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    SAN ANTONIO – Read in English here. Por casi 80 años, el complejo Alazán Apache Courts ha radicado en el corazón de la parte oeste de la ciudad de San Antonio. Su origen data de 1937, cuando la administración del entonces Presidente Franklin D. Roosevelt aprobó la Ley de Vivienda de Estados Unidos. En menos de un año, el lugar se convirtió en una de las primeras unidades de vivienda pública en el país bajo la nueva ley, y el cual proporcionó ayuda económica del gobierno a muchas familias viviendo con bajos recursos. La necesidad de vivienda pública era grande para esta parte de la ciudad.(Images provided by Mexican-American Civil Rights Institute.) Los residentes, en su mayoría de descendencia mexicana,...
    SAN ANTONIO – A “Texas-sized corn maze” is set to open Saturday at Trader’s Village in San Antonio. There are actually three mazes that span across 10 acres with one maze designed specifically for tiny tots that is just under a half-mile long. “We really wanted to allow little kids to feel empowered. To take the lead as it were,” said Traders Village marketing manager Brian Billeck. Admission to the corn mazes, located at 9333 S Loop 410 at Old Pearsall Road, is $9.99 per person. Guests can upgrade to the corn maze and all-day ride package for $14.99. The pumpkin patch and petting zoo are included with the price of admission. Guests can visit the corn mazes every weekend...
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    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a new, weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the free KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. The Alazan Apache Courts have been in the heart of San Antonio’s West Side for nearly 80 years. The origin of the courts can be traced to 1937 when the U.S. Housing Act passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. Less than a year later, the courts became the first public housing units to be authorized in the country under the new law, which provided for subsidies to be paid from the U.S....
    SAN ANTONIO – Ever wonder why haunted houses are so tall? It’s because they have hundreds of horror stories. Ok, that was bad, but the good news is that while the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered some haunted houses, there are still several places open in San Antonio and Austin that are worth the visit. So what’s open? 13th Floor in San Antonio Austin Zombie Hunt House of Torment in Austin Magnolia Hotel in Seguin Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio Scream Hollow in Smithville Austin Zombie Hunt is actually more of an interactive paintball experience than a traditional haunted house. There’s a similar Zombie Safari hunt in Dallas that puts you in a bus armed with a paintball...
    SAN ANTONIO – One San Antonio family is hoping their political relationship encourages others with differing opinions to work together. Like other lawns around election time, Richard Arriola and Janie Niyakan’s front lawn has campaign signs. The difference? They each support a different candidate in the presidential race. Arriola, a Republican, and Niyakan, a Democrat, show their support for their party’s pick for the presidential seat by decorating their lawn with both candidate’s campaign signs. Arriola said he hopes the lawn can show people that differences in political ideologies do not have to end in arguments, but rather cooperation. “It is about working together no matter who you are,” Arriola said. “If we can work together, then hopefully, everybody else...
    SAN ANTONIO – Jesus Medina started working at Cadillac Bar in 1974 as a dishwasher, waiter and bartender. In 1997, he bought the business from the original owner to fulfill his own dream, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the business to close permanently after 45 years. “This is my whole life. You know, it’s like you’re thinking about 45 years, it’s unbelievable,” Medina said. “I can’t even believe that is happening.” In just a few days, Medina’s business assets will be sold through a liquidation sale. He blames the pandemic. “As soon as we finished with fanfare and spring break, the next day, we were closed. They shut us down,” he said. “We’ve been trying to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Waiting to board their charter flight to California on Tuesday, 50 firefighters from the San Antonio and Austin area will be on the front lines of the Northern California wildfires. The local firefighters be among 170 from around the state flying to California in two planes provided by Southwest Airlines. “Anybody you see here is a brother who wants to help another brother right now,” said Randy Denzer, a battalion chief with the Austin Fire Department. This will be Denzer’s third deployment to California. “The one thing that stood out to me the most was that they were so appreciative of us being out there," he said. Daniel Jimenez, who is part of the SAFD Wildlands team,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 57,677 total COVID-19 cases and 1,135 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday. He said there were 262 new cases and 207 backlogged cases tested between Sept. 15-23. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 178. City officials also reported that 230 patients are hospitalized, 81 are in the intensive care unit and 29 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed...
    SAN ANTONIO – One man was wounded and police are looking for two other possible victims following a shooting Tuesday afternoon on the city’s Northeast Side that San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said was the result of a drug deal gone bad. Police were called for a shooting around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Castle Cross and Gibbs-Sprawl roads. When an officer arrived, he found a man outside a car with a bullet wound to the chest, McManus said. The wounded man was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. McManus said there was another man who was not injured standing next to the victim. McManus said the trouble started at a Circle K parking lot and...
    TEXAS – As Texas officials work to clean Lake Jackson’s water system after it was contaminated by a deadly brain-eating amoeba, San Antonio Water System Officials assured customers that San Antonio’s water is safe to drink. On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials held a news conference pledging a quick response to clean out the water system in Lake Jackson, where 11 of 54 samples raised flags with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The parasite, known as naegleria fowleri, fatally infected six-year-old Josiah McIntyre. “Rest assured, SAWS water is safe to use and drink," said Anne Hayden, SAWS Communications Manager. Hayden said 7,000 water tests are performed each year on San Antonio’s water. “With multiple water sources,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Three out of four Bexar County voters agree that the closure of local businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak is a serious problem, according to a newly released Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report Poll. When voters were asked an open-ended question about the most serious problem in San Antonio, 17% said crime and safety followed by 12% who said police accountability. The findings come from a phone and internet survey of 619 registered Bexar County voters from Sept. 17-21. Residents who were surveyed were given a list of issues affecting the county. They were asked to determine whether this issue was an extremely serious problem, a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem or not a serious problem....
    Landmarks and skyscrapers in downtown San Antonio will showcase hues of red this weekend to honor fallen firefighters across the country. Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters will take place in the Alamo City on Saturday evening, when Frost Tower, the Henry B. González Convention Center and the Tower of the Americas will light up in red. The Alamodome will have a marquee dedicated to firefighter Greg Garza, who died in a tragic accident while at a scene on Oct. 15. Garza, a 17-year veteran, was among a group of firefighters who responded to a call for an electrical problem at a hotel when he stumbled while exiting a fire apparatus and was hit by a van. Businesses across the...
