LETTER: Trouble with Parkinson’s
This is for other veterans and individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The main topic is Parkinson’s illness and the medication. I am a Vietnam veteran and I knew that Agent Orange contained the ingredients that cause Parkinson’s. He told me I did not have Parkinson’s or dementia. I was a young Vietnam veteran and I am now 73.myrgv.com
Biden’s pick for ATF chief struggles to nail down support from all Democrats
If confirmed, David Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015. But gun politics have made it impossible to install anyone since then, and there are signs Chipman’s fate may be no different.washingtonpost.com
Gaza and West Bank, Mexico and Canada among regions to receive 25 million Covid vaccine doses from Biden
US officials have announced plans to distribute the first wave of 80 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in an effort to boost the global vaccine supply and combat more-contagious variants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US will rely on its federal supply, not supplies sent to states, to supply doses from theJohnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to Covax, the World Health Organization’s vaccination effort, as well as other countries. Roughly 75 per cent of the first wave of 25 million doses to be distributed as part of a strategy to send 80 million doses will be shared with Covax, according to the White House.news.yahoo.com
Widow hopes husband’s fatal motorcycle crash encourages others to pay attention on the road
San Antonio – A widow is hoping her husband’s tragic motorcycle crash encourages others to thoroughly pay attention to motorcyclists on the roadways. San Antonio police say her husband sadly t-boned into a sedan, as the driver of that sedan was backing out of a home. I said yes, and they told me he was at Brooke Army Medical Center.”Short said she feared the worst. “He was my soulmate, my person, my hero and I have never in my life felt such agonizing pain,” Short said. He went out the way he loved, doing the thing that made me happy.”She said she hopes her husband’s tragedy encourages people to pay closer attention to motorcyclists.
Disabled veteran in search of his customized wheelchair after losing it on highway
New Braunfels – A New Braunfels Air Force veteran is asking for the community’s help with finding his custom-made wheelchair that fell off of his truck while he was on the highway. Five years after he lost his legs, he was given a specially made wheelchair from the organization Segs4Vets. “It is a unique chair,” Read said. “It is the closest thing to having legs again. The mindless going about your day with having legs, I found that in this wheelchair.”“It makes a big difference in every aspect of my life.
Funeral services this week in San Antonio for Mississippi Freedom Rider, Army Vet Patricia Baskerville Dilworth
Patricia B. Dilworth, Mississippi Freedom Rider, U.S Army Veteran and San Antonio passed away on Feb. 21, 2021. SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman is being remembered for fighting against racial inequality in the U.S. and then fighting for her country with 24 years of service in the Army. Patricia Baskerville Dilworth, a former Mississippi Freedom Rider and U.S. Army veteran, died on Feb. 21. State Rep. Barbara Gervin Hawkins, San Antonio District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan, and The Mississippi Freedom Riders will present resolutions on her behalf during the service. AdWatch an interview with Dilworth and other Freedom Riders from 2019:Watch an interview with Dilworth and other Freedom Riders from 2020:Also on KSAT:
Gulf War veteran remembers heading into Operation Desert Storm 30 years later
SAN ANTONIO – It’s been exactly 30 years since the start of the first Gulf War. The war began after then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded the oil rich nation of Kuwait in August, 1990. Bush ordered Operation Desert Storm. David Stewart, a Gulf War veteran, was then 22-years-old and formed part of the U.S. Army’s 101st airborne division. Operation Desert Storm has since been the largest and deepest air assault in history.
There are far more Texans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine than doses available. Here’s what you need to know about getting one.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires that vaccine doses purchased with taxpayer dollars be given at no cost. Texas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan requires providers to administer the vaccine “regardless of the vaccine recipient’s ability to pay COVID-19 vaccine administration fees.”AdI’m a veteran. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose. Side effects related to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine include pain at injection site, headache, feeling very tired, muscle aches, nausea and fever, according to the manufacturer. It’s also currently unknown if getting a COVID-19 vaccine prevents people from spreading the virus, according to the CDC.
