Bexar County

The ‘San Antonio Four' are four lesbian women convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in the 90s. They spent years behind bars but have since been paroled or released on bail amid new evidence--and they await hearings with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Their story is the subject of a new documentary called 'Southwest of Salem', which shows  how homophobia and hysteria about so-called ‘ritual abuse’ played into the prosecution. The film’s director Deborah Esquinazi told Texas Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank what pulled her in to this strange San Antonio story.

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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.

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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.

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