    SAN ANTONIO – In a lengthy November ballot, San Antonio voters will be tasked to decide the outcomes of two 1/8 cent sales tax propositions. Those include the fate of Pre-K 4 SA, an early childhood program that launched eight years ago, and the introduction of a workforce initiative to help impoverished residents amid an economic crisis exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. In a special election (which, in this case, falls on the same date as the presidential election), city residents will also vote on the relocation of the 1/8 cent sales tax that would go toward transportation improvements in 2026. These issues will hit the ballot box for the General Election on Nov. 3. The deadline to register to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Doris Naquin, a first grade teacher at Briscoe Elementary, spoke to Good Morning San Antonio on Tuesday about the challenges of teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. Educators in San Antonio schools are currently working hard trying to do both virtual and in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. To view the video, click above.Read More: GMSA@9 Debrief: Edgewood ISD transitional school brings students back on campus ‘We’ve got quite a challenge facing us right now,’: Ft. Sam Houston ISD director reflects on virtual learning Leading SA: Somerset ISD superintendent assures students, staff the district is prepared for virtual learning Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Nirenberg reported 57,208 total COVID-19 cases and 1,130 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 63 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 139. City officials also reported that 220 patients are hospitalized, 86 are in the intensive care unit and 34 are on ventilators. There are 17% of staffed beds available and 75% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said...
    SAN ANTONIO – A grease fire damaged the roof of a Burger King restaurant Monday morning on the city’s East Side. When firefighters arrived at the restaurant around 9:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of South W.W. White Road, they found a faulty piece of equipment in the kitchen ignited the flames. “We do believe it was probably a kitchen fire grease maybe got up into some of the vents,” said Woody Woodward, a spokesman with the San Antonio Fire Department. “A grease fire like that can spread through the vents and can be hard to chase down.” Woodward said employees and two customers who were inside the restaurant got out safely. One of the employees told KSAT 12 News...
    SAN ANTONIO – Stage 1 watering rules will come to an end on Tuesday for San Antonio Water System customers. According to a news release, recent rains and cooler weather has sent the 10-day average for the Edwards Aquifer above the trigger of 660 feet. As a result, SAWS advised San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh to end the watering rules that have been in place since July 10, which he agreed to do so in consultation with SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente, per city ordinance. While the city is returning to year-round watering rules, recent rains and seasonal drop in temperatures reduce the need for outdoor watering according to SAWS officials who urge residents to leave in place once-a-week...
    SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B is temporarily offering free curbside pickup and free delivery for groceries. The Texas grocery chain is waiving fees for pickup and delivery through Oct. 6 at participating stores. “H-E-B is always exploring ways to help our customers get the products they need at the low prices they expect and the method they want to shop,” said H-E-B spokesperson Dya Campos. “This promotion applies to all curbside and delivery orders scheduled for pick up or deliver by Oct 6.” All stores with curbside and delivery options are participating in the promotion. Customers can learn more at HEB.com.Related: H-E-B suing drink mixer company for trademark infringement on ice cream products These San Antonio companies made Forbes list of...
    SAN ANTONIO – One woman’s tamale hack is so good it went viral within days of the original post in Dec. 2017 and has now amassed more than 29 million views. Take a peek inside one of San Antonio’s most expensive listings You can make a single tamal in less than one minute using her method. The method isn’t exactly traditional but the result is the same. Check it out: Posted by Christina Fuentes Rosendahl on Tuesday, January 2, 2018Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Department of Transportation’s new program that helps stranded motorists in San Antonio is moving into phase two and expanding its service area. The “Highway Emergency Response Operator” or HERO service launched in August with free roadside assistance for stranded motorists who have flat tires, run out of gas, need a jump-start or even a cellphone to use. The first phase of the program provided service Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. in much of the northern half of San Antonio, on I-10 to Highway 46 in Boerne and on I-35 to the Hays County line. “During the first month of service, the HERO program has successfully provided assistance at approximately 1,500 incidents....
    SAN ANTONIO – Hopscotch is the newest immersive art installation coming to San Antonio. The 20,000 square foot gallery will open Friday in downtown San Antonio at the Travis Park Plaza Building at 711 Navarro Street. There will be 14 uniquely curated installations from more than 40 local, national and international artists at the gallery including highlights from San Antonio Street Art Initiative, Gary Sweeney, Amada Miller and more. Food and beverage options will also be available on-site for guests including eats from local food truck Smack’s Chicken Shack. “The gallery incorporates the works of artists and artisans into the framework of the space, including stairwells, bathrooms, tilework and more,” according to Hopscotch officials. Guests will also find a gift...
    SAN ANTONIO – This Halloween might look a little different for a lot of reasons including a rare blue moon illuminating the sky. The term “blue moon” refers to the second full moon in a single month and, according to NASA, the phenomenon only occurs seven times every 19 years. Full moons are typically separated by 29 days but most months are 30 or 31 days, causing a blue moon to appear, “on average, every two and a half years,” according to NASA. Did you know that every full moon in a respective month has its own name? The first full moon for October will appear on Oct. 1 and is referred to as the Harvest Moon. The full moons...
    SAN ANTONIO – Need a vacation? Craving a road trip now that the weather is a little cooler? Some people might be surprised that there are waterfalls in Texas, and in fact there are quite a few. This list, while including naturally occurring waterfalls and manmade, definitely does not cover all of the waterfalls in Texas, but it’s a good start if you’re looking for an adventure. This island paradise is just 30 minutes outside San Antonio Please note, some of the waterfalls on the map are on private property so you won’t be able to view them unless you’ve been given permission by the landowner. Either way, there are great options open to the public if you aren’t able...
    SAN ANTONIO – The weather in Texas is getting cooler and after a year that’s included quite a bit of self-quarantining for most people, getting outdoors seems like a nice way to celebrate the changing of the season. Orchards are a great way to practice social distancing while still enjoying the freedom of leaving your house. Here are a few places in the San Antonio-area that offer guests that opportunity to walk through an orchard and pick fruit: Jenschke Orchards This orchard offers everything from a giant corn maze in the fall (which is currently open!) to a pick-your-own harvest experience year-round. Pumpkins are in season September through October and Christmas trees are available November to December. Strawberry, peach and...
