KSAT Q&A: Infectious disease doctor discusses COVID-19 reinfection with omicron, what to do when showing symptoms
Dr. Ruth Berggren, an infectious disease specialist with UT Health San Antonio, joined Thursday’s KSAT Q&A to discuss COVID-19 reinfection with the new variant, omicron’s effect on frontline health care workers and precautions to take for those who start showing symptoms and can't find a test.
KSAT Q&A: Where did the children go? Impact of foster kids being removed from care of The Children’s Shelter
On Wednesday’s KSAT Q&A, Steve Spreister and Myra Arthur spoke with Sondra Ajasin, CEO and Founder of Trulight127 Ministries, about the state removing foster children from the care of Family Tapestry.
It’s vital to talk about mental health. KSAT invites you to a town hall with local experts on May 26 at 7 p.m.
During the town hall, we will explore the impacts of mental health and wellness this year and beyond. We’ll also be answering mental health and wellness questions that you can submit ahead of time.
KSAT Kids: CDC revises desk guidelines; ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ recap; how to make cascarónes at home
AdThe first Southside Book Fair is coming up on May 16 and it will bring together local and other Texas authors who will be autographing and selling their books. There will also be a kid’s writing contest to encourage kids to write and share their stories. Local girl featured in DoSeum exhibit that celebrates creative advantage of DyslexiaDo you know of a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? AdVideo: ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream special - VOD - clipped versionFirst Southside Book Fair coming May 2021 and its free! The first Southside Book Fair will be held on May 16, 2021 at Brooster’s Backyard Ice House from noon to 4 p.m.Children reading a book.
Parenting in a Pandemic: Experts tackle topics from anxiety, depression in kids to self-care for parents
While things seem more hopeful in recent weeks, parents are still battling with the effects of the pandemic. Anxiety and depression are on the riseA big and important topic the pandemic has highlighted is mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anxiety and depression in children has increased over the past decade or so. Signs of depression and anxiety in childrenUltimately, Knudsen said “parents know their kids and I think they know when there’s been a significant change. AdThe A-GAME scale is something Andrus created to help parents know when it’s time to act on potential tech addiction.
WATCH: ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream special
On Tuesday, anchor Myra Arthur hosted KSAT’s second “Parenting in a Pandemic” livestream special, which you can watch in the player above. The first ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream focused on adapting to change surrounding school and helping parents identify signs of sickness or struggles. You can watch that full livestream here. Ad📣CALLING ALL PARENTS 👶What have you learned while parenting during a pandemic? Posted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Saturday, November 14, 2020Read more on our KSAT Kids page:Pregnancy in a pandemic: KSAT anchor Courtney Friedman has a big announcement
KSAT Explains LIVE: San Antonio’s hidden Black history’
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: This stream has ended. Watch the episode on demand by clicking here. Tune in to a special live edition of KSAT Explains hosted by Myra Arthur focusing on San Antonio’s hidden Black history. Click here for more information about this episode.
GMSA@9 Debrief: ‘KSAT Explains’ takes a look at the COVID-19 vaccine
SAN ANTONIO – This week’s KSAT Explains debrief on GMSA at 9 examines the COVID-19 vaccine and takes a look into the science behind the medicine. Myra Arthur talks to anchors Mark Austin and Stephanie Serna and discusses episode 19, an episode that covers the safety of the vaccine for a better understanding of what it will take to end the pandemic. You can watch or stream the full episode of ‘KSAT Explains’ by clicking here.
KSAT Kids: As first semester comes to a close, San Antonio Metro Health advises against in-person instruction
San Antonio Metro Health took a big step on Tuesday and issued a directive advising against in-person instruction due to rising COVID-19 positivity rates in our area. She has since used her platform to donate some of her proceeds to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. And for students still seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library continues to offer resources to help with their lessons. Enjoy ‘Nutcracker: Under the Stars’ live performance from the comfort of your vehicleWalk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo LightsThe San Antonio Zoo is bringing back the annual Zoo Lights holiday celebration and this year it also includes LEGO brick sculptures. Walk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo LightsRelated Links
GMSA@9 Debrief: ‘KSAT Explains’ takes a look at pandemic’s impact on the arts
SAN ANTONIO – This week’s KSAT Explains debrief on GMSA at 9 examines the push to save live music venues and theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Myra Arthur talks to anchors Mark Austin and Stephanie Serna and discusses episode 18′s look at the pandemic’s impact on the arts and why these venues are so important. You can watch or stream the full episode by clicking here.
