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Nelson Wolff

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Police cited a man who was suspected of slapping Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff's outstretched hand during a tense encounter at a San Antonio store.

Line in front of H-E-B in deco district about 7:40 am. People at front said they had arrived at 6:30 am.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Since mid-April, San Antonio has required masks in spaces where social distancing is difficult, but that didn't include H-E-B. The Texan grocery chain has never had a policy that requires customers to wear masks — until today.

From Texas Standard:

A growing number of local officials in Texas want to have more say in social distancing rules, as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise across the state.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has not made masks mandatory as part of his state reopening orders. And his orders override any local mask rules.

Who has internet and who doesn’t is the focus of a new survey launched Monday in San Antonio. The digital divide survey and assessment aims to paint a geographic portrait of the city’s internet chasm. 

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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff began his political career in 1971, as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. His son Kevin was just a 6-year-old at the time, and remembers his father’s tagline from the 1970s, “A Common Sense Democrat.”

A death mask belonging to Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús, an early missionary to south Texas who founded Mission San José.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The new Bexar Heritage Center showcases the county’s 300-year-old history.  

Deputy Constable Alex Chavez stands outside of his patrol unit.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Constables are as old as Texas — with jobs being created to help patrol the frontier. But some Bexar County leaders are questioning the relevance of the position, especially after the FBI raided the office of Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela this week.

Michelle Barrientes Vela, second from right, attended the press conference held by Judge Nelson Wolff on Wednesday.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

When Michelle Barrientes Vela announced she intends to run for sheriff in 2020, she triggered her eventual resignation as Bexar County Constable for Precinct 2. That's the finding of District Attorney Joe Gonzales.

Sheriff Salazar speaks at a press conference following the accidental releases of two inmates.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

After two inmates were mistakenly released from the Bexar County Jail within 24 hours of each other this week, Judge Nelson Wolff is calling on the sheriff to hire a new jail administrator.


Lila Cockrell, the trailblazing former San Antonio mayor and first woman mayor of a major U.S. city, died Thursday, August 29, at age 97.