All citations issued in October for violations of San Antonio’s Public Health Emergency Declaration

List shows locations in San Antonio that received citations in October

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – A total of 43 citations were issued in October for violations of San Antonio’s emergency declaration.

The city’s emergency health declaration requires businesses to post a list of COVID-19 symptoms near the entrance, requires all people 10 years and older to wear a face covering, prohibits large outside gatherings in excess of 10 people (with some exceptions) in line with social distancing guidelines, and allows restaurants to operate up to 75% capacity.

The San Antonio Development Services Department (DSD), Center City Development and Operations Department, San Antonio Police Department, and Metro Health are all charged with enforcing the order. The information below regarding citations has been provided by the city.

For the full list of requirements laid out in the seventh addendum to the 8th declaration of public health emergency regarding COVID-19, scroll to the bottom of the article.

To report a violation, call 210-207-7273.

Here is the current list of citations from October and the description of the violation included with the data:

October 31

  • Overstock Furniture Store - A call was received for people not wearing masks at Overstock Furniture Store located at 8327 State Highway 151. DSD officials provided symptoms signage to the manager on duty and observed employees, the manager, and customers not wearing masks. A citation was issued.
  • The Social Spot - A proactive inspection was conducted at The Social Spot located at 930 Broadway. DSD officials observed mask and social distancing violations. A citation was issued.
  • Hidden Tavern - A proactive inspection was conducted at Hidden Tavern located at 11407 West Avenue. DSD officials observed mask and social distancing violations. A citation was issued.

October 30

  • Deco Pizza - A call was received for excessive noise from Deco Pizza restaurant located at 1815 Fredericksburg Road. DSD officials inspected the restaurant with VICE and observed mask and social distancing violations. A citation was issued.
  • Ricky Bobby’s Sports Bar - A proactive inspection was conducted at Ricky Bobby Bar located at 2335 NW Military Highway. DSD officials observed mask and social distancing violations. A citation was issued.

October 28

  • Wok Inn - A call was received for employees not wearing masks at Wok Inn located at 2230 SE Military Drive. DSD officials observed two employees who were not wearing masks properly and not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.

October 24

  • Texas Roadhouse - A proactive inspection was conducted at Texas Roadhouse located at 6616 W. Loop 1604 North. DSD officials observed that required signage was posted and employees were wearing masks, but patrons were sitting at booths back-to-back without a 6-foot partition separating the booths. A citation was issued.

October 21

  • Midas - A call was received for people not wearing masks at a Midas located at 11000 IH 10 West. DSD officials observed two individuals interacting within 6 feet of each other and one individual was not wearing a mask. Officials spoke with the manager about the violation and issued a citation.
  • Crunch Gym - A call was received for people not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing at Crunch Gym, located at 8725 Marbach Road. DSD officials observed multiple employees and guests not wearing masks and spoke with the manager who was also not wearing a mask. A citation was issued.

October 17

  • Elsewhere Garden Bar - A proactive inspection was conducted at Elsewhere Garden Bar, located at 103 E Jones Avenue. DSD officials observed that the location was in violation of the mask and social distancing requirements laid out in the city’s emergency declaration. A citation was issued.
  • The Lost Bar and Grill - A proactive inspection was conducted at The Lost Bar & Grill, located at 12730 NW Loop 410. DSD officials observed that the location was in violation of the social distancing ordinance as the tables were not adequately spaced out to maintain six feet of distance. A citation was issued.
  • Anchor Bar - A proactive inspection was conducted at Anchor Bar, located at 4553 N Loop 1604 W. DSD officials observed that the location was in violation of the social distancing ordinance as the tables were not adequately spaced out to maintain six feet of distance. A citation was issued.
  • Social Spot - A proactive inspection was conducted at Social Spot, located at 930 Broadway. DSD officials observed the location was in violation of mask and social distancing requirements. Also, the business was operating over the maximum allowable capacity. Two citations were issued.
  • Boneheadz Sports Bar - A proactive inspection was conducted at Boneheadz Sports Bar, located at 9503 Console Drive. Upon inspection, it was observed by DSD officials that the location was in violation of the social distancing requirement as patrons were close to one another. A citation was issued.

October 16

  • Hernandez Tire and Muffler Shop - A call was received for Hernandez Tire and Muffler Shop, located at 1514 Bandera Road, for employees not wearing face coverings. No health and safety policy signage was posted. Employees were observed by DSD officials in bay areas conversing without face coverings, and not practicing social distancing. Officials met with the manager and explained the violations. Two citations will be filed in municipal court.
  • Circus Bingo SA - A call was received for Circus Bingo SA, located at 330 Wurzbach Road, for face mask policy and social distancing violations. Several players were seen sitting back to back and side to side without social distancing and DSD officials observed that they were not wearing face coverings. Officials spoke with the manager and explained the violation. Health and safety policy signage was posted. A citation will be filed in municipal court.
  • Pueblo Hall - A proactive inspection was conducted at Pueblo Hall, located at 3315 Northwestern. DSD officials observed that the location was hosting a mixed quinceanera. The required signage was properly posted. However, officials observed social distancing violations as the tables were not adequately spaced out. A citation was issued.

