East Side

District 2 City Council Runoff Forum: Alan Warrick

May 22, 2017
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio's "The Source" hosts a series of forums with city council candidates in preparation for the June 10 runoff election. Early voting begins May 30. 

The campaign of District 2 runoff candidate William "Cruz" Shaw declined to participate in this forum.

Settled near San Antonio's urban core, the lively and diverse District 2 largely covers the city's East side. 

Ella Austin Community Center http://bit.ly/2jA6DqC

The Ella Austin Community Center has provided social services from San Antonio's East Side for generations.

From early childhood programs to career development and senior enrichment, the space has a long-standing track record of supporting citizens.

AARON SCHRANK/TPR

More than 25 new businesses have opened on the East Side so far this year, District 2 Councilman Alan Warrick told East Side business leaders at a ‘State of the Eastside’ business briefing Wednesday.

“I think that’s almost 2.5 times what we did last year, year-to-date,” Warrick said.

Those businesses in Warrick’s high poverty district include a coffee shop, a career training center and new restaurants like Tony G’s and Grayze. Warrick says the new additions are attracting more people—and dollars with them.

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

VIA Metropolitan Transit recently won a Texas Preservation Award for its restoration of Ellis Alley, which was the first settlement of freed slaves in San Antonio. 

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San Antonio's east side has been targeted for development with special programs and a lot of interest. From City Hall to the White House - it seems there are some high powered champions pulling for the east side. So how are things progressing? What else needs to be done?

Guest:

  • Jackie Gorman, Executive Director of San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside, a nonprofit advocate for business, development, and growth on San Antonio's eastside.

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