Proposed apartment complex, new businesses has residents in one Helotes neighborhood concerned about new development
Plans for a new development in Helotes have been granted approvals by the necessary agencies however, there’s a major backup. Residents in Helotes are not on-board and want the proposal dismissed.
Police: Man walking home from work killed by hit-and-run driver in Helotes
Police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a pedestrian in Helotes. The truck appears to be a black Ram 2500 or 3500 with yellow clearance lights and Mopar brand headlights. "Those aren't your everyday lights," McGuire said. Sanchez worked at a pipe fitting company less than a mile from where he was killed. Anyone with information on the truck is asked to call Helotes police at 210-695-5933.mysanantonio.com
Lanes reopen after fatal crash on Texas 16, BCSO says
Google MapsThe Bexar County Sheriff's Office reopened the lanes of Texas 16 near Helotes after deputies closed it for several hours due to a fatal crash Friday morning. Deputies responded to the crash between a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler around 6:20 a.m. in the 22500 block of Texas 16. Upon arriving, deputies said the driver of the pickup truck was dead.mysanantonio.com
Helotes adopts $8.2 million budget, lowers tax rate
The property tax rate for 2020-21 is set at $0.346524 per $100 taxable value, compared to 2019-20’s $0.350000 rate. The budget includes an expected $242,464, or 6.04 percent, increase in property tax revenue, based on that rate, compared to last year. Property tax revenue expected to be raised from new property and added to the tax roll this year is about $134,000. Within that total, $3.2 million comes from property taxes (38 percent) and $3 million come from sales taxes (36 percent). Upon approval of the city budget, Schoolcraft thanked City Administrator Marian Mendoza and her staff for their work.mysanantonio.com
Man found dead in his home died of natural causes, Helotes police say
Man found dead in his home died of natural causes, Helotes police sayHelotes police are investigating after a man was found dead in his home late Sunday night. Helotes police are investigating after a man was found dead in his home late Sunday night. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Man found dead in his home died of natural causes, Helotes police say 1 / 1 Back to GalleryHelotes police said the a man who was found dead in his home late Sunday night died of a heart attack, the department confirmed Monday afternoon. Police were called to the home late Sunday night where they found 57-year-old Craig Manifold dead. During his career, he served as the joint surgeon for the Texas Air National Guard until his retirement last year.mysanantonio.com
Helotes police investigating after man found dead in his home
Helotes police investigating after man found dead in his homeHelotes police are investigating after a man was found dead in his home late Sunday night. Helotes police are investigating after a man was found dead in his home late Sunday night. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Helotes police investigating after man found dead in his home 1 / 1 Back to GalleryHelotes police are investigating after a man was found dead in his home late Sunday night, a spokeswoman for the department said. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inboxA spokeswoman on Monday said it is an active investigation. Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for MySA.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | @TaylorPettawaymysanantonio.com
SAWS lifts water boil notice for Helotes
SAWS lifts water boil notice for HelotesThe boil notice for the Helotes area has been lifted, after a worker hit a wait main on Friday. The boil notice for the Helotes area has been lifted, after a worker hit a wait main on Friday. Photo: San Antonio Water System Photo: San Antonio Water System Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close SAWS lifts water boil notice for Helotes 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe boil notice for the Helotes area was lifted Monday morning after a worker hit a wait main on Friday, according to San Antonio Water System. Officials said the non-SAWS contractor hit the 20-inch water main near the 11400 block of Lago Vista causing a loss of pressure to customers in the area and prompting the notice. SAWS crews worked to repair the line throughout the weekend, but on Sunday workers found an additional water main break near the initial damaged one.mysanantonio.com
Where I Live: Helotes
My formative years were spent in and around the once quiet historic farming community of Helotes. Thankfully, Helotes staples such as John T. Floores Country Store and El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant remain as historic links connecting the past to the present. It is this sense of community that has kept me planted in Helotes even after graduating from Texas Tech University in 1998. Stephanie Marquez / Rivard ReportOver the years, my husband and I have owned a couple of homes in the area; however, today, we live in a home we rent in the hills of Helotes. Stephanie Marquez / Rivard Report permalink Stephanie Marquez / Rivard Report permalinkAs for me, I willfully endure the grind of morning and evening rush hour commutes to find solace in the hills.therivardreport.com
Retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Endorses Candidate Tony Gonzales to Succeed Him
Retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes) is endorsing a candidate to succeed him in his battleground district. I care deeply about the hard-working men and women of the 23rd District and want to make sure their next Representative has their values and will fight for them in Congress, Hurd said in statement. This is why I am pleased to endorse 20-year Navy Veteran, loyal husband and proud father of five children, Tony Gonzales, to be my successor in Congress.Hurd has previously complimented Gonzales but stopped short of endorsing him. In backing Gonzales, who is Mexican American, Hurd nodded to one of his political priorities now that he is not running for reelection: helping create a more diverse Texas GOP. If the Republican Party does not look like Texas and resonate with all Texans, there wont be a Republican Party in Texas, said Hurd, the only black Republican in the House.therivardreport.com
San Antonio U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Says He's Thinking of a 2024 Presidential Run
Instagram / @hurdonthehillU.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, said Thursday he's weighing a 2024 presidential campaign.Earlier this year, Hurd shocked Washington by announcing he's leaving the U.S. House in 2020 . When asked byCEO Evan Smith if he'd run for president, Hurd said he's considering it. "I will think about it. "Hurd's voting record was largely conservative , but he struck a moderate tone and displayed a willingness to work across the aisle. Texas is purple.sacurrent.com
San Antonio man awaiting counterfeiting trial arrested again
SAN ANTONIO - A man awaiting trial after being charged with counterfeiting was arrested again Thursday after Helotes police accused him of cashing a $10,000 check that did not belong to him. Jon Rivera, 40, was charged with forgery of a check, Bexar County Jail records showed. The resident told police that the check had been cashed, however, into a Navy Federal Credit Union bank account. After obtaining surveillance images of the suspect cashing the check, police talked to the owners of the account. Rivera's criminal history includes theft, forgery and identity theft, according to the affidavit.
Fire rips through far NW Side home, causes $900K in damage
SAN ANTONIO - A large fire ripped through a far Northwest Side home late Friday night. Grey Forest and Leon Springs firefighters responded and extinguished the fire. Helotes, Leon Springs, Boerne and Bexar County fire departments assisted in their efforts. The home was a total loss and the initial damage assessment is $900,000, Bexar County officials said. The Bexar County Fire marshals office is investigating.
Makeshift memorial appears at site of crash that claimed life of 3-year-old
SAN ANTONIO - A makeshift memorial has appeared off FM 1560 near Helotes where a 3-year-old boy was killed as a result of a head-on crash last Saturday. Candles and balloons have been placed for Peyton Cawley, who died after being hospitalized in critical condition for several days. The driver who Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies say caused the fatal wreck, 17-year-old Juan Pablo Ochoa, also died. Deputies said Ochoa was speeding while heading south on 1560 when he veered into oncoming traffic and hit a car carrying a family of four head-on. His passenger was taken to an area hospital in an unknown condition.