Sexy new Southtown bar Amor Eterno will open its doors to San Antonio on New Year's Eve
click image Instagram / amoreterno_saAnticipated Southtown drinkery Amor Eterno will greet its first guests during a New Year’s Eve soiree meant to unveil its puro flavors to the artsy near-downtown neighborhood.Veteran bar owners Brian Correa and Aaron Peña, who soldiered on with preparations for the sexy new space during the pandemic, say they're eager to serve up elevated drinks and chef-prepared bar eats.“We were both certain [the pandemic] would strip us of our respective businesses,” said Peña, who also owns Squeezebox on the St. Mary's Strip. Reservations for the limited indoor seating can be made by filling out an online form Guests will be limited to two-hour windows at their table, and the drinkery will stop accepting reservations at 11 p.m. on the night of the event. Walk-ins will be admitted, as long as capacity allows.Bites for the evening will include a charcuterie board and an order of ceviche tacos from the team behind ¡Bucho!, a Tex-Mex pop-up venture operated by Jerry Moreno, Sohayla Hendrix and Gino Vidal.The ¡Bucho! trio — which boasts more than 30 years of combined experience in the service industry — creates locally sourced fare that aims to compliment Amor Eterno’s homage to old-school San Antonio.The new bar is located at 540 S. Presa St., in the space formerly occupied by Don Martin's Coffee Co. It will open at 7 p.m. and close at 2 a.m., so long as the city doesn't implement a holiday curfew.sacurrent.com
'Spaceslingers' is the trajectory game for puzzle-loving space fans (review)
"Spaceslingers" is a brand new game that you will adore if you like solving physics puzzles, and curse if orbital trajectories are not your forte. To succeed in the game, you need to cleverly aim your ship, using just the right amount of speed, and curve your craft perfectly around the obstacles. If you are a veteran of "Angry Birds Space" or "Kerbal Space Program," you are going to love this obsession with realism — it's great for learning physics in a hurry. "Spaceslingers" is a great game if you don't mind spending 10 or 15 minutes a day practicing and refining your gravity curve. I'm going to need a lot more time to satisfy Spamazon's demands, but in the meantime, "Spaceslingers" is a fun effort at using physics in a game environment.space.com
Retired veteran hopes crooks will return military items after truck, trailer stolen
SAN ANTONIO – A military family moving across the country is now the victim of a theft in Military City, USA, and they’re working on getting their belongings back from the crooks. The truck and trailer that held their belongings were stolen as they slept in a hotel in San Antonio. Kirkbide said losing his military medals, documents, and other personal items left him feeling violated. They were set to leave for Louisiana on Friday, but they plan to stay in San Antonio for a day or so in hopes of getting their belongings back. RELATED: Warrant: San Antonio man took money to build new home, never started it
5 year-end strategies to save on your 2020 taxes
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesDon't let the holidays distract you from last-minute opportunities to reduce your 2020 tax bill. In this case, you'd claim a deduction on your taxes for the fair market value of the investment. In comparison, you're paying ordinary income taxes when you draw down from a traditional IRA or 401(k). You will pay income taxes on traditional IRA sums that are converted. You have until April 15, 2021 to make contributions for the 2020 tax year.cnbc.com
Wounded veteran gets keys to new home on Veterans Day
First Class Gabriel Monreal and his wife Rachel toured their new 2,800-square-foot Hill Country home on Veterans Day, they kept repeating one phrase. Monreal was seriously wounded a decade ago while serving in Afghanistan. Monreal stayed in the Army, continuing to help and motivate other servicemen and women. “It makes me proud, in my heart, that I was able to shed blood and give a body part to my county. That makes me so proud," Monreal said as he looked back on his military career.
