Treasury Department opens investigation into Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of federal funds for border mission | Texas News | San Antonio

Treasury Department opens investigation into Gov.  Greg Abbott’s use of federal funds for border mission |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge ProPublica / The Texas Tribune / Verónica G. Cárdenas Department of Public Safety Special Operations agents escort a group of migrants through private property as part of Operation Lone Star after encountering them in Kinney County near Brackettville on Nov. 9, 2021. WASHINGTON – Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of COVID-19 relief dollars … Read more

Keep it cool in the Texas heat at these swimming, splashing spots in San Antonio and surrounding areas

Keep it cool in the Texas heat at these swimming, splashing spots in San Antonio and surrounding areas

SAN ANTONIO – I’m just trying to keep it cool. May has been super hot – like record-breaking hot. My buddy Justin Horne said San Antonio’s hot streak could potentially lead to the hottest May in the city’s history. If you’ve been a subscriber to the newsletter for a while (thank you) you’ll know I … Read more

San Antonio City Council passes discipline-focused police union contract

San Antonio City Council passes discipline-focused police union contract

San Antonio – This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The San Antonio City Council approved a new contract for San Antonio police officers Thursday in an 8-3 vote, immediately putting the new contract into effect. The vote followed an occasionally tense meeting that included concerns the contract is not yet ready and … Read more

City Council to vote Thursday on new police union contract

City Council to vote Thursday on new police union contract

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio City Council is scheduled to vote on a new police union contract that city staff members say will make it harder for fired officers to win their jobs back through the appeal process. Council members’ approval is all that’s needed to implement the contract, which would last through September … Read more

How much could you save? First look at the city’s property tax relief package

How much could you save?  First look at the city’s property tax relief package

SAN ANTONIO – City leaders have said property tax relief is coming, and now property owners in San Antonio are getting their first peek at what it could look like. As part of early budget discussions for FY 2023, city staff presented city council on Wednesday with an array of recommended property tax relief measures. … Read more

Runoff races to watch in the 2022 midterm primary on May 24

Runoff races to watch in the 2022 midterm primary on May 24

A handful of races that did not have a decisive winner during the March midterm primary election will be decided in a runoff on May 24. Several races will be on the ballot, including the Democratic primary for Bexar County’s top elected position. A runoff occurs in races with more than two candidates where one … Read more

CityScrapes: San Antonio lacks transparency with Grand Hyatt deal and convention center expansion | San Antonio News | San Antonio

CityScrapes: San Antonio lacks transparency with Grand Hyatt deal and convention center expansion |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / Grand Hyatt The most recent city budget highlights performance measures for the convention center as its exhibit hall occupancy level and number of hosted events. But actual convention attendance is nowhere to be found. Editors Note: CityScrapes is a column of opinion and analysis. San Antonio’s city government is open … Read more

Couple indicted on 13 counts in death of 5-year-old girl

Couple indicted on 13 counts in death of 5-year-old girl

SAN ANTONIO – Details in this case may be disturbing and hard to read for some. Reader discretion advised. A San Antonio woman and her boyfriend are facing 13 counts of assault – intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child – in connection with the death of 5-year-old Mercedes Losoya. Losoya was … Read more

What’s being done to curb illegal street racing? KSAT Explains

What’s being done to curb illegal street racing?  KSAT Explains

SAN ANTONIO – A car was driving over a hill as two other vehicles were racing side by side, one of them going in the opposite direction of traffic. The vehicle not involved in that race was hit head-on, and the driver was killed in fall 2021 in the 8000 block of Prue Road. Larry … Read more

Bad Takes: May Day may be over, but workers from Amazon to Starbucks aren’t done organizing | Texas News | San Antonio

Bad Takes: May Day may be over, but workers from Amazon to Starbucks aren’t done organizing |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Elliot Stoller Starbucks workers in Seattle rally for union representation. Bad Takes is a periodic column of opinion and analysis. “In my view, the union leadership at the bargaining table were behaving more like terrorists than partners.” – Ken Hurleyformer vice president of human resources and labor relations at … Read more