New partnership between dog groomers, humane society gives hope for pets waiting to be adopted
A new partnership between the Bulverde Area Humane Society and Stone Oak’s For the Love of Dogs dog grooming salon is making it a mission to help animals waiting to be adopted while assisting new adopter’s wallets.
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.
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.
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.
$4M pet ‘resort’ planned for Stone Oak area
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Jacksonville, Florida-based pet care franchise Pet Paradise will soon start building its first facility in the San Antonio area. The company will provide pet boarding, a day camp, grooming and veterinary services at 22811 U.S. 281 North in Stone Oak. “We really build them thinking about what the pets really enjoy, space, open areas —indoor and outdoor — and fun,” CEO Fernando Acosta-Rua told the Business Journal. Read more on this story at the San Antonio Business Journal.
Hollywood Park police investigating ‘anti-Black Lives Matter and anti-abortion’ flyers
HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas – Hollywood Park police are investigating propaganda-type flyers that were found at numerous homes in the area and in the Stone Oak area this weekend. The department issued a statement Sunday on social media, saying the flyers were ‘anti-Black Lives Matter’ and ‘anti-abortion rhetoric.’The flyers were placed in Ziploc bags with small rocks, which police said they believe was to make sure they didn’t blow away once they were placed. November 08, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE: SUBJECT: Propaganda flyers On the morning of November 8th, 2020, Hollywood Park... Posted by Hollywood Park Police Department on Sunday, November 8, 2020“The flyers appear to be anti-Black Lives Matter and anti-abortion rhetoric...," Chief of Police Shad Prichard said in the post. In the meantime, police said they will “monitor the situation to ensure the safety of residents.”The Stone Oak area where some of these flyers were found is in the the San Antonio Police Department’s jurisdiction. Related: SAPD: Driver killed after crashing into fence, oak trees following high-speed chase on Northeast Side
How much use is VIA’s Park and Ride in Stone Oak getting?
More than two years after it began operating, a “now open” sign still hangs from the side of a giant, 400-space parking garage at the corner of south Highway 281 and Stone Oak Parkway. The Stone Oak Park and Ride facility opened in June 2018 as a place where drivers can park their car and hop on a VIA bus that ran two routes throughout the city: one into downtown and one to the Medical Center. “But I don’t think it’s wrong.”Since its 2018 opening and before the pandemic hit, when VIA temporarily halted the route into downtown due to COVID-19, VIA says buses transported passengers 275,000 times from the Stone Oak garage. And so clearly, they were more likely going to Stone Oak for work, for a job and not necessarily from Stone Oak to get into town,” Arndt said. “People that live in the Woodlands or people that live in Kingwood or Sugarland or Katy, communities much like Stone Oak, right?
Dance-a-thon aims to save Stone Oak dance studio
Stiles is the owner of the dance school All in One Productions. Then, COVID-19 hit.”The dance studio took a major economic hit as classes went virtual and attendance decreased dramatically. “For some families, parents were laid off and they couldn’t afford those dance classes anymore, so, we weren’t charging them,” Stiles said. Stiles and her mother brainstormed on how to bring in more students and build revenue to the new dance school. The dance-a-thon will take place Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members have the option to sponsor a dancer of their choice, or donate directly to the dance school through their website.
Driver killed in crash on Loop 1604 near Stone Oak Parkway identified
SAN ANTONIO – A driver who was killed in a crash during wet weather in north San Antonio earlier this week has been identified. The victim was identified Friday as Joel Bustamante, 26, by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to police, two vehicles hydroplaned in the wet weather prior to the crash on Wednesday morning. Bustamante lost control and crashed into those vehicles, causing a chain reaction, police said. The westbound lanes of Loop 1604 were closed for several hours.
Driver, 26, killed in Loop 1604 accident that closed lanes for hours
SAN ANTONIO – A 26-year-old man was killed in an accident along Loop 1604 on the North Side Wednesday morning. San Antonio police responded to the wreck around 6 a.m. on the westbound lanes of Loop 1604 near Stone Oak Parkway before Highway 281. The driver lost control and crashed into the other vehicles, causing a chain reaction, police said. The westbound lanes of Loop 1604 were closed during the investigation, but have since reopened, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. A major accident has been reported on Loop 1604 near Blanco Road on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.
Couple found dead in Stone Oak home IDd by Medical Examiners office
SAN ANTONIO A husband and wife found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a Stone Oak-area home have been identified. Gabriella and Joseph Albright, ages 55 and 67, were killed before 1 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of Windhurst in The Peak at Promontory on San Antonios North Side, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office. The department did not disclose their causes or manners of death, but San Antonio police said a relative found them with gunshot wounds. Jennifer Rodriguez, a police spokesperson, said the relative went to check on one of the residents after not hearing from them. SAPD on Thursday named Joseph Albright as the gunman and said he was found with the handgun.
