Bexar County

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A lot of Bexar County property owners say they're in shock after getting their property appraisals in the mail this week. The values of area homes are going up, which, in turn, means higher taxes are on the way. If someone isn’t planning on selling their home, they aren’t going to be happy.

Higher Taxes Loom With Rising Property Values

May 1, 2015

Local homeowners are suffering sticker shock after seeing a double-digit percentage increase in the appraised value of their property. Residential real estate values are up an average of 11 percent this year in Bexar County, a reflection of the area’s sizzling housing market. That’s on top of a 7 percent increase last year, which snapped a string of years with flat or falling assessments.

Early Voting Kicks Off Today In House District 124 Run-Off

Apr 13, 2015

It’s been a season for elections, with at least five in as many months. Voters can now head to the polls from today through Friday to cast their ballots to fill the run-off for the Texas House District 124 seat. The runoff in the special election will be on April 21, a date announced on Thursday by Gov. Greg Abbott.

AUSTIN — A pilot program allowing soldiers in hostile fire zones to vote via email is being touted as a success after just eight soldiers from Bexar County cast ballots in Texas’ general elections last year.

State lawmakers now are poised to expand the program, likely to Bell County, home to Fort Hood, and El Paso County, home to Fort Bliss. Bexar County includes military-heavy San Antonio.

Courtesy Justice For Cameron Redus

SAN ANTONIO — A grand jury had refused criminal charges against a San Antonio university police officer who resigned a year after shooting and killing a student.

The Bexar County grand jury declined an indictment against Christopher Carter, a former University of Incarnate Word police corporal who shot and killed 23-year-old student Robert Cameron Redus in December 2013.

University Chancellor Denise Doyle said in a statement that the decision affirms that Carter was acting in accordance with his duties. Carter shot Redus five times, including once in the back, outside the student’s Alamo Heights apartment.

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