Landmark church in Deco District faces costly repairs after winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – A small pump wasn’t enough to take out the water that had found its way beneath the floor of Jefferson Community Church, a Deco District landmark, after last week’s winter storms. “After two days, it didn’t look like it had moved at all,” said Pastor Olivia Walker, who had attended the church as a child. When last week’s beautiful blanket of snow that covered the church had melted, it came in through the gaps around the foundation, Walker said. She said the sanctuary was spared, but water covered the floors of storage areas and choir rooms. Its congregation, now with only about 100 members, had already made costly repairs and improvements trying to shore up the building.
San Antonio police investigating critical incident near NW Side H-E-B
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio police are currently investigating a critical incident near an H-E-B store on the West Side near the Deco District. Several police vehicles were at the scene in the 2100 block of Fredericksburg Road, as of around 3 p.m. Friday. Few details are known at this time as to what transpired or if anyone was injured. This is a developing story, and well bring more details as they become available.