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Castroville, Texas Welcomes You “Homecoming for the State of Texas.” to the 139th St. Louis Day Celebration

Saturday/Sunday August 21 & 22, 2021. St. Louis Day and Biergarten are under way!

Biergarten Fun Saturday Evening 6:30 - 11:00 pm- FREE ADMISSION.  MUSIC, DOGS, BBQ PORK ON A BUN, PIZZA AND ICE COLD BEER & WINE! Live Music begins at 6:30 featuring, local favorites TEXAS TEMPO followed by local talent WESTON RIPPS BAND at 8:30! Free

Sunday, 9:30 am Holy Mass at the historic St. Louis Church, with main celebrant Archbishop Gustavo-Siller and the internationally renowned Liederkranz Choir of San Antonio. The majestic 151 year old structure, constructed using native limestone quarried from the area, reminds visitors of the prominent place the faith holds in the eyes of her parishioners. After mass, take the time to listen to a recorded history of the church near the main entrance. It’s time for the “Granddaddy”, THE 139th St. Louis Day Celebration, so hop on the convenient SHUTTLE BUS parking at St. Louis Church on Angelo Street that will drop you right off at the gate to Koenig Park. Parking near Koenig Park can be limited, so the bus is a great way to avoid the hassle. Be sure and buy your meal ticket and grounds tickets as you get to the bottom of the hill. 11:00 am The serving of the famous St. Louis Day two-meat BBQ plate begins. Enjoy your meal under the spacious Koenig Park Pavilion, or grab your plate and head for the shady Biergarten area and dine to the live music on stage. www.saintlouisday.com FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

The Social and Health Research Center (SAHRC) 2nd Annual Community Health Fair

The Social and Health Research Center (SAHRC) will be hosting its 2nd Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 28th, from 10 am-1 pm at 106 Camargo St in Downtown San Antonio just south of Caesar Chavez St. The health fair will be full of fun health-related events from San Antonio vendors, such as interactive fitness classes from local fitness centers, free health screenings offered by Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, fresh produce from the San Antonio Food Bank, and much more! The SAHRC is a San Antonio based nonprofit focused on improving and preventing chronic health conditions such as obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. The SAHRC began helping at risk-populations in 1995 and continues to do so through evidence-based health programs on its mission to improve overall health and wellbeing. Learn more about your health and wellness on August 28th with the SAHRC! Interested in becoming a vendor or learning more about how you can participate, Email ibeltrani@sahrc.org.

San Antonio’s Parade of Lanterns floats back onto River Walk this summer

The beautiful lantern parade along the River Walk is back. For the past three years, the parade has lit up the River Walk with stunning 26-foot-long floats carrying large illuminated lanterns. The best part is that the pageantry is free for the public to enjoy. In the past, the lanterns displayed a selection of shapes and images such as flowers, luminescent trees, and animals. The Ford Parade of Lanterns typically takes place in February to kick off the Chinese New Year. It will take place on the last weekend of August (27 to 29) and again during Labor Day weekend, September 3rd to 5th. The event will run from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

Bandera ProRodeo Labor Day Weekend

Join Us Labor Day weekend for ProRodeo fun in Bandera, Texas. Saturday, September 4th, at 11:00 a.m. we will have a Long Horn cattle drive down Main St.xas, followed by the Labor Day Weekend Parade.  An Arts and Crafts show will be on the courthouse lawn. Presented by Bandera ProRodeo Association and the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday September 5th, at Mansfield Park, 2886 HWY 16 N., Bandera, Texas Bandera ProRodeo presents the annual Women’s Ranch Rodeo and Kid’s Mutton Bustin’.  Gates open and Mutton Bustin’ registration starts at 6:00 p.m. and rodeo starts at 8:00 p.m.  Admission:  $10.00 for 13 years of age and up, $5.00 for ages 7-12, children 6 and under are free and $5.00 for Veterans and Active military with ID

For Details: www.banderaroundup.com or  www.banderaprorodeo.org  or email jannalindig@sbcglobal.net

Wellness 4 Warriors

The Wellness  4  Warriors non-profit group provides help for our Veterans in need here in the San Antonio area. You can help by getting more information and making  a donation now at   https://wellness4warriors.org/ or by calling 210-300-1112

Free lunches for all NEISD students in 2021-2022 school year

All North East Independent School District students can eat lunch free during the coming school year. San Antonio’s second-largest district is one of many school systems that’s opted into a federal expansion of the school lunch program. Now all students can eat meals free, regardless of how much money their parents earn.

Project Cool provides free box fans to San Antonio-area senior citizens

The project works to prevent heat-related illness and deaths during the hot summer months in South Texas.

The project, now in its 25th year, kicked off June 4 at Guadalupe Community Center. It’s going strong with organizations hosting fan drives and volunteers distributing fans to seniors. The coalition supporting Project Cool includes the City of San Antonio Human Services Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities. The average fan costs $22, which some seniors may not be able to afford. Donations of five or more 20″ box fans can be dropped off at St. Stephen’s CARE Center at 2127 S. Zarzamora Street between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Monday-Friday. Donations of fewer than five fans can be dropped off at any San Antonio Fire Department station, except Station 23 at the airport. Anyone interested in receiving a free boxed fan should call the United Way 2-1-1 Help Line to find a convenient site for pickup.

EXTREME CREATURES “LIFE AT THE LMITS” –WITTE MUSEUM MAY 29TH – SEPT 6TH

Imagine holding your breath for up to two hours …Gulping down a snack 10 times your own weight …Living in crushing depths where there is no sunlight to support life. Somewhere on this planet, an organism is using one of these extraordinary talents to go about its daily tasks. Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits opening May 29th at the Witte Museum, offers a fascinating glimpse of the breathtaking diversity of the natural world and the power of natural selection to shape exceptional responses to the challenges, and opportunities, of life on Earth.

