San Antonio lawmaker to file utility reform bills to address power crisis in Texas Legislature
State Rep. Steve Allison represents District 121, which includes parts of north central and northeast San Antonio, as well as the cities of Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Olmos Park. SAN ANTONIO – A state lawmaker from San Antonio plans to file two bills in the Texas Legislature regarding the power crisis that has left residents of Bexar County and millions of other Texans without electricity and water. “But I was surprised to learn that they, too, were without power and not afforded any emergency priority treatment.”Allison plans to file the bills in the Texas House soon. “I recognize that the cow is already out of the barn and the current crisis requires far more attention and resolution so we never suffer through something like this again,” Rep. Allison said. Greg Abbott declared the reform of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) an emergency item this legislative session.
Health care providers in Olmos Park work through holidays to administer COVID-19 vaccine
SAN ANTONIO – A shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was well received by staff at an allergy clinic in Olmos Park on Wednesday. “Right now, the priority for phase one is our health care workers and also those people living in long term health care facilities that are of older age and higher risk,” Gonzalez said. Additionally, she became the first health care worker to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at STAAMP. But with the importance of this vaccine, health care workers there say they see the opportunity to administer it as a gift in itself. Related: UT Health San Antonio urges people to ‘be COVID cautious’ over the holidays
Firefighters dodge danger from live ammunition inside burning home in Olmos Park
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Flames and smoke were only part of the concern for firefighters as they battled a fire in a home in Olmos Park Wednesday morning. Soon after crews arrived in the 100 block of Paloma Drive around 8 a.m., it became clear they also had to worry about live ammunition inside the home. As you know it’s pretty popular and common for residents to have ammunition,” said Chief Michael Goodreau with the Olmos Park Fire Department. (KSAT 12 News)Alamo Heights firefighters assisted Olmos Park with the use of a ladder truck, and crews from Terrell Hills helped out on the ground. They arrived later and stood by watching helplessly as firefighters struggled with flames that, for about an hour, refused to die.
Ammunition goes off as firefighters respond to house fire in Olmos Park
OLMOS PARK, Texas – Firefighters have responded to a fire at a single-story home in Olmos Park early Wednesday morning. The fire was called in around 8 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Paloma Drive, not far from McCullough Avenue and Basse Road. Firefighters said when they arrived they found flames coming from the roof. Authorities say two people live inside the house, but that neither were home at the time of the fire. Police said ammunition inside the home at one point went off, forcing firefighters to back off.
Motorcyclist, SUV both crash at roundabout in Olmos Park, police say
OLMOS PARK, Texas – The Olmos Park Police Department is investigating a pair of wrecks at a roundabout early Friday morning. Officers were called around 2 a.m. to a roundabout on McCullough Avenue after receiving word of a motorcyclist being thrown off a bike. According to police, during the investigation of the motorcycle crash, a sport utility vehicle slammed on its brakes, hitting the roundabout, damaging the front tires. The motorcyclist was treated at the scene by EMS for road rash. An officer said the driver of the SUV was distracted by a passenger, but was not injured.
Enjoy Jazz’SAlive at home with this package from the San Antonio Parks Foundation and Barbaro
click image Instagram / saparksfoundationThe COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on 2020’s Jazz’SAlive event, but Olmos Park-area pizza joint Barbaro has teamed up with the San Antonio Parks Foundation to bring a jazzy happy hour experience right to your home.For $100, the craft pizza joint will fill a special Jazz’SAlive tote with a curated bottle of Château Fontanès’ Cabernet Sauvignon, a charcuterie board for two and tunes for the moment. All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Parks Foundation and support the organization’s mission of supporting and enhancing parks in San Antonio and Bexar County.The charcuterie board elements include cheeses delivered fresh from Murray’s in New York City, artisan cured meats from legendary Seattle restaurant Salumi, Texas honeycomb, Little Death herbed almonds, a selection of fruit from Texas farms and Extra Fine Bakery house-made crackers.All totes are available for pick up and can be scheduled for same-day pick up from Barbaro when ordered by noon. Barbaro is located at 2720 McCullough Ave.sacurrent.com
Video gives inside look at historic 90-year-old Olmos Park mansion for sale
TERRELL HILLS, Texas – An Olmos Park mansion, described as a garden home, is on the market for the third time in its 90-year history. The five-bedroom home with four full and two half-bathrooms sits on roughly three-quarters of an acre in Olmos Park, an enclave city within San Antonio with its own government, police force and city services. Browning, the listing agent for the property, narrates the video giving insight into the history of the home. Lake Como.”The garden home was built in 1929, according to Browning, who noted that the property’s library ceiling is hand-painted. Related Headlines:$3 million dollar Terrell Hills mansion was originally built as wedding presentTake a virtual tour through Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio homeVideo gives inside look at 12,000+ square foot Terrell Hills estate
Specialty Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Shop Now Open in San Antonio
A new San Antonio restaurant is specializing in a taste of nostalgia for those of us who grew up on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. "While peanut butter and jelly make a dynamic duo on their own, the restaurant aims to elevate the classic combo with new flavor profiles across nine signature sandwiches. There's even a peanut butter and pickle sandwich called the PB&P.Diners also have the option of building their own, choosing their jelly, butter and toppings of choice. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com