SAISD to improve parent communication after chaos during Jefferson High School lockdown
It was a day of reflection and assessment for the Jefferson High School community on Wednesday, after chaos broke out during a campus lockdown Tuesday. Students, parents, and district leadership all came up with changes they'd like to see.
Texas man accused of killing his daughters was ‘obsessed with possession and control,’ prosecutor says
A prosecutor says a man who evaded arrest for more than 12 years after being accused of fatally shooting his two teenage daughters in a taxi parked near a Dallas-area hotel was “obsessed with possession and control.”.
Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance
FILE - In this Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, salutes during a press event, in Mexico City. Ferguson has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)LONDON – Sarah, the Duchess of York, has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. Sarah was married to Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's third child, but the couple divorced in the 1990s. Her novel, which was written with author Marguerite Kaye, is set to be published in August.
Pandemic forces cancellation of Point-in-Time homeless count in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Every January, volunteers with homeless organizations across the nation take part in a Point-in-Time (PIT) count to understand how many homeless people are in shelters and encampments in communities. The pandemic has forced many of those organizations, including the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), to cancel the PIT count in 2021 to avoid spreading the virus. Katie Vela, executive director of SARAH, says the cancellation protects the staff members and homeless people from COVID-19. She says the PIT count is vital to putting a face to the homeless issue. The PIT count for this year is expected to be released in April.
San Antonio organizations partner together, create programs to end youth homelessness
SAN ANTONIO – Several organizations across Bexar County are teaming up in hopes of ending youth homelessness. “Although youth homelessness may not be as visible, it’s still a huge issue in our community,” said Katie Vela, executive director of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless, also known as SARAH. “The funding is to create a local system that prevents and ends homelessness,” Vela said. SARAH has teamed up with five local community partners to launch the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program with the grant money it received. “Many of the programs are permanent housing programs, where there’s a case manager assigned to help youth and young adults stabilize in their housing, connects them to employment and education opportunities,” Vela said.