San Antonio anchor goes into quarantine following family's positive COVID-19 test
KSAT12 anchor Myra Arthur has been missing from the anchor chair, but why? The San Antonio anchor went live from her home on Monday during the 6 p.m. newscast to share some personal news. "I'm home guys because two out of the four of us have tested positive for COVID," Arthur told viewers. However the doctor also did a flu and COVID-19 test and he tested positive for COVID-19. The test results came back negative for her, but that wasn't the case for her husband, who tested positive.mysanantonio.com
4 takeaways from KSAT’s ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream
SAN ANTONIO – Missed our first ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream last week? From safety and school to screen time and boredom, here’s a recap of some of the key topics local experts discussed with anchor Myra Arthur. If a child is showing these symptoms and or has a known exposure they should be tested for the virus. Make sure screen time is valuableMany parents are concerned about how much time their kids are spending in front of a screen. The teachers are not ok. And that’s ok because nobody has it figured out right now.”If you still have questions or concerns surrounding kids and coronavirus, leave them below for our experts to answer during the next ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream.
Struggling to juggle work and help your child with school? KSAT’s ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream to take place at 2 p.m.
And now, on to the next holiday, as we’re only 22 days away from Christmas! Click below to leave a question or share something the pandemic has taught you about parenting. And for students still seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library continues to offer resources to help with their lessons. Young girl released from hospital, fulfills dream of riding in medical helicopterDo you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Student activitiesKSAT Kids Home Science: Candy Cane ArtAre you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it?
WATCH: Trinity University experts explain how COVID-19 has impacted South Texas, education community
Editor’s Note: Watch the first episode of the 3-part series in the video player at the bottom of this article. Part one, hosted by anchors Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur on Dec. 2, focused on COVID-19′s impact on the San Antonio region. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero hosted experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about COVID-19′s impact on the education community in South Texas. Partnering with Trinity University for the 3 part series, the first night on Dec. 2 will tackle the health and economic ways this disease has affected so many of us. Panelists for the first night will include Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University; David Macpherson, Ph.D., Chair Department of Economics at Trinity University; and Alfred Montoya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.
Parenting in a Pandemic: ‘I’ve grown to appreciate educators’
SAN ANTONIO – As we prepare for a livestream regarding “Parenting in a Pandemic,” we’re asking viewers to share stories, questions, tips and tricks from their experience as a parent in 2020. The responses so far focus on schooling, appreciation of teachers and other child-development workers and balancing all the different pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. Those concerns are exactly why KSAT anchor Myra Arthur is hosting a livestream for parents with a panel of experts to share tips, tricks and answer questions. The panelists, who, like Myra, are also parents, include a child psychiatrist, an epidemiologist and the founder of San Antonio Charter Moms. Amy WilkieDoing the schoolwork at home has its benefits, but are these students actually learning anything while being at home?
WATCH: ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream special dives into challenges for mom, dads and guardians
SAN ANTONIO – Are you juggling working from home and helping your little one with school? Parenting can be difficult enough... throw in a global pandemic and a full-time, non-stop job and that’s enough to make any parent question how they’re doing. AdThe panelists, who are also parents, include a child psychiatrist, an epidemiologist and the founder of San Antonio Charter Moms. Together with you, they’ll dive into the extra challenges 2020 has dealt for moms, dads and guardians through school struggles, pandemic stress, health and safety, managing screentime and battling boredom. Leave a question for our experts or share something the pandemic has taught you about parenting in the prompt below, or let us know in the comments.
GMSA@9 Debrief: ‘KSAT Explains’ examines why this Election Day will be unlike any other
SAN ANTONIO – This week’s KSAT Explains debrief on GMSA at 9 examines voting in Bexar County during a pandemic along with the volatile political climate. Myra Arthur and RJ Marquez talk to anchors Mark Austin and Stephanie Serna and discuss what you can expect to see at the polls, how polling locations have changed in Bexar County and why this year has inspired some people to get more involved in the political process. You can watch or stream the full episode by clicking here.
