‘If life allows it, we will be back’: Owner of long-standing Leon Springs restaurant hopes to serve community again following devastating fire
The Grill at Leon Springs has a long-standing history with the community. However, the beloved restaurant was destroyed following a fire early Thursday morning.
New Chick-fil-A to open just north of San Antonio will be one of the biggest in Texas
click image Instagram / cfaleonspringsConstruction on the new Leon Springs Chick-fil-A location began last week. Folks who enjoy the taste of religious liberty in the form of breaded chicken will have another spot to visit come August: Chick-fil-A plans to build a huge new location in Leon Springs, just north of San Antonio.The mammoth, 5,000-square-foot restaurant will open this summer, offering double drive-thru lanes, dining room seating for 112 guests and table-side ordering, KENS5 reports . According to the TV news report, Chick-fil-A will hire 175 people to operate the eatery, and the hiring process will likely begin in late June.The new spot, located north of Boerne Stage Road on the west side of Interstate 10, will be the second owned and operated by local couple Joshua and Kelly Cunningham. The Cunninghams also own the Chick-fil-A at Rolling Oaks Mall.KENS5 contacted Chick-fil-A, Inc., which confirmed plans for the Leon Springs location.sacurrent.com
12 animals at San Antonio sanctuary die during deep freeze
A woman walks through falling snow in San Antonio, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Primarily Primates on Wednesday said the animals, including monkeys, lemurs and one chimpanzee, died, as the 78-acre sanctuary has been without electricity since Monday morning. Officials said she “was young at heart, outgoing and spirited.”The sanctuary houses hundreds of animals, including 32 chimpanzees, for life. The animals, the majority of them being primates, were rescued from research and entertainment industries. Since then, staff and volunteers worked around the clock to evacuate animals from the sanctuary and keep the ones that remained safe and warm.
San Antonio Zoo seeking necessities for animal sanctuary as severe winter weather continues
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is asking the community for help in gathering items needed for the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary. The nonprofit sanctuary, located in Leon Springs, has had power outages due to the severe winter weather, which has had devastating effects on the animals in its care. The sanctuary is looking for donations that include:BlanketsFlashlightsPropane TanksGeneratorsHeatersDog and cat carriersOfficials with Primarily Primates is asking that donations be brought to 26099 Dull Knife Trail only if it is safe for drivers to do so.
H-E-B reduces store hours ahead of severe weather
Update on Monday morning at 7:50 a.m.:H-E-B store hours for Monday are noon to 5 p.m. in the San Antonio and Hill Country area, including Central Market. For a complete list of H-E-B store hours throughout the state, visit heb.com. Original post below:The Texas grocery chain is temporarily reducing its store hours throughout the state ahead of expected severe weather this Sunday and Monday. Per the release, the San Antonio grocery chain warned customers Curbside and Home Delivery orders may be affected with limited time slots. The National Weather Service is forecasting patchy rain and drizzle through Sunday morning, followed by freezing rain transitioning to snow in the San Antonio and Austin area.mysanantonio.com
Shrimp stored on ice in sink leads to re-inspection at far NW Side restaurant
SAN ANTONIO – A restaurant on the far Northwest Side was ordered to go through a re-inspection last month after shrimp was being stored on ice inside a hand sink. Staff of Mariscos La Laguna, located in the 23000 block of Interstate 10 West near Leon Springs, was instructed to use the sink only for washing hands. The establishment, which received a score of 80, was also cited for having no hot water and for having other plumbing issues, city health records show. To see more health inspection scores and to go Behind the Kitchen Door with Dillon Collier, click HERE for our special section. AdCheck out more restaurant scores by clicking here.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, May 20, 2020
We love our furry friends and we’re showing the love on National Rescue Dog Day! We’ll hear from some of our favorite dog rescue organizations, including Animal Defense League of Texas, Texas Chihuahua Rescue, God’s Dogs Rescue and The Lucky Spot Dog Rescue. We’ll take a look at how they’re helping food trucks and local breweries during this difficult time. That’s all today at 1 p.m. on SA Live. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.
This Day in Weather History: March 31st
It was a busy, Spring day in South Texas as storms erupted along a cold front. While storms can generally produce hail this time of year, this event was unusual because so many received large hail. Places like Crystal City and Knippa saw damage, after baseball size hail pounded the area. Around San Antonio, Alamo Heights, Leon Springs, and Castle Hills also reported large hail.