First job fair for Afghan refugees in San Antonio has overwhelming response
The sanctuary of Resurgent Church in the 8100 block of Fredericksburg Road was standing room only Tuesday, packed with at least 200 Afghan refugee men applying for jobs at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.
San Antonio police using ‘every available asset’ in search for missing 3-year-old Lina Khil, chief says
The San Antonio Police Department is “sparing no assets or resources” in trying to find a 3-year-old girl who disappeared at a Northwest Side apartment complex Monday evening, Chief William McManus said.
Jam out to classic vinyl sounds from Friends of Sound Records
Local record store off of Fredericksburg Road has the right sound for everyone. Various listening platforms include streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud, CDs, cassettes and of course, vinyl records. And if listeners are interested in buying records, Friends of Sound Records in San Antonio offers a comprehensive selection of artists and genres. Rambo is the manager of Friends of Sound Records and states that while the store gets some new records from distributors, roughly 80% of the records in the store are used, then refurbished and resold. At Friends of Sound Records, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.stmurattlernews.com
Recognize him? Police, Crime Stoppers seek suspect in robbery of Circle K convenience store
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police and Crime Stoppers are looking for the person responsible for robbing a Northwest Side convenience store earlier this month. According to police, around 1:30 a.m. the man entered the store and threatened the store clerk just before demanding cash from the register. Anyone with any knowledge of the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP. Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637) or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
Man shot, killed under NW Side bridge, police say
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot under a bridge late Monday night. Officers were called around 9:50 p.m. to the intersection of Fredericksburg Road and West Drive, not far from Interstate 10 and West Woodlawn Avenue after receiving reports of shots fired. According to police, when officers arrived they found a man in his 40s deceased under a bridge. Police said unfortunately, they have no witness or suspect information. SAPD also did not identify the victim, intending to notify next of kin.
San Antonio Humane Society campuses need repair after several pipes burst due to winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – Just like so many in our viewing area the San Antonio Humane Society has experienced severe water damage from several busted pipes. Both of the nonprofit’s locations -- the main campus on Fredericksburg Road and its Brooks Spay and Neuter clinic on the South Side -- had split pipes from last week’s severe cold weather. The organization said the no kill animal shelter’s Brooks clinic had such severe damage that the staff there is working out of the main campus until the damage can be repaired. “Just like everyone else, this leak is going to be costly to our organization,” Kim Hinze, Director of Development & Public Relations for the San Antonio Humane Society said. AdThe nonprofit said thankfully the main campus that houses their animals didn’t loose power for long periods of time and that the animals were kept dry, warm and safe.
Man, woman stabbed in argument outside Northwest Side apartment; Suspect in custody, SAPD says
San Antonio police say two people were stabbed outside an apartment complex in the 9800 block of Fredericksburg Road. SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say an argument escalated into a stabbing outside a Northwest Side apartment complex on Thursday, resulting in two people being hospitalized and one suspect in custody. Police were called to the Dominion Park apartment complex in the 9800 block of Fredericksburg around noon, Officer Cory Schuler said. Officers found a man who was critically injured and a woman who suffered minor injuries. The suspect was apprehended blocks away from the scene of the crime, Schuler said.
Torchy’s Tacos to open 4th San Antonio location in early 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Another Torchy’s Tacos is heading to the Alamo City, this time in the Medical Center. The Austin-based taco chain announced its newest San Antonio location is set to open in February 2021. It will be housed at 8435 Wurzbach Road, situated between Fredericksburg Road and Sid Katz Drive. Torchy’s, which started as a food truck in Austin in 2006, first arrived in San Antonio in 2014 with a Lincoln Heights spot. Its Green Chile Queso and Diablo Sauce are also sold at Whole Foods stores in Texas.
SAPD: Driver of pickup truck flees after crash with sedan; 1 hospitalized
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for a driver who they say crashed a pickup truck into a sedan and fled late Wednesday night. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Fredericksburg Road near De Chantle Road on the city’s Northwest Side. According to police, the male driver was turning from Fredericksburg Road when he crashed the black Ford F-150 into a gray Hyundai Accent while turning on a flashing yellow arrow. Police said the driver of the truck fled on foot towards Gardina Street and was not located. When found, the missing driver will be charged with felony failure to stop and render aid, police said.
