East Side

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

There were 151 homicides last year in San Antonio – the deadliest year since 1995, according to the San Antonio Police Department. At least 40 of those homicides happened in District 2, on the city's East Side.

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.

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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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