October 10

  • El Canelo #6 Mexican Grill - A call was received for El Canelo #6 Mexican Grill, located at 1003 Culebra Road, for people not wearing a face mask. Health and safety policy signs were posted. DSD officials observed six employees standing at the counter less than 6 feet apart, conversing without face coverings. Customers that were actively eating were not socially distanced. The violation was explained to the owner and a citation was issued.
  • Weathered Souls Brewing - A reactive inspection was conducted at Weathered Souls Brewing located at 606 Embassy Oaks due to an email compliant. Health and safety policy signs were posted and hand sanitizer was posted for customer use. The max occupant load is 70 and 22 customers actively eating were counted. Two staff were not wearing face coverings and not practicing social distancing. Officials explained the violation to the manager and a citation was issued.
  • Thirsty’s SA - A proactive inspection was conducted at Thirsty’s SA located at 8902 S Presa Street. DSD officers met with the manager after individuals were observed not social distancing and not wearing masks. A citation was issued for the violation.
  • Aquaduck Beer Garden - A proactive inspection was conducted at The Aquaduck Beer Garden located at 9214 Espada Road. DSD officers spoke with the owner after customers were observed not social distancing. A citation was issued for the violation.

October 9

  • Cowboys Dancehall - A proactive inspection was conducted at Cowboys Dance Hall located at 3030 NE Loop 410. Upon inspection, DSD officials observed the following violations: failure to wear masks, failure to maintain social distancing, and allowing groups of more than 10 people. Two citations were issued.
  • Chili’s - A proactive inspection was conducted at Chili’s located at 5790 W Loop 1604 North. Upon inspection, DSD officials observed that the required signage was properly posted and the restaurant was operating under the 75% allowable capacity. However, officials observed violations of the social distancing requirement. A citation was issued.

October 8

  • Mainland Sports Complex - A proactive inspection was conducted at Mainland Sports Complex located at 8002 Sand Pebble. Upon inspection, DSD officials observed that the required signage was properly posted. However, TABC paperwork indicated that the complex was considered a bar and should remain closed. A citation was issued.
  • Boneheadz Sports Pub - A proactive inspection was conducted at Boneheadz Sports Pub located at 9503 Console Drive. Upon inspection, DSD officials observed that the location was in violation for people seen not social distancing. A citation was issued.

October 6

  • Rising Phoenix Vape Shop - A call was received for Rising Phoenix Vape Shop located at 8015 Bandera Road for employees not wearing masks. Officials observed that the required health and safety signage was posted and met with the owner. The owner was not wearing a mask while speaking to another person and was not social distancing. A red placard was posted for a citation by DSD officials.

October 3

  • XTC Cabaret Center - During a proactive inspection at XTC Cabaret Center located at 2023 Sable Lane, DSD officials observed one violation of social distancing and a citation was issued.
  • Taqueria La Perla La Jalisco - A call was received for Taqueria La Perla La Jalisco, located at 2255 SE Military, for being over-occupancy and customers not socially distanced at tables. DSD officials met with the manager and explained that the location was in violation of the city ordinance with customers sitting in booths back to back with no partition constructed between them. The property was also in violation of the maximum occupancy load. The capacity at 75% is 75 patrons and 86 patrons were counted during the inspection. Two citations will be filed in municipal court, according to officials.
  • Texan Icehouse - During a proactive inspection at Texan Icehouse located at 4518 West Avenue, DSD officials observed that the required signage was not posted and the bar remained open despite a red tag classification with TABC. Two citations were issued for the violations observed.
  • The Republic - During a proactive inspection at The Republic located at 526 River Walk, DSD officials noticed that the required signage was not properly posted and proper social distancing not being maintained. Two citations were issued for the observed violations.

October 2

  • Big O Tires - A call was received for Big O Tires, located at 13080 N US Hwy 281, for employees not wearing a face mask. Health and safety policies were posted. DSD officials observed two male employees less than six feet apart, inspecting a vehicle with no face masks on. Employees were also observed entering the location without face masks on and passing employees at the counter without practicing social distancing. Officials met with the general manager of the location, explained the violation and issued a citation.
  • Manheim San Antonio Transportation - A call was received for Manheim San Antonio Transportation, located at 2042 Ackerman Road, regarding an employee suspected of testing positive. Health and safety policies were posted. DSD officials met with the general manager of the location and found that the cleaning crew constantly sanitizes building. Employees quarantine for 14 days and are allowed back at work when they receive a negative COVID-19 test. While speaking with the general manager, four employees were observed conversing with no face coverings and were less than six feet apart. The violation was explained and a citation was issued.
  • E&E Entertainment - A proactive inspection was conducted at E&E Entertainment located at 7616 Culebra Road. Upon inspection, DSD officials observed the following violations: no signage posted, not wearing masks, and not practicing social distancing. Two citations were issued.
  • El Tequila Mexican Restaurant - A call was received for El Tequila Mexican Restaurant located at 7628 Marbach Road for not enforcing face the city’s mask policy. Officials observed the health and safety policy posted at the entrance. While speaking with the owner, one employee walked by several customers with her mask around her chin. Then four male customers entered the location wearing no face mask and no one enforced the policy. DSD officials found the property to be in violation of the city ordinance and a citation was issued.
  • El Bucanero - A proactive inspection was conducted at El Bucanero located at 8300 Marbach Road. Upon inspection, officials with the DSD observed that the required signage was properly posted and the restaurant was operating under the 75% allowable occupancy. However, the tables were not spaced enough to maintain social distancing, and a citation was issued.

October 1

  • Damasco Mediterranean Buffett - A call was received about Damasco Mediterranean Buffet, located at 4841 Fredericksburg Road, for unsanitary food and for serving from a buffet. The establishment is allowing customers to self-serve from the buffet which is not in compliance with the emergency declaration. Metropolitan Health District officials issued a red placard citation.

Read the full text of the latest public health emergency declaration below:


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.