    SAN ANTONIO – A sergeant with the San Antonio Police Department was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for a DWI, according to SAPD. Sergeant Glenn Michalec was arrested Sunday, Sept. 27, in the 21100 block of Blanco Road. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that Sergeant Michalec will be “placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal and administrative investigation.” Sergeant Michalec has served with the San Antonio Police Department for 29 years. Details are limited at this time and we’ll bring more updates as they become available. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced 57,145 total COVID-19 cases and 1,130 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Sunday, an increase of 56 new cases. Three new deaths were reported today and 53 new deaths are included in the total, ranging from June 29 - September 10, 2020. The 7-day moving average of cases is 162, as of Friday. City officials also reported a slight uptick in hospitalization numbers. Health officials said there are currently 221 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 86 are in the intensive care unit and 34 are on ventilators. There are 16% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in...
    SAN ANTONIO – A woman is hospitalized after San Antonio police say she was stabbed by a man while walking down the San Antonio River Walk overnight. The incident happened at 12:32 a.m., Sunday, when the woman and her boyfriend were walking in the area. Police said another man came up to the couple, pulled a knife and stabbed the woman in the arm. The suspect and the woman’s boyfriend got into a physical altercation, but the suspect soon fled the scene, according to officials. The woman was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, which were deemed non-life threatening. The suspect is still at large. We’ll bring more updates to this...
    Education facilities across the world and right here in San Antonio are facing unique challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s unclear if or when it will come to an end. The pandemic is unpredictable and some area educators believe there will be lasting, long-term effects on teaching. Dr. Roland Rios, director of technology with Ft. Sam Houston ISD, joined Leading SA Sunday morning to discuss his district’s current situation. “Because we’re at Fort Sam Houston, all of our students are military dependents. So not only are they dealing with this pandemic, but many of them are [from] New York City. They’ve moved here over the summer. They haven’t had the chance to experience San Antonio in all...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man is now in custody after the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office seized cash, weapons, and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant in West San Antonio. Jason Arenas Avila, 35, was arrested last week after deputies found 266 grams of heroin, a handgun, plastic bags, a digital scale, and $3,500 in cash in his residence, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office. Last week, BCSO deputies executed a search warrant in West San Antonio. During the search, 266 grams of heroin, a...Posted by Bexar County Sheriffs Office on Saturday, September 26, 2020The estimated street value of the drugs is $26,600, according to the BCSO. Avila is charged with possession with intent to deliver...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced 54,295 total COVID-19 cases and 1,074 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Saturday, an increase of 100 new cases. One new death was reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 162, as of Friday. City officials also reported a slight uptick in hospitalization numbers. Health officials said there are currently 228 patients are hospitalized. Of those, 85 are in the intensive care unit and 30 are on ventilators. There are 15% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT: Track daily spikes in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Bexar County Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teacher was fired for continuing to wear a Black Lives Matter face mask, even though school officials forbid it, according to a CNN report. Lillian White, an art teacher at the Great Hearts Western Hills public charter school in San Antonio, started wearing the face mask once the school reopened for in-person classes. At the time she was wearing the mask, which read “Black Lives Matter” and Silence is Violence," students were not back on campus, CNN reports. White told CNN she wore the mask to “demonstrate her support for Black students and faculty,” and to also “advocate for an anti-racism action plan and a more diverse curriculum." In a span of about two...
    SAN ANTONIO – Lisa Barry’s commitment to education and her students has gained statewide recognition after being named as one of three finalists for the 2021 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators. Barry is a 5th grade teacher at Woodridge Elementary School in the Alamo Heights Independent School District. About 17 years ago, she started what she calls the tolerance project during her time at Navarro ISD. Barry said she noticed children being bullied in her classroom and needed a way to address it. “And I started using the children of the Holocaust to teach them empathy and how to be civic-minded and how to not be silent, how to not be bystanders,”...
    San Antonio – Commuters on their way into San Antonio from the North and Northwest Sides are looking at what will hopefully be quicker commutes next week as expansion projects on two main arteries make progress. New main lanes over Evans Road on US-281 will be opened up over the weekend, allowing drivers in both directions to skip over another traffic light. The intersection underneath the main lanes should open in another week or two as well. On I-10, the roughly 5.9 mile expansion project will open the eastbound lanes into San Antonio to four main lanes, including the region’s first High Occupancy Vehicle (H.O.V.) lane, between Ralph Fair Road and La Cantera Parkway sometime next week. The westbound lanes...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Friday night. Nirenberg reported 54,195 total COVID-19 cases and 1,073 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Friday, an increase of 224 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 162. City officials also reported that 225 patients are hospitalized, 83 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. Nirenberg...
    SAN ANTONIO – Adapting to change — that was the message during the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce virtual discussion on Friday. Mayor Ron Nirenberg, along with the chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District and president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation were in attendance. They discussed what the city has dealt with since the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the path ahead as the city recovers. Officials also discussed the programs already in place that are working to improve the city’s economy. RELATED: How to apply for food stamps, or SNAP benefits, in Texas Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – A man armed with a baseball bat damaged five glass doors and an outdoor crucifix Thursday night at the San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary, officials said. According to a news release, the man was seen around 10 p.m. walking up to a dormitory building in the 2600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue and repeatedly striking the glass doors at the Discernment House. By the time police arrived, the man was gone, the news release said. In addition to the shattered doors, a jersey was found around the head of the crucifix and one of the feet was broken. No injuries were reported. “First and foremost, all of our seminarians and all the people at the seminary are...
    SAN ANTONIO – Two spotted hyenas have officially made their debut at the San Antonio Zoo. Zoo officials announced the hyenas' arrival on Friday. One of the hyenas is seven-years-old and the other hyena will turn four-years-old in October. However, both of their genders are currently unknown as “hyenas do not have external anatomy to help differentiate between male and female,” according to SA Zoo officials. NEW ARRIVAL!BIG NEWS! Weve recently become home for a pair of... Drumroll..... Hyenas!! We worked closely with officials who relocated the hyenas to ensure the animals had a safe home. San Antonio Zoo cared for hyenas through 2014 and is well equipped to provide excellent care for these animals. Purportedly one of the hyenas...
    SAN ANTONIO – A few months after losing their loved one due to brain cancer in 2014, one family found comfort in walking alongside people they had never met but related to more than anyone. “It had been two and a half months after he passed, and I was watching KSAT and saw Head for the Cure,” said Katherine Price, who helped create Team Frederick to honor her stepfather, Frank Frederick, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. “We did everything together,” Price said. “He was the kind of person that wouldn’t say no, and if you needed something, he was there in an instant.” Everything changed on Nov. 10, 2012 after doctor determined why Frederick’s headaches became increasingly strong as...
