Community responds to Stone Oak fire by donating thousands of items to victims
SAN ANTONIO – We’re seeing a huge outpouring of community support after a building in the Stone Oak area burned to the ground, leaving dozens homeless and several vehicles destroyed. Now, thousands of donations are being delivered to a local store for the fire victims, where the owners are facilitating the efforts along with generous volunteers. The Pure Posh Salon is hosting the donation drive, and within a few hours, the salon and vacant store next door was transformed into a donation center filled with necessary items like toiletries and clothes. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but in the meantime, people like Russ Latham, who is co-owner of the Pure Posh Salon, are opening doors to help fire victims like Steven and Joann Henshaw. Anyone hoping to donate or receive donations can go to Pure Posh Salon, located in the Village at Stone Oak, 22810 U.S. 281 N #108, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Methodist Stone Oak transfers some patients due to low water pressure
SAN ANTONIO – Methodist Hospital Stone Oak is transferring some patients Wednesday night due to low water pressure on some of the hospital floors. Patients on the 4th and 5th floors of the hospital are being transferred to other Methodist facilities, a spokesperson confirmed because water pressure is limited on those floors. Therefore, current care teams will be joining transferred patients to ensure their continuity of care. Patients remaining in the hospital on lower level floors will continue to receive the highest level of care, unaffected by current water pressure challenges.”AdSAWS on Wednesday afternoon issued a boil water advisory for its customers. SAWS President and CEO Robert Puente said the boil water notice comes out of “an abundance of caution” due to low water pressure and said that only water used for drinking needed to be boiled.
Owners of San Antonio's Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant open another market in Stone Oak
click image Instagram / sarisaristoneoakStone Oak residents with an appreciation for Filipino fare now have a new market to explore.The owners of popular Northwest San Antonio spot Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant, Market and Bakery have opened a 1,700-square-foot space packed with housewares, decor and Filipino pantry staples as well as made-to-order halo-halo shaved ice and steamed buns, MySA reports Camille and Adrian De Los Reyes' original Sari-Sari location is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the couple has taken the closure in stride, using the downtime to renovate part of the dining room and make plans to expand into its small green space with a patio, the news site also reports.That location, at 5700 Wurzbach Road, will resume curbside service Friday, February 5, according to a social media post.Meanwhile, the new market, located at 18720 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 115, is now open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.sacurrent.com
San Antonio man fired from job, released on bond for charges in connection with Capitol insurrection
SAN ANTONIO – After being arrested in San Antonio Sunday for his alleged role in the deadly pro-Trump Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Matthew Carl Mazzocco made his first federal court appearance on Tuesday. The hearing was held virtually and United States Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad presided. During the hearing, Mazzocco, 37, who was represented by attorney Robbie Ward, was read his charges. In the videos, Mazzocco could be heard telling other people who stormed the Capitol not to take or destroy anything. Mazzocco was employed with Synergy One Lending, Inc., as a loan officer but was recently fired, KSAT confirmed.
San Antonio man arrested for involvement in Capitol insurrection
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man has been arrested by the FBI after he allegedly participated in the Capitol insurrection in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. Matthew Carl Mazzocco, 37, was arrested Sunday in San Antonio without incident, according to San Antonio FBI public affairs officer Michelle Lee. He is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Mazzocco is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday in San Antonio. A second Texas man was arrested Sunday for his involvement in the insurrection.
Woman injured following DWI crash in Stone Oak, 1 arrested, police say
San Antonio police respond to a crash on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Stone Oak Parkway and Evans Road. SAN ANTONIO – A woman was injured and another woman was arrested following a crash at a Stone Oak intersection Tuesday evening. San Antonio police responded to the scene around 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of Stone Oak Parkway and Evans Road. Police said the driver of a white Infiniti G35 that was traveling eastbound on Stone Oak Parkway ran a red light and struck a BMW that was in the intersection. The driver of the Infinity, identified as 36-year-old Natalie Chapman, was found to be intoxicated and arrested on a charge of intoxication assault, according to SAPD.
Will it snow in San Antonio? Here's what you need to know.
A winter weather advisory was issued for northern portions of Bexar, Guadalupe and Caldwell Counties by the U.S. national weather service at 12:32 p.m. Previous Story:Showers will continue in San Antonio with snow forming in the Hill Country this afternoon. The cold temperatures will mix with widespread rain turning into snow for areas north of San Antonio near the Austin area. At the moment, San Antonio will stay with some much needed rain up to an inch through the evening. Teresa Velasco is a digital producer for mySA and the San Antonio Express-News.mysanantonio.com
Vegan fried chicken food cart Project Pollo opens first San Antonio brick-and-mortar location
click to enlarge Courtesy Project PolloVegan food vendor Project Pollo opened a Stone Oak-area restaurant on Tuesday, its first San Antonio location in a planned a four-store brick-and-mortar expansion.The business, which started as a food cart serving vegan fried "chick'n," opened an Austin location earlier this month and expects to open two more Alamo City spots in the spring, founder Lucas Bradbury told the"Opening three locations in 90 days hasn't been easy by any means," Bradbury said. "Fortunately, we have a solid team that truly believes in the mission and is there to support us every single day by dedicating themselves to what it is that we are doing. "The new SA store — located at 18730 Tuscany Stone, Suite 2103 — offers both dine-in and drive-thru service. Among its offerings are vegan versions of basic chicken dishes, including tenders, breaded sandwiches and buffalo-chicken mac and cheese.The Austin location opened its doors December 2, and the other San Antonio locations will quickly follow suit. The planned local outlets, located at 303 San Pedro Ave. and 9519 San Pedro Ave., which will open the last week of January and mid-March, respectively.The mobile kitchen — where it all started — will continue to operate at Roadmap Brewing Co., near downtown SA, until September of 2021.Project Pollo's new Stone Oak shop is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.sacurrent.com
Back-to-back crashes involving 18-wheelers shut down parts of Loop 1604
SAN ANTONIO – 10:15 a.m. Update:Another crash involving an 18-wheeler has shut down the westbound lanes of Loop 1604, just before Stone Oak, according to San Antonio police. The crash happened Saturday morning at 1200 N Loop 1604. Original:Part of Loop 1604 is blocked after an 18-wheeler lost control while traveling eastbound and crashed into a retaining wall, according to San Antonio police. The crash happened at 5:24 a.m., Saturday, on Loop 1604 just before the NW Military exit. Police said the wet road caused the 18-wheeler to jackknife and crash into the retaining wall.
