East Side

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Crime in San Antonio was down in 2017 after a record year, according to data released by the San Antonio Police Department. The drop is credited to a multi-agency task force created to tackle violent crime.


Lights on top of a police car.
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Local and federal law enforcement agencies are calling a three-month, multi-agency operation targeting gang violence on San Antonio’s East Side a success.

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. 

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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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