combination of the two. Most bonuses require players to make a specified amount of bets before being eligible to withdraw their funds. In addition, some casinos offer a self-exclusion period to help protect players from addictions.

Online casinos are easy to use and offer a wide variety of casino games. There are several types of slots, as well as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and poker. Roulette can be played against the casino, or against other players. A player can also set a loss-limit to limit the amount of money they lose.

As with any online service, the safety of the user’s information is a major consideration. Online casinos use encryption technology to protect personal data. They are also regulated by regulatory boards, which regularly test their gaming software. All online casinos must adhere to high quality standards and have licensing to operate in their particular country.

Most reputable online casinos will have a variety of payment methods to choose from. Credit and debit cards are the most popular, but there are also alternatives such as prepaid vouchers and e-wallets. Payment options should be clearly listed on the casino’s website.

One of the advantages of using a website rather than an app is that the online casino does not have to install anything on the user’s device. However, if the online casino does not offer an app, it is advisable to download one from a reputable app store.

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Between Yesterday and Tomorrow – Perspectives from Local Black Artists




Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists in San Antonio will have its opening reception from 6 pm to 9 pm on Jan. 10 at the Culture Commons Gallery at City Hall at 115 Plaza De Armas.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of DreamWeek San Antonio 2023. The exhibit will be displayed from Jan. 19 to Nov. 17. 

Curated by Barbara Felix and presented by The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, this exhibition will showcase a multifaceted collection of local Black artists as they share their cultural and life experiences through their work. Themes include Black history and identity, family dynamics, social connections, spirituality and resilience. The artworks include drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, digital media, assemblage, sculpture and quilting. 

The 18 artists presented in this exhibition are actively engaged in their artistic practices. Each brings a unique perspective, covering Black history and identity topics, family dynamics, social connections, personal human experience, spirituality, and resilience. 

“The goal was to drive the collective vision of Black contemporary artists as documentarians of the historical and social conscience of their time,” Curator Barbara Felix commented. “When the individual selected works came together in the gallery, I realized the prospect of this show was coming to fruition in a way that beautifully celebrates each artist and their vision.” 

Featuring artworks by Carmen Cartiness Johnson, John Coleman, Kaldric Dow, Kwanzaa Edwards, Anthony Francis, Alain Boris Gakwaya, Deborah Harris, Edward Harris, Paul Hurd, Alethia Jones, Theresa Newsome, Wardell Picquet, Calvin Pressley, Don Stewart, Naomi Wanjiku, Angela Weddle and Bernice Appelin Williams. 

Culture Commons is located in the Plaza de Armas Building and is managed by the Department of Arts & Culture. It consists of a storefront gallery on the first and second floors and a 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall that features visual art exhibits, performances, invited speakers, and workshops. 

The vision for Culture Commons is to serve as the City of San Antonio’s cultural space that integrates the arts into civic conversation by encouraging creativity, supporting local culture, and engaging the community in transforming the future.

The exhibit hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and it’s closed during holidays.

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