Police nab man accused of robbing Alamo vape shop at knifepoint
An Alamo man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly robbed a vape store with a knife and then ran from police. Eric Rodriguez III was caught on surveillance taking money from the cash register at a Vape City in Alamo, authorities said in an arrest affidavit. Police arrived around 8:31 a.m. Sunday at 1451 Duranta Ave. in Alamo in reference to an aggravated robbery. The video showed Rodriguez III entering the store where he then pointed a “large gray knife” at the woman, the affidavit said. Rodriguez III was found at a separate location where he attempted to flee from police on foot, according to the affidavit.myrgv.com
Authorities investigating decomposed body found in rural Alamo
Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators are probing the death of a person whose body was found decomposing in rural Alamo on Saturday. When they arrived they found a “decomposed body,” according to a sheriff’s office news release. Authorities are asking anyone with additional information about the case to call the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at (956) 383-8114. To remain anonymous call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 668-8477 or submit anonymously through the smartphone application P3 TIPS. The sheriff’s office said they would provide an update on the case as more information becomes available.myrgv.com
Letters: Memorial at Alamo
Texas history has long forgotten Texas Col. Juan Seguin and his Tejanos performing the military funeral service for the burnt ashes of the defenders of the Alamo. To his horror and surprise, Juan came across three piles of burnt ashes; one large pile in front of the Alamo and two smaller piles at the Alameda (east entrance of San Antonio). It would be his sole responsibility to provide a proper funeral service for the fallen defenders of the Alamo. Seguin led the procession back to the Alamo and placed the large pile of ashes into the coffin and repeated the 21-gun salutes. It means the 1973 abortion decision was unconstitutional and that each individual state should make its own laws concerning the issue of abortion.myrgv.com
Alamo to honor local soldier killed in Vietnam thanks to fellow veteran’s efforts
Enrique Gonzalez recently set out on a mission to learn more about a fellow Alamo native James Dale Earnest, who was killed in action serving for the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and hoped in doing so he’d earn the fallen soldier recognition from his hometown.myrgv.com
PSJA greenlights connectivity funding application, but not without debate
The sticking point for some trustees proved to be those hot spots. Trustee Cynthia Gutierrez said hot spots have not always proven reliable, especially in households with multiple students. Both Gutierrez and Trustee Carlos Villegas suggested that may be a better option than hot spots. Davalos noted that the connectivity funding was in some ways geared toward making hot spot purchases simple, and noted that for federal funding purposes the city’s internet would be unfeasible. The city’s fiber optic network isn’t complete yet, he said, and it could present privacy concerns.myrgv.com
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A soldier’s search: Alamo veteran on mission to memorialize local pilot killed in Vietnam
Enrique Gonzalez is seeking information about a fellow Alamo native, James Dale Earnest, who, like himself, piloted helicopters during the Vietnam War. Unlike Gonzalez, however, Earnest did not make it home.myrgv.com
PSJA latest school district to lift mask mandate
The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school board voted to lift its mask mandate Monday, as face covering requirements at local schools become increasingly scarce. Edinburg and Santa Rosa school districts lifted their mandates earlier this year, and The Monitor reported on three districts in the county last semester that either dropped their mandate or didn’t enforce it. “Also the recommendation is for the PSJA ISD superintendent to have the authority to reinstate a mask mandate according to an increase in cases at PSJA ISD, CDC recommendations and local health authority recommendations,” she said. The district will continue to recommend masks, administration said, and will continue to follow other pandemic preventative measures. “And the community needs to be informed.”Arredondo voiced his confidence in communicating the mandate lift.myrgv.com
E-E’s Guzman flies at RGVCA Meet of Champions Class 5A Girls Prelims
“We want to his at least 12 feet, 6 inches this summer.”RGVCA Meet of Champions Girls Preliminary ResultsClass 6A Womens Results100 Meters Varsity – Finals1. 4:40.27a Mission11 Norma Torres9 Chelsea Ibarra10 Michelle Avila9 Yamilet CondesShot Put – 4kg Varsity – Finals1. 9 Desiree Keith 32-08.00 Harlingen SouthClass 5A Womens Results100 Meters Varsity – Finals1. 1:56.23a Sharyland Pioneer11 Briana Saucedo9 Whitley Sutton12 Katelyn Salazar11 Jainie Lopez11 Regina Beas12 Layla Estrada11 Rosse Osorio9 Alicia Rodriguez4×400 Relay Varsity – Finals1. 9 Vashti Perez 6-11.00 PR IDEA North MissionTriple Jump Varsity – Finals1.myrgv.com