Featuring life-size and larger-than-life models, videos, and interactive exhibits, Extreme Creatures: Life at the Limits highlights an array of living things with surprising ways of thriving in harsh environments, finding a mate or their next meal, leveraging strength, endurance, speed, and more. $5 plus museum admission, details @ https://www.wittemuseum.org/extreme-creatures-life-at-the-limits/

Texas PTA

Do you have kids, maybe a nephew or a niece, or even a grandchild? Children are precious and that feeling you have towards them – wanting to make sure nothing ever wrongs them – that’s exactly how PTA feels too. Texas PTA champions for every child in the state, and we can only do that if we have a strong membership base. Please share these messages with your audience to let Texans know that they can be heroes in the lives of our kids by simply joining PTA.

https://digitalmedia.vnr1.com/2020/12/16/2020-100_TexasPTA_PSAs/

National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY dot ORG.

Trees for the Future

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has planted over 155 million trees around the world through the support of individuals like you. Together, we train farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes, and revitalize the earth. Join Trees for the Future in planting trees that end hunger, poverty, and deforestation. Find out more by visiting trees dot org slash radio. That’s T R E E S dot O R G slash Radio

CHILD ABUSE

A report of child abuse happens every 10 seconds. How can we heal the children who are hurt? How can we prevent abuse from happening? Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has the answers. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org You can stop child abuse.

FOSTER CARE

Growing up in foster care can have lifelong effects. Almost half of girls in foster care become pregnant by 19, and more than half of our prison population has spent time in foster care. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is improving the odds for kids who have been neglected or abused. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org

FAMILY COUNSELING FOR FREE

If your family is struggling with stress, you are not alone. Help is available at no cost from Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. Our counselors are compassionate and professional. They help parents and children set goals, learn healthy habits, and stay together. Call 800.888.1904 or visit pchas.org to learn about family counseling with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. That’s 800.888.1904 or pchas.org

Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace

Are you on disability and looking to get back to work? We can help. Since 1995, the non-profit organization, NTI has been helping Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Offering training and mentoring, NTI has successfully guided thousands of individuals with disabilities in work at home roles with Fortune 500 organizations nationwide. Be a part. Call 877-248-8912, that’s 877-248-8912 to learn more or Visit NTICentral.org/apply for a work at home position today.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

Imagine what it’s like to be active your whole life and then find out you’re going blind, and you have age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Sight is precious, but there are treatments for some forms of AMD are available, and research for additional treatments is underway. Call the FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS TODAY AT 1-800-BLINDNESS (1 800 254-6363) for a free packet on reversing or managing AMD. Or, go to the website fightblindness.org, where I found so much helpful information, or again, call 1-800-BLINDNESS today!

American Humane Society

Building a better, more humane world begins with the next generation. For more than 100 years, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to teach children the value of being kind to animals. Their humane education campaigns, including the “Be Kind to Animals Week®” have been the most successful in history. Now, American Humane has developed a new campaign called “Kindness100” to give kids (and their parents) four simple ways they can help improve the lives of billions of animals – from disappearing and endangered animals to farm animals to animals used in entertainment and the 6-8 million animals relinquished to U.S. shelters each year. The Kindness100.org website provides little tips that can make a big difference in the lives of the world’s animals. It also provides appealing and professionally prepared pre-K to Grade 5 humane education curricula for parents and teachers. Together we CAN build a more humane world.

U.S. Air Force Offers More

The U.S. Air Force offers more than 140 exciting career specialties. We can match you to a job of your choice and train you in a high-tech skill. We’ll pay you a great salary, and if your Air Force job requires certification or licensure, we’ll help you earn that, too. You may even qualify for an enlistment bonus. When you join the Air Force, you don’t lose your personal identity. In fact, your personal and financial independence will continue to grow, and you’ll gain a sense of pride knowing you’re serving your country. To get a jump-start on an exciting career, Call SSgt Meagan Roberts at 210-573-1380 or email meagan.roberts@us.af.mil details at: www.airforce.com/apply-now

Be a part of America’s Defense The Air Force Reserve

The Air Force Reserve is a critical part of America’s defense and offers a variety of part-time jobs with full-time benefits, including low-cost health insurance, a non-contributory retirement plan, Tuition Assistance and other educational programs. There are many exciting part-time Air Force Reserve jobs which allow Citizen Airmen to advance their civilian careers, or continue their educations, while serving close to home. Signing bonuses up to $20,000 are available for specific jobs. Go to http://afreserve.com or call 800-257-1212 for more information on how you can Start Your Adventure with the Air Force Reserve.

Native American Rights Fund

Since 1970, NARF has stood firm for justice in Indian Country on critical issues like treaty enforcement, hunting & fishing rights, Indian child welfare, religious freedom and more. You too can become a modern day warrior – stand firm with NARF. Learn more at N-A-R-F dot org, and join the fight for Native rights. Support for this program is provided by the Native American Rights Fund, reminding you that Sovereignty is not free. Human trafficking is modern day slavery Human trafficking is modern day slavery. And it happens in our own communities. Victims can be any gender, age, or race. Join the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to learn how to recognize and report this heinous crime. Visit our website at www.dhs.gov/bluecampaign.

National Desert Storm War Memorial Association

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally recognized 501 (C) 3 whose sole mission is to construct the Desert Storm Memorial in Washington, D.C. to remember the almost 400 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice and honor the over 600,000 who served. To find out more or to donate, please visit us at www.ndswm.org

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