Spurs get approval to play 4 home-away-from-home games in ‘22-’23 season
The court’s 4-1 vote confirmed the official language for the idea the commissioners initially approved on May 3 in a 3-2 vote. Spurs Sports & Entertainment wants to play one of the team's 2022-2023 games in Mexico City, two at the Moody Center in Austin, and another at the Alamodome, its former home court.
Bexar County commissioner fears new precinct boundaries could bring new opponent
A seemingly routine county redistricting process turned contentious as Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert accused Precinct 1 Commissioner Rebeca Clay-Flores of possibly putting a political opponent into his district. Calvert is up for re-election in the March 2022 primary.
Bexar County commissioner worried about ‘public relations fallout’ in boxer’s robbery case, records show
Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert went all the way to the top of county law enforcement in an attempt to discuss the case of a world champion boxer charged with robbery hours before that suspect turned himself in to authorities in San Antonio late last month, records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders reveal.
Bexar County Commissioners consider COVID-19 testing for SA Stock Show and Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County commissioners are considering paying to test San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo attendees for COVID-19, but rodeo organizers aren’t interested. Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert raised the idea of testing rodeo attendees with the county footing the bill during Tuesday’s Bexar County Commissioners Court meeting. The commissioners are next scheduled to meet on Feb. 9 -- two days before the start of the rodeo. However, Sides said rapid testing for entry was “not only financially but logistically a challenge for us. The Rodeo is a County event in a County facility, so operational decisions are up to the County.”
Bexar County commissioner shares his experience with COVID-19, encourages others to stay vigilant
SAN ANTONIO – After testing positive for COVID-19, Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert is sharing his experience to warn others to remain vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I tasted it and I noticed I couldn’t taste it and I was very disappointed. “When I couldn’t taste my shrimp, I got some caramel popcorn and couldn’t taste that,” Calvert said. It was just a little congestion, occasional runny nose, but it wasn’t constant.”Despite having a negative test, Calvert said he still wanted to be on the safe side. My advice is don’t ever let your guard down.”Related: Commissioner Calvert tests positive for COVID-19 days after appearing in Commissioners Court
Commissioner Calvert tests positive for COVID-19 days after appearing in Commissioners Court
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert on Monday confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19, just days after appearing at last week’s Commissioners Court meeting. Calvert said via telephone Monday he tested positive Friday and has reached out to other county leaders and staff with whom he came into contact. Calvert said a friend who visited him on Jan. 1 contacted him two days later and said she had tested positive for the virus. Jan. 14, two days after Calvert took part in the public meeting, he could no longer taste food, Calvert said via telephone. The following day Calvert took another COVID test and this time it came back positive.
Bexar County hires ombudsperson following string of complaints from employees
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County officials have hired an ombudsperson following a string of internal and federal employment complaints against management, the KSAT 12 Defenders have confirmed. Allison Highley was hired October 28 and will be under the direction of County Manager David Smith. (KSAT)The latest, filed earlier this month by a longtime county employee, accuses Smith-Dean of retaliation, according to multiple sources. County officials have claimed Millan was reassigned because she was uniquely qualified to help several county agencies manage COVID-19-related expenditures. Memo: Bexar County Manager David Smith directed employees to receive absolutionA third employee accused Smith-Dean late last year of harassment and bullying as part of an internal complaint.
KSAT Community: University Health to host flu shot drive Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – Do you need your flu shot? With flu season quickly approaching, University Health and Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert will host a flu shot drive on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Freeman Coliseum, 3210 East Houston Street. Additional details:Individual registrations must be submitted for each person receiving a flu shot. To register for the flu shot drive on Nov. 14, click here. KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.
How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business
The leaders worked, sometimes vigorously, to persuade their local governments to buy COVID-19 tests from a company Hayungs was hoping to partner with. Calvert, meanwhile, did not disclose that he once held an unpaid position on the advisory board of Hayungs’ company, MRG Medical. Villalobos, the Hays County chief of staff, said in a statement that Republicans were blocking access to COVID-19 tests. “Approved to Re-Vamp / Re-Brand Hays County Indigent Healthcare Program.”The county commissioners had not approved him to do anything. He did so without input from key Hays County medical leaders or approval from his fellow commissioners, as county rules require.
Commissioners Wolff and Calvert clash amid claims of discrepancies at veteran services office Wolff oversees
SAN ANTONIO Two Bexar County commissioners are butting heads, but over what depends on which one you ask. Precinct 3 County Commissioner Kevin Wolff sent a memo to the entire Bexar County Commissioners Court on Aug. 24, blasting Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert. In his memo, Wolff claims Calvert ultimately wants to eliminate the County Manager organization of government. And it was a pretty insane tirade.Instead, Calvert believes Wolffs message was driven by something else -- scrutiny of the Bexar County Military and Veterans Service Center, which Wolff oversees. Wolff is in his final term on the commissioners court after deciding not to seek reelection.
Bexar County handing out free Plexiglass kits to small businesses around San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Bexar County is distributing free Pelixglass kits to small, local businesses as they reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. The kits were handed out Monday morning at the Freeman Coliseum in order to assist small businesses reopen safely, according to a news release. For small businesses that missed the event, county officials said there will be additional distributions on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in other precincts. All small businesses in the county qualify for the kits but they must pre-register and bring a confirmation email, according to a news release. Small businesses can also request additional essential items, including personal protective equipment, via Bexar Countys Small Business and Entrepreneurship Departments webpage.
San Antonio’s plan to move COVID-19 patients from area nursing homes to 2 facilities slammed by county commissioner
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio city officials on Friday announced a plan to potentially house COVID-19 patients from nursing homes in the region at two long-term care facilities in an effort to try mitigate the spread of the virus. City officials confirmed patients from both locations have already been moved to other facilities in the area to make room for potential patients. The expo hall late last month was prepped as an alternative care center if San Antonio hospitals become full. The Texas Tribune reported Friday that 13% of nursing home facilities in the state have at least one resident with COVID-19. Nursing home with 70+ COVID-19 patients fined $68,000, cited for 28 violations in 2019