Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

SPC Charles Reding pushes through the Island Hopper obstacle Friday Feb. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition, which runs from until Saturday at Camp Bullis. Fifteen soldiers compete in an obstacle course to emerge as the best warrior and head to a similar contest this year hosted by the Army Recruiting Command. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Students and teachers from the Harlandale Middle School Science Corps grab onto a weather balloon while preparing to launch it into the Earth’s atmosphere Saturday Feb. 7, 2015 at Medina River Natural Area. The balloon will include a GOpro camera, G.P.S. and a science experiment. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Daveon Jordan's mother, Katrina Byrd, is surrounded by a crowd of students, family and friends gathered at 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015 to honor the life of John Paul Stevens High School student Daveon Jordan, 18, in a candle lighting vigil. Jordan was killed and another student was injured Monday night in a shooting on the West Side.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Maria Velasquez Miller visits her husband, retired Tech. Sgt. James Miller's, grave after reading his name in the 6th annual reading of the names of those veterans who have been interred within the last 12 months at the Ft Sam Houston Cemetery as part of Memorial Day, hosted by the 20th District of The American Legion Saturday May 23, 2015 at Shelter #3, Ft Sam Houston Cemetery. Miller's husband passed away Oct. 30, 2014, and she attended the ceremony to honor and remember him, "if I don't die of a heart attack, I will die of a broken heart. I miss him so much."

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

About 160 St. James Catholic School students gather on school grounds Friday May 22, 2015 at St. James Catholic School in Seguin, Texas. Along with teachers, parents and the St. James Catholic Church parish priest prayed for those who became sick from eating the ice cream, employees whose jobs were affected, and the return of Blue Bell ice cream to their lunchroom, school events, and their school store. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Susie Marcella, carries her nephew Condrad, 12, after giving him a bath Thursday April 2, 2015. The non-euphoric cannabidiol oil has proven to treat intractable seizures, and with the passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act, House Bill 892 and Senate Bill 339, that Condrad can soon receive the same help. 

Julysa Sosa
Julysa Sosa

Freshmen JaColbie Butler and Derrick Dick, play a game with other football players while waiting to have their portraits taken during Media Day Monday Aug. 10, 2015, at the Convocation Center at the UTSA campus. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

SSG Kelli Anderson listens to instructions from her sponsor SSG Gilberto Perez while she tries to complete the Reverse Climb obstacle Friday Feb. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition, which runs from until Saturday at Camp Bullis. Fifteen soldiers compete in an obstacle course to emerge as the best warrior and head to a similar contest this year hosted by the Army Recruiting Command. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Fifth grade students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in cafeteria filled with family and friends before the Fifth Grade Promotion ceremony Thursday June 4, 2015 at Paul W. Ott Elementary School. About 119 fifth graders were promoted to the sixth grade after performing a song, "The Climb," and listening to guest speaker Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nicholas LaHood.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

UTSA senior Ashely Andrews and junior Chad Davis lay  Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 during a "Die-in" in honor of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, where they laid for 15 and half minutes at Sombrilla Plaza. The event was sponsored by the UTSA  NAACP chapter in an effort to shed light on police brutality and injustice, with about 80 people participating. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Miranda Jacobson carries a cage with rabbits after the Fall Challenge Market Rabbit Show Saturday October 25, 2014 during the NEISD agriscience magnet program at Madison High School.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Portrait of Jerenesto Torrez and his son Jay Thursday September 4, 2014 at Retama Park. Jerenesto has been training horses for about 40 years and is now tutoring his son in training thoroughbreds.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

David Huerta attaches the name of his father Tomas, who pass away almost two years ago during the Light The Night Walk fundraising campaign of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Saturday October 18, 2014 at La Villita. The money  raised by the campaign help fund advanced therapies. 

