San Antonio not planning on a mass shelter for migrants
A city spokeswoman said the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and Catholic Charities were working on contingency plans to help with "transportation assistance" if the Migrant Resource Center's capacity was stretched too thin, but it was not planning on creating a mass shelter.
Car stolen from SA family racked up hundreds of dollars in fees at city pound
A car stolen from a downtown parking lot in early March was repeatedly cited for parking illegally blocks away and then sat for more than a week at the city’s impound lot, before its owner was finally informed of its recovery.
Two issues caused major flooding that shut down I-35 lower levels last week, over weekend
Heavy rain Thursday and Saturday caused flooding, especially in some well-known problem spots. One of those is the lower levels of I-35 downtown, which had to be closed both days. Two issues contributed to that.
Moses Rose’s owner rejects final $5.26M offer, prepares for eminent domain fight
The holdout owner of a bar in the way of a new Alamo museum has said the City of San Antonio’s “best and final” $5.26 million offer to buy him out isn’t good enough. Now, with the city and its partners prepared to use eminent domain, the deadlock appears to be headed to court.
Ready to Work program far short of early targets, but city says long-term goals remain the same
Instead of interviewing 9,817 people in the first year as it originally expected, the city now only expects to interview 7,086 by June 30 - a 28% drop. And it only expects to get half as many people enrolled in a certification or degree program - 2,882 instead of 5,758.
Crime down slightly in San Antonio to start 2023 despite big jump in car thefts
Crimes against property, which make up the majority of reported crimes in the city, are up 3.4% compared to the first quarter of 2022. The department’s crime stats show that is due largely to a 59.1% increase of car thefts.
City plans increased dog enforcement, program to tackle nuisance neighbors following deadly mauling
The proposed program and dog enforcement efforts stem directly from a West Side home whose dogs were responsible for the brutal Feb. 24 attack that killed an elderly man and sent several others to the hospital.
This map shows active service requests for Animal Care Services in San Antonio
Did you know you can check on the status of your call Animal Care Services-related call to 311 through the city’s website? An interactive map plots every call with an open status and there are hundreds, if not thousands of open requests.
San Antonio plans to make ‘bad actor’ apartment landlords pay for extra code enforcement inspections
Instead of waiting for new complaints about the same old properties, the City of San Antonio plans to send code enforcement officers out to proactively look for issues and make the landlords of the troubled properties help foot the bill.
Marijuana, abortion make San Antonio May ballot, but city attorney says ‘decriminalization’ efforts aren’t enforceable
The "San Antonio Justice Charter" has enough signatures to get on the ballot, but will it matter? The City Attorney claims most of the proposed changes aren't legal, and the city wouldn't try to enforce them, even if they were to pass.
San Antonio City Council authorizes eminent domain takeover of Moses Rose’s, will try negotiating first
The San Antonio City Council voted 9-2 on Thursday morning to authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire Moses Rose’s Hideout on East Houston Street, which sits in the footprint of a planned Alamo Visitor Center and Museum.
‘The Battle of the Alamo 2.0′: SA city council to decide Thursday whether to use eminent domain on local bar
Vince Cantu, the owner of Moses Rose’s Hideout, said in a news release Wednesday that he’s “ready for ‘the Battle of the Alamo 2.0′ but today is asking for peaceful negotiation with city council.”
How to get to the Alamodome for the Spurs game - free parking, bus options and road closures to avoid
This isn’t the same downtown San Antonio from 1973, or even from a decade ago — the boom in development has caused a bevy of road closures in the area. So if you’re one of about 65,000 fans expected at the game, here are some road closures and traffic solutions to help you navigate downtown San Antonio on Friday night.
San Antonio braces for spike in migrants with looming end of Trump-era policy
The daily number of people passing through the center ranges from under 1,000 to up to 1,800 already, one city official said, and an assistant city manager estimates the number of migrants coming through the MRC will jump by about 30% with the end of Title 42.
Homicides jump as crime up nearly 12% in San Antonio
Driven by a spike in thefts and other property crimes, San Antonio saw a nearly 12% rise in overall crime through October compared to the same period last year. There has also been a 67% jump in homicides, which not even the 53 migrants killed in a trailer in June account for fully.
Shortage of pediatric ICU beds amid early flu season, RSV cases
A Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard, updated Monday afternoon, shows just 42 available, staffed pediatric ICU beds across the state. In San Antonio’s region, which covers nearly 2.9 million people and stretches to the Mexican border, there were only nine available.