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There’s an area on San Antonio’s Northeast Side that’s considered one of the hottest home markets in the country.

People are flocking to the 78247 zip code.  It comes in at No. 5 out of 32,000 zip codes in the country for home sales, according to Realtor.com.

African-American Monument Being Installed at Texas Capitol

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

After more than two decades of effort by lawmakers to install a monument at the Capitol celebrating African-Americans, the main components of a bronze and granite memorial were quietly lowered onto the south lawn on Tuesday.

Denver-based sculptor Ed Dwight proposed the Texas African-American History Memorial to celebrate more than 400 years of achievements by black Texans. The sculpture, which will be 27 feet high and be 32 feet long when completed, stands near the Capitol’s main entrance.

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San Antonio Pets Alive! went to the City of San Antonio for emergency funding of $500,000 this summer. The pet adoption organization has helped the city strive to achieve"No-Kill" status, but struggled with its finances and a revolving door of leadership.

The city put up $375,000 with the understanding that it would put out an RFP on the city-owned Paul Jolly Center. The city then chose another organization, the Animal Defense League, to take over operations at the centrally located center for adoptions.

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The San Antonio Fire Department this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary.

Fire spokesman Woody Woodward says firefighters battled blazes in 1854 much differently than they do today.

“A lot different than we do now. A lot of buckets from hand-to-hand.  In 1927, when we finally got rid of the horses, we had the first motorized fire wagons.”

Woodward says 1891 marked the official formation of the professional, non-volunteer fire department.

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