    SAN ANTONIO – As the holiday season approaches, many families are wondering about the safety of Halloween traditions like trick-or-treating, gatherings or haunted houses in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Ruth Berggren, an infectious disease doctor with UT Health’s Long School of Medicine, said in a KSAT Q&A, while the COVID-19 positivity rate has remained steady, moving from 6 percent to 6.4 percent in recent weeks, the precautions taken to get us this far are still important. “You can’t stop the big three things of masking, washing and six-foot distancing. Whatever you do for Halloween, those things still have to be going on,” Berggren said. So what can you do for Halloween? The American Academy of Pediatrics released...
    BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – San Antonio drivers in high-occupancy vehicles will soon be able to bypass traffic on a section of I-10. The first-ever HOV lane in Bexar County is set to open next week in the eastbound lanes of I-10 from Ralph Fair Road to La Cantera. A secondary westbound HOV lane in the same area is expected to open later this fall, according to officials with the Texas Department of Transportation. Officials also said an HOV lane is scheduled to open in 2021 on Highway 281 from Loop 1604 to north of Stone Oak Parkway. That HOV lane will be extended by 2023 from north of Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Road, according to TXDOT. The stretch of...
    KERRVILLE, Texas – An Arabian horse farm in the Texas Hill Country is up for auction and perhaps one of its most interesting features is a custom dance floor that was originally designed for the late Patrick Swayze. Twisted Rose Farm is a sprawling property covering more than 234 acres in Kerrville. The farm has a main home, guest cottage and living quarters designed in barn-like structures on the property. In all, there are 11 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, according to the auction description on Concierge Auctions. The listing also states that within the main barn structure, there is a grand ballroom “complete with a catering kitchen, wet bar, and a custom dance floor originally designed for the late actor...
    SAN ANTONIO – A far North Side home undergoing renovations was damaged by a fire early Friday morning, San Antonio firefighters said. The fire was called in just before 8 a.m. at a home in the 6400 block of Prime Time, not far from Toepperwein Road and Nacogdoches Road. Forest Fouch, captain with the San Antonio Fire Department said the fire started in an upstairs bedroom and that they were able to put the fire out quickly and without incident. Authorities said the fire was contained to one bedroom but that the second floor had severe smoke damage where remodeling was taking place. Fauch said the house did not have working smoke detectors, but that everyone inside the home made...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio-based Grunt Style LLC responded Wednesday on its Facebook page to founder Daniel Alarik’s claims he was ousted from the company without health insurance, which was reported by the Business Journal Tuesday. “What started off as a private matter has entered into the public arena, and you deserve some answers. This is a very sensitive matter for all parties involved, so our apologies for not responding as we put the facts together,” the Facebook post said. The patriotic-themed apparel company laid out a timeline beginning in June 2019, saying that it “was in a financial crisis that began years prior and a transaction occurred allowing the company to continue to operate.” According to the company’s post, Alarik...
    SAN ANTONIO – **Editor’s note - “Unheard: Stories from the Alamo City” is a KSAT feature that gives our viewers the chance to tell their unique stories. The idea is to give a voice to the voiceless. Find more stories like this or share your powerful story on our Unheard page. For over 15 years Larry Garza has been putting smiles on faces and making people laugh as a comedian in San Antonio. His work started with a sketch comedy group called Comedia A Go-Go which led to him expanding to solo stand up comedy after his second kid was born. In 2016, Garza had to stop working after being diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer. “Originally it was in...
    SAN ANTONIO – Ever wonder what the inside of a $2 million luxury condo in San Antonio looks like? Video provided by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty is giving an inside look at a 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo at The Broadway in San Antonio. Unit #1602 at 4242 Broadway is currently for sale for $1.995 million and provides a panoramic view of downtown with floor to ceiling windows. The 2,882 square foot condo has dual walk-in closets in the primary bedroom and private balconies for both bedrooms. What about downtown parking? Not a problem - there is a 24-hour valet service along with concierge. The location is prime for downtown and provides quick access to museums and five-star dining locations.Related articles:...
    SAN ANTONIO – The weather is starting to cool off in San Antonio and one of the city’s newest movie venues has added more flicks to the fall lineup including some Halloween classics and a few horror flicks. The Drive-In at Fiesta Texas, hosted by Rooftop Cinema Club is located just outside the front gates of Six Flags Fiesta TexasHere is the upcoming fall lineup, provided by Rooftop Cinema Club: September 25 “Guardians of The Galaxy” and “Batman Returns” September 26 “Kane Brown” (Live concert) and “Zombieland” September 27 “Jumanji: The Next Level” and “The Matrix” (Community Screening) September 28 “American Sniper” (Military Monday) September 29 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” September 30 “Jurassic Park” October...
    SAN ANTONIO – It’s officially fall and temperatures are (slowly) dropping, meaning it’s the time of year when it’s pleasant enough to head outdoors without immediately bursting into a sweat. And with the majority of Texans stuck indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, crisp and fresh air will give social distancers a nice respite from the confinements of their homes — as well as the ever-evolving news cycle of 2020. We’ve compiled a list of Texas state parks around the San Antonio area that are perfect for a quick autumn outdoor getaway. Overnight camping is now allowed at these parks as Texas Parks and Wildlife has since lifted restrictions on new reservations. Some capacity limits, however, are still in place. Here...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Thursday night. Nirenberg reported 53,971 total COVID-19 cases and 1,073 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Thursday, an increase of 177 new cases. Five new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 153. City officials also reported that 231 patients are hospitalized, 87 are in the intensive care unit and 36 are on ventilators. There are 12% of staffed beds available and 73% of ventilators available. Bexar County will be distributing masks to business owners...
    An outdoor comedy show called, “The Be Counted and Be Heard Comedy Show” aims to boost the turnout in the 2020 Census in the African American community in San Antonio. The Dream Big Scholarship Fund, in collaboration with the San Antonio/Bexar County Complete Count Committee, will host the event Sunday, Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the AT&T Center parking lot. Organizers of the event said the purpose of it is to increase turnout for the 2020 Census in the African American community in San Antonio and Bexar County. “It’s imperative that the African American community understand the impact that they can make by letting their voices be heard and getting counted in the 2020 census...
    SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio is being recognized for more than its signature River Walk, foodie hotspots and the Alamo. According to the annual Good Neighbor Report from OfferUp, the Alamo City is the fourth friendliest city in the nation. Although our social interactions with one another have been limited due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, the report claims Americans have still managed to become more generous, friendlier and reliable, even in San Antonio. The top five friendliest cities in the U.S. this year are San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Palm Springs, Calif., according to OfferUp. This is the second year in a row San Diego has taken the...
    Educator Lillian White says she was fired from the Great Hearts Western Hills charter school in San Antonio, Texas, about one week before students returned to school. Why? According to the former art teacher, she received requests from the school to stop wearing her Black Lives Matter mask. Now, at the start of the academic year, she is out of the job. In speaking to local outlet KENS 5, White said she received a text message from the assistant principal saying: “We’d like you to stop wearing these masks anymore, parents will be coming around more and we don’t discuss the current political climate.”  The school superintendent, Daniel Scoggin, released a statement to KENS 5, noting in part: “Great Hearts enacted, in this...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Education Agency and state health department released data for confirmed COVID-19 cases at the public school district level for the first time on Thursday. This is the first set of released case numbers for individual districts since the beginning of 2020-21 school year. Here’s some of the cumulative data from San Antonio’s largest school districts for the school year so far: North East ISD has reported 11 total cases among students from early education to 12th grade, and a total of 14 staff cases. Northside ISD has reported 9 total cases among students from early education to 12th grade, and a total of 35 staff cases. San Antonio ISD has reported 1 student case...
    SAN ANTONIO – The GMSA@9 anchors talk with Myra Arthur about episode 11 of “KSAT Explains”, which examines the transit proposition on the ballot, along with funding for future projects and goals. To view the video, click above. KSAT Explains: What is the future of transportation in San Antonio? Additional videos: KSAT Explains: Unrest in America; How George Floyd protests sparked movement across nation and San Antonio KSAT Explains: San Antonio’s protest history and battle for civil rights KSAT Explains: Black Lives Matter history, impact on protests across country and SA KSAT Explains: San Antonio resident Charles Davis details violent encounter with police officer KSAT Explains: Family of Marquis Jones continues fight for justice years after fatal encounter with...
    SAN ANTONIO – What did George Strait say to the pumpkin? I’m here for a gourd time. Now that it’s officially fall, pumpkin patches are starting to pop up in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. We’ve put together a map with locations of some of the more popular pumpkin patches people can visit but the list is quite a bit shorter than past years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some local churches that are known for their pumpkin patches have made announcements on social media that they’re canceling the tradition for 2020. One of the more popular pumpkin patch locations in years past has been Devine Acres Farm located at 944 FM 2200 but according to the farm’s website,...
    SAN ANTONIO – It’s often a challenge for major cities, but a particular struggle for San Antonio: how to improve transportation across the area. This week’s episode of KSAT Explains examines what the future of transit could look like for our city and how will we fund that future. (Watch full episode in video player above.) CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART 1: SAN ANTONIO’S TROUBLED MASS TRANSIT HISTORY SALES TAX TIMELINEPart of the future of mass transportation in San Antonio could be decided with the transportation proposition that Bexar County residents will have the chance to vote on in November. KSAT’s Garrett Brnger breaks down the long battle over an eighth of a cent sales tax that could help fund...
    SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle while attempting to run across the main lanes of Loop 410 late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Loop 410 between Marbach Road and Highway 90 on the city’s West Side. According to police, the teen for an unknown reason had darted across the highway when he was struck and killed. Police said the driver of the vehicle, a woman, did not see the teen until it was too late. The driver did stop to render aid and was found not to be intoxicated. No charges are expected to be filed, police said. The name of the teenager killed was...
    SAN ANTONIO – Investigators are working to determine who started a garage fire at a North Side apartment complex overnight. The fire was called in just after midnight Thursday at the Capistrano Condominiums in the 14100 block of Churchill Estates Boulevard, not far from Blanco Road. Firefighters said someone dumped a bunch of trash in front of a garage and lit it on fire. The overhang was a bit charred as well as the garage door, firefighters said. Firefighters put the fire out and damage to the building was minimal. The San Antonio Police Department and the San Antonio Fire Department both responded to the call. No one was hurt as a result of the fire. Copyright 2020 by KSAT...
    SAN ANTONIO – Declaring racism a public health crisis in August was an important move for the City of San Antonio as people of color make up more than 75% of the city’s population. Intending to ultimately attain equity for all in the Alamo City, passing the resolution was just the first step, and many are left wondering what happens next. Tramelle Jones has lived in San Antonio for more than 30 years and is among those who believe the time for action is now. “I don’t necessarily see there being a huge push in the resolution to name specifics of what they will do,” Jones said. While she’s proud of the city for declaring racism a health crisis, Jones...
    SAN ANTONIO – The family of Victor Sanchez, the 44-year-old shot and killed on Tuesday by San Antonio police officers, has more questions than answers following the shooting at their apartment complex. SAPD reports officers were responding to Westway Apartments for reports of a burglary. Armed man killed by SAPD at Northwest Side apartment was shot by 6 officers responding to children’s screams, police report says The mother of Sanchez’s son, Angelica Baron, was inside their home and said Sanchez interpreted the knocks and noise around the home as threats. Baron said Sanchez fired one gunshot into the ground to scare away any possible intruder, and Sanchez told her and the kids to run outside. Police said Sanchez was out...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Wednesday night. Nirenberg reported 53,794 total COVID-19 cases and 1,068 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, an increase of 155 new cases. No new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 148. City officials also reported that 228 patients are hospitalized, 87 are in the intensive care unit and 41 are on ventilators. There are 13% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. They...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a new, weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the free KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, San Antonio along with other major cities saw a significant drop in vehicles on the streets and highways. "The virus had done in a three week time period what generations of planners and decision-makers had never been able to succeed in doing, and that was eliminate traffic congestion,” said Allison Blazosky, AAMPO planning program manager. The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has been keeping track of the monthly...
