San Antonio, Bexar County open warming centers as cold front passes through

City centers to stay open until Friday, county centers to stay open until Saturday

SAN ANTONIO – City, county and utility officials held a briefing Thursday on their continued efforts as temperatures dropped Thursday.

Bexar County and the City of San Antonio also opened multiple warming centers ahead of the freeze. These centers include:

  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office – 9810 Southton Road, San Antonio, TX 78223
  • China Grove – 2456 FM 1516 S, China Grove, TX 78263
  • Denver Heights Community Center- 300 Porter Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
  • ESD 2 – 2096 Talley Rd, San Antonio, TX 78251
  • ESD 3 – 23103 Bulverde Rd, San Antonio, TX 78260
  • ESD 8 – 20825 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255
  • Hamilton Community Center- 10700 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 78217
  • Harlandale Community Center- 7227 Briar place, San Antonio, TX 78221
  • Garza Community Center – 1450 Mira Vista, San Antonio, TX 78228
  • Leon Valley Convention Center – 6427 Evers Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238

County shelters opened at 7 p.m. Wednesday and will remain open until 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, or until conditions merit otherwise.

City shelters opened at 7 a.m. Thursday and will remain open until 12 p.m. on Friday.

“Anyone that comes to those centers should bring clothes, supplies and medicines that they need, and certainly pets are welcome,” San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh said.

VIA is also providing free transportation to the warming centers for anybody that needs a ride.

In San Antonio, the strong cold front arrived on Wednesday night.

This is the second time this year the centers have had to open.

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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.