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Texas voters got their first and only chance to watch the candidates for Texas governor go head-to-head as incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott and his challenger, Democrat Beto O’Rourke, debated live from the Rio Grande Valley on Friday. The debate at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was hosted...
Downtown San Antonio flopped in a recent survey of visitors conducted by Centro San Antonio, a non-profit organization that works to make the city center more welcoming. San Antonio City Councilman Clayton Perry referenced the results as the council on Thursday approved special assessment rates for commercial properties and residential condos in the Downtown Public Improvement District or PID.
Fronteras: How we say 'San Antonio' — writer Oscar Cásares discusses the power of Spanish pronunciations
Writer Oscar Cásares with his father, Everardo Cásares, in 2000. Cásares' Texas Monthly article, "What We Say When We San 'San Antonio'," center on an expierence he had as a teenager during a trip from his hometown of Brownsville to San Antonio. In an area that was...
Members of the San Antonio arts community thanked the city council on Thursday for allocating $5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to be help local artists and arts organizations recover from the pandemic. City officials say nearly one out of every five local professional artists lost their jobs...
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Joint Base San Antonio found Legionella bacteria in a barracks at Fort Sam Houston and moved more than 150 residents and staff, the 502d Air Base Wing said Friday. The command described the action as temporary and said the bacteria was found in the plumbing system of the Liberty Barracks during routine water testing. There have been no known cases of Legionnaire’s disease or other Legionella-based infections tied to the discovery so far.
The office of Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar released a long overdue study of the jail on Friday. The new report focused on how to better staff the facility that has struggled to keep up at a critical time. The number of people jailed remains high, and deputies complain about the state of both the jail infrastructure and their quality of life.
Many communities wait for the arrival of slightly cooler temperatures in the fall to host trademark events. This weekend includes Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg. Also, pumpkin patches are sprouting around San Antonio ahead of Halloween. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg runs through Sunday. Highlights on Saturday include the Kraut Run and stein-hoisting contest,...