Local syringe exchange programs may now operate in Bexar County without participants being prosecuted for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A project that analyzes health policies in the nation’s 40 largest cities recognized San Antonio for implementing policy to address community health.
So far this year, SAPD has classified 12 homicides as related to domestic or family violence. In 2017, it was 23 cases.
Bexar County has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, citing the opioid’s epidemic’s “tremendous expense” and devastating local impact.
Of children aged 10-17 in Bexar County in 2013, 27 percent of black and Hispanic children were obese, as were 12 percent of white children.
This year area residents should be especially aware of prevention tactics for and symptoms of the Zika and West Nile viruses, local officials say.
Organizers are taking Síclovía south, with a route extending from Roosevelt Park 3.4 miles to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.
The number of homeless people in San Antonio increased 12 percent over 2017, according to a one-night census taken in January.
Gordon Luedke is a member of the Full Metal Racquets, an all-ages tennis team made up entirely of people who have had a limb amputated.
Bexar County first responders saved 1,869 lives in 2017 by administering narcan, a medication that can temporarily stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.