Last year San Antonio Police reported that dozens of people were struck and killed crossing busy roadways. As a result, Police Chief William McManus instituted stricter jaywalking policies.
However, people continued illegally crossing the street, and one area where it kept happening was on Fredericksburg Road, which sees more than 16,000 cars each day.
As B-cycle nears its two year anniversary in San Antonio, five new stations north and east of downtown have been installed.
The new B-cycle stations are at the Zoo, the Witte Museum, Tri-point YMCA, the South St. Mary’s Acemart and Sunset Station. The station at the Witte is now the farthest northern location.
There are now 35 stations and B-Cycle executive director Cindy Snell said they hope to have 50 stations by the end of this year.
Richard Fisher, head of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, heaped praise on his friend and former colleague Dick Evans at the World Affairs Council International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner.
When he wasn't cracking jokes about the lack of leadership in Washington D.C., he was suggesting some guiding principles for how to get the U.S. economy to pick up speed.
CEO of Frost Bank, Dick Evans, is honored by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio as the International Citizen of the Year. You can hear that presentation below.
Arson investigators are looking into a two-alarm fire that engulfed a vacant building downtown last night. More than 100 firefighters worked to put out the flames near a hotel at Third and Broadway.
Firefighters battled stubborn flames for hours with gallons of water flowing onto the street below making it look more like the Riverwalk.
"We arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the second floor," said District Fire Chief Keith Crusius, who said people at the nearby Travelers Hotel self-evacuated.