A new city-sponsored Day of the Dead series is poised to take over La Villita. Though not without controversy.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg has emerged victorious Saturday night in a tight and hotly contested runoff election against District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse.
Some West Side community members are concerned about the potential for mass displacement caused by rising property values, predatory practices by investors and code violation enforcements in a part of San Antonio many people consider the cultural heartbeat of the city.
For the entire night on Saturday night, Mayor Ron Nirenberg held a slim lead over District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse, but never reached the 50 percent vote total threshold that would have given him an outright victory. As a result, the contentious race for mayor will continue toward a June 8 runoff.
Late Saturday, the City Council incumbents running for re-election all held commanding leads and appeared to secure victories. Three of the races will be decided in a June 8 runoff election.
In what is the largest gathering of San Antonians every year, hundreds of thousands of people lined downtown streets for the 71st Fiesta Flambeau Parade on Saturday.
The weather could not have been better for the 128th annual Battle of Flowers Parade, which began next to the Pearl and before making its way down Broadway, in front of the Alamo, and down Commerce Street. The parade, Fiesta’s signature event, typically draws upwards of 300,000 people to downtown.
Weeks after a Night in Old San Antonio concludes this year, La Villita’s Maverick Plaza will shut down so preliminary work can begin on its $12 million makeover.
In an effort to inform our readers for the upcoming May 4 election, we asked all candidates running for mayor of San Antonio how they feel about some of our city’s most pressing issues.
In an effort to inform our readers for the upcoming May 4 election, we asked all candidates running for the District 5 City Council seat how they feel about some of the West Side’s most pressing issues.