flooding http://tpr.org en One Year After Major Flooding, All But 5 Espada Families Have Moved Away http://tpr.org/post/one-year-after-major-flooding-all-5-espada-families-have-moved-away <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was one year ago last weekend that torrential rains flooded much of Central and South San Antonio. The storms killed three, stranded dozens, left thousands without power and displaced more than two dozen families on the San Antonio River.</span></p><p>A year after the devastation, many of those residents have now moved away from the only home their families had known for more than 100 years.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:22:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 32254 at http://tpr.org One Year After Major Flooding, All But 5 Espada Families Have Moved Away SARA Addressing Trash & Debris Problem In Olmos Basin With Strategic Cleanup Plan http://tpr.org/post/sara-addressing-trash-debris-problem-olmos-basin-strategic-cleanup-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio River Authority has begun a process to clean up trash and debris that end up in </span>Olmos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Basin. Officials are working on a project to remove&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">much of the trash dumped in far northwest </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County before it winds up in the San Antonio River.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:39:20 +0000 Eileen Pace 32094 at http://tpr.org SARA Addressing Trash & Debris Problem In Olmos Basin With Strategic Cleanup Plan Stone Oak HOA Wants A Solution To Unmet Project Promises http://tpr.org/post/stone-oak-hoa-wants-solution-unmet-project-promises <p>Former District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan has just wrapped up her campaign for state senator. She resigned last year from city council to run against state Rep. Donna Campbell, hoping at least to take Campbell to a runoff.</p><p>Her second place finish means she's done with politics, at least for now. But some people in her former city council district say she has unfinished business from her elected office: A project involving Mud Creek.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:50:19 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27792 at http://tpr.org Stone Oak HOA Wants A Solution To Unmet Project Promises Huebner Creek Project Good News For 100 Homes Currently In Flood Plain http://tpr.org/post/huebner-creek-project-good-news-100-homes-currently-flood-plain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A major flood control project kicks off on the city’s Northwest Side this week.</span></p><p>Work is set to begin on the $15 million&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bexarfloodcontrol.org/projects/huebner-creek-enhanced-conveyance-nwwc-segment-2/" target="_blank">Huebner Creek – Segment 2 Flood Control Project</a> that will ultimately&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">take nearly 100 homes out of the flood plain.</span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:28:53 +0000 Eileen Pace 21172 at http://tpr.org Huebner Creek Project Good News For 100 Homes Currently In Flood Plain Bexar County Approves $5.5 Million To Help Flooded Espada Residents http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-approves-55-million-help-flooded-espada-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been more than two months since the flood, and t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he process of recovery in the Espada area is moving forward slowly. The San Antonio&nbsp;River Authority has o</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ffered </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">residents a few options, but so far no action has been taken. </span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Eileen Pace 16186 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Approves $5.5 Million To Help Flooded Espada Residents Corps Of Engineers Clears Mission Reach As Cause Of Espada Neighborhood Flooding http://tpr.org/post/corps-engineers-clears-mission-reach-cause-espada-neighborhood-flooding <p>The San Antonio River Authority’s real estate team is meeting with residents of the Espada neighborhood that was flooded during the torrential rainstorm in late May. Bexar County Commissioners are hoping there is something they can do to help the residents get re-settled.</p><p>A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' report released this week found that the Mission Reach Project did not cause the devastating flood that poured four feet of water into some of the homes of the Espada neighborhood.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:10:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 14145 at http://tpr.org Corps Of Engineers Clears Mission Reach As Cause Of Espada Neighborhood Flooding Large Section Of Mission Reach Re-Opened To public http://tpr.org/post/large-section-mission-reach-re-opened-public <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday the San Antonio River Authority re-opened a part of the Mission Reach trails damaged in last month’s floods.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The section opened runs from VFW Boulevard to Mission Road.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SARA had to close portions of the Mission Reach after large sections of soil washed out from under the trails, creating a dangerous situation for pedestrians and cyclists.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:22:07 +0000 Eileen Pace 13699 at http://tpr.org Large Section Of Mission Reach Re-Opened To public San Antonio City Council Pushes For Flood Solutions http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-city-council-pushes-flood-solutions <p>Following devastating floods that hit San Antonio over Memorial Day weekend, the City Council has reallocated $3.75 million for cleanup and repair projects.</p><p>Public Works Director Majed Al-Ghafry says the Federal Emergency Management Agency declined to assist San Antonio and surrounding areas cleanup and repair from the Memorial Day flood because the flooding didn't quite do enough damage. Guidelines require that damage totals $5.9 million or more locally for federal assistance to kick in.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:14:13 +0000 Ryan Loyd 13740 at http://tpr.org San Antonio City Council Pushes For Flood Solutions Flooded Espada Residents Given A Ray of Hope http://tpr.org/post/flooded-espada-residents-given-ray-hope <p>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Commissioners are hoping to offer some options very soon to flooded property owners in the </span>Espada<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> area.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The court promised the residents it would do whatever it could to make things right:</span></p><p>Espada<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood residents spoke emotionally at commissioners’ court Tuesday, explaining that they were left homeless by the May </span>25<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> flood.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:03:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 13461 at http://tpr.org Flooded Espada Residents Given A Ray of Hope The Playhouse Re-Opening Saturday After Flood Damage Clean Up http://tpr.org/post/playhouse-re-opening-saturday-after-flood-damage-clean <p>At 8 a.m. Saturday Asia Ciaravino raced down to The Playhouse theater to find a disaster falling from the ceiling.</p><p>"The plaster actually came loose a bit... [a] six-foot slab of it smashed onto the audience floor," she said.</p><p>Ciaravino, The Playhouse CEO and president, said one staff member was working at the time and heard the collapse after heavy rains collected on the roof, pouring onto the ceiling area and dropping everything to the carpeted theater floor of the Russell Hill Rogers Theater.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 14:39:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 12327 at http://tpr.org The Playhouse Re-Opening Saturday After Flood Damage Clean Up