Homeowner shoots stranger under his vehicle
A homeowner in rural Alamo shot a man he saw under the homeowner’s vehicle Tuesday, according to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, deputies found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the torso. The sheriff’s office says deputies made contact with the homeowner, a 56-year-old man, who investigators say is a victim to a previous burglary. Investigators say the homeowner shot the 26-year-old after confronting him. The investigation is active and authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s office at (956) 383-8114.myrgv.com
Authorities seek suspect in rural Alamo shooting death
Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating a shooting that occurred late Thursday night that left one man dead. At around 9:17 p.m. Thursday, in response to a disturbance call, deputies from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrived in rural Alamo, north of the 100 block of Sioux Road. At the scene, they found a male victim with a fatal gunshot wound, according to a news release. Anyone with information in the incident can call the sheriff’s office at (956) 383-8114. To remain anonymous, call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at (956) 688-8477 (TIPS).myrgv.com
LETTER: Forgotten Alamo slave
In honor of Black History Month, Texas history has long forgotten Joe, Col. William Travis’ slave. Having been spared his life for being a black slave, Joe would accompany Mrs. Susanna Dickenson to Gen. Sam Houston and tell his story of the Battle of the Alamo. Most of what Texas history knows about the Alamo is what Joe told the Texas Cabinet on March 20, 1836. The sad truth is that Joe entered the Alamo as a slave, and he left the Alamo still a slave. Texas history may have forgotten Joe, but we should all remember, and honor, all our Texas and Tejano heroes, especially the courage and bravery of Joe, Col. Travis’ slave.myrgv.com
Hidalgo County virus toll exceeds 3,700 as 12 more die
Hidalgo County reported 12 deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday along with 714 new cases of the virus. Those fatalities — seven of them men and six women — bring the death toll for Hidalgo County to 3,703. The county announced another 680 people were released from isolation Monday, bringing that total to 157,057 and leaving the county with 547 active cases. Local schools continue to report COVID-19 data, adding 21 staff cases and 82 student cases. Cameron County reported additional COVID-19 data as well Monday, adding 664 cases and six deaths to its totals.myrgv.com
Fiesta San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Fiesta began in 1891 to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Today is a celebration of the city's diverse culture and rich history, and it has become one of the nation's top festivals. Taking place over eleven days, Fiesta San Antonio…lakefrontollu.com
Alamo resident identified as man found dead in San Juan
Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified the man who was shot and killed early Sunday morning as Julian Ramirez, an Alamo resident. Ramirez was dead when deputies arrived and had multiple gunshot wounds, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators took four men who were at the location to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and as of early Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office has not named those men nor has the agency indicated whether they have been charged. The sheriff’s office said the investigation remains active and asks anyone with information on the case to call the sheriff’s office at (956) 383-8114. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS (8477) or can submit through the smartphone application P3 TIPS.myrgv.com
Alamo tax office temporarily closes; San Juan location reopens
Hidalgo County Tax Offices have made operational changes and will have the Alamo substation closed throughout this week. The substation will be closed through Friday while the San Juan location is now operational again, Hidalgo County Tax Assessor and Collector Pablo Villarreal Jr. said in a news release. Taxpayers are encouraged to visit the San Juan substation or other locations around the county, and to use alternative payment methods. Credit cards and e-checks can be used to pay for property tax payments online. Residents can also mail tax payments and vehicle renewals to P.O.myrgv.com
Two more COVID-19 deaths, 600 new cases reported in Hidalgo County
