Election results for New Braunfels, Boerne, Alamo Heights, Kerrville and other area cities for May 6, 2023
Several cities and towns outside of San Antonio have local elections on May 6, including Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Boerne, Bulverde, Castle Hills, China Grove, Cibolo, Fair Oaks Ranch, Floresville, Garden Ridge, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hollywood Park, Kerrville, Kirby, Leon Valley, Live Oak, New Braunfels, St. Hedwig, Universal City and Von Ormy.
Power back for most, but not all, CPS customers
KIRBY, Texas – EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated residents in the Kirby area hadn’t had power since Thursday. As snow came down again Thursday morning, most - but not all- CPS customers had their power restored. With the forced outage strategy CPS had been following to keep the Texas grid stable suspended, close to 99% of customers had power again. In an area near Binz-Engleman and Ackerman Roads in Kirby, a CPS outage map showed nearly 1,300 customers without power since Tuesday night - though several residents told KSAT they hadn’t had power since Tuesday morning. “We were yelling and screaming and saying, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’ We offered to go get them some coffee.
Robbers fire AR-15 at Houston couple before stealing their French bulldog, police say
HOUSTON – The owners of a two-and-a-half-year-old French bulldog named Kirby are happy to have their beloved pet back home after he was taken during a violent armed robbery in Houston. As KPRC first reported, the crime occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a Houston neighborhood near downtown. According to the victim, one of the men was armed with an AR-15, KPRC reported. I didn’t want to give him my dog but I didn’t want to get killed either,” the victim told KPRC. We figured it was a setup,” the victim told KPRC.
BCSO: Stolen car chase ends in 3-vehicle crash in Northeast Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – One person is in custody after a high-speed chase ended in a three-vehicle crash in Northeast Bexar County Thursday morning. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said the chase started after an SUV was stolen around 7:30 a.m. in Kirby. Police officers began following the car and BCSO deputies joined the chase near FM 78 and Walzem Road, BCSO spokesperson Johnny Garcia said. BCSO deputies respond to a crash on Toepperwein Road near Sage Oak on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (KSAT)BCSO deputies respond to a crash on Toepperwein Road near Sage Oak on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
Kirby man faces capital murder charge in connection with child abuse case from 2015
KIRBY, Texas – Five years after his father severely beat him, a Kirby boy has died, and his father now faces a capital murder charge, police say. The 38-year old man was convicted of child abuse in 2019 and sentenced to three years in prison. But he says child abuse happens everywhere and urges parents to seek help or step back if they feel frustrated with their child. And kids, unfortunately, suffer, you know, for no reason whatsoever other than to just cry.”If you suspect child abuse, report it to the state by calling 210-252-5400. KSAT held a special town hall meeting last month, click here to learn more about how you can help stop child abuse.
Two men sought in Kirby convenience store robbery, police say
KIRBY, Texas – Kirby police are looking for two men they say held up a convenience store on April 3. Police said two armed men entered the S&K Food Mart store and pointed a gun at a clerk at the register, demanding cash. The men fled in a vehicle driven by an unknown individual, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kirby Police Department Criminal Investigation Section at 210-547-3560.
City of Kirby explores possible boundary expansion
KIRBY, Texas – Kirby council members have asked staff to crunch numbers to assess the pros and cons of a boundary expansion in the future. The city, which has a population of about 8,300 people and is two-square miles, says it needs to find more revenue sources. City leaders are asking to see if there is any financial benefits to current residents and to the future of the city if it expands. The city is surrounded by San Antonio and Bexar County. The City of Converse already has a plan that will expand its boundary closer to the City of Kirby by 2033.
4-month-old baby among 10 people who escaped Kirby house fire
KIRBY – A family of 10 and all their pets are safe after their house caught fire around seven o’clock Friday morning. The escape was a relief to those who feared the worst as firefighters swarmed the Kirby neighborhood in the 4800 block of Scott Carpenter Drive. The smoke just kind of destroyed all of the interior of the house, the bedroom, the kitchen. 10 people displaced by early morning house fire in KirbyPlus, he said they had a lot of pets, who also got out safely. Kirby home’s converted garage severely damaged after fireWhile fire investigators work to determine a cause, the family is attempting to regroup.
Kirby home’s converted garage severely damaged after fire
SAN ANTONIO – Officials with the Kirby Fire Department are investigating the cause of a blaze that ripped through a converted garage Friday morning. Firefighters were called just before 7 a.m. to a house in the 4800 block of Scott Carpenter Drive, according to an assistant chief with KFD at the scene. At first, firefighters were not sure where the fire was located until they found flames inside a converted garage, officials said. Everyone inside the home was able to exit and no one was injured. Arson investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
Young chef adds zest and spice to Kirby's Steakhouse menu
SAN ANTONIO – His first job was at a Kirby Steakhouse kitchen 15 years ago. Since then, Chef Javier Davalos has grown up at Kirby and worked his way to become the head chef at Kirby's Steakhouse's San Antonio location. This month Chef Davalos is also preparing a special menu with the focus on everything bacon. As San Antonio continues to grow and more chefs call the city home, Chef Davalos believes the growth is good for all businesses. Click here for more on Kirby's Steakhouse