 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

About 1,300 students gathered along with faculty during a pep rally held in honor of english and reading teacher Katherine Martz, who is battling breast cancer, Friday November 21, 2014 at Kitty Hawk Middle School. More than one thousand dollars were raised after students have been selling and wearing bandannas in support of her. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Airmen Basics Victoria Cannon and Lesley Kleyh hula-hoop Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 at the home Mark and Barbara Bean, during the annual Operation Home Cooking, where local families volunteer to take in Lackland airmen for Thanksgiving day, letting them watch TV, call home and eat a home-cooked meal.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Chirline Courtney sings "Something's Got A Hold On Me" Wednesday October 22, 2014 during karaoke night at Nairobi Bar & Grill. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Students from Ella Austin Community Center after school program complete a gardening youth project alongside college student volunteers from the University of the Incarnate Word Friday October 24, 2014 at the center. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Retired Army Reserve Col. Tom C. Morris, 104, uses a whiteboard to communicate since his hearing is poor, during a small ceremony where he recieved the Legion of Honor presented by French consul general Sujiro Seam Monday March 2, 2015 at the Socoma Recreation Center. Morris was a lieutenant colonel who served in the European Theater with the 2nd Infantry Division. He landed at Normandy on D 1 and left the states as a captain.

 Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Black Orchid pole dances to "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked" during the Broadway Ball put on by the Stars and Garters, a local burlesque troupe, Saturday June 29, 2014 at Josephine Theatre on 339 W. Josephine.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Albert Lew prepares for a performance of the lion dance Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 at the 28th Annual Asian Festival. Wong and Lew have been performing at the festival for the past fourteen years. 

Chulita Vinyl Club JNS
Chulita Vinyl Club JNS

Claudia Saenz, aka DJ Teardrop, preps for her set Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 at Hi-Tones club. Saenz formed Chulita Vinyl Club to bring women to the forefront of what is seen as a male-dominated scene. Since the group's launch in November, membership has steadily increased across Texas and has also gain international support.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA JNS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA JNS

Lorine Wenzel talks and adjusts her grandson Condrad, 12, while in his up-right chair before being fed Thursday April 2, 2015. The non-euphoric cannabidiol oil has proven to treat intractable seizures, and with the passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act, House Bill 892 and Senate Bill 339, that Condrad can soon receive the same help.

Julysa Sosa for NPR
Julysa Sosa for NPR

Darryl Davidson watches his pot-bellied pig eat a snack Wednesday April 22, 2015 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Davidson also owns five dogs, four cats and two bearded dragons. Davidson was in the National Guard for 17 years before retiring in 2011. He completed two tours to Iraq, and struggled to receive help for his post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Although none of his pets are service animals, Davidson says they help him emotionally.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
 Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News
Chulita Vinyl Club JNS
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Julysa Sosa for NPR
Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

SPC Charles Reding pushes through the Island Hopper obstacle Friday Feb. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition, which runs from until Saturday at Camp Bullis. Fifteen soldiers compete in an obstacle course to emerge as the best warrior and head to a similar contest this year hosted by the Army Recruiting Command. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Students and teachers from the Harlandale Middle School Science Corps grab onto a weather balloon while preparing to launch it into the Earth’s atmosphere Saturday Feb. 7, 2015 at Medina River Natural Area. The balloon will include a GOpro camera, G.P.S. and a science experiment. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Daveon Jordan's mother, Katrina Byrd, is surrounded by a crowd of students, family and friends gathered at 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015 to honor the life of John Paul Stevens High School student Daveon Jordan, 18, in a candle lighting vigil. Jordan was killed and another student was injured Monday night in a shooting on the West Side.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Maria Velasquez Miller visits her husband, retired Tech. Sgt. James Miller's, grave after reading his name in the 6th annual reading of the names of those veterans who have been interred within the last 12 months at the Ft Sam Houston Cemetery as part of Memorial Day, hosted by the 20th District of The American Legion Saturday May 23, 2015 at Shelter #3, Ft Sam Houston Cemetery. Miller's husband passed away Oct. 30, 2014, and she attended the ceremony to honor and remember him, "if I don't die of a heart attack, I will die of a broken heart. I miss him so much."

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

About 160 St. James Catholic School students gather on school grounds Friday May 22, 2015 at St. James Catholic School in Seguin, Texas. Along with teachers, parents and the St. James Catholic Church parish priest prayed for those who became sick from eating the ice cream, employees whose jobs were affected, and the return of Blue Bell ice cream to their lunchroom, school events, and their school store. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Susie Marcella, carries her nephew Condrad, 12, after giving him a bath Thursday April 2, 2015. The non-euphoric cannabidiol oil has proven to treat intractable seizures, and with the passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act, House Bill 892 and Senate Bill 339, that Condrad can soon receive the same help. 