Hidalgo County reported two more residents died due to COVID-19 and another 600 people tested positive. Their deaths raise the county’s total number of COVID fatalities to 3,528. The 600 new cases reported Thursday is the largest single-day increase in cases in Hidalgo County since September, according to Hidalgo County’s COVID-19 dashboard. The new cases include 377 confirmed cases and 223 probable cases. The 88 patients include 75 adults and 13 pediatric patients.myrgv.com
FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18
WHEN 9 p.m. FridayWHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllenCOST Free‘LEGALLY BLONDE JR.’Our Lady of Sorrows presents the stage production. WHEN 5:30 p.m. FridayWHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllenCOST $1 per person suggested donationPRESCHOOL YOGAYoga for kids is for children ages 3.5 to 5 years old. WHEN 8:30 a.m. SaturdayWHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllenROLLER DERBY SEASON OPENERThe RGV Bandidas take on Monterrey Roller Derby. WHEN 8:30 a.m. SaturdayWHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllenCOST $1 suggested donationLITTLE PAWS STORY TIMEDo you have little ones who loves animals? WHEN 10 a.m. SaturdayWHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83, McAllenCOST $1 per person suggested donationWINTER TEXAN APPRECIATION DAYFood, fun and activities.myrgv.com
Healthcare for Alamo Students
By: Julian Trejo On Sept 22, 2021, the Alamo Colleges held a press conference to announce their partnership with UT Health San Antonio to provide healthcare for Alamo students. This new program, Wellness 360, will give students over the age of 18 the opportunity to receive care over the phone through TeleHelp services, as well…pacpulse.com
Hidalgo County reports one COVID death, 290 new cases
Hidalgo County reported one additional death related to COVID-19 Monday, along with 290 new cases of the virus. The death of an Alamo man in his 60s brings the total number of fatalities in the county to 3,503. Area hospitals continue to treat 61 individuals with the virus, 54 of them adults and seven pediatric patients. The county also reported 231 individuals were released from isolation Monday for a total of 116,163 people released from isolation. Local schools continued to report COVID-19 data Monday, adding three staff cases and 30 student cases to their total.myrgv.com
Eye Opener: New COVID variant discovered in South Africa
The World Health Organization raises concern over Omicron, a new coronavirus strain. Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia and a group of Ukrainians of planning a coup. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
10 free events in San Antonio for parents and kids to do before summer ends
Looking for something to do with the kids as summer draws closer to an end but unsure of where to go or what to do? Here are some free and low-price activities and events to keep the kids entertained before school’s back in session.
State museum canceled book event examining slavery’s role in Battle of the Alamo after Texas GOP leaders complained, authors say
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick confirmed on Twitter that he called for the event to be canceled. Abbott, Patrick and other GOP leaders are board members of the State Preservation Board, which oversees the Bullock museum.
Coronavirus update San Antonio, March 27: Health officials report 153 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths
A police officer walks outside of the closed Alamo on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, during a stay at home order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. - The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 5,000 late on April 1, according to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 203,523 total COVID-19 cases and 3,077 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 153 new cases as of Saturday. No new deaths were reported today. City officials also reported that 187 patients are hospitalized, 75 are in the intensive care unit and 34 are on ventilators.
Headed to the Alamo? You’re ‘strongly’ encouraged to wear a mask even after Wednesday
Visitors wearing face masks leave the Alamo, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Antonio. Greg Abbott says Texas is lifting a mask mandate and lifting business capacity limits next week. According to a statement by Alamo officials, masks are not required but are requested to be worn by visitors. “The Alamo requests visitors continue wearing masks while on the grounds and they will be strongly encouraged to do so by staff and security,” Alamo officials said in a statement. For more information on the Alamo's COVID-19 precautions, please visit: https://t.co/YaDn9ZPk4A pic.twitter.com/h13iTVxagM — The Alamo (@OfficialAlamo) March 8, 2021“Since the Alamo reopened last August, we have implemented several changes to provide a better experience during the pandemic,” Alamo officials said.