    BAYOU VISTA, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a CLEAR Alert for 19-year-old Grace Elizabeth Townley. The alert was issued Sunday at 11:30 p.m. and remains in effect for the missing teen. Townley was last seen around 1 a.m. in the 200 block of Barracuda Street in Bayou Vista, Texas near Galveston. She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs around 140 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes, according to DPS officials. Police are asking anyone in the Houston, Corpus Christi, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Shreveport and Lake Charles areas to please be on the lookout for Townley.Related:Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is? San Antonio police search for man who was...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Pabst Brewing Co., the brewery behind brands like Lone Star and Pearl Beer, is moving into the Rand Building downtown. Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation president and CEO, confirmed on Monday afternoon that Pabst will move into the building at 110 E. Houston St., saying the move to San Antonio “sends a strong message that our region offers what HQs need to thrive as we continue to target California companies to relocate and expand.” Attempts to reach Pabst Brewing for comment were not returned by time of publication. Pabst moved into the Weston Urban-owned building from California in...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio officials hope to address climate change in a new city design competition by utilizing architecture to help cool the area. District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino teamed up with the American Institute of Architects of San Antonio and Centro San Antonio for the project. Trevino said the competition will inspire creativity while also helping to draft ideas to help combat climate change at the local level. “In San Antonio, it’s really hot. The sun is very hot, and so we need to have something that can offset that heat, and trees are the best way to do that. But when we can’t plant a tree, we want to do architectural devices,” Trevino said. The design competition...
    SAN ANTONIO – Mark Dankof is worried about the physical safety of his 99-year old mother after her apartment at The Inn at Los Patios was broken into on Sept. 12 while she was away at dinner. “Certainly in my mother’s case, her next-door neighbor’s case, the lady who was burgled twice -- those three for sure always lock their doors and are very, very careful about things,” Dankof said. “There have been at least six break-ins here that I know about, including the one that has happened to my mother once.” Dankof said the burglaries started about two weeks ago when the crooks took his mother’s jewelry and an iPhone. “Some sort of a blunt instrument was used to...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a man was shot dead in his car at a strip mall on the West Side. Police say the shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday near Potranco Road and Ellison Drive. After arriving at the scene, officers found a man shot dead behind the wheel of his vehicle in the parking lot of a strip mall. Multiple bullet shell casings were found around the victim’s car, police say. Witnesses say a man drove away in an SUV. Police say area surveillance video showed one man driving away from the scene in a dark-colored SUV. Police are now searching for the suspect involved in the shooting. This is a developing story, and we’ll update...
    SAN ANTONIO – A Gonzales County man arrested by the FBI in San Antonio this week is accused of providing support to ISIS and discussed carrying out attacks in the United States and overseas on behalf of the terrorist group, federal court records reveal. Jaylyn Molina, who also refers to himself as “Abdur Rahim,” faces a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to an unsealed criminal complaint filed in San Antonio. Molina was taken into custody Monday and is scheduled to make an appearance in federal court in San Antonio early next week, records show. A co-defendant, Kristopher Matthews, was taken into custody in Tennessee, including a motion to unseal records in...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for a man who disappeared and was last seen on the city’s Northeast Side, prompting a CLEAR Alert to be issued. Anthony Eugene Smith, 28, was last seen at 8 p.m. Monday in the 12300 block of Starcrest Drive. Police said his disappearance poses a credible threat to his own safety. Smith is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen in a black, 2014 Chevrolet Equinox with Texas license plate DHX7084. If you have any information regarding Smith, contact the San Antonio Police Department at 210-207-7660. Related: Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is? Copyright 2020 by KSAT...
    SAN ANTONIO – As the coronavirus pandemic persists, so does the desire for a return to normalcy. Many college students in the San Antonio area have decided to attend classes on campus. About a month into the fall semester, school officials say they’re keeping a close eye on the situation to make sure the COVID-19 numbers stay as low as possible. “We require everyone who is coming onto one of our campuses to check in with an app every day. It gives you a list of symptoms that you would pick from, and it tells you whether you are allowed to come to campus or not,” said Anne Gomez, chief communications officer at Our Lady of the Lake University. University...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Nirenberg reported 53,639 total COVID-19 cases and 1,068 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 196 new cases. Six new deaths were reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 148. City officials also reported that 233 patients are hospitalized, 86 are in the intensive care unit and 42 are on ventilators. There are 14% of staffed beds available and 70% of ventilators available. The...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man killed in a shooting on the city’s Northeast Side has been identified, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office reported. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Jeremy Davidson. Police said Davidson and another man were shot in the 15000 block of Toepperwein. Davidson was shot in the chest and later died at a hospital. The second victim, also in his 20s, was also taken to a hospital but his condition is unknown. No arrests have been made. Related: Owner of stolen vehicle shoots suspected thief on West Side, police say Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 70s was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning on the city’s Northwest Side. According to San Antonio police, the man was walking across Marbach Road around 11:30 a.m., when the driver of a pickup traveling on Marbach turned onto Horal, didn’t see the pedestrian and struck him. The victim was taken University Hospital with possible life-threatening head injuries, police said. The driver did stop to render aid and will probably not face charges, police said. Also on KSAT.com: Man accused of stealing driver’s car at San Antonio car wash Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive from San Antonio captured Man arrested after firing shots at ex-girlfriend’s home, neighbor’s house, police say ...
    SAN ANTONIO – An eighth-grader at a San Antonio middle school has been named a Top 30 finalist in a premier national STEM competition. Joanna Sohn, a student at Keystone School, was named a finalist for Broadcom MASTERS, a program that encourages middle school students to translate their interests into a passion for STEM, according to a press release. “This year’s 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalists represent young scientists and engineers from every region of the US. Along with thousands of students who competed in the 2020 Broadcom MASTERS, they persevered in the face of many complex challenges brought on by the worldwide pandemic," Paula Golden, President of Broadcom Foundation said. "To their credit, they stayed engaged in STEM in order...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a new, weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the free KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. On its surface, the connection between transportation and equity throughout the city might not seem obvious. But we looked closer. “Most other major cities use a one-cent sales tax to supplement the money that they get from federal and state sources as well. So ours is currently is a fraction of that,” said Greg Griffin, assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UTSA. Griffin argues VIA Metropolitan Transit needs more diverse funding resources to be able to...
    AUSTIN, Texas – A 20-year-old man from San Antonio who was on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list has been apprehended. Tyrell Ezekiel Darden was arrested Thursday in Irving, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Darden, who officials said is affiliated with the Bloods gang, was wanted for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Working off investigative information from the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Darden at an apartment complex in Irving. Darden had been wanted since early March when authorities in Tarrant and Denton counties issued multiple warrants for his arrest...
