Ron Nirenberg slides to easy win in San Antonio mayoral race
Mayor Ron Nirenberg won a third term Saturday night, handing a resounding defeat to former District 6 councilman Greg Brockhouse, who just two years ago forced a narrow runoff with the incumbent mayor. Things were drastically different this election cycle due to the pandemic, which limited door-to-door campaigning and gave Nirenberg a near-constant media presence. Also damaging to Brockhouse, Nirenberg declined to engage in a head-to-head debate, making it hard for the cash-strapped challenger to get his message out. As in 2019, Brockhouse ran a populist campaign, arguing that he was better prepared to generate economic opportunity for the city. “Ron was smart to say, ‘I’m not giving you a platform,'” said Juan Sepúlveda, a political science professor at Trinity University.outinsa.com
Mayor Nirenberg claims third term after challenger Brockhouse concedes
With 13 other candidates running for mayor, it remains to be seen whether Nirenberg's fundraising advantage and incumbent status is enough to propel him to victory on May 1, when he would need more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff election.
How to watch San Antonio mayoral forums on April 13, 14, 15 on KSAT 12
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and challengers Greg Brockhouse and Denise Gutierrez-Homer, all on the ballot for the May 1 election, will be answering journalists’ and residents’ questions during the on-air broadcast of KSAT 12′s 6 p.m. newscast (at 6:30 p.m.) and then extending online from 7 p.m. for about 30 more minutes.
3 of 4 Bexar County parents say schools should continue to enforce masks, poll says
According to the poll, 73% of likely voters with children under 19 either “strongly agreed” or “somewhat agreed” with a continued classroom face mask policy. Another 25% said they disagreed with mandating masks in classrooms.
Data: How much money San Antonio mayoral, city council candidates have raised and spent for May 1 election
With several crowded races on the ballot — more than 80 candidates are running for 11 seats — hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions and expenditures have run through local campaigns.
KSAT, San Antonio Report and Bexar Facts to host mayoral forum ahead of early voting
Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the San Antonio Report and was published on KSAT.com through a partnership. The San Antonio Report, KSAT 12, and Bexar Facts will host and televise a three-day mayoral forum with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and challengers Greg Brockhouse and Denise Gutierrez-Homer answering journalists’ and residents’ questions on separate nights. San Antonio Report Editor Robert Rivard and KSAT Anchor Steve Spriester, who will serve as moderators of the forums, called the mayor this week to try to convince him to take part in a debate. AdThe event will take place after the results from the latest Bexar Facts/KSAT/San Antonio Report poll are released. “Right now [Nirenberg] does have an opportunity every night to impress the public with his [daily COVID] report,” she said.
What you need to know about voting in the San Antonio city, school election in May 2021
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio municipal election is slated for May 1, the first Saturday in May. We’ve collected everything you need to know about voting in the 2021 city election below. AdEarly voting for the 2021 San Antonio municipal election begins on Monday, April 19 and ends on Tuesday, April 27. San Antonio MayorIn the race for San Antonio mayor, incumbent Ron Nirenberg and former city councilman Greg Brockhouse headline a 14-candidate field. Brockhouse was elected to City Council in 2017 and has served in several senior roles for other City Council members.
With Greg Brockhouse's filing, May's race for mayor of San Antonio will likely be a rematch
click to enlarge Kara Hawley / San Antonio HeronMayor Ron Nirenberg and District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse are shown on election night in 2019. Signs pointed to May's mayoral election being a rematch. "A total of eight people have so far filed to run against Nirenberg, but political watchers say Brockhouse's close call in 2019 makes him the most viable contender. An October Bexar Facts survey placed his overall approval rating at 65%, up from 56% in February. One of those was filed by his current wife, Annalisa Brockhouse.sacurrent.com
Mayoral rematch: Brockhouse officially files to run against Nirenberg for San Antonio mayor
SAN ANTONIO – There will be a rematch in the race for San Antonio mayor. Former San Antonio City Councilman Greg Brockhouse on Friday filed as a candidate for mayor in the May 1 General Election. “San Antonio residents know we can do better at City Hall,” Brockhouse said in a statement. It’s time for a change.”Greg Brockhouse officially files to run for mayor of San Antonio in 2021. Brockhouse was elected to City Council in 2017 and has served in several senior roles for other City Council members.
