SAWS Plans for Bexar County's Water Needs Until 2075: Local Residents Invited to Participate
The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is working to ensure Bexar County's growing population has sufficient water supplies. This is due to the rising demand for water. To handle this, SAWS updates its Water Management Plan regularly. This plan predicts long-term water needs and finds solutions to meet them. It is revised every five years to ensure sustainable and affordable water supplies.
Bexar County Commissioners approve more than $5 million in funding for supporting housing for homeless, and new outreach program
SAN ANTONIO — On Tuesday, Bexar County Commissioners Court approved $5.25 million dollars in funding to support homelessness initiatives in the county. The funding will increase the supply of permanent supportive housing, and a new pilot program in Precinct 2 to diagnose individuals and fund capital improvements at Haven for Hope.
More than 6,000 criminal cases dismissed by DA’s office in 3 months, county report shows
SAN ANTONIO – A new Bexar County quarterly report is showing an increase in the amount of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office. The Bexar County Judicial Management Report is released quarterly with the most recent report showing the workload and efficiency measures...
Two Dead in South Bexar County Highway Tragedy Amid Rush Hour Chaos
A deadly dance erupted on a south Bexar County highway Monday, claiming two lives in a grim ballet of metal and speed. As cars were redirected like blood through the veins of a city in shock, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a Facebook post that State Hwy 16 S near Smith Rd. became an asphalt stage for tragedy. With all Northbound lanes obstructed, drivers shunted away to find new paths around the aftermath.
2 residents safely escape home after fire spreads from fireplace, Leon Valley FD says
LEON VALLEY, Texas – Two residents of a home in Leon Valley managed to safely escape a house fire late Wednesday night, the Leon Valley Fire Department said. The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 6000 block of Forest Bend, found not far from Evers Road and Bandera Road.
Inflation may slam brakes on Devine water improvement project
Inflation has driven costs skyward to the point that Devine’s $9.9 million water distribution improvement project is now strapped for funds to complete anything beyond the first of three proposed phases, city engineer Raul Garcia Jr. reported to the city council. “The amount of money budgeted back in 2016-2017...
Ex-NEISD employee wanted on warrant for child grooming is on the run, BCSO says
SAN ANTONIO — A now-former staff member at Johnson High School who is wanted on a warrant for a child grooming charge is on the run from law enforcement, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office says. A warrant has been issued for Daniela Franco, who had been employed as a...
Medina Electric Cooperative linemen return from International Electrification Mission in Guatemala
In early November, two dedicated linemen from Medina Electric Cooperative, Edward Varnador and David Hernandez, successfully participated in an electrification mission to the rural village of Matasano, Zacapa, in the Republic of Guatemala. The project aimed to bring the transformative power of electricity to a community still living without this essential resource.
Testimony begins in Rumfield murder trial
The trial for a Poteet landlord facing a murder charge, began on Tuesday at the Atascosa County Justice Center in Jourdanton. Jimmy Garza is accused of killing Brad Rumfield on Feb. 25, 2021, at BR Outfitters. Both 81st/218th Judicial District and defense attorneys presented opening statements on Tuesday morning after a jury was selected on Monday.
City of San Antonio attempts to combat violence with Violence Prevention Strategic Plan
SAN ANTONIO — The city along with several partners including the University of Texas at San Antonio are planning to tackle violence using a public health approach. It is called the Violence Prevention Strategic Plan and is for Bexar County and San Antonio. District 4 Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia,...
Devine debates mowing Little League Park and adding to Parks & Rec System
The Devine City Council voted to cast its 81 votes for former county commissioners Jerry Beck to represent the city as a member of the Medina County Appraisal District board of directors. The action made official the council’s previously announced decision to back Beck. Add Little League to city...
Four people displaced from their home after flames ripped through their attic
SAN ANTONIO — Four people have been displaced from their home after flames ripped through their attic in far east Bexar County early Tuesday morning. Firefighters in Bexar County, Converse and China Grove were called out to the 7100 block of Joe Louis Drive in far east Bexar County around 3 a.m. for reports of a house fire.
San Antonio's first freeze of the season running behind schedule
The average date for San Antonio's first freeze is usually Nov. 30, but no freeze is in sight for this week. In fact, a freeze is not yet in sight for the month of November, according to some local forecasts. The Hill Country will also dodge freezing temperatures this week.
18-wheeler crashes and jackknifes in Medina County, impacting traffic
MEDINA COUNTY, Texas — An 18-wheeler was involved in a big crash in Medina County Saturday afternoon that impacted traffic, authorities say. First responders were dispatched to a crash along Highway 90 and County Road 4621 in the Dunlay area around 2:30 p.m. According to authorities an 18-wheeler lost...
Knox named Chaplain
Logan Knox, a member of the Poteet Grange, was selected to serve as Chaplain for the National Grange youth officer team at the 157th National Grange Session in Niagra Falls, NY, on Nov. 17. He and his family attended workshops and events while there. He did a wonderful job of...
A Reckless Lexus Driver is Accused of Causing a Deadly Duel on a Bexar County Road, Resulting in Highway Horror
In a tragic display of reckless driving, a high-speed collision claimed the lives of two women on a South Side highway in Bexar County yesterday evening. The driver of a 2023 Lexus was allegedly weaving dangerously through traffic at high speeds when he crashed into a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage on State Highway 16 South near Smith Road, as reported by FOX San Antonio.
Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for fleeing crash that left motorcyclist dead
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — On Nov. 27, 42-year-old Dan Fitts was sentenced to 20 years in prison on failure to stop and render aid - death charges. According to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, on June 10, 2020, Fitts was riding his motorcycle on Loop 410 at speeds exceeding 100 mph when he reportedly crashed into another man riding on a motorcycle. The victim lost control of his motorcycle and was seriously injured due to the crash.
Hondo, Texas: Where Divine Charm Meets Legal Debate
In the heart of Texas Hill Country lies Hondo, a small town with a welcome sign that has made a big splash across the nation. 'This is God's Country, Please Don't Drive Through It Like Hell,' the sign chides with a blend of humor and heritage. A creation of the Hondo Lions Club from 1930, the slogan has since become a quirky symbol of the town's identity, featured in National Geographic and music videos alike. Despite its fame, the sign has been the center of legal controversy, with the Freedom From Religion Foundation challenging its constitutionality based on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Warhorses shoot down Ingram, fall to Marion
The Warhorses kept their grind going on the hardwood during the Thanksgiving Holiday as they defeated Ingram 76-61 before losing a tight one against Marion 59-57. Devine took on San Antonio Kennedy at home last night prior to tipping off at the Marion Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Devine returns...
Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels inspires Lytle ISD students with visit and book reading
LYTLE, Texas - Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC visited the Lytle Independent School District on Monday to share his inspirational story and book, “Darryl’s Dream.”. The visit came after Lytle ISD took first place with Collegiate Edu-Nation in a global showcase honoring K-12 systems leaders early this year. McDaniels...