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Woman gives homeless man $100 gift card which led to him getting a job
Someone in Texas recently gave a homeless guy a $100 gift card to Outback Steakhouse. Then the manager at Outback became friends with him, made sure he never went hungry, and eventually gave him a job bussing tables. But it didn't end there, because she also reached out on Facebook looking for cheap hotels, so he'd have a place to stay for a while. And instead, random people donated clothes, groceries, a bike, and over $2,200 to help him get an apartment.
School cheers lunch lady
A school cafeteria worker named Yanet Lopez passed her test to become a U.S. citizen last week. So all the students and teachers lined the halls to clap and cheer for her.
Man rides lawnmower across state for charity
Last week, a guy named Chip Hawthorne raised over $8,000 for Habitat for Humanity by driving a lawnmower across the entire state of Florida.
Chrissie Murnin brings you interviews and insight into people helping others in the San Antonio area. Check in each week for another amazing and inspirational story.
4-18-2021 ANIMAL CARE SERVICES REOPENS SHELTER TO VISITORS
Lisa Norwood, Public Relations and Outreach Manager at Animal Care Services talks about reopening the shelter to visitors and the changes that were made because of the pandemic. She talks about the continuing effort to end roaming pets on the streets and how they are enlisting workers in the Solid Waste Management Department to help with that problem,
4-11-2021 BEXAR APPRAISAL DISTRICT SENDS OUT PROPERTY APPRAISAL NOTICES
Have you received your annual property appraisal notice from the Bexar Appraisal District? Chief Appraiser Mike Amezquita talks about property values increasing as a seller's market continues in San Antonio and Texas. He talks about how to appeal the appraisal if you disagree with it. He also talked about the various exemptions that help reduce taxes for homeowners, senior citizens and disabled people.
4-4-2021 ZEBRA MUSSELS DETECTED IN THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER BASIN
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Senior Scientist for Aquatic Invasive Species Monica McGarrity talks about invasive zebra mussels being detected in lakes in the San Antonio area. She talks about the damage they cause, how TWPD responds when they are discovered and how they can get from one lake to another via boats. She emphasized how important it is for boaters to drain, clean and dry their boats when the get out of the lake.
The City of San Antonio has a surveillance dashboard with information on the number of cases of the virus, the locations, and more. If you want to check in and keep up with the dashboard, there’s a website version, and a mobile version.