Family fights for release of body cam footage months after combat veteran fatally shot by BCSO deputy
Daniels' brother and mother said he hadn’t experienced mental health episodes before the days leading up to his death. Daniels' family said this was the ending that they feared. “He only became defensive if they became combative with him,” Daniels' brother said. Damian would want us to make change,” Daniels' brother said. In October, the county implemented new policies on how mental health calls are dispatched and required a mental health professional and paramedic to respond to specific calls.
College Graduates 2020: Brittanie Rivas
SAN ANTONIO St. Philips College is celebrating the accomplishments of graduate and Army veteran, Brittanie Rivas. Rivas enrolled at the East Side campus as her first step towards helping others. During her time at St. Philips, Rivas accomplished another dream: starting a family. Through the help of professors, Rivas was able to adjust to a new standard to earn her pre-nursing degree from St. Philips College. Army veteran, Brittanie Rivas, enrolled at St. Philips College to pursue a degree focus on helping others.
San Antonio veteran hospital bracing for surge in Covid-19 cases
San Antonio The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is gearing up for a surge in the number of Covid-19 related hospitalizations in the coming weeks. The hospital currently has 57 hospitalized patients with Covid-19 and is monitoring another 360 plus positive cases. The 5th and 6th floor of the hospital were renovated to treat Covid-19 patients, and the 7th floor is under renovation. Staff is also being dispatched from other VA hospitals to San Antonio. RELATED: How San Antonio celebrates Fourth of July will impact COVID-19 wave, officials say
College Graduates 2020: Anthony Saldivar
SAN ANTONIO A passion to create lead a Purple Heart Army veteran to Hollywood and now to San Antonio. Anthony Saldivar is a single father whose life has been driven by a passion to serve others. Saldivar applied to San Antonio Colleges Mortuary Science Department. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever done in my life, Saldivar said. Saldivar is eager for San Antonio Colleges commencement ceremony that has been pushed back to the fall of this year due to COVID-19.
Social media users help 91-year-old veterans family find his missing bicycle
UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas A 91-year old veteran in Universal City in search of a stolen bike managed to draw affection and support from thousands of people as far as Ohio and North Carolina. Herman Gawlik still likes to get his daily exercise in the form of a bike ride. He was in the Air Force before it was called the Air Force, she said. Blank said the bike ride is part of her grandfather's daily routine. There is no word from Universal City police on suspect information or an arrest.
Veteran U.S. political and economics journalist William Greider dies
(Reuters) - Veteran journalist William Greider, who wrote and reported on politics and economics for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The Nation, among several other prestigious names in U.S. media, has died at the age of 83, his former editor said. The Nation's editorial director Katrina vanden Heuvel said on Twitter bit.ly/37baQdy that Greider died on Christmas Day. Stockman, former U.S. President Ronald Reagans budget director from 1981 to 1985, was a key architect of tax-cutting policies. None of us really understands whats going on with all these numbers, Stockman had told Greider. Born in 1936, in Cincinnati, and raised in a suburb, Greider went on to study at Princeton.feeds.reuters.com
ABC news political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
(CNN) - Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced. Robert worked in television, public radio and publishing for over 40 years. She began her tenure at ABC as a contributor for "This Week with David Brinkley" and later became ABC's chief congressional analyst. Roberts is survived by her husband Steve V. Roberts and her children Lee Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, her grandchildren Regan, Hale and Cecilia Roberts and Claiborne, Jack and Roland Hartman, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
9/28: U.S. gives up on training Syrian rebels; Veteran finds peace in yoga class
The Pentagon has suspended a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels after weapons the U.S. supplied were handed over to a group linked to al Qaeda; After a blast in Iraq took both of his legs, a friend suggested Iraq War veteran Dan Nevins try yoga to help with his flashbackscbsnews.com
Veteran shot and killed in his own neighborhood
Veteran shot and killed in his own neighborhood Twenty-one-year-old Francisco Garcia survived the battlefield in Afghanistan only to be gunned down and killed in his neighborhood near Los Angeles during his homecoming party. "48 Hours" Crimesider Reporter Michelle Sigona has the details.cbsnews.com