🌱 Girls On The Run Return + Art On The Ballot + 8 Pools In SA Opening

Good day, neighbors! Gabriela Couvillion here with the latest San Antonio Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and very warm. High: 96 Low: 70.

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Here are the top stories today in San Antonio:

  1. After 3 years, “Girls on the Run” participated again this year in a District 3 community-wide event. The event consisted of 849 runners from San Antonio’s Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties who ran a 5k at Comanche Park-Salado Greenway trail system. Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran said, “Girls on the Run is a great afterschool program that looks at the whole person. District 3 is so excited to support them and watch the program get back at full speed.” For more on Girls on the Run visit https://www.girlsontherun.org and read: (Press Release Desk)
  2. The Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) closed in March, but a new Housing Assistance Program (HAP) was launched “to keep future housing stability services in place for low-income households in San Antonio.” The new program is “based on the Risk Mitigation Policy” which “aims to assist qualified renters and homeowners alike going through financial hardships to keep individuals and families housed and prevent those situations from worsening and leading to future displacement.” Those who qualify “receive up to three consecutive months of financial housing assistance, with a maximum of $ 3,500 for rent or mortgage expenses and up to $ 1,500 for utilities within a twelve-month period.” To apply, fill out the application here, and for more information visit: (Press Release Desk)
  3. Although the recent bond election did not include “art on the ballot,” it will “be incorporated into projects” that were on the ballot, such as “parks and libraries.” Krystal Jones, interim director of San Antonio’s Arts and Culture Department, said, “Because the public art program is tied to the bond, it does have to be tied to a project that’s part of the actual bond package.” Now voters who approved the money get to choose “public art pieces and where they’ll go.” Around August, hybrid meetings will be held for the public to “choose the artists and give input on designs.” For more details visit: (WOAI)
  4. Beginning Saturday, May 21, 8 public swimming pools will be opening in San Antonio. Once open, the free public pools will operate from 1-7 pm on weekends. According to officials from the Parks and Recreation Department, kids 10 and under “must be accompanied by an adult, and appropriate swimwear is required.” In addition to the 8 pools, the NEISD Sports Park at 12001 Wetmore Road will open on certain days and times in June and July. Also, the San Antonio Natatorium public indoor pool at 1430 Cesar E. Chavez, will be “available for open swim, lap swimming and fitness classes with pre-registration.” For a list of the 8 pools, and specific dates and times for the NEISD Sports Park and San Antonio Natatorium, please visit: (KSAT San Antonio)
  5. The recent shortages of baby formula have been leaving “parents scrambling to feed their children.” The shortages have been more prevalent in “grocery stores and food banks in San Antonio,” where “the nation’s highest of formula shortages” have occurred. In a city where the majority of the population is Latino, “many mothers lack health insurance and work at low-wage jobs,” so they do not have much of an opportunity to breastfeed their babies. They desperately need formula for their children to survive, but unfortunately, citywide “baby food aisles are nearly empty … and nonprofit agencies are working overtime to get their hands on new supplies.” For more on this story visit: (mysanantonio.com)

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Today in San Antonio:

From my notebook:

  • “A neighbor in Leon Valley is asking for advice on keeping deer away from plants. For details contact the neighbor via the Nextdoor site. “(Nextdoor)
  • “If you’re looking to expand your business, the YMCA will be offering a free ‘Small Business Fundamentals Workshop’ starting on Tuesday, June 7, at 2318 Castroville Road. To reserve a seat, contact Sagrario Ortega at sortega@ywcasa.org or Ariana Arias aarias@ywcasa.org. “(Nextdoor)
  • “A neighbor in Carmona Hills offers lawn services, including lawn mowing, tree trimming, fence work, sod and shrub work. The services are provided by Rodiles Landscape, a small company for over 20 years owned by the neighbor and his dad, and both speak English and Spanish as well. If interested in their services, call 210-418-0986 or 210-725-3813. “(Nextdoor)

Alrighty, you’re all caught up for today! I’ll see you around.

Gabriela Couvillion

About me: I’m an active mom of two grown sons and lifelong San Antonio resident. I received a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in my free time I immerse myself in creative writing. Thanks for reading Patch, and feel free to reach out if you have any news and happenings you think may appeal to our readers!

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming San Antonio Daily? Contact me at sanantonio@patch.com

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