White supremacist organization distributes anti-Black Lives Matter flyers to San Antonio homes
click to enlarge Facebook / Hollywood Park Police DepartmentA white supremacist group distributed more than 1,000 flyers to Stone Oak-area homes denouncing the Black Lives Matter movement and decrying abortion, according to Hollywood Park police.In a statement posted online, Hollywood Park Police Chief Shad Prichard said the propaganda flyers included recruitment information but didn't discuss plans for violent action or gatherings in the area. "Therefore, we are collecting the flyers and reaching out to our federal partners to share our findings and will monitor the situation to ensure the safety of our residents," Prichard said.While the leaflets, distributed by the group 14First the Foundation, don't detail specific plans for violence, residents said some of the flyers include images of swastikas.In a statement supplied to the Express-News Mayor Ron Nirenberg denounced the flyers, saying "racism and hatred are not welcome here. ""San Antonio is a city of inclusion, compassion and strength through diversity," he said. "We will work together to root it out whenever they appear, and that includes the actions of white supremacists."sacurrent.com
San Antonio's new Cuishe Cocina Mexicana offers 150 bottles of agave spirits — and toasted insects
click image Instagram / cuishe_cocinaCuishe Cocina Mexicana has opened in Stone Oak, offering a menu inspired by Central Mexico plus a collection of more than 150 spirits distilled from agave, MySA reports That abundance of bottles certainly makes since, seeing that the restaurant is named for an agave plant used to make mezcal.A new concept from the minds behind tapas outpost Toro Kitchen + Bar, Cuishe (pronounced KWEE-sheh) opened Tuesday, just a few doors down from the spot where co-owner Gerardo De Anda opened the first Toro in 2017.The new restaurant boasts two spacious rooms for guests to enjoy the ample offering of agave-based spirits, including tequila, mezcal, sotol and raicilla, served straight up or mixed in a wide variety of cocktails,reports.Toro executive chef Juan Carlos Bazan's Central Mexican-rooted menu features both expected dishes like arrachera, enchiladas and sopes plus more adventurous options: ant-larvae “caviar” called escamoles and an assortment of toasted creepy crawlies such as scorpions, grasshoppers and worms served with guacamole, the news site reports.Cuishe is located at 115 N. Loop 1604 E., Suite 1118. The new spot is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from noon to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 2 a.m. and Sundays from noon-9 p.m.Lunch, which includes some brunch options, is served until 3 p.m. daily.sacurrent.com
Police investigating suspicious baby death in Stone Oak
Published: May 26, 2020, 6:09 am Updated: May 26, 2020, 7:37 amSAN ANTONIO San Antonio police are investigating the death of a baby boy in Stone Oak. They found the infant inside a second floor unit at the Sonterra Heights apartments early Tuesday morning. When paramedics arrived in the 18700 block of Stone Oak Parkway, they determined that the baby was dead and told officers the death appeared to be suspicious. Police took the woman, who they identified as the mother of the baby, into custody for a mental evaluation. Officers at the scene did not know the exact age of the baby, but estimated that he was a few months old.
Toro and Other Local Restaurants Give Back to Laid-Off Workers
Displaced food service workers and others filed through a Stone Oak parking lot on Friday afternoon picking up free meals-to-go at the Spanish restaurant, Toro Kitchen + Bar. Ciorciari, founder and CEO of food wholesaler Food Related, has been supporting local food giveaways for those who work in the hospitality industry ever since the pandemic-related shutdowns turned his usually busy loading docks quiet and empty. Toro is one of our great customers theyre wonderful people, said Ciorciari, who supplied some of the food that Toro chefs prepared. Lacey Davis, senior sales manager at Food Related, packs a bag with ingredients for a charcuterie board. Also starting April 5, Toro will deliver free meals to several area hospitals during the morning and afternoon shifts.therivardreport.com
Full Belly Cafe and Bar Now Open for Breakfast in Stone Oak
The long-awaited Full Belly Cafe and Bar opened Tuesday, bringing seasonal and globally-inspired dishes to Stone Oak. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Bar Louie Closes San Antonio Location in Stone Oak As Company Files for Bankruptcy
Bar Louie, a Texas-based gastropub chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed 38 underperforming restaurants, including the Stone Oak location.The company will continue to operate its remaining 90 restaurants, including its location at The Shops at La Cantera. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com