Greg Brockhouse prepares for Mayoral race
Tom Reel, Staff / Staff photographerFormer San Antonio councilman Greg Brockhouse will launch his campaign this week to challenge San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg again in the 2021 city elections. Brockhouse has not officially filed for the race, but unveiled an online campaign launch slated for Feb. 6. He is asking for supporters to help him reach $100,000 by the end of this month.mysanantonio.com
Mayor Ron Nirenberg officially files for reelection in hopes of serving San Antonio for a third term
Mayor Ron NirenbergMayor Ron Nirenberg officially threw his hat into the ring on Friday in hopes of winning a third term. A rematch between Nirenberg and challenger Greg Brockhouse is expected for the 2021 election, though Brockhouse has yet to file according to the city's elections site.mysanantonio.com
Brockhouse will try to unseat Mayor Nirenberg again
Express-News Columnist Gilbert Garcia says to prepare for a mayoral rematch in San Antonio. Former Councilman Greg Brockhouse plans a second attempt at unseating Mayor Ron Nirenberg, after losing the 2019 mayoral runoff by only 2.2 percentage points. But Garcia says some crucial elements will be different this time around. Most San Antonians probably remember that a December 2009 incident in which Brokhouses' wife, Annalisa, alleged that he assaulted her came to light during the last campaign. She insisted that her husband had not committed assault and attributed her 2009 allegation to postpartum depression.mysanantonio.com
Former councilman, Mayor Nirenberg rival intends to rally opposition against sales tax proposals
SAN ANTONIO – A former rival of Mayor Ron Nirenberg says he is stepping up to rally opposition against two San Antonio sales tax proposals on the November ballot. He also denied that wading into the sales tax fight is a way to set up another campaign to challenge Nirenberg in 2021, though he believes his mayoral campaign resonated with voters. The proposals he’s opposing, championed by Nirenberg and VIA Metropolitan Transit officials, revolve around new uses for a 1/8 cent portion sales tax. Since the proposals would use the same portion of the sales tax at different times, there would be no change to the 8.25% sales tax rate San Antonio shoppers currently pay -- something to which Nirenberg and VIA officials have repeatedly pointed. The campaigns supporting both sales tax measures provided reactions to Brockhouse’s plans to rally opposition.
Brockhouse on Mayoral Run: Im Not Done Yet
Im trying to build that [political consultant work] back up. I think Im just going to be unleashed. I think Im far more relatable and I think people recognize that, yes, Ive made mistakes and Ive done good and Ive done not so good. RR: You dont think that money is getting stuff done in terms of helping people afford housing? All thats going to be the most crazy political environment of all time.therivardreport.com
Suspect accused of impersonating firefighter ‘wanted to be an important guy’
SAN ANTONIO – Michael Anthony Horton Jr., 29, who is accused of posing as a San Antonio firefighter twice in one day at the University of Texas at San Antonio, remains in the Bexar County Jail. Horton is accused of impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony. Man accused of impersonating San Antonio firefighter while in UTSA buildingsUTSA Police Capt. “He wanted to raise his importance level.”Calucci commended staff members in the school’s multidisciplinary studies building for asking for identification. The police captain said he has urged university staff members to not be "afraid to confront somebody.”But if they feel uncomfortable doing that, Calucci said, the staff members should contact UTSA police immediately.
COMMUNITY VETERAN'S CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL CEREMONY
American Legion Post 828 hosts Annual Veterans Day CeremonySAN ANTONIO (Nov. 10, 2019) Fred Brock American Post No. 828, located on the citys Eastside, hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Posts event center. 828s Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Posts event center. 828s annual Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Posts event center. 828s annual Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Posts event center.saobserver.com
City Council Passes San Antonio's First Homestead Tax Exemption
click to enlarge Sanford NowlinSan Antonio homeowners have been squeezed by rising appraisal values. During a Monday evening special session, city council unanimously approved a homestead property tax exemption.The exemption will shield .01% of a home's appraised value from the citys portion of property taxes, shaving off a minimum of $5,000. The net result will be an estimated $28 savings on homeowners' annual tax bills.The vote marked the first time San Antonio has offered a homestead exemption something available in other big Texas cities. "Homeowners have been asking for property tax relief," he said in a statement to the. "If cuts are necessary to pay for the tax break, Nirenberg said he would look for reductions that wouldn't cut into public safety or essential services.sacurrent.com