Julysa Sosa

Freshmen JaColbie Butler and Derrick Dick, play a game with other football players while waiting to have their portraits taken during Media Day Monday Aug. 10, 2015, at the Convocation Center at the UTSA campus. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

SSG Kelli Anderson listens to instructions from her sponsor SSG Gilberto Perez while she tries to complete the Reverse Climb obstacle Friday Feb. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition, which runs from until Saturday at Camp Bullis. Fifteen soldiers compete in an obstacle course to emerge as the best warrior and head to a similar contest this year hosted by the Army Recruiting Command. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Fifth grade students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in cafeteria filled with family and friends before the Fifth Grade Promotion ceremony Thursday June 4, 2015 at Paul W. Ott Elementary School. About 119 fifth graders were promoted to the sixth grade after performing a song, "The Climb," and listening to guest speaker Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nicholas LaHood.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

UTSA senior Ashely Andrews and junior Chad Davis lay  Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014 during a "Die-in" in honor of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, where they laid for 15 and half minutes at Sombrilla Plaza. The event was sponsored by the UTSA  NAACP chapter in an effort to shed light on police brutality and injustice, with about 80 people participating. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Miranda Jacobson carries a cage with rabbits after the Fall Challenge Market Rabbit Show Saturday October 25, 2014 during the NEISD agriscience magnet program at Madison High School.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Portrait of Jerenesto Torrez and his son Jay Thursday September 4, 2014 at Retama Park. Jerenesto has been training horses for about 40 years and is now tutoring his son in training thoroughbreds.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

David Huerta attaches the name of his father Tomas, who pass away almost two years ago during the Light The Night Walk fundraising campaign of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Saturday October 18, 2014 at La Villita. The money  raised by the campaign help fund advanced therapies. 

 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

About 1,300 students gathered along with faculty during a pep rally held in honor of english and reading teacher Katherine Martz, who is battling breast cancer, Friday November 21, 2014 at Kitty Hawk Middle School. More than one thousand dollars were raised after students have been selling and wearing bandannas in support of her. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Airmen Basics Victoria Cannon and Lesley Kleyh hula-hoop Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 at the home Mark and Barbara Bean, during the annual Operation Home Cooking, where local families volunteer to take in Lackland airmen for Thanksgiving day, letting them watch TV, call home and eat a home-cooked meal.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Chirline Courtney sings "Something's Got A Hold On Me" Wednesday October 22, 2014 during karaoke night at Nairobi Bar & Grill. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Students from Ella Austin Community Center after school program complete a gardening youth project alongside college student volunteers from the University of the Incarnate Word Friday October 24, 2014 at the center. 

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Retired Army Reserve Col. Tom C. Morris, 104, uses a whiteboard to communicate since his hearing is poor, during a small ceremony where he recieved the Legion of Honor presented by French consul general Sujiro Seam Monday March 2, 2015 at the Socoma Recreation Center. Morris was a lieutenant colonel who served in the European Theater with the 2nd Infantry Division. He landed at Normandy on D 1 and left the states as a captain.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Black Orchid pole dances to "Defying Gravity" from "Wicked" during the Broadway Ball put on by the Stars and Garters, a local burlesque troupe, Saturday June 29, 2014 at Josephine Theatre on 339 W. Josephine.

Julysa Sosa/ For the San Antonio Express-News

Albert Lew prepares for a performance of the lion dance Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 at the 28th Annual Asian Festival. Wong and Lew have been performing at the festival for the past fourteen years. 

Chulita Vinyl Club JNS

Claudia Saenz, aka DJ Teardrop, preps for her set Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 at Hi-Tones club. Saenz formed Chulita Vinyl Club to bring women to the forefront of what is seen as a male-dominated scene. Since the group's launch in November, membership has steadily increased across Texas and has also gain international support.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA JNS

Lorine Wenzel talks and adjusts her grandson Condrad, 12, while in his up-right chair before being fed Thursday April 2, 2015. The non-euphoric cannabidiol oil has proven to treat intractable seizures, and with the passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act, House Bill 892 and Senate Bill 339, that Condrad can soon receive the same help.

Julysa Sosa for NPR

Darryl Davidson watches his pot-bellied pig eat a snack Wednesday April 22, 2015 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Davidson also owns five dogs, four cats and two bearded dragons. Davidson was in the National Guard for 17 years before retiring in 2011. He completed two tours to Iraq, and struggled to receive help for his post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Although none of his pets are service animals, Davidson says they help him emotionally.

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