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News and events in and around San Antonio, as well as Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa and Medina counties.

An H-E-B employee lets shoppers into the store as others leave.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

More than 30 H-E-B stores in San Antonio and New Braunfels have now reported at least one employee testing positive for COVID-19 in June, based on tracking of individual store sites.

Continental Hotel Sold To Weston Urban For Mixed-Use Project

Jun 15, 2020
Weston Urban will purchase the former Continental Hotel, 322 W. Commerce St., from the city.
Ben Olivo | San Antonio Heron

The City Council voted last Thursday to sell the former Continental Hotel property at 322 W. Commerce St. to Weston Urban, the San Antonio-based developer whose portfolio includes the Frost Tower and more than a dozen properties in west downtown. Construction on an apartment mid-rise on the property could potentially be for “future students, faculty, and staff” at University of Texas at San Antonio’s expansion on Dolorosa across the street south.

Property Owners Asked To File Appraisal Protests Online Amid COVID-19

Jun 14, 2020

Bexar Appraisal District officials are urging property owners to protest their appraisals using an online services portal, where the entire process can be handled, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. People can also email or mail in protests to set up an informal meeting with an appraisal district staff member.

Protesters gathered at the Paul Elizondo Tower downtown to hold District Attorney Joe Gonzalez accountable for the death of several Black San Antonians.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

About 50 activists gathered at the steps of the Paul Elizondo Tower on Tuesday for another day of protests in San Antonio. 

Protesters march downtown, starting south of Hemisfair at Blue Star Arts Complex and ending up at the foot of the Tower of the Americas.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

More than a week after the death of George Floyd, who was killed at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, San Antonians are still protesting his wrongful death. And Monday, they took to the streets of Southtown.

Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is issuing an Ozone Action Day for the San Antonio area today, as temperatures climb to the 100s.

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Cristobal is creating a dry and stable atmosphere above South Texas as it continues its northward trek across the Gulf of Mexico.  That means no cloud cover and plenty of hot sun — prime conditions for ozone formation.

Protestors march near the Pearl in San Antonio.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

A few dozen people protested near the Pearl on Friday afternoon. They spoke out against police brutality against black people, and they called out the silence of some white people. 

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff prepare for their nightly briefing to the public on COVID-19 as they are joined by Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley.

Jolene Almendarez | Texas Public Radio

It’s been almost two weeks since George Floyd died after a white former Minneapolis police officer held a knee to his neck for several minutes. His death touched a nerve that sparked anger and protests in the U.S. and around the world.

Latinx protestors have been especially outspoken in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and this black-brown unity is changing the prejudice discourse within their own culture.

Protests against police brutality continue for a sixth day in San Antonio.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

More than 100 people gathered at the Bexar County Courthouse Thursday evening to peacefully protest police brutality in honor of George Floyd, a man killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last week.