SAPD: Murder-suicide suspected after couple found dead in Stone Oak home
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide after finding a husband and wife dead of gunshot wounds on Wednesday at a home in the Stone Oak area. A relative had called police after not hearing from one of the residents for more than a day, Rodriguez said. Inside the home, police found a 55-year-old woman and her husband, who both appeared to die of gunshot wounds. Neighbors did not report hearing gunshots, and police have never been called to the home before. Rodriguez said investigators will continue talking to neighbors and relatives in an effort to get answers for the victims loved ones.
San Antonio drivers will get a chance to bypass traffic on I-10, Highway 281 with new HOV lanes
That HOV lane will be extended by 2023 from north of Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Road, the release states. The stretch of HOV lane on I-10 W will be five miles, phase one of the Highway 281 HOV lanes will be three miles and phase two on Highway 281 will be six miles. HOV lanes are designated lanes along a highway that are reserved for the following vehicles:Vehicles carrying 2 or more peopleBusesMotorcyclesVIA and marked vehiclesTrailer towing is prohibited in HOV lanes. The opening of HOV lanes is a culmination of several years of community engagement, planning and construction, said TxDOT San Antonio district engineer Mario Jorge. Exact dates for the opening of the HOV lanes were not provided by VIA.
33 H-E-B stores in San Antonio, New Braunfels area report employees with COVID-19 in June
SAN ANTONIO At least 30 H-E-B stores in the San Antonio area from Southwest Military Drive to Stone Oak have confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees so far this month, according to the grocery chain. As of 2 p.m. Monday, 33 of 57 stores in the San Antonio and New Braunfels combined areas had positive cases in June. Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar CountyKSAT.com has asked the grocery chain about precautions going forward as San Antonio continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. KSAT.com has also reached out to Walmart and Target regarding cases among employees in their stores, but they did not immediately list stores with COVID-19 cases. H-E-B has stated these local stores have had at least one employee test positive for COVID-19 so far in June.
1604 and 281 expected to have construction related closures over next 2 weeks
Nightly 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Left lane westbound frontage road closure from the US 281 north exit ramp to the northbound US 281 frontage road. Full weekend closure 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full northbound frontage road closure from Loop 1604 to Sonterra Boulevard for drainage work. Nightly 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full southbound frontage road closure at Loop 1604 for direct connector work. Alternating southbound frontage road closure from Sonterra Boulevard to Loop 1604 for concrete paving. Weekend closure 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. Full southbound frontage road closure at Loop 1604 for direct connector work.
Medical Examiner’s Office releases names of family found dead in Stone Oak home
SAN ANTONIO – BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday released the names of a family found dead in the garage of their Stone Oak home. The victims were identified as:Jared Esquibel Harless, 38Sheryll Ann Harless, 36Esteban Lorenzo Harless, 4Penelope Arcadia Harless, 3Avielle Magdalena Harless, 1Apollo Harless, 11 monthsThe ME’s Office did not release the cause and manner of death. Previously:Officials with US Army South have identified a man who was found dead along with his family in the garage of their Stone Oak home. ‘There are no words to describe’ sceneIt is unclear how long the family had been dead before they were discovered. Red Willow is located in The Heights at Stone Oak, a gated community.
What we know about the family of 6 found dead at a home in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Details surrounding the deaths of a family of six are continuing to unfold after their bodies were found in a Stone Oak home. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus gave the latest update on the case late Thursday, saying the family, including their pets, were found dead inside a vehicle in a garage at the home in the 100 block of Red Willow. Family of 6 found dead in SUV at home in Stone Oak, San Antonio police sayWhen officers arrived, they entered the home and smelled “heavy, noxious fumes” coming from inside the residence and immediately backed out. Not much known about family from neighborsNeighbors said they hardly saw the family, according to McManus. Joe Arrington, public information officer for the San Antonio Fire Department, said the note was intended for 25 streets but it was sent out to a “much broader area."
Neighbors heartbroken about news of Stone Oak familys deaths
SAN ANTONIO Neighbors of a family found dead in the garage of a Stone Oak home say they are shocked and saddened by the news. San Antonio police made the discovery Thursday night after a tense all-day situation. Police had been at the home, located on Red Willow near Wilderness Oak, all day long. Green lives in a gated neighborhood, but in a different subdivision from where the family was found. Coben stopped to share her feelings Friday morning as she headed to a store to buy prayer candles.
SAFD: Residents located near 100 block of Red Willow must evacuate due to chemical release
SAN ANTONIO Residents located in the 100 block of Red Willow are being urged to evacuate due to a chemical release, according to San Antonio Fire Department. The fire department issued an emergency alert Thursday afternoon, and residents in the area must evacuate immediately. Shelter for residents has been set up at Lopez Middle School, located at 23103 Hardy Oak Blvd. San Antonio police, the FBI, the San Antonio Fire Department and the SAFD HAZMAT team are on scene of the chemical hazard. Well bring more details as they become available.
