Man accused of 2019 fatal shooting of taxicab driver in Windcrest arrested; Affidavit implicates second suspect
A man accused of fatally shooting a taxicab driver in Windcrest two years ago was arrested Friday on the West Side of San Antonio, and an arrest affidavit implicates at least one other suspect in the crime.
Windcrest looks to clean up problems with garbage service debt
Windcrest residents who have taken advantage of the city’s garbage service and billing, take note — the city is ready to call your hand. Windcrest charges $164.70 for six months of twice-weekly trash pickup, according to Don Hakala, city finance officer. Efforts to cut into the thousands of dollars owed by delinquent customers was a topic of discussion March 15 at the Windcrest City Council meeting. Hakala announced residents can sign up for email billing service beginning April 1. “Of those 278 (customers), 176 are multiple periods delinquent; they owe for more than one period.mysanantonio.com
Windcrest puts hiring of fire marshal on hold
Windcrest moved one step closer to hiring a fire marshal after hearing about the benefits of having the new position on the payroll. Windcrest Fire Chief Daniel Kramer said the city’s current fire marshal contract with Hollywood Park Fire Lt. Timothy Zelenak is based on individual responses at $70 per call rather than a salary. “The cost to the city is $70 per fire marshal activity, with the city averaging about 90 activities a month,” Kramer said. City secretary Rachel Dominquez said her staff would produce a summary that tells how many inspections the fire marshal responded to, and how much money the marshal was paid during that time. “The fire marshal position falls to … Castillo to fill because it is not a council-appointed position,” City Attorney Ryan Henry said.mysanantonio.com
Dognapping suspect accused in multiple cases arrested, Windcrest police say
WINDCREST, Texas – Pet owners living in and around Windcrest are relieved after the arrest of a man accused of stealing other people’s dogs. Cody Lee Canfield, 33, was arrested Monday and charged for the incident involving a 68-year-old woman who was gardening last Monday. The victim provided a license plate number and video she captured of the incident to police, leading to Canfield’s arrest. AdHernandez said Bexar County deputies who were assisting with this case discovered Canfield after he wrecked his vehicle near his home. “I know there are at least three different cases multiple agencies are dealing with,” Hernandez said.
Kitchen fire causes roughly $50,000 in damage to Northeast Side home, fire officials say
SAN ANTONIO – A kitchen fire damaged a home just outside the Windcrest city limits late Wednesday night, fire officials said. The fire was called in around 9:30 p.m. at a home in the 6600 block of Woodford Street, far from New World Drive and Montgomery Drive on the city’s Northeast Side. Firefighters said when they arrived, they found flames on a wall and coming out of the roof. Fire officials said they were able to put out the fire quickly and without incident. The woman who was cooking inside the home managed to get out safely and was not hurt.
Soul-food staple Mrs. Kitchen reveals grand opening date for Northeast San Antonio relocation
click image Instagram / breaking.bread.in.saOk, we couldn't wait until tomorrow to share the news Posted by Windcrest EDC on Monday, January 18, 2021East Side transplant Mrs. Kitchen will resume slinging soul food next month in the Windcrest area, according to economic development officials for the suburb.The new Mrs. Kitchen will make its debut at noon on Sunday, January 24, the Windcrest Economic Development Corp. said in a Facebook post this week.Owner Garlan McPherson recently moved the restaurant from its original location at 2242 E. Commerce St., setting his sights on an 8,000-square-foot location in the northeastern suburbs.The new space at 5237 Walzem Road will give guests a bigger dining room where they can enjoy their fried chicken, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, meatloaf and collard greens.According to Mrs. Kitchen’s Facebook page, the eatery will be open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.sacurrent.com
Soul food spot Mrs. Kitchen leaving San Antonio's East Side for bigger space in Windcrest
click image Instagram / dancedadartWindcrest is about to get a soul transplant.No, not in the spiritual sense. East Side soul food staple Mrs. Kitchen will move north, taking over an 8,000-square-foot space in the suburb in coming months, the San Antonio Express-News reports Owner Garlan McPherson told the daily that customers had to pack into the Mrs. But finding a large enough spot with adequate parking was tough.He finally settled on a new space at 5237 Walzem Road. Kitchen hasn’t yet settled on an opening date for the Windcrest location.sacurrent.com
Windcrest’s annual ‘Light Up’ for the holidays kicks off this weekend
SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop one local holiday tradition from taking place this year. Windcrest’s annual Light Up, when residents decorate their homes with glamorous Christmas lights and displays, will begin on Saturday. Every year, a contest is held and judges decide the best displays in a variety of categories. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring” to pay tribute to military members. Windcrest officials said Light Up is made possible by volunteers, the Windcrest Economic Development Corporation and the Windcrest Women’s Club.
Woman found sleeping in man’s Windcrest home cut him when he told her to leave, police say
The affidavit states the man then left his home to cash a check and to “avoid a confrontation” with Polivchak. He returned home and began playing loud music in his bedroom, the affidavit states. He then heard glass breaking, turned down the music and yelled at Polivchak to leave, according to investigators. The man grabbed a broom handle and told the woman to leave. The affidavit states Polivchak left the house and waited by the garage “for her ride.”The stabbing victim left his house to get help from a nearby fire department.
