Bexar County

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Despite a staff recommendation for a different security company for Bexar County and one commissioner believing there's a conflict of interest; Commissioners Court renewed a contract with the current company, Blue Armor Security Services as a cost-saving measure.

County staff on Tuesday had recommended AMTEX to handle security for nearly $1.2 million a year for two years with the option of three one-year extensions.

Bexar County

People who live in the South Bexar County subdivision of Highland Oaks and others will be getting improvements made to their streets. Residents have been complaining for years that their roads are not paved, leading to delays for emergency responders and lack of mail service and school buses.

Bexar County Public Works Director Renee Green took a look at the roads and presented her findings to Commissioners Court on Tuesday.

Eileen Pace / TPR News

Bexar County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a lease agreement for BiblioTech to operate its third full branch.  The new branch will be in the Wheatley Choice Phase II development, a mixed-income and mixed-use project currently being constructed on the East Side.  The new branch is expected to open later this year.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Today, San Antonio- area government and emergency agencies tested their ability to respond to a terrorist attack.  The City of San Antonio, Bexar County, military, FBI and Homeland Security joined in on an exercise at the city’s Emergency Operations Center.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County are entering into an $18 million agreement to purchase Toyota Field in hopes of securing a Major League Soccer franchise.

Toyota Field is the soccer stadium currently owned by Gordon Hartman and where the San Antonio Scorpions play as a minor league team. The stadium would require voter-approved upgrades before being ready for an MLS team. 

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