    SAN ANTONIO – There is a renewed push for law enforcement transparency both nationally and locally. In Bexar County, two deadly shootings and a wrongful arrest have sparked controversy over when law enforcement releases body camera footage to the public. Paul Waller, attorney and board member of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, joined KSAT Q&As to talk about why some footage isn’t released in a timely manner. Watch the interview in the video above. Catch KSAT Q&A live at 6:30 p.m. and the Nightbeat. San Antonio mayor calls for ‘complete review’ of police department’s body worn camera policies After pledging transparency, BCSO fights to block release of body cam video in shooting of Damien Daniels San Antonio...
    SAN ANTONIO – As San Antonio continues to grow you might have noticed a new building on Broadway just north of downtown that looks like it’s made of glass and wood. It’s called The Soto and it is one of the most technologically and ecologically high-end buildings in San Antonio. “It’s Good for the environment, not only in San Antonio but the whole world,” John S. Beauchamp of Hixon Properties said. The timber makes the building looks sleek, modern and cool, but it is so much more than that. “When you’re building out of mass timber you’re building out of young farm grown trees, taking carbon dioxide out of the air which is then being stored in the building -- our building actually has...
    SAN ANTONIO – KSAT12′s Erica Hernandez joined GMSA@9 on Tuesday to discuss Tejano’s history. Texas history is something we all learned about when we were in school, but Tejano history dates much further into the 1600s. “Texas begins in 1690 and that the first soldier settlers that come here to defend their northernmost boundaries become known at Tejanos because this is Tejas,” businessman, historian Rudi Rodriguez said. Rodriguez for the past 18 years has been diving into the untold history of the first families and settlements that were here in Texas first. To view the video, click above.Read More: ‘Hispanics have an incredible history that hasn’t been told’: San Antonio businessman creates website about Tejano history GMSA@9 Debrief: New...
    SAN ANTONIO – You don’t need an excuse to visit the San Antonio Zoo but if you did, a big discount on admission is a pretty good reason. You can head to the zoo for half-off the normal price of admission on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for locals day. Admission is regularly $17.50 for adults and $14.25 for children ages 3 to 11, but the price will drop to $8 per person on Friday. San Antonio Zoo frequently hosts locals day events for residents of San Antonio. Upcoming locals days: October 12 October 20 More dates are coming for 2020 but have yet to be announced, according to the zoo’s website. “The deep discount will allow for even more...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for a man who they say robbed a driver of his car last month. The man approached the driver at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Zip In Car Wash at 402 Delmar and showed a weapon, according to Crime Stoppers. The man demanded the 51-year-old driver’s vehicle, and the driver complied. Police said the man then fled in the black car. The type of weapon used in the alleged robbery was not disclosed. Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person involved. Tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP, texting “Tip 127” with the tip to 274637, or...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that an inmate who died in custody Monday night was George Holland, 89. According to a news release from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, a detention deputy found Holland breathing but unresponsive in his jail cell shortly after 7 p.m. Holland was taken to a hospital where he died. The news release says he was being held on a murder charge and had been at the jail since September 10. San Antonio police arrested him that day in connection with the shooting death of his 82-year-old wife, Janice Holland. At the scene, police said neighbors were checking on the couple when they found her inside the home in the...
    SAN ANTONIO – Texas history is something we all learned about when we were in school and most of it centers around the Texas Revolution in the 1800s, but Tejano history dates much further into the 1600s. “Texas begins in 1690 and that the first soldier settlers that come here to defend their northernmost boundaries become known at Tejanos because this is Tejas,” businessman, historian Rudi Rodriguez said. Rodriguez for the past 18 years has been diving into the untold history of the first families and settlements that were here in Texas first. His passion for Tejano history began when he started researching roots of his own family. “It just ignited a desire to learn more, and of course it...
    SAN ANTONIO – Parks, senior centers and convention facilities will be reopening as the City of San Antonio announced Monday that its COVID-19 virus indicators show the lowest risk level (safe) of transmission. City Manager Erik Walsh said city, county, state and federal virus protocols contributed to the reopening process. “I want to thank the residents of San Antonio, who, by following the recommended protocols, have helped put us in the position of being able to reopen many of the services they use on a regular basis,” Walsh said in a news release. “We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of City employees, residents, visitors and those who do business with the City of San Antonio by implementing...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Nirenberg reported 53,443 total COVID-19 cases and 1,062 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Monday, an increase of 102 new cases. One new death was reported today. The 7-day moving average of cases is 136. City officials also reported that 226 patients are hospitalized, 85 are in the intensive care unit and 45 are on ventilators. There are 16% of staffed beds available and 72% of ventilators available. Nirenberg said...
    KSAT Explains returned with a new episode that looks at San Antonio’s troubled history with mass transportation. One of the elements of the episode focused on San Antonio’s long history with public transportation dating back to streetcars. RJ Marquez stepped into the breakdown booth to share what he learned while reporting on this issue. You can watch the full episode below. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – A 37-year-old man was arrested after San Antonio police said he punched a boy while he was watching a video game, an arrest affidavit said. According to the affidavit, the boy was watching a video of “Minecraft” on Saturday when Hervens Pierre got angry and punched the victim in the forehead, back and stomach. Moments later, the boy’s mother came to shield her son from Pierre when the suspect hit her too, the affidavit said. The woman was able to get her and the boy to safety and called police. An arrest warrant was issued for Pierre and he was arrested. He is charged with injury to a child. Also on KSAT.com: Man found dead in...
    SAN ANTONIO – A woman walked out of an apartment early Monday to find her common-law husband stabbed following an argument at an apartment complex on the city’s Northeast Side. Police said the woman told officers that she and her husband were walking outside the Siegal Suites apartments off Interstate 35 near Binz-Engleman Road around 2 a.m. when two men made flattering comments about her. Moments later, an argument ensued between the victim and the men, police said. The woman went inside an apartment and when she returned she found the victim stabbed and the two suspects driving away. The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Police are still looking for the men. Copyright 2020 by KSAT...