Coronavirus update San Antonio, March 6: Health officials report 137 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths
A police officer walks outside of the closed Alamo on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, during a stay at home order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District reported 197,921 total COVID-19 cases and 2,685 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 137 new cases as of Saturday. Health officials also reported that 301 patients are hospitalized, 138 are in the intensive care unit and 72 are on ventilators. More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped to vaccine hubs across the state next week, as announced Friday by the Texas Department of State Health Services. READ MORE: More than 1 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccine coming to Texas next weekAdYou can watch the full COVID-19 briefing in the video player above.
3 St. Patrick’s Day inspired cocktails
SAN ANTONIO – St. Patrick’s day will be here soon, and if you are celebrating from home this year then we have a few themed cocktails for you to try. Artisan owner Nick Spink shares three cocktails: The Wicked Leprechaun, Frozen Shamrock and Dublin Apple. The Wicked Leprechaun is a vodka based drink with 7 UP, blue curacao, and orange juice. The Dublin Apple is whiskey-based with muddled green apple and apple schnapps. You can find Artisan at their new location 402 Austin St, San Antonio, TX 78215.
Alamo visitors see Phil Collins collection for the first time in honor of Texas Independence Day
SAN ANTONIO – Trent Rosser and his wife, Sharon, said they are grateful for the coincidence of being in San Antonio on Texas Independence Day. “Grateful, I’m grateful,” Trent Rosser said about getting to see the new collection. “It just brings back emotion,” Trent Rosser said. AdThe singer is a massive Alamo enthusiast who has been collecting Alamo artifacts for years. It’s cool.”The exhibit is free to view Tuesday in honor of Texas Independence Day and will run through April 25.
Alamo Plaza redevelopment project gets new leadership to move forward
SAN ANTONIO – Plans to redevelop the Alamo Plaza must move forward with a new design and leadership team, according to an announcement by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “The position that Councilman Trevino has taken, which is that the Cenotaph can’t move -- then the Alamo Plan is dead, is not tenable. Last September, the Texas Historical Commission voted to deny the Cenotaph’s relocation, which the Alamo Trust said was necessary to make way for a museum. According to Viagran, her family lineage goes back to the Alamo with a member among the defenders. Any changes must be approved by the city council and the Alamo Trust and the General Land Office of the state.
The Alamo launches temporary preview of ‘Phil Collins Collection’ on Texas Independence Day
SAN ANTONIO – For Alamo fans who’ve been waiting for this moment all their lives, officials have finally showcased a preview of the “Phil Collins Collection.”The Alamo displayed a preview of the collection, filled with artifacts donated by musician and Alamo enthusiast Phil Collins, starting on Texas Independence Day on Tuesday. The temporary exhibit, which includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the battle, will be on display until April 25. “The public has been very interested in seeing the Collins Collection. Artifacts have been added to the Phil Collins Collection over the years, Alamo officials said in the release. Visitors can see the preview exhibit in the Alamo Exhibit Hall for free on Tuesday in honor of Texas Independence Day.
WATCH: The Alamo honors Tejano heroes of the Texas Revolution
SAN ANTONIO – Tejano heroes of the Texas Revolution were honored on Feb. 27 with a range of events for Tejano Day at the Alamo. “Tejanos at the Alamo” is a new addition to the annual Battle of the Alamo Commemoration lineup. The Alamo featured in-person activities throughout the day on Saturday to demonstrate Tejano life in the 1830s. There was also a virtual event, “The Alamo Addresses: Tejanos of the Texas Revolution” at 10 a.m., which you can watch in the video player above. “It’s important for people to know that this is a bigger story,” Alamo curator Ernesto Rodriguez said.