Driver of 18-wheeler fails to navigate turn, damages bridge, police say
SAN ANTONIO – Emergency crews responded to a big rig that damaged a Loop 410 turnaround late Monday night, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on a Loop 410 bridge near Fredericksburg Road. According to police, the driver of the 18-wheeler was unable to successfully take the turnaround and ended up with the trailer dangling over the bridge. Police said the back wheels hit the bridge, bending the rim of the vehicle. Texas Department of Transportation officials inspected the bridge and said the damage was simply cosmetic and that there was no structural damage.
All citations issued in October for violations of San Antonio’s Public Health Emergency Declaration
SAN ANTONIO – A total of 43 citations were issued in October for violations of San Antonio’s emergency declaration. DSD officials observed mask and social distancing violations. DSD officials observed that the location was in violation of the mask and social distancing requirements laid out in the city’s emergency declaration. However, officials observed social distancing violations as the tables were not adequately spaced out. Upon inspection, DSD officials observed the following violations: no signage posted, not wearing masks, and not practicing social distancing.
Man dead following shooting on Northwest Side, San Antonio police say
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio police say one man is dead following a shooting on the Northwest Side late Sunday. Officers responded to the scene around 10:40 p.m. at an apartment complex on Cinnamon Creek Drive, not far from Fredericksburg Road. The man, believed to be in his late teens, was dead when officers arrived, police said. Details regarding the shooting have not been released, but one person has been detained for questioning. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
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.
Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of 16-year-old girl in Balcones Heights, officials say
SAN ANTONIO The Bexar County Sheriffs Office announced Wednesday that a new charge has been added against a man investigators say killed a 16-year-old girl in May. FIRST REPORT: 16-year-old killed, two arrested at apartment complex shooting in Balcones Heights, police sayAccording to investigators, the shooting happened at an apartment complex on Fredericksburg Road. Balcones Heights police officers arrested Kevin Clark, 18, and Eric Hernandez, 21, at the scene. During the exchange of fire, 16-year-old Miranda Martinez was hit with a .40 caliber bullet fired from Clarks Glock pistol. BCSO said Clark now faces a murder charge, a charge for unlawful carry of a weapon and a charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Stolen World War II-era cannon recovered in storage unit miles away in northeast San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO A 57 mm cannon that was stolen from American Legion Alamo Post 2 on Fredericksburg Road was recovered overnight in a rental storage unit miles away near Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road. "We're just happy, happy to have it back, said Carlos Mendez, first vice commander of American Legion Alamo Post 2. FIRST REPORT: World War II cannon stolen from American Legion post in San AntonioMendez said he was impressed by how the case was handled and how quickly the cannon, which was believed to have been stolen on Sunday, was recovered late Monday night and dropped off overnight on Tuesday several hours later. Mendez said it's still unknown what motive the thieves had for stealing one of the two cannons outside the post. As for the thieves, post member Geronimo Franco asked, "You really thought you could get away with something like this?"
World War II cannon stolen from American Legion post in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Over the weekend, thieves hauled away a 57 mm cannon from the American Legion Alamo Post 2 on Fredericksburg Road. Shame on you for taking it, said Geronimo Franco, an American Legion member. People that drive by this post identify the post because of the guns out front, said Arturo Escobar, an American Legion member. American Legion members said the canon is a symbol of the nations service and sacrifice during the war. American Legion members said they hope someone will call the San Antonio Police Department with any information.
Officials: Woman crashes into utility pole, causing power outage on Northwest Side
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said a woman driving south on Fredericksburg Road crashed into a utility pole, causing a power outage in the area. The crash happened Saturday afternoon on Fredericksburg Road and Louis Pasteur Drive. According to police, the woman became distracted and veered off the road at Louis Pasteur Drive, destroying the utility pole in the crash. The woman’s car flipped on its side and came to a halt, officials said. CPS Energy is on scene replacing the pole damaged in the incident.
