Wednesday night Spurs fans flooded downtown for a celebration the city hasn’t seen in seven years; since the last time the team brought home an NBA championship.
The doors of the Alamodome opened at 4:30 p.m. and by 8 p.m. nearly every single seat was taken with nearly 70,000 people in attendance. Many fans waited up to five hours to see the team show off the five golden Larry O’Brien Trophies. Overhead, replays of game five and the Spurs river parade played on a large video screens as fans entered the arena.
An Iowa man who was sentenced to 25 years for not disclosing to a sexual partner his HIV-positive status had his sentence vacated last week.
Nick Rhoades, who was 26 years old at the time, used a condom, was actively taking anti-viral drugs, and didn't transmit the disease to anyone, but the crime of criminal transmission of HIV in Iowa and many other states doesn't require you actually transmit.
Even two months after Fiesta is over, charitable donations are still being made from the event organizers. Cornyation is awarding over $150,000 to HIV/AIDS programs.
Cornyation is spoof of the Fiesta Coronation. Every year people pack the Empire Theatre for a glitzy and campy San Antonio-themed satire. All of the money generated from tickets and fundraisers is donated. At the Friendly Spot Ice House, Cornyation’s board announced it raised $168,000 this year.
The country hasn't been this politically divided in recent history, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Growing distaste for opposing viewpoints and parties has led to a shrinking middle ground. Just how little the two groups have in common is punctuated time and again in the report.
The city of San Antonio met with the San Antonio Police Officers Association last week to try and come to a resolution on their contracts.
Health and pension benefits have been the most widely reported on aspect of the negotiations and the most divisive. The city said that packages public safety members receive are too generous, and will consume two-thirds of the general revenue by 2040 as health care costs continue to rise.
There is little trust between the two sides as the police officers association has claimed the city's numbers are incorrect.
The Office of Violent Sex Offender Management is a mess says its new director. From a woeful work environment to a lack of basic managerial oversight, critics are lambasting the program. The program is tasked with overseeing the civil commitments of the worst sex offenders who have served their time but remain a risk.
San Antonio is a poor city by several metrics. We have below average home ownership, above average poverty. San Antonio is also a cheap city with cost of living significantly lower than other like-sized cities. But what happens when housing prices valuations start to go up?
A study being conducted by Christine Drennon, director of urban studies at Trinity University, has had early findings coming in and the results are showing several neighborhoods with ascending property values.
The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is working this week with residents in its expanded metro area outside San Antonio to come up with a regional transportation and traffic safety plan for the next 25 years.