Videos, photos show how San Antonio spent Snow Day 2021
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio residents woke up to an unusual sight Monday morning. While the winter storm has resulted in power outages and dangerous conditions, locals made the best of it by enjoying a rare opportunity to play in the snow. AdThat meant ice angels at Alamo Plaza, snowmen galore, and sledding and kayaking down streets. View some images and videos of Snow Day 2021 below. Gallery: Locals take in a rare snow dayFull Screen Full Screen 1 / 28 eustaciotovar: SnowmanWatch: Sledding through San Antonio streetsWatch: Skiing and snowboarding in SchertzWatch: Husky plays in snow in San AntonioWatch: Kayaking in snow down San Antonio streetWatch: San Antonio dog plays in snow for the first timeStay InformedAs always, Your Weather Authority team will keep you updated.
Watch: Sun rises on snow-covered Alamo in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Overnight snow has covered the Alamo and the rest of downtown — a sight that is rarely seen. KSAT’s Sarah Acosta reported live from the San Antonio landmark on Monday morning and said Alamo Plaza received about 2 inches of snow. Sunday night into Monday, San Antonio and the surrounding area saw 3-6 inches of snowfall -- the most the area has seen since 1985. A mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow swept across the KSAT viewing area while temperatures fell into the low 20s and teens. You can get the very latest forecast and check out the interactive radar anytime by bookmarking our weather page and downloading the KSAT Weather Authority App - available for both Apple and Android devices.
Alamo closed Sunday, Monday due to weather
SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo will be closed on Sunday and Monday in an effort to reduce travel during the winter storm, officials said on Sunday. Officials encouraged any visitors planning to visit the site to “cancel their plans” and avoid traveling during the storm. Officials say that once the weather allows, visitors can always visit the historic site for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Stay InformedAs always, Your Weather Authority team will keep you updated. You can get the very latest forecast anytime by bookmarking our weather page and downloading the KSAT Weather Authority App - available for both Apple and Android devices.
Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump tours a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before his Senate trial is set to begin, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday. Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers, are no longer with Trump's defense team. Republicans and Trump aides have made clear that they intend to make a simple argument in the trial: Trump's trial is unconstitutional because he is no longer in office. ____Associated Press writer Meg Kinnard in Columbia, South Carolina, contributed to this report.
As see on on SA Live - Tuesday, January 26, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio chef is bringing new things to the Alamo city and we’re getting a sneak peek. Energy X Fitness is getting us back to the basics for the new year, and we get some goodies from a popular, local, home baker, it’s all today on SA Live. Energy X Fitness is showing us how to do the fundamentals of fitness, the right way. This might be a little random... but, what was the strangest thing you’ve found in your junk drawer? Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Vintage photos show the Alamo as far back as 140+ years ago
Photograph shows Alamo Plaza with meat market in foreground. (UTSA Special Collections)The photo below shows the interior of the Alamo with an inscription that reads “Interior Alamo. (UTSA Special Collections)Photograph shows the Alamo chapel as viewed through the gateway on the north side of the building. Photograph shows bird's-eye view looking southeast towards the Alamo, the Alamo Museum and gift shop (left), and the Cenotaph on Alamo Plaza (right). (UTSA Special Collections)The Texas Historical Commission blocked a controversial plan to move the Cenotaph in September 2020.
Social media captures President Donald Trump’s visit to the Texas border
Nydia Canas attaches a flag to her vehicle in supporter of President Donald Trump in anticipation of his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Harlingen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HARLINGEN, Texas – President Donald Trump traveled to South Texas on Tuesday to tout his administration’s border wall accomplishments. RELATED: President Donald Trump’s relationship with the Texas borderOfficials in Alamo indicated Tuesday morning they did not have any prior knowledge of the president’s visit and did not have an itinerary. pic.twitter.com/rTKFjcq5si — James Dobbins (@james_dobbins_) January 12, 2021More people gathering in McAllen and waiting for President Donald Trump’s arrival. @ksatnews pic.twitter.com/pMjRPDzXjW — KSAT Tiffany Huertas (@KSAT_Tiffany) January 12, 2021Several President Donald Trump supporters gathering near McAllen International Airport.
