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“Sporting goods tax may go to parks — as it was intended”



The buzz around HB 105, HB 162, and HJR 40 continues as Texas state Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) works to ensure that revenue collected from the sales tax on sporting goods is not diverted from park funds. According to this article budget cuts to park funds in recent years have lead many to job lay offs, delays in park repairs, and cuts in grant funds that would create new parks and playgrounds for cities. ...

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“Study: QSR is hot with Hispanic consumers”



Because Hispanics demonstrate greater brand loyalty than non-Hispanics and make frequent visits to quick service restaurants, this group comprises an important segment of the population to restaurant owners. ...

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“School Lunch Success in Austin, TX”



Whole Foods grocery store highlights the great work being down in AISD to promote healthy eating among students, including the success of the national nutrition program, ...

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“SF Continues to Explore More Permanent Sunday Streets in 2012”



In 2012, San Francisco hosted a total of 10 Sunday Street events. ...

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“Small Footprints, Big Impact: How to Make a Million Dollars Stretch across Center City”



Josh Levine, a lifestyle business owner and downtown San Antonio resident, writes about how small grocery stores incorporated into the fabric of San Antonio's downtown will be what encourages growth and brings the best quality of life to all residents, regardless of income. He advocates for providing accessible, affordable, and healthy food options to the long-time San Antonio downtown residents directly in their neighborhoods. He points to the Southtown Community Garden as a great example of this type of ...

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“Soda Tax Discussed by Lawmakers”



Law makers in Hawaii are considering placing a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary ...

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“Soda Tax in California? Poll Reveals Voters are Receptive”



With soda tax legislation introduced in California, the poll that found voters receptive to a soda tax as long as the money goes to fight childhood obesity takes on a new relevancy. ...

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“Soda Tax is Among 2,189 Bills Introduced by California Lawmakers”



More news about the soda tax introduced in California in ...

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“Steps to Health: Schools go for Healthier Options”



In San Antonio, many schools have gone the extra mile to kick junk food off their campuses. Swapping selling tubs of cookie dough for selling chances at pelting teachers with water balloons and other non food related activities, schools in the area are revamping the way they fund-raise. ...

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