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Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

An ordinance allowing renters in San Antonio 60 days to cure outstanding rent during the COVID-19 pandemic was voted down by the San Antonio city council Thursday. 

More than a dozen tenants were locked out of their units at Olmos Club Apartments for late payments.
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The Texas Supreme Court’s statewide hold on eviction proceedings ends on Monday. Some cities and counties have implemented their own extensions, and many renters are protected under federal law. But unprotected renters without the ability to pay rent are at the mercy of their landlords. 


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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.

Greg Sweeney sits at his desk making personalized postcards.
Janet Sweeney

San Antonio Artist Gary Sweeney doesn't actually think he can save the U.S. Postal Service. But then again, that doesn't mean he can't try, right? He’s striking blows against the effort to threaten the postal service, one postcard at a time. 

Telford prison in New Boston.
Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

Texas is spending $45 million on 300,000 new coronavirus tests to largely be used in the infected state prison system, according to a Texas Department of Emergency Management purchase order.

Dominic Anthony | 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.

Thunderbird pilots fly next to the Tower of Americas in San Antonio.
Joey Palacios |Texas Public Radio

Update: Check out the photos in the slideshow above and the videos below. 

Jerry and Pat Donaho

For the better part of a year, Zach Dolling analyzed Texas' 254 counties for a handful of election code violations.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff prepare before Tuesday night's COVID-19 briefing.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff are firing back at Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over a letter Paxton’s office sent them claiming the city and county’s public health orders are unlawful and unconstitutional.

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Updated Tuesday, May 12, at 4:55 p.m. This post will be updated regularly. Share your ideas with us at letters@tpr.org.

Bored at home? Have you already checked our list of things you can do this week? No problem. We've got a few more ideas of things you can learn:

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