President Trump is not visiting the Alamo Tuesday. He’s scheduled in border town of Alamo, Texas.
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)ALAMO, Texas – President Trump is slated to visit South Texas early this week, but not San Antonio. With the news of his scheduled trip to South Texas beginning to circulate Saturday, some confusion surrounds the precise location of his scheduled trip. President Trump is planning to visit Alamo, Texas, a town near the border in the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday. Law enforcement near Alamo, Texas, have already begun preparing for the president’s visit at the Valley International Airport, according to KVEO-TV.
Bexar County Judge and others raise concerns with Alamo Plan as City Council reconsiders path forward
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff remembers the Alamo, but he also remembers parts of the Alamo Plan he’d like to see changed. Their letter comes as the City Council discusses the future of the Alamo Plan now that the controversial relocation of the Cenotaph, a central part of the plan, has been blocked by the Texas Historical Commission. The current Alamo Plan, which the city council approved in October 2018, includes the City of San Antonio, the Texas General Land Office, and the Alamo Trust as its partners. It involves renovating Alamo Plaza, closing down portions of several streets, and creating a museum and visitor center located around the Woolworth and Crockett buildings. Read the letter in full below:Related: San Antonio City Council discusses uncertain future of Alamo Plan
Temporary fencing to surround Alamo Plaza on Election Day ‘as a security precaution’
SAN ANTONIO – Bracing for a possibly turbulent election night, city officials have decided to install temporary barriers around the Alamo “as a security precaution.”The barrier will be added around the perimeter of the Alamo Plaza until the end of the week, according to a tweet from The Alamo. The Alamo will still be free and open to the public during its regular operating hours. Temporary Fencing Going Up In Alamo Plaza Tomorrow As A Security PrecautionStarting tomorrow, the City of San Antonio will add temporary fencing around the perimeter of Alamo Plaza as a security precaution for the rest of this week. In June, temporary fencing was added around the plaza due to nights of protests. More than 300 polling locations, including schools, libraries, churches, city halls and community centers, will be open.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asks for audit of funds meant for Alamo preservation
Governor Dan Patrick has requested that the State Auditor provide an audit of the nearly $140 million allocated for the historic preservation of the Alamo. In a letter to the State Auditor, Patrick asks for a “financial and programmatic” audit of the money appropriated by Texas in 2015. Governor I have a responsibility to the taxpayers of Texas,” Patrick wrote in the letter. “This report should identify current objectives and timelines for General Land Office’s completion of the project, as well as any risks threatening those objectives and timelines," Patrick said in his letter. "Please prioritize this request by beginning as soon as possible and provide an update by December 15, 2020.
‘We have to plan the transportation of the future,' says San Antonio mayor
SAN ANTONIO – According to the newest Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report poll, most San Antonio residents support the 1/8 cent sales tax propositions that would fund Pre-K for S.A., transportation and job training programs. In the latest KSAT Q&A, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he’s pleased with these results. Q: Why are we approving something now that won’t be used for transportation for several more years? “We have to plan the transportation of the future,” Nirenberg said. We have to be able to take down some of those federal funds that are due to us in order to build our transportation system of the future.
Virtual event to provide insight into cannons used at Battle of The Alamo
SAN ANTONIO – Those interested in history and the Battle of the Alamo may want to take part in a virtual event scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30. “The Alamo Addresses: Cannon Replica Project” event will provide insight into the cannons used during the Battle of the Alamo and explain how and why the Alamo has commissioned replica cannons that will be placed at the site. Alamo officials said those interested can learn more about the history of the Alamo Battle Cannons, along with the research and the process of creating the replicas. The virtual event will be held via Zoom at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $10 per connection. This virtual event will be a special opportunity to learn about the exciting research about the cannons, from historical accounts to conservation efforts.”