On Tuesday Bexar County Commissioners honored the late Rudy A. Garza for his years of service as the county tax assessor-collector.
Before he was Bexar County’s tax assessor-collector, Garza was chief of investigation for the district attorney’s office in the 1970s, which is when Tommy Adkisson, now a county commissioner, knew him.
Adkisson looked up to Garza as a mentor, and described him as skilled at everything he did.
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau finally introduced new jail administrator Raul Banasco today, who said one of his first goals is to get jail staffing up to 100 percent and to make the command staff more visible.
"I am not an individual that micromanages, but it's important that the staff sees a presence and they feel comfortable enough with you to share some concerns," Banasco said.
A warrant has been issued for a former Bexar County employee who allegedly stole truckloads of county property to sell on Craigslist.
The former employee was caught after the buyer of a laptop reportedly found documents from the Bexar County Fire Marshall’s office on the computer’s memory.
Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed’s office issued a statement late Thursday that said the buyer turned in the computer to the police department, who handed the investigation over to the county.
Try as they might, voters and elections officials aren’t always on the same page when it comes to information needed to vote.
That played out in real life Monday at the start of early voting when District 5 David Medina’s campaign said a voter who went to the Las Palmas Library to cast a vote couldn’t do so, which is because she’s not a resident of District 5.
As the flood waters recede and evaporate from Saturday’s rains, Bexar County is breaking ground on a flood control project on Fredericksburg Road.
The Northwest Plaza Shopping Center at Fredericksburg and Gardania was condemned and torn down a few years ago and is now a concrete slab. The 26-acre plot of land just a few blocks south of loop 410 and Wonderland Mall will now become two large detention ponds about 8 feet deep to alleviate flooding.
The $28 million Laddie Place flood control project is part of the county’s 10-year $500 million flood plan.
As part of National Police Week, San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriff's Department are honoring their slain officers and deputies.
SAPD held a ceremony earlier this week and Sheriff Susan Pamerleau will hold a special candlelight vigil Thursday evening for members of her department - the first time Bexar County has held such a private event.
On Friday deputies will gather for the annual public ceremony, where Sgt. Yvonne Vann, wife of Sgt. Kenneth Vann, who was shot and killed while on duty in May 2011, will speak.
Following the arrest of several deputies in the past week, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau told reporters she has implemented programs to address disciplinary problems among deputies and detention guards.
In three separate incidents, two deputies were arrested at their homes in connection with domestic violence issues.
Paul Berry, a sheriff's department spokesman, said that in another incident two jail guards got into a fight Sunday evening.
On Tuesday Bexar County Commissioners celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the Mental Health Court.
In 2008, the program began diverting non-violent, mentally ill offenders from jail, and instead entered them into a structured treatment program and case management to stop the cycle of arrest-release-arrest that many offenders get caught in.
Judge Michael Mery, who founded the court, said people who are now recovering from drug abuse or mental illness often tell him how the court changed their lives: