Showtime for Showdown: H-E-B Contest Winners Announced

On Saturday afternoon in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center auditorium, under pulsing lights, to the sound of pounding backbeats and the frenzied cheers of family and friends, the winners of the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown were awarded $32,500 in prizes for their combined efforts of building healthy living habits, losing weight, and becoming health advocates.

Father David Garcia poses for a photo in his office. Photo by Scott Ball.

Father David Garcia: Man on a Mission

Father David Garcia, known to his parishioners and many throughout the city as just “Father David,” is the force behind the restoration of San Fernando Cathedral and, in partnership with then-Mayor Phil Hardberger, the redevelopment of Main Plaza across from City Hall downtown.

Army and Pentagon representatives speak and listen during the Army's "listening session." Photo by Lily Casura.

Budget Cuts: San Antonio Gives Army Plenty to Think About

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce fears that a continuation of proposed Army budget cuts totaling $95 billion under the federal government’s sequestration could result in a local impact as high as $382 million from proposed reductions in personnel at Fort Sam Houston/Camp Bullis and Joint Base San Antonio. 
That impact includes the potential loss of 3,949 soldiers and 1,985 civilians from Ft.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Courtesy photo.

Top Diabetes Doc: Science and Medicine are Tools for Justice

“People overestimate their height, women underestimate their weight – and everybody overestimates how much they exercise,” quipped Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers as he presented the annual Frank Bryant Jr. M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics, held Tuesday night at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.