Neighbors reported hearing screaming hours before baby found dead
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – A disturbing discovery involving the death of a baby at a Stone Oak apartment complex Tuesday morning followed a night of disturbances there, according to neighbors. Police investigating suspicious baby death in Stone OakSan Antonio police found a three month old boy, not breathing, inside a second floor unit at the Sonterra Heights apartment, located in the 18700 block of Stone Oak Parkway. Police are investigating the death of a baby at a Stone Oak apartment complex. A sergeant who responded to the home said one of the people who called 911 was the woman inside the apartment, the mother of the baby. He said she told dispatchers her baby was on the floor of the apartment and not breathing.
Man dies after shooting at Stone Oak hotel, woman a person of interest, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A woman has been detained after a 47-year-old man was shot at a Stone Oak hotel and later died, according to San Antonio police. The woman called 911 around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, saying the man had been shot at La Quinta at Hardy Oak Boulevard and Loop 1604, according to SAPD. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition where he later died, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. The woman was detained and is considered a person of interest, police said. Police investigate a shooting in the 18500 block of Hardy Oak Boulevard on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Family, friends of Reagan student say he was bullied for clothes, ethnicity before death
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a suicide. So, every time I would see him at lunch, I would sit with him and we would have our lunch together,” Juma said. School district raises awareness about mental health after student’s suicideJuma said Alonso was the constant target of bullying, picked on for the clothes he wore and his race. As they grieve his untimely death, they’re focusing on his bright spirit and the dreams they said he never got to realize. Student dies at Reagan High School, officials sayAlonso’s sister, Alyssa Jones, said their mother works as a biology teacher at the school.
Facebook strangers show up for SA woman’s pole dance birthday party after friends bail on her
After planning her own birthday party, all of her friends had to cancel at the last minute due to work and childcare issues. Since she had already paid for the event, she decided to invite strangers from a Stone Oak mom’s group on Facebook. "I reserved a private group event at North Pole Dance Studio for my 27th birthday this Saturday. Strangers help Stone Oak woman celebrate 27th birthday at pole dance studio. Strangers help Stone Oak woman celebrate 27th birthday at pole dance studio.
Police: Duo took woman’s keys from cart at Stone Oak-area H-E-B, stole car
SAN ANTONIO – A woman is accused of stealing car keys from an H-E-B shopper’s purse while a male suspect kept watch. Belinda Alvarado, 47, and Peter Carreon, 45, are each facing a charge of theft of a vehicle, according to their arrest affidavits. According to San Antonio police, surveillance video showed the victim “briefly” turn her back on her shopping cart, which was holding her purse. Surveillance video showed Alvarado and Carreon driving off in the Buick, according to records. On Oct. 11, both suspects were caught driving a separate stolen vehicle, police said.
San Antonio police investigating after woman claims man attempted to abduct her at Target
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman is warning others after she says a man tried to abduct her at Target off TPC Parkway and Highway 281 in Stone Oak. Maria Rios said the alleged abduction attempt took place at 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a police report she filed with the San Antonio Police Department. Rios shared her story on Facebook Tuesday saying a man in a black BMW tried to act like he knew her and get into her car. Rios was escorted to her car by a Target manager after notifying employees of the incident. PLEASE SHARE: The San Antonio Police Department is investigating an attempted unlawful restraint case that took place on... Posted by San Antonio Police Department on Thursday, January 16, 2020Lopez said the incident is currently being investigated by SAPD’s Special Victims Unit.
Man accused of driving wrong way, hitting SAPD patrol car, 3 new vehicles at dealership
Man accused of driving wrong way, hitting SAPD patrol car, 3 new vehicles at dealershipPublished: December 26, 2019, 12:32 pmA man is accused of driving the wrong way on a Stone Oak street and ramming a San Antonio police officer’s SUV before pulling into a car dealership and striking three new vehicles.
Police: Standoff in Stone Oak ends after man is caught trying to flee through apartment window
The incident began around 11:45 p.m. Sunday at the Club at Stone Oak Apartments on Hardy Oak Boulevard, not far from Stone Oak Parkway on the city’s far North Side. That’s when, police said, Summers held hostage a 52-year-old woman and an 8-year-old child, refusing to allow them to leave. Authorities said SWAT negotiators were called and that the woman was ultimately able to get out of the apartment safely by going through an apartment window. A police sergeant said roughly 20 minutes into negotiations with the man he then jumped out of the same apartment window, trying to run from the scene. Neither the woman nor the child held hostage were injured in the incident.
Blake’s Brainiacs: Code Ninjas helps kids learn computer languages
"Code Ninjas is a place where kids, ages 7 to 14, can come here and learn how to code their own video games," said Jennifer Block. She and her husband decided to open the Stone Oak Code Ninjas location after deciding they needed a change for their son. Kids who join Code Ninjas start off as a white belt, and work their way up to black belt. To advance from belt to belt, kids follow a set curriculum. Just as they are able to work at their own pace, the kids can also visit their local Code Ninjas location when they'd like.