KSAT Community’s ‘Share the Shoes’ drive collects more than 1600 pairs to help local families
The count is in and thanks to a partnership between KSAT Community, the San Antonio Police Department and Good Samaritan Community Services, more than 1600 pairs of shoes have been collected to give out to families in and around the Alamo City.
San Antonio serving up rain, cooler temperatures this holiday weekend
Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-NewsResidents and visitors spending Thanksgiving in the Alamo City will want to take note of the weekend forecast, which will include a mix of rain showers and cooler temperatures. Thanksgiving will start off with a cold front early Thursday morning accompanied by rain showers likely to begin overnight, according to the National Weather Service. There is even a possibility for some mid-day thunderstorms. The rain is not expected to be strong enough to cause flooding, such cases should be “isolated and minor,” reports NWS.mysanantonio.com
UTSA comes back for big win and 5 other things to know this morning
The Roadrunners remain undefeated, 4-0, after the narrow 31-28 win on the Memphis Tigers' home turf — ending the Tigers' 17 home game win streak. San Antonio was proud, obviously. 'Wow-factor' cruise ship setting sail from TexasNorwegian Cruise Lines is debuting its ambitious new cruise line in Galveston next year. The company is boasting several cruise ship firsts for the Norwegian Prima, including a multi-level nightclub, a dry slide with a 10-story plunge and much more. Spurs star wants you to keep trash out of the San Antonio RiverThe San Antonio River Authority kicked off a new campaign Friday called "Don't Let Litter Trash Your River" with the help of a San Antonio Spurs player.mysanantonio.com
Lauryn Farris, a key advocate for transgender equality in San Antonio, has died
Lauryn Farris, a leading voice for transgender advocacy in San Antonio, has died, according to an San Antonio Express-News report. Farris was remembered for working on the Alamo City’s nondiscrimination ordinance and for fighting the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature’s failed 2017 push to bar transgender people from public restrooms. “Lauryn’s work on our local nondiscrimination ordinance ensured that San Antonio would forever be a more inclusive and welcoming city,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg tweeted Monday. Farris, who began transitioning in the early 2000s, worked with numerous local and statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy groups including the San Antonio Gender Association, Pride Center San Antonio, TENT and others. In 2015, Farris was named one of the Most Influential LGBTQ advocates in San Antonio by Out In SA.outinsa.com
Bexar County under flood advisory Thursday morning
Jessica Phelps, Staff photographer / San Antonio Express-NewsThough a forecast earlier in the week predicted wet weather conditions would only last through Wednesday, San Antonians should be aware of a flood advisory for Thursday morning. Areas southwest of the Alamo City along the Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plains are expected to see more frequent and stronger rains, but shower and thunderstorm activity in parts of the San Antonio area may impact driving conditions. Bexar County remains under a flood advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday.mysanantonio.com
Showers, thunderstorms to continue in San Antonio with flooding in some areas
National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service is advising residents to stay safe as scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue in San Antonio. Portions of Bexar County may see ongoing flooding Tuesday as showers and thunderstorms will take place throughout the day and into the rest of the week, according to the latest forecast from NWS. While the intensity of the rain is tapering off as storms move into the Hill Country, Tuesday will still be a wet one in the Alamo City.mysanantonio.com
Patiño scores early, San Antonio FC wins first ever match against Birmingham Legion FC
Thanks to some offensive pressure from Jose Gallegos, Santiago Patiño scored the opening goal in the first minute of play and San Antonio FC got back in the win column with a 2-1 victory at home in their first ever match against Birmingham Legion on Saturday night.
‘If life allows it, we will be back’: Owner of long-standing Leon Springs restaurant hopes to serve community again following devastating fire
The Grill at Leon Springs has a long-standing history with the community. However, the beloved restaurant was destroyed following a fire early Thursday morning.
San Antonio chosen to host international cycling race affiliated with Tour de France next year
What do the French Loire Valley and San Antonio have in common? Well, in 2022, the Alamo City will have its own international cycling event, hosted by <a href="https://www.letapebyletourdefrance.com/" target="_blank">L’Etape</a>, the same group that runs the Tour de France.
Leading SA: SA Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Council Chair on top priority bills in the Texas Legislature
Cities across the country—and across the world— are still dealing with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and leaders from the Alamo City have testified before state leaders to prioritize local efforts in the state’s recovery.
San Antonio tourism leaders eye Legislature as new voting rights bill could have economic consequences
Texas is considered to be the next battleground over voting rights. Community members say they are concerned about the political fallout from a new voting rights bill entering the Texas Legislature, which could affect the Alamo City’s economy.
San Antonio Zoo introduces new tiger named Jeda
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo has a new big cat to introduce to the Alamo City. Jeda, a 3-year-old, 260-pound tiger, will soon enjoy his new surrounding at the Big Cat Valley, zoo officials said in a news release on Tuesday. Jeda, a 3-year-old, 260-pound tiger, has joined the San Antonio Zoo. (Courtesy, San Antonio Zoo)Jeda, a 3-year-old, 260-pound tiger, has joined the San Antonio Zoo. (Courtesy, San Antonio Zoo)Read also: