‘We’re very hopeful’: Advocates push for Congress to approve direct flight from San Antonio to DC
It's not a new topic, but business groups here in San Antonio say the time is now. Congress has until the end of September to push forward reauthorization legislation for the FAA. In that legislation, a direct flight from SAT to DCA could be allowed.
City tore out downtown bike lane barriers after pressure from prominent real estate developer
The city of San Antonio ripped out four concrete barriers and reduced the size of two others in front of a downtown church just months after they were built, following pressure from a prominent real estate developer, records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
San Antonio ACS mistakenly euthanized two dogs with rescue holds
Faced with a flood of strays and other animals they need to take in, the City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services euthanizes hundreds of animals every month. They often do it to make room, but KSAT's Garrett Brnger tells us two dogs did have somewhere to go.
More police, ACS officers, homeless camp cleanups in proposed $3.7 billion San Antonio budget
The City of San Antonio is expected to grow its budget to a whopping $3.7 billion this year as it pumps up its Animal Care Service budget, makes the biggest increase to its police department this side of the millennium, and funds hundreds more homeless camp cleanups.
City considers funding home repairs for CPS Energy weatherization program
With roughly 30% of qualified homeowners and renters unable to get free weatherization help from CPS Energy because of the state of their homes, the utility and the City of San Antonio plan to put hundreds of thousands of dollars toward helping with minor repairs.
Maestro Entrepreneur Center taking applications to help second-stage small businesses grow
Even established, profitable small businesses run into obstacles and need to hit the refresh button. The Maestro Entrepreneur Center is accepting applications from second-stage businesses for a program designed to help them evolve and grow. The deadline is the end of August.
Moses Rose’s owner strikes deal to turn over bar for Alamo project, finish eminent domain battle at the Alamo
The Alamo and the attorney for the owner of Moses Rose’s Hideout announced Thursday that a deal had been struck to acquire the bar property, which sits in the footprint of a planned Alamo Visitors Center and Museum.
Feral hog trapping contract up for San Antonio City Council vote
The invasive, nuisance species have been spotted at the City of San Antonio’s southernmost park, the Medina River Natural Area. And the Parks and Recreation Department says there has been evidence of the pigs at other city properties, such as Friedrich Wilderness Park and the Greenway Trail System.
Councilman proposes program to make homeownership more accessible, affordable for teachers in San Antonio
District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez is working to make homeownership more accessible and affordable for teachers and school personnel and has filed a Council Consideration Request to establish a program with that goal in mind.
San Antonio joins Houston’s lawsuit against Texas over new law curbing local authority
The city’s lawsuit challenges the validity of House Bill 2127, which would prevent cities like San Antonio from making or enforcing local laws on issues like evictions, employment benefits, or a host of other subjects.
Get outside on the South Side this summer at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is excited to partner with Live From the Southside magazine to encourage San Antonio residents to get outside on the South Side with up to four free entry tickets per visit for San Antonio residents with discount code SouthsideSummer23, starting July 1 through Aug. 31.
San Antonio plans to max out homestead exemptions, lower homeowner bills this year
The city has to lower its tax rate in order to stay under a state-imposed cap, but city staff are also recommending the city max out the possible homestead exemptions at 20%. That would result in San Antonio homeowners paying less on their city tax bills than they did in 2022, even though their home values are likely higher.
San Antonio not planning on a mass shelter for migrants
A city spokeswoman said the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and Catholic Charities were working on contingency plans to help with "transportation assistance" if the Migrant Resource Center's capacity was stretched too thin, but it was not planning on creating a mass shelter.
Car stolen from SA family racked up hundreds of dollars in fees at city pound
A car stolen from a downtown parking lot in early March was repeatedly cited for parking illegally blocks away and then sat for more than a week at the city’s impound lot, before its owner was finally informed of its recovery.
Two issues caused major flooding that shut down I-35 lower levels last week, over weekend
Heavy rain Thursday and Saturday caused flooding, especially in some well-known problem spots. One of those is the lower levels of I-35 downtown, which had to be closed both days. Two issues contributed to that.
Moses Rose’s owner rejects final $5.26M offer, prepares for eminent domain fight
The holdout owner of a bar in the way of a new Alamo museum has said the City of San Antonio’s “best and final” $5.26 million offer to buy him out isn’t good enough. Now, with the city and its partners prepared to use eminent domain, the deadlock appears to be headed to court.
Ready to Work program far short of early targets, but city says long-term goals remain the same
Instead of interviewing 9,817 people in the first year as it originally expected, the city now only expects to interview 7,086 by June 30 - a 28% drop. And it only expects to get half as many people enrolled in a certification or degree program - 2,882 instead of 5,758.
Crime down slightly in San Antonio to start 2023 despite big jump in car thefts
Crimes against property, which make up the majority of reported crimes in the city, are up 3.4% compared to the first quarter of 2022. The department’s crime stats show that is due largely to a 59.1% increase of car thefts.