Driver arrested after vehicle chase throughout city, police say
Published: May 28, 2020, 6:04 am Updated: May 28, 2020, 9:39 amSAN ANTONIO – A man has been arrested following a vehicle chase around the city overnight, San Antonio police said Thursday. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. and ended near Loop 410 and Fredericksburg Road on the city’s Northwest Side. According to police, officers attempted to pull the driver over, but he instead sped off, leading police throughout the area. Police said the Eagle helicopter picked up the vehicle on Interstate 35 and followed him south, when he eventually sped west before finally coming to a stop near Fredericksburg Road. Authorities said the man then attempted to run on foot, but he was quickly apprehended by officers.
The On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour Returns for Its Lucky Number 13 Art Walk
There's more to the art scene in San Antonio than the Blue Star Complex and Flores Street.This weekend, locals have another art walk opportunity: the annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour, which is returning for its 13th year. Purchase of the catalog grants admission for two people to all art walk events except for theatrical performances.That's right theatrical performances. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Europa Restaurant and Bar Brings Diverse, Pan-European Dishes to the Medical Center
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Beloved Austin Burger Chain P. Terry's Heading to San Antonio
For us, it was an exciting time to look at San Antonio.Founder Patrick Terry opened the chain's first restaurant in 2005, bringing all-natural burgers, fries and shakes to Austin. Since then, the brand has grown to 16 locations throughout Austin and San Marcos.This expansion has been a long time coming, Coerver added, but P. Terry's is poised to continue growth throughout Texas. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Man critically injured after hit by car while crossing Fredericksburg Road
SAN ANTONIO – A man is in critical condition after being struck by a car while trying to cross Fredericksburg Road, authorities say. Bicyclist hospitalized after getting hit by car on San Antonio streetSan Antonio Police Department say the incident happened at 1:15 a.m. Saturday on Fredericksburg Road and I-10. Police say the driver did not stop to render aid to the victim, who was later found on the street by another driver. Woman hit by car, killed near The Quarry Wednesday eveningThe victim was taken to University Hospital and is in serious condition. No suspects are in custody as of yet.
'While You Were Sleeping': The Original Donut Shop makes mornings sweet by cooking overnight
SAN ANTONIO The line of cars each morning often stretches through the parking lot at The Original Donut Shop and spills onto the street in the 3300 block of Fredericksburg Road. The bakery section of the business where the doughnuts are made starts buzzing by 2 a.m. Their morning workload includes cooking up all types of confections of the doughnut kind, from glazed to chocolate-covered to jelly- and cream-filled. I was a family business then and it's a family business now, said Patricia Lopez, the shops accountant who also oversees operations. We have people who came here as children with their parents, and their parents came here with their parents, she said.
Altars, art decorate 2 1/2 miles of Deco District for Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail
SAN ANTONIO – Memories of loved ones continue to be celebrated around San Antonio for Day of the Dead. Centro Cultural Aztlan hosted Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, a 2 1/2-mile spread of altars and art installations along Fredericksburg Road. KSAT 12's Jessie Degollado reported from the celebration that stretched from the Deco District H-E-B, located at the intersection of Hildebrand Avenue and Fredericksburg Road, to the intersection of North Flores and West Elmira streets. Also along Fredericksburg Road, drivers of "low riders" displayed altars in the trunks of their cars. At 5 p.m., a procession led guests from the H-E-B to Centro Cultural Aztlan at 1800 Fredericksburg Road.
Altars, art decorate 2 1/2 miles of Deco District for Dia de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail
Centro Cultural Aztlan hosted Dia de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, a 2 1/2-mile spread of altars and art installations along Fredericksburg Road. KSAT 12's Jessie Degollado reported from the celebration that stretched from the Deco District H-E-B, located at the intersection of Hildebrand Avenue and Fredericksburg Road, to the intersection of North Flores and West Elmira streets. RELATED: Centro Cultural Aztlan holds first Dia de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish TrailDeborah Keller-Rihn, curator for Centro Cultural Aztlan's Da de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail event, said the area surrounding Fredericksburg Road in the Deco District was recently designated "historically significant." Also along Fredericksburg Road, drivers of "low riders" displayed altars in the trunks of their cars. At 5 p.m., a procession led guests from the H-E-B to Centro Cultural Aztlan at 1800 Fredericksburg Road.
