These warming centers will be open in San Antonio area during freezing weather

Shelters across Bexar County will stay open until needed

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Bexar County officials have opened seven warming centers for people and pets due to freezing temperatures.

The short-term shelters opened at 3 p.m. Thursday, when the cold front arrived.

Officials are asking those seeking shelter to bring clothes, supplies and medicine.

The warming shelters are at:

  • Normoyle Community Center, 700 Culberson Ave., San Antonio, 78225
  • South Side Lions Senior Center, 3303 Pecan Valley Drive, San Antonio, 78210
  • Garza Community Center, 1450 Mira Vista, San Antonio, 78228
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1129 Pat Booker Road, Universal City, 78148
  • Emergency Services District 5, 7120 E. 6th St., Somerset, 78069
  • Emergency Services District 3, 23103 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, 78259
  • Emergency Services District 7, 11617 Galm Road, San Antonio, 78254

Kennels will also be available for pets at the Normoyle, South Side Lions and Garza centers.

Additionally, the City of Boerne will open a warming center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday to Monday in the Community Room at the Patrick Heath Public Library at 451 North Main Street in Boerne.

The City of Lytle’s fire department will open an overnight warming center Thursday and Friday nights. It will be at the Lytle Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 19031 Priest. Officials say this is not a shelter and only intended to be a temporary warming center.

VIA bus rides to and from a warming center are free for passengers. Passengers using the VIA bus service or VIA Link should alert the bus operator when boarding, and VIAtrans passengers should alert the reservation agent when booking a trip.

To request a trip to a warming center, call 311 (210-207-6000).


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