City parks Broadway plan as TxDOT holds firm on keeping existing lanes
After a meeting Thursday with the heads of the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Transportation Commission, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in an emailed statement “We learned today that TxDOT’s priority is not improving traffic flow and mitigating congestion, it’s all about six lanes of asphalt, regardless of capacity.”
City tweaks Broadway plan in hopes of a green light from the state
Top City of San Antonio executives think they may have a way to get the city’s plan to redevelop Broadway Avenue back up and running while still following through with a “complete street” vision. But the Texas Department of Transportation doesn’t appear eager to bend on its insistence to keep all six lanes of traffic.
Nonprofits helping San Antonio’s homeless population not seeing uptick of people despite dangerous temperatures
Rising temperatures are making outside conditions dangerous in San Antonio, and people experiencing homelessness are at a high risk of suffering from heat exhaustion. Despite the heat, nonprofits say they are not seeing an uptick in people seeking help.
San Antonio asks public for input on project to fix traffic trouble spot on South Side
The City of San Antonio and the Texas Department of Transportation are asking the public to weigh in on a project to fix a traffic trouble spot with the construction of a bridge on the South Side near the train tracks by South Zarzamora and Frio City Road.
How to escape food deserts, food swamps in San Antonio area
The City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Food Bank has separate programs with the same goal: Increase healthy food options in areas of town known as “food deserts,” which are defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as low-income areas where the nearest grocery store is more than a mile away.
‘Unprecedented’ number of migrants coming through San Antonio
Since April 2021, more than 185,000 migrants have come through the city, typically staying only for one to three days, according to the City of San Antonio. The numbers have picked up recently, with the city estimating 19,000 immigrants will come through in June alone.
Hair pulling, groping, verbal attacks: Female convention center employees detail trauma caused by male supervisors
A nearly year-long investigation by the KSAT 12 Defenders found women who work at the massive complex subjected to treatment at the hands of men they report to that included one woman having her hair pulled and another being temporarily committed to a psychiatric unit earlier this year after attempting to file a complaint at city hall.
Arbitrator upholds firing of SAPD officer who sent woman her own ‘intimate’ photos
A twice-fired San Antonio Police officer has lost an attempt to win his job back after he was fired for using a series of spoofed phone numbers to harass a woman with graphic photos, including her own “intimate, personal selfies.”
Cooling centers open across San Antonio ahead of high temperatures
Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-NewsThe City of San Antonio is preparing for the high heat indexes expected to hit the Alamo City and stay around for a while. As the heat index is set to reach more than 100 degrees this weekend and through next week, the city wants to help residents find some relief from the sun and its heat. The current forecast says San Antonio is in store for a high of 102 on Sunday, June 5 and is expected to see triple-digit temperatures through Tuesday, June 14.mysanantonio.com