GMSA@9 Preview: ‘KSAT Explains’ examines future of transportation in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The GMSA@9 anchors talk with Myra Arthur about episode 11 of “KSAT Explains”, which examines the transit proposition on the ballot, along with funding for future projects and goals. To view the video, click above. KSAT Explains: What is the future of transportation in San Antonio? Additional videos:
GMSA@9 Debrief: KSAT Explains discusses San Antonio’s troubled mass transit history
SAN ANTONIO – This week’s KSAT Explains debrief on GMSA at 9 takes a look at San Antonio’s troubled mass transit history. Myra Arthur talks to anchors Mark Austin and Sarah Acosta to discuss efforts to expand transportation offerings, but the efforts have not been successful. You can watch or stream the full episode of KSAT Explains: San Antonio’s troubled mass transit history right here.
GMSA@9 Debrief: KSAT Explains return to school during a pandemic
SAN ANTONIO This weeks KSAT Explains debrief on GMSA at 9 takes a look at when students will return to school this fall. Myra Arthur discusses the challenges local superintendents, educators, parents and students from our area face returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also dive into the concerns from students and how private schools are approaching the new school year. You can watch or stream the full episode of KSAT Explains: Back to school during a pandemic right here.
GMSA@9 Debrief: KSAT Explains discusses mail-in voting controversy
SAN ANTONIO The GMSA@9 anchors talk with Myra Arthur about episode 2 of KSAT Explains which focuses on the battle brewing in Texas over mail-in voting during COVID-19. To view the video, click above. KSAT Explains: Your questions answered about mail-in voting controversy in Texas during coronavirus pandemicAdditional videos:
KSAT Q&A: History of Juneteenth in the U.S.
San Antonio Carey Latimore, associate professor and historian at Trinity University, talked with KSATs Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur about the history of Juneteenth as a holiday in America. Related: Google joins nationwide celebration of JuneteenthFrom then on, formerly enslaved people celebrated June 19 as Juneteenth, marking their freedom. Latimore said that Juneteenth ebbs and flows in popularity, but American people are identifying with the holiday because of peoples relationships with race and society. I think weve reached a point in our society that were starting to question our relationship with race and to question ways in which we really have a question, Latimore said. Do black lives matter in the same way as other lives?'
GMSA@9 Debrief: An introduction to ‘KSAT Explains’, a new weekly show covering the biggest issues in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – In today’s GMSA@9 debrief, RJ Marquez and Myra Arthur talk about ‘KSAT Explains’, a new weekly, in-depth show that will dive into one topic per episode. To view the video, click above. KSAT Explains: Unrest in America; How George Floyd protests sparked movement across nation and San AntonioAdditional videos:
KSAT Q&A with Demonte Alexander of Bexar Facts
SAN ANTONIO Demonte Alexander, director of external affairs & special projects for Bexar Facts, talks with Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur about the upcoming Bexar Facts-KSAT-Rivard Report poll and his experience living as a black man in America. Steve and Myra interviewed Demonte during KSAT 12 News at 6, which can be in the video player above. The interview was extended to the KSAT News Nightbeat, which can be viewed in the video player below.
