Category: News

NoVo Foundation Announces Grantees of $34 Million Radical Hope Fund

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to building a more just and balanced world. Founded in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo has become one of the largest private foundations in the world to support initiatives focused explicitly on girls and women, including a dedicated focus on ending violence against girls and women and supporting adolescent girls.

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

Corporate Cup for the Win – San Antonio Sports Sidelines – June 2018

Corporate Cup for the Win!   More than 5,000 people converged on the University of the Incarnate Word athletic facilities June 2 for the seventh annual San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup presented by Ortho Now Injury Clinic. It was a sight to behold. Thousands having fun tailgating, competing in 13 different events, such as tug-of-war, dodgeball, sack races, Frisbee toss, a 5K and 4×100… Read more »

Our Housing Crisis takes Center Stage

Identifying problems; finding solutions   Recuperating from housing loss is overwhelming. Home is where you start your day and where you lay your head at night. For many today, home is not the home that it was a year ago. The consequences of a devastating hurricane left many homeowners still struggling today. Houston used to be a beacon for people who looked to enjoy… Read more »

June: Soup’s On!, Volunteer Opportunities, and Community Partners

June 30: Soup’s On! A Stone Soup Reading Showcase: Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, & Cynthia Stock Soup’s On! Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce St June 30 | 1-3pm   Join us for our summer installation of Soup’s On!, a reading showcase for the writers of Stone Soup Peer Critique groups, featuring the talents of Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, and Cynthia Stock. Hosted by Emmy… Read more »

GCBO’s Bird of the Month

GCBO’s Bird of the Month: May Common Pauraque   The common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) is a common year-round resident in South Texas and one of the special birds that can only be seen within Texas in the ABA area. They are found predominantly south of a line from Port O’Connor to San Antonio to Del Rio with a only few records north of this line… Read more »

The Results are In for the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, but You Can Still Help

On Saturday, May 12th, The National Association of Letter Carriers Local 181 branch participated in the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.  The community was invited to leave non-perishables by their mailbox for the letter carriers to retrieve.  On the day of the official event local Scouts assisted staff and volunteers by unloading food from mail trucks.  All food from this campaign was donated to… Read more »

In San Antonio: Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations presenting Yayoi Kusama

Organized in conjunction with the San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations and the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68, this exhibition focuses on San Antonio as a place of deep history, local values, and global thinking. Immersive, environmental installations by Yayoi Kusama and Philip Worthington, a film by Andy Warhol, and a new commission by San Antonio’s Chris Sauter transform the McNay’s Tobin Exhibition Galleries. Internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration… Read more »

Speaker Joe Straus to deliver keynote at Texas State commencement

Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, will serve as the keynote speaker during commencement at Texas State University on May 12. There are more than 5,000 candidates for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Texas State this spring, the largest in school history. Straus will speak during the 10 a.m. ceremony May 12, to be attended by degree candidates from the… Read more »

Texas State University enrollment reflects Texas demographics

In parallel with the dramatic growth that has seen the student body grow to nearly 39,000 students, Texas State University has also become more representative of the State of Texas’ population as a whole. This growth reflects the mission of the university to serve the citizens of Texas and to play a leading role in preparing the workforce for the coming decades. The latest… Read more »

GCBO’s Native Plant Nursery

The Growery. We had quite a setback from Harvey and the 2 hard freezes, but the surviving plants have now revealed themselves, and we have sorted through most of them and put them on display. Emma Shelly has made us some new signs for the most-common offerings. We have also planted many seeds over the winter, and have MANY new plants coming up.   Workdays have been started again… Read more »

Dell Med Launches Two New Innovative Population and Mental Health Projects

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is launching two new projects around population and mental health to advance its efforts to improve health and health care in Central Texas. These projects were made possible by two grants awarded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

San Antonio’s Shining Moment – considered the best NCAA Final Four ever!

Based upon what the national media, NCAA committee members and staff, the participating schools and fans have said, the 2018 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® in San Antonio is being considered one of the best in the history of the event. Since San Antonio won the bid in 2014, the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC) has worked tirelessly on the multitude of events, operations and tasks… Read more »

GCBOs News

Spring Fling and the Art Auction! Spring Fling is here and we couldn’t be more excited!   Quintana Sanctuaries is in full bloom and already being visited by travel-weary birds. Stop by from April 7th to May 6th anytime from 9 am – 4 pm daily to wander the beautiful grounds and see what migrants have set up camp at the Sanctuaries.   Quintana… Read more »