The city of San Antonio’s $1.2 billion package, the largest in this city’s history, looks likely to pass after Bexar County posted early voting results shortly after 7 p.m.
What are bonds, exactly? Why does San Antonio pay for infrastructure the way it does? As early voting continues on the $1.2 billion bond package, the Heron answers these questions and others.
On Thursday, the City Council unanimously approved the proposed $1.2 billion, 2022-2027 bond package—the largest in San Antonio’s history—a vote that now puts the historic infrastructure plan in the hands of voters in the May 7 election.
For District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, the path to public office was spurred by a desire to improve the lives of the students he once taught.
In a hotly contests race for the District 5 City Council seat, Teri Castillo stood alone after the final results came in from Saturday night’s runoff election.
In what became a bitter campaign for the East Side City Council seat, challenger Jalen McKee-Rodriguez defeated District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan during the runoff election Saturday night.
Early Saturday night, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño found himself facing defeat as challenger Mario Bravo accumulated a 3-point lead as initial results rolled in at 7 p.m.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg easily won his bid for re-election on Saturday night, capturing 63.1% of the early vote, fending off two-time challenger and former councilman Greg Brockhouse.
After early voting results came in during Saturday’s municipal election, District 5 candidate Teri Castillo emerged as the clear front-runner in the wide-open West Side race, securing her spot in the June 5 run-off.
In a stacked race for the District 2 council seat, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez received 26.1% of early voting totals Saturday evening, with incumbent Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan trailing with 17%—all but ensuring a run-off between the two.