Major changes coming for Bexar County Sheriff’s Office disciplinary process, sheriff announces
A major change was announced Monday for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office as part of the collective bargaining agreement -- no more arbitration, and the deputy discipline and appeals process is changing significantly.
City of San Antonio, Bexar County leaders provide COVID-19 winter surge update
San Antonio and Bexar County officials came together Friday afternoon to update the public about the current status of COVID-19 in our area amid a continuous surge of cases and a third consecutive week at the “severe” risk level.
City of San Antonio, Bexar County officials to provide COVID-19 winter surge update at 2 p.m.
As the City of San Antonio and Bexar County continues to respond to the rising surge of new COVID-19 cases being reported daily, as well as an increase in demand for testing and an increase in hospitalizations, City and County officials will provide an update on efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus to help keep residents safe.
Delegation of Bexar County state lawmakers appeal to Gov. Abbott for more state contract hospital nurses
A delegation of bipartisan Bexar County state lawmakers wrote a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday in support of a request made by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff for more state contract nurses in San Antonio and Bexar County hospitals.
Nirenberg, Wolff want feds to help manage, distribute COVID-19 drug remdesivir to Regional Infusion Centers in Texas
Please find attached, a copy of the letter from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to HHS Secretary Becerra regarding the request for federal management and distribution of remdesivir for early outpatient treatment to avoid hospitalizations and deaths.
Bexar County COVID-19 risk level ‘severe’ amid 3,800+ case surge, officials say
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has raised Bexar County’s COVID-19 risk level to “severe” this week due to an increase in stress on the local hospital system, a rise in daily cases over the last two weeks, as well as a 27.3% positivity rate, according to officials.
San Antonio, University Health officials urge residents to stay home for New Year’s Eve as hospitals overwhelmed
Instagram / universityhealthsaAs San Antonians look ahead to the new year, University Health and local officials want to make sure residents stay safe in the midst of a COVID-19 surge. Dr. Bryan Alsip of University Health was joined by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Sheriff Javier Salazar, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg during a Friday press conference dedicated to concerns of the extremely-transmissible omicron variant. Local leaders are asking that San Antonio residents do their part to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus, particularly to avoid a crisis in the city’s health care system. Given that the reminder comes on New Year’s Eve, officials are asking residents to pass on the usual New Year’s Eve parties and other celebratory events.mysanantonio.com
Bexar County judge accepting submissions from interested candidates to fill vacant Precinct 3 seat
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has opened the process to appoint an interim Precinct 3 commissioner after Commissioner Trish DeBerry announced she would be running for county judge in the upcoming election.
Bexar County Commissioners Court OKs 10-day body cam release policy for shootings, other critical incidents
On Tuesday, Bexar County commissioners unanimously passed a policy to have law enforcement agencies automatically release video of “critical incidents” within 10 days, with some exceptions, or explain why the release has been delayed.
San Antonio mayor, Bexar County judge earn high approval ratings in latest Bexar Facts poll
Though Bexar County voters <a href="https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/10/05/bexar-facts-poll-shows-59-disapproval-for-texas-gov-greg-abbott/" target="_blank">expressed dissatisfaction</a> with statewide officials in Texas, they largely approve of their local politicians, according to the latest nonpartisan Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report poll.
Bexar County commissioners approve ‘symbolic’ property tax cut
Commissioners voted 3-1, with one abstention, to cut the tax rate for the county’s portion of property tax bills from $0.301097 to $0.299999 for every $100 of valuation. That equates to somewhere between a $3 to $4 savings a year for the average homeowner, staff said.
New Texas election law requires 24-hour video cameras for paper ballots
A little-known provision within the new Texas election law will require 24-hour surveillance cameras to be used whenever paper ballots are being tallied in counties with populations of 100,000 people or more, like Bexar County. Taxpayers will have to bear the cost of the new equipment, officials say.