Windcrest residents hope voting process is faster moving forward in the 2020 election
WINDCREST, Texas – Like several small cities around Bexar County, the city of Windcrest had its share of long voting lines on the first day of early voting. 33K+ cast ballots on first day of early voting in Bexar CountySome residents were surprised to see lines stretching to the roadway from the Civic Center. Most of the residents KSAT spoke with were excited to see so many letting their voices be heard. However, there were some who were frustrated with why the process seemed to take longer than what they expected. Watch the story in the player above to hear what the residents had to say.
Windcrest lowers tax rate, maintains budget moving forward
Residents of Windcrest will see another drop in their tax rate this year, although increasing property values may mean a slight uptick in actual tax bills. City Council voted on Sept. 21 to approve the voter approval tax rate of $0.409494, a slight decrease from the 2019-20 rate of $0.413544. The voter-approval tax rate is the highest rate that the city may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate. When the new lower tax rate is applied to the increased home value, it produces an average tax of $959 for the year, up $23 — less than $2 per month — from the $936 produced by last year’s tax rate. “We’re required to have a 25 percent fund balance moving forward.”Castillo said City Council’s priority in working on the budget remains public safety.mysanantonio.com
Hiring of new firefighters in Windcrest delayed
Hiring of new firefighters in Windcrest delayedThe financial impact of the coronavirus on city income is on every city officials mind and thats no more evident than in Windcrest, which is on the brink of adding six paid firefighters to its payroll. City Council voted in February to hire the citys first-ever paid firefighters to bolster its ability to respond to emergencies in the city. But he reminded council that its prior decisions referred to hiring six firefighters by a certain date. The WCCP gets their funding from sales tax, thats the post office, Archuleta said. Were being responsible fiscally, were being responsible with our employees, and I think thats the best thing we can do right now, she said.mysanantonio.com
Windcrest expands senior welfare check program
Windcrest expands senior welfare check programWindcrest Police Department patrolman Mark Dumas on Friday visits with a senior citizen as part of the departments senior welfare check program that has officers conduct daily visits to elderly residents whose names have been submitted to the department for the routine check-ins. less Windcrest Police Department patrolman Mark Dumas on Friday visits with a senior citizen as part of the departments senior welfare check program that has officers conduct daily visits to elderly residents ... more Photo: Marvin Pfeiffer /Staff Photographer Photo: Marvin Pfeiffer /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Windcrest expands senior welfare check program 1 / 1 Back to GalleryPolice officer Mark Dumas knocked on the door of a Windcrest resident Friday afternoon. Instead, Dumas stood on the porch and spoke with the elderly resident to make sure she was alright and to see if she needed anything. The city of Windcrest is expanding its senior welfare check program to include daily drop-in calls with some of its more elderly residents. This is just another way we can help out and make it safer and more comfortable for our fellow Windcrest residents, he added.mysanantonio.com
Firefighters battle intense flames, smoke in Windcrest house fire
Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in Windcrest early Tuesday morning. The fire was called in around 3 a.m. at a home in the 225 block of Windcrest Drive, not far from Walzem Road and Loop 410. Fire officials said firefighters arrived to find both heavy smoke and flames. The Windcrest Fire Department, the Converse Fire Department, and the Bexar County Fire Department were among the many departments who answered the fire call. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.
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Feds Flag Five San Antonio Nursing Homes for Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The listings also include ratings of nursing homes based on health inspections, quality and staffing levels.All five local facilities flagged for abuse and neglect also had poor ratings on the Nursing Home Compare system. Of the 68 San Antonio nursing homes listed, more than two-thirds rated below or much below average, according to the' analysis. 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.sacurrent.com
Kitchen fire in Windcrest apartment spreads, destroys entire building
What started as a kitchen fire in one familys apartment became a problem for everyone in that Windcrest building Monday morning. According to Chief Dan Kramer with the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department, the flames spread quickly. However, firefighters had to rely on help from other agencies after they realized the pump on their truck wasnt working. At one point, a section of the building collapsed but firefighters were able to escape injury, he said. Still, she said they will rebuild, thanks to help from the apartment complex and the American Red Cross.
Fire forces evacuation of apartment building in Windcrest
SAN ANTONIO - Multiple fire crews responded to a fire at an apartment building in Windcrest overnight. The fire spread throughout the apartment building damaging all four units, authorities said. Residents of the apartment building had to evacuate their homes as emergency crews worked at the scene. Two people in the apartment where the fire started were taken to an area hospital to get checked for smoke inhalation, firefighters said. The Windcrest Fire Department, the Alamo Heights Fire Department, the Universal City Fire Department, the Air Force Fire Department and Arcadian EMS all originally answered the call.
Friday Freebies - May 24
Hooters is also honoring America's military vets by giving them 10 free wings when you eat there on Memorial Day. There are a pair of reading programs that will reward your kids for reading over the summer. Barnes and Noble has a program that rewards kids by giving them free books. While you're at it, keep a daily reading log and Chuck-E-Cheese will reward your kids with free tokens to use of their games. You can email us your freebies at firstname.lastname@example.org.