Curator discusses meaning behind Dia de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail
Deborah Keller-Rihn, curator for Centro Cultural Aztlan's Da de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail event, says the area surrounding Fredericksburg Road in the Deco District was recently designated... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Centro Cultural Aztlans Old Da de los Muertos Celebration Adds a New Twist
The decades-old observance of Da de los Muertos will be renamed Da De Los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. The festival expands Centro Cultural Aztlans annual Nov. 2 daylong event to include participating businesses up and down Fredericksburg Road, from the Deco District H-E-B at Hildebrand Avenue to 5 Points Local on North Flores Street. The expansion was made possible through a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), which in September announced a $20,000 grant to designate a stretch of Fredericksburg Road as an Old Spanish Trail Cultural Corridor. The money is intended to help attract new visitors to the area, said Malena Gonzalez Cid, executive director of Centro Cultural Aztlan. The annual procession begins at 5 p.m. at the Deco District H-E-B, and make its way to Centro Cultural Aztlan for a festive celebration at 6 p.m. with music and traditional pan de muerto and ponche de frutas.therivardreport.com
Al-Amir Cafe & Grill brings Mediterranean fare to San Antonio
A new Mediterranean cafe has debuted in the neighborhood. Called Al-Amir Cafe & Grill, the fresh addition is located at 8620 Fredericksburg Road. Al-Amir Cafe & Grill serves authentic, homemade Mediterranean fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacking. The new cafe has made a good impression thus far, with a four-star rating out of 18 reviews on Yelp. Al-Amir Cafe & Grill is open from 10 a.m.2 a.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 10 a.m.4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Fredericksburg Road Community Mural to be Officially Unveiled This Week
click to enlarge Courtesy of Bubble Bath Car Washclick to enlarge Courtesy of Bubble Bath Car WashEvent Details Fredericksburg Road Community Mural Unveiling @ Bubble Bath Car Wash - Fredericksburg Road 3934 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX When: Thu., Aug. 15, 6-7 p.m. (210) 440-1503 Price: Free Art MapThe new mural spanning across the 130-foot-long south wall of the Bubble Bath Car Wash on Fredericksburg Road has been a long time coming. First conceived last year, the owners of the car wash franchise teamed up with San Anto Cultural Arts to create the mural, which was designed with input from community members.The mural's design honors the history of the Old Spanish Trail (OST), going beyond the 20th century highway project to its roots as "a natural pathway for animals, a natural migration line," as lead artist Rudy Marco Herrera told the Rivard Report In July, a crowd of San Antonians both young and old gathered to help bring the mural to life with bright splashes of color, officially making it a community project from inception to execution. Since then, Herrera and the SACA muralists have been putting the final touches on the expansive artwork.On Thursday, the Bubble Bath Car Wash will officially unveil the mural with a free opening reception. Herrera and others will speak about the mural's genesis and meaning, and community members can enjoy their first glimpse at the completed work.sacurrent.com
Thief Steals Newspaper Delivery Truck in Northwest San Antonio, Hits Patrol Car in Early Morning Heist
click to enlarge ShutterstockSan Antonio Police say a man stole a truck from a newspaper delivery man and left a trail of damage along a stretch of Fredericksburg Road early Thursday morning.The delivery man, who was in the middle of his deliveries, was filling up on gas at a 7-Eleven on Fredericksburg Road and Medical Drive around 5 a.m., a KENS 5 report states Police say another man jumped into the truck and drove away from the convenience store. Officers followed him to a Budget Suites at Fredericksburg and Louis Pasteur.At the motel, officers instructed the man to get out of the vehicle, but instead, he put the truck in reverse, hitting a patrol car and a pillar of the motel.The suspect then drove down Fredericksburg Road and reportedly abandoned the truck . Authorities said they later arrested the suspect, who currently in custody.sacurrent.com
SAPD: Burglary suspect bites detective, head-butts jailer
One of the men inside the apartment told police that while they knew Carthens, they refused to open the door for him due to his erratic behavior. When the detective and others restrained him on the ground, police said Carthens bit the detective on his inner thigh. "(Carthens) was yelling several comments about him having AIDS and hoping (the detective) would die," the report said. Carthens faces the burglary charge and four other felonies, which include two counts of assault on a public servant, retaliation and harassment of a public servant. Carthens has previous arrests for assault, harassment of a public servant and retaliation, according to online records.