Myra Arthur returns to KSAT after birth of second child
SAN ANTONIO Veteran KSAT anchor Myra Arthur will return to KSAT Wednesday as she heads back to work after the birth of her second child. Its bittersweet when maternity leave ends. What did Myra enjoy most about maternity leave? Before her maternity leave, Arthur was reporting and anchoring KSATs 6 p.m. newscast and the digital-only News at 9. So onto the next phase in the 9 p.m. evolution.Related: Get to know KSAT 12s Myra Arthur
KSAT’s Myra Arthur gives birth to healthy baby boy
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT News at 9 anchor Myra Arthur gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Wednesday. Arthur said he arrived “fast and furiously, much to the shock of mom, dad and hospital staff!”Get to know KSAT 12′s Myra ArthurThe baby weighed 9lbs, 5oz and measured 21.5″ long. Mom, dad, baby and big brother are all ecstatic and doing well. Congratulations! Scroll down for more adorable pictures of Myra and her baby boy:
KSAT 12 anchor Myra Arthur expecting second child
SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12 anchor Myra Arthur is expecting! This will be the second child for Arthur and her husband. RELATED: Get to know KSAT 12's Myra ArthurThey have a two-and-a-half-year-old son. Arthur's second child is due in March. Read also on KSAT.com:Behind the anchor's chair: KSAT 12's Ursula Pari on her favorite things in San AntonioKSAT meteorologist Sarah Spivey is engagedKSAT anchors and reporters show off their favorite Halloween costumesCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Chris Madrid's restaurant to reopen Tuesday
SAN ANTONIO - The iconic San Antonio burger joint that has been closed for two years is set to reopen its restaurant doors Tuesday. KSATs Myra Arthur got a chance to tour Chris Madrid's to view the changes made after a fire in October 2017 shut down the restaurant. To view the story, click on the video above. RELATED STORY:Iconic burger joint to reopen 2 years after devastating fireCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Naomi Judd talks about mental health battles, health challenges with SA crowd
SAN ANTONIO - Country music legend Naomi Judd was in San Antonio Wednesday to speak at the Legacy of Hope Luncheon for the Ecumenical Center, an organization that provides mental health services and counseling in South Texas. KSAT 12 anchor Myra Arthur was the emcee for the event and shares something in common with Judd. Take a look at the moment they talked about it while Judd was on stage. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Politics with The Post: Military projects set aside after money diverted to fund border wall
This week, $3.6 billion from the Pentagon budget were freed up to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall. The money is coming from funds that was set aside for more than 100 military construction projects. Locally, the Camp Bullis dining facility is on the list of affected projects. KSAT News at 9 anchor Myra Arthur spoke with Washington Post reporter Paul Sonne to discuss the big projects that are losing funding. MORE COVERAGE:Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
For her birthday, get to know KSAT 12's Myra Arthur
SAN ANTONIO - Myra Arthur's birthday is Wednesday, and to celebrate we're giving viewers a chance to get to know her a little better. More about Myra Arthur:Anchor biography: Myra ArthurMyra Arthur explains KSAT News at 9Myra Arthur reveals she has Bell's palsyWhat's something no one knows about Spriester, Adam, Greg or Larry? Here's something you don't know: Adam and I eat a lot of H-E-B oven meals for dinner at work. KSAT 12 anchors David Sears (left), Myra Arthur (right) and Isis RomeroLast year, you fought through Bell's Palsy, which kept you off the air while you were doing your physical therapy. But KSAT viewers have never made me feel ashamed of what I've gone through and what I'm still dealing with.
Rivard Report review of executive pay at CPS & SAWS reveals vast disparities
SAN ANTONIO - For years, the pay and bonus pay of San Antonio leaders has been scrutinized, from the city manager position to the executives at city-owned utility companies CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System. Rivard Report journalist Brendan Gibbons reviewed executive pay records at CPS Energy and SAWS and found some big disparities. Gibbons joined KSAT News at 9 anchor Myra Arthur to discuss the findings of his review. Rivard Report Coverage:Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Politics with the Post: Health care top issue for Democrats in presidential debate
While the presidential election is more than a year away, debates are already heating up on a handful of issues. One of the top issues Democrats are focusing on is health care. Some of the most heated exchanges during Tuesday nights debate were over health care reform. Washington Post health policy reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb spoke with KSAT News at 9s Myra Arthur about some of the takeaways from the debate. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Politics with the Post: Health care a top issue for Democrats in presidential debate
Washington Post health policy reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb spoke with KSAT News at 9's Myra Arthur about some of the takeaways from the first night of the second presidential debate. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Politics with the Post: Growing tensions between US, Iran
Over the past couple of weeks, growing tensions between Iran and the U.S. have been making headlines. Following last week's downing of a U.S. drone, President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions for Tehran, Iran. Washington Post national security reporter John Hudson has been covering the situation and spoke with KSAT News at 9 anchor Myra Arthur about the major events leading up to the situation. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Politics with the Post: Growing tensions between US, Iran
Washington Post national security reporter John Hudson has been covering the growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran and spoke with KSAT News at 9 anchor Myra Arthur about the major events leading... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Hope for a Home: Meet Caroline
Meet 15-year-old CarolineJapanese is just one of the languages Caroline is learning. Caroline has hope for a home. Caroline: "Honestly, I really don't know. If I brought some of them out here, I don't want to brag because I don't brag about myself," Caroline said. At 15, Caroline said she's ready to be adopted and she's upfront about the challenges she's faced.