    Putnam sheriff to participate in discussion at screening Joe Smarro and Ernie Stephens arrived at the bridge at 1:34 a.m. on May 23, 2017, where they found a woman named Kendra ready to jump.  Straddling a wall, she told the officers she was “a suicidal drug addict” for whom “everything is wrong.” But one thing was right: the officers who arrived were part of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit, and they were not there to rush and arrest, but to listen, empathize and offer help. By 2:27 a.m., Smarro and Stephens were dropping Kendra off at a crisis center.  The tense encounter is documented in Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, an HBO documentary chronicling Smarro and Stephen’s...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for a driver who crashed their vehicle into a Southeast Side home early Monday morning. The crash occurred just before 1 a.m. at a home in the 3030 block of East Southcross, not far from Goliad Road and Interstate 37. According to police, the male driver for an unknown reason lost control of their vehicle and overcorrected, hitting the front of the home. Police said the unidentified driver fled on foot. No one inside the house was hurt. Authorities for the time being put a tarp over the damage until things can get repaired. The San Antonio Police Department and San Antonio Fire Department both answered the call. The...
    SAN ANTONIO – Screams, scares and costumes aren’t canceled for Halloween 2020. Many attractions around San Antonio are planning for scary business as usual — under social distancing guidelines, that is. The San Antonio Zoo, Six Flag Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio are among the places offering a modified version of Halloween activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few places around the city that are planning to keep their gates open throughout the spooky season — visit if you dare. Do you have more recommendations for events or places to visit this Halloween? Let us know in the comments below. 13th Floor: The popular haunted attraction has decided to reopen for 2020 despite the pandemic. Fans...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Comptroller recently announced that more than $300 million has been paid in unclaimed property claims for FY 2020. “The $300 million represents more than 777,000 properties returned to their rightful owners,” said Comptroller Glenn Hegar. “It’s a testament to the hard-working folks in our Unclaimed Property Division who are performing with distinction despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Bexar County had more than $221 million in unclaimed cash and property at the end of FY 2019, according to records provided by the Texas comptroller, and more than $218 million of it is in San Antonio. People with San Antonio addresses have $218,659,717.27 in unclaimed property, according to a spokesperson for the comptroller’s office....
    In August, the City of San Antonio passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. Though the declaration doesn’t make any immediate changes, it recognizes the the issue at hand and commits to advocating for racial justice. San Antonio joined upwards of 80 other cities, counties and states which have made similar declarations, according to the American Public Health Association. To understand why racism was deemed a public health crisis, as well as what the next steps are for San Antonio, it’s important to look back at how this movement began. Following a state summit on health equity, the Wisconsin Public Health Association became the first organization to officially pass a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio officials have reported an increase of 108 active COVID-19 cases Sunday and 2,473 backlogged cases. The additional infections bring the city’s total case count to 53,341, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. The backlogged cases are from various labs and and date ranges. The electronic lab reporting backlog is causing issues across the state, city officials said. Two new deaths within the last 14 days were confirmed on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll in Bexar County rose to 1,244. Hospitalizations increased from 214 on Saturday to 225 on Sunday. Of those patients, 92 are in the intensive care unit and 45 are on ventilators. The number of patients in the ICU decreased by...
    SAN ANTONIO – Human remains were found inside a stolen vehicle set on fire Sunday morning in Bexar County’s West Side. San Antonio police made the discovery while responding to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 6600 block of Calle Duarte in Bexar County, the vehicle was found completely burned. Police say that while inspecting the scene, they discovered skeletal remains inside. Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies and SAPD police officers were on the scene and are coordinating “follow up and report activities,” a SAPD spokesperson said in an email. Investigators were still on scene Sunday afternoon. The identification of the victim is pending The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s investigation, the spokesperson said. SAPD will not confirm at...
    SAN ANTONIO – You probably remember making paper planes, boats or even birds as a child with a small piece of paper. Did you ever think about what it takes to make them into life-sized sculptures? The San Antonio Botanical Garden is inviting visitors to reminisce and explore visual art form through their newest exhibit OrigamiintheGarden². Origami is the Japanese art of creating decorative art figures from a single piece of paper using intricate folds.OrigamiintheGarden² features larger than life sculptures at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)At the garden, the sculptures are a bit more sturdy, Eliana Rodriguez, marketing director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden said. “Visitors can expect to...
    San Antonio police are searching for a 17-year-old boy who disappeared on Friday. Sebastian Eduardo Vazquez Carpio was last seen in the 5500 block of Burgate Farm on the West Side, according to the San Antonio Police Department. Carpio is 6 feet tall, weighs 140 pounds, has brown eyes and has brown hair, police said. Identifying marks include a mole on his left chest. Police said the teenager was wearing a light blue long-sleeved shirt, black shorts and a black backpack when he disappeared. He may be riding a bicycle. Anyone with information is asked to call SAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at 210-207-7660. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio officials have reported an increase in 173 COVID-19 cases Saturday amid a decrease in hospitalizations due to the virus. The additional cases bring the city’s total case count to 50,760, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. No new deaths within the last 14 days were confirmed on Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in Bexar County remains at 1,242. According to numbers on the city’s website, 214 patients are hospitalized, 89 are in the intensive care unit and 43 are on ventilators. The number of patients in the ICU decreased by 10 people from Friday. There are 16% of staffed beds available and 69% of ventilators available. Also on Saturday, the state health department...
    Lorenzen Wright #42 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots a free throw during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the San Antonio Spurs at the SBC Center on April 17, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Loading the player... Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was found in Mississippi dead of multiple gunshot wounds back in 2010 after being reported missing days before in Tennessee. In July 2019, his ex-wife, Sherra Wright–Robinson, pleaded guilty to facilitating his death. An ABC “20/20“ report that aired Friday detailed the circumstances around his death and the rocky relationship Wright-Robinson had with him and his mother, Deborah Marion. Money, including a six-figure life insurance policy, is said to...
    SAN ANTONIO – What better way to enjoy a scary movie classic right before Halloween than with the actor of the movie. Bruce Campbell will be at the screening of “Evil Dead” at the Tobin Center on Oct. 30. After the movie, a Q and A session will take place with the audience. Social distancing ticket purchase is available now on the Tobin Center website. All attendees will be temperature screened before entry and have to wear a mask. “Evil Dead” came out in 1981 Check out other things to do this fall: Trick-or-treat at annual San Antonio Zoo Boo Giant corn maze opening near San Antonio Historic haunted Texas hotel offering overnight stays Copyright 2020 by KSAT...