Who do you trust for your daily news? CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, The Drudge Report, Reuters, the Huffington Post? There is so much news coming in so fast and so frequently that it can feel like you can never catch up with the latest Supreme Court decision or celebrity gaffe. Knowing who to believe and how to evaluate the credibility of a given article is becoming more important than ever thanks to the influx of news sources and corporate news agencies, be it independent blogs or even the posts from the library’s blogs.
That’s why the San Antonio Public Library, in partnership with the American Library Association and the Open Society Foundations, is offering the News Know-How media literacy program this July at the Central Library.
The Library is recruiting 15 teens (grades 10 through 12) to participate in a special two-week crash course in media literacy. Teens will engage in an intensive critical evaluation of the news they see every day. The will spot misinformation and propaganda and distinguish between a reporter’s fact and opinions. In the end, as teams, they will produce their own reports, sharing what they learned with the rest of the world. The program will run for approximately 5 hours a day July 22 – August 2 at the Central Library.
Participants must commit to the full two weeks and to completing the final project. In return, teens will receive a stipend.
Interested teens should click: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JP55K2B. Applicants will be contacted with instructions about next steps.
Announcement was made of the purchase of the San Antonio Light newspaper by William Randolph Hearst, 11 days after actual transfer of corporate stock.
Carol Burnett visits San Antonio and is the guest of honor for the San Antonio ISD’s Scholastic Achievement and Improvement Day. Mayor Lila Cockrell proclaimed the day “Carol Burnett Day.” Ms. Burnett was born in San Antonio on April 26, 1933 and attended Crockett Elementary School. She lived at 3301 W. Commerce St.
The San Antonio Riders play their final game and lose to Sacramento, 27-21, in front of 19,273 fans in San Marcos’s Bobcat Stadium.
An infant respirator and incubator and oxygen tent purchased through popular subscription by the San Antonio Light newspaper, is scheduled for installation at Robert B. Green Hospital. The infant iron lung will be used to treat infantile paralysis (polio).
The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, on the campus of the University of Texas, is officially opened by President Nixon for 5,000 invitation-only guests. The library is opened to the general public the next day.
Fiesta Texas holds its official grand opening festivities.
Members of First Baptist Church joined hands and sang the doxology while mortgages on the building were burned.
Elton John makes his first appearance in San Antonio at Municipal Auditorium, with Mark-Almond as opening act.
Robert E. Lee High School bans the use of the Confederate flag for uniforms and activities sponsored by the school because some students feel it is racist. ”We will no longer use the Confederate flag the unofficial flag of the Confederacy as a school spirit symbol on official student uniforms,” Lee Principal Bill Fish said.
City Council approved $10,000 for paving Commerce from Main Plaza to the bridge with mesquite blocks
Mike Vavala’s name is chosen from over 5,000 entries for suggesting the name of San Antonio’s new ABA basketball team: The Spurs. He wins season tickets and a trip to the ABA playoffs.
The San Antonio Central Library at 600 Soledad holds its grand opening.
The premiere showing of “Wings,” a war picture filmed in San Antonio, will be held at the Texas Theater tonight. Local units of the Air Corps assisted in the filming. Stars include Clara Bow and Charles Rogers. ["Wings" would become the first movie to win the Best Picture Academy Award.]
Mary Ann Castleberry, president of the San Antonio Conservation Society, blasted the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for allowing the city to place 13 parking meters along the street in front of the Alamo. “I think it is a desecration to the shrine and I hope 13 is a bad omen, ” said Ms. Castleberry.
It might go down in history as the most memorable turnover in Spurs history and one of the most excruciating moments endured by Spurs Nation. Rod Strickland’s ill-timed, two-handed, behind-the-back pass failed to connect with Sean Elliott. The error paved the way for a Portland comeback which sparked the Trail Blazers to an improbable 108-105 overtime Game 7 victory in the Western Conference Semifinals in 1990.
The San Antonio Spurs draw the #1 pick today for the June 22 draft lottery. The Spurs plan to draft Navy’s David Robinson, who will not be available until 1989 after a two-year hitch in the Navy. A jubilant Bob Bass, General Manager, exclaims, “We waited 14 years for a No. 1 pick, so what’s two more years?”
Ten years to the day after winning the lottery that provided them with Robinson, the Spurs hit the jackpot again on the lottery that would provide them with Tim Duncan (Spurs majority owner Peter Holt, right)
The Century Plaza 8, the Embassy 14, Galaxy 10 and Northwest 10 theaters are closed by Regal Cinemas and ownership is transferred to Santikos/Act III theaters.
Ignatius Coyle smashes the image of Saint Theresa at the Alamo Church and is arrested by Captain Tom Rife.
A distillery on wheels was discovered by prohibition agents last night when they stopped a truck with a still operation on it and five gallons of whisky. The owner said he did the bootlegging on the side to support his children.
The Arsenal property is offered for sale by the Texas National Guard and advertised as such in the Wall Street Journal on a sealed-bid basis.
Military telegraph communication between Washington D. C., San Antonio and other military posts is begun.
The State of Texas buys the Alamo for $20,000.
The Beach Boys make their first San Antonio appearance with a concert in Municipal Auditorium. Other acts on the bill are: Barbara Lynn, Little Johnny Taylor, Bob Hayden and the Marksmen and Dawn Six and the Rel-Yeas.
The Alamodome opens to the public.
Colonies North Elementary School announces that it will become the first school in San Antonio to require students wear school uniforms this fall.
The Spanish Council of War approves a site on the San Antonio River for a fortified presidio. The Domingo Ramon expedition, accompanied by the trader St. Denis from Louisiana (who had come to the site two years previously), established a presidio on the river at what is now San Pedro Park. This same council also approves the request by Father Olivares to establish a mission near the site.
The newspapers advertise nylon hosiery, offered for sale for the first time at 9 a.m. the following morning at many San Antonio department stores, including Joske’s. (right)
Alberto Salinas Carranza, head of aviation in the Mexican Army is here on vacation and meets with Mayor Maury Maverick. He suggested that San Antonio’s Military Plaza and Main Street revert to their original names of Plaza de las Islas and Acequia Street, respectively. “Every city has a Main Street,” the official stated, “but none has an Acequia Street.”