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Past articles by Alicia:

Border Patrol to release undocumented immigrants in Carrizo Springs

Influx at the Eagle Pass Border Patrol facility leads to release of undocumented immigrants in Carrizo Springs. → Read More

Social distancing at San Antonio Zoo: How the new drive-thru experience works

Staff at the San Antonio Zoo pitched the drive-thru zoo idea to administrators. Revenue of the unique experience will go towards helping feed and care for all animals as well as possible bringing back more furloughed San Antonio Zoo employees. → Read More

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, spring formal still on (virtually) for down syndrome teens, adults

Down syndrome teens and adults in San Antonio plan to dance the night away during their Spring Formal. Members of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas meet weekly via Zoom to hangout and continue planning their virtual spring dance scheduled for Wednesday night. → Read More

Family hosts graduation ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic

The class of 2020 still waits on their respective school district’s decision on whether or not they’ll have a graduation ceremony. One family in Von Ormy, Texas took matters into their own hands and hosted a quarantine graduation for their Southwest Legacy High School senior. → Read More

San Antonio elementary school sticks to tradition, has virtual Fiesta float parade

The at-home Fiesta celebrations continue across the city and even schools are having fun with it. Classrooms may be empty but one of NEISD’s school, Harmony Hills Elementary decided to take a break from homework assignments to carry-out a years-long Fiesta tradition for the third grade class. → Read More

Drive-thru Fiesta to #AtHomeFiesta

A local restaurant is hosting a drive-thru Fiesta in Northwest San Antonio by selling medals, chicken-on-a-stick, cascarones, gorditas and more. → Read More

Line more than two miles long for food distribution in rural county

The San Antonio Food Bank teamed up with Atascosa County to feed meals and hope to hundreds of people Saturday morning. Vehicles began to line up around 2 a.m. Saturday outside the county courthouse, winding through neighborhoods at least two miles away. → Read More

Kids learn coding to thank those working during COVID-19

Students from local charter school have more screen time to create a website that honors community heroes. → Read More

Easter surprise brings joy to kids in San Antonio

Churches across the world and in San Antonio have adjusted their Easter traditions to keep their communities safe from COVID-19. → Read More

Stuffed bear hunt helps keep kids entertained and parents at ease during COVID-19

Neighborhoods across the country have have joined in on a scavenger hunt inspired by the popular book and song for children titled “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt.” It’s a social-distancing-friendly activity parents can have their kids participate in during their next grocery run, while walking their dog or going out for a short walk. → Read More

Local restaurants turn dining areas into pop-up grocery shops

Neighborhood grocery stores aren’t the only place with eggs, toilet paper, milk and sanitizing wipes. Restaurants across San Antonio have turned their dining rooms into pop-up markets to help meet the demand from the community during the COVID-19 partial shutdown. → Read More

Local yoga class is free on Instagram Live

Local yoga studio, Black Swan Yoga San Antonio, provides donation-based classes on Instagram Live to support community and yoga instructors during COVID-19. → Read More

Drive-in church service draws out hundreds Sunday morning

Hundreds leave their homes Sunday morning for a drive-in church service in Northwest San Antonio. Church members listened to their pastor's message on the radio to abide by the COVID-19 self-distancing regulations. → Read More

New local brewery tries fresh approach to keep beer, cash flowing during dine-in ban

With no end of the coronavirus pandemic in sight, small businesses fear for their future. One new local brewery is determined to survive through the COVID-19 temporary shut down with a to-go option for customers. → Read More

Stockdale ISD delivering free meals to kids via bus

Although all schools in the Stockdale Independent School District remain closed, administration and staff continue to work to feed their students. → Read More

1,000 San Antonians run, walk to help put an end to multiple sclerosis

Saturday morning, 1,000 people walked against one enemy: multiple sclerosis. Money raised through the MS Walk will help fund research locally and abroad. → Read More

Police: Man arrested for leading pursuit, firing AK-47 on highway

Gunfire on the city’s Northeast Side sent Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and San Antonio police officers chasing after a man on I-35 late Friday night. → Read More

SAFD: Middle Eastern grocery store burns overnight, arson investigating cause

Arson investigators are looking into what caused a fire that destroyed a local grocery store early Sunday morning. → Read More

It’s time to wrap-up the rodeo, San Antonio!

Who will take home the coveted buckles and win the money for San Antonio's 2020 PRCA rodeo? Thousands of people are expected to fill the AT&T Center to cheer on their favorite athletes for the final weekend of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. → Read More

Driver extracted from vehicle, hospitalized after crashing into utility pole, BCSO says

A driver was hospitalized early Saturday after he crashed into a utility pole in east Bexar County and had to be extracted from his vehicle. → Read More