Going into the election, the quest for the Democratic nomination for Bexar County judge appeared to be a tight contest. But the mood of each camp told the story as soon as early voting results came in.
Even though the candidates knew the South Side of San Antonio is traditionally an election-day voting crowd, each seemed convinced of the outcome moments after the early vote tabulations crossed the computer screen at 7:15.
"What a relief," said Nelson Wolff, the incumbent who was challenged for the Democratic nomination by Precinct 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson.
In the last efforts to gain the democratic nomination for Bexar County judge, Nelson Wolff and his challenger, Tommy Adkisson, spent time with the people they hope to get to the polls to vote in Tuesday's primary. Wolff spent a warm Saturday block walking on the far Southside.
“This is our third street,” Wolff said, walking up to the gate at a home where the owner stopped doing yard work to chat.
“Is this your place?” Wolff asked of Ross Suniga.
“Yes, sir,” Suniga said. “It’s almost three acres.”
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius made a tour through San Antonio Friday to encourage more people to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Sebelius joined Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff on a final push before the March 31 open enrollment deadline to talk about health care and offer examples of people who are satisfied with the Affordable Care Act program.
On Tuesday Bexar County Commissioners will consider some of the contracts for renovation of San Pedro Creek.
The San Pedro Creek restoration project announced last May has been touted as the second River Walk for downtown. The project starts at Fox Tech and runs southward and ties into the trails at Mission Concepción.
County Judge Nelson Wolff said it will take over 40 acres out of the flood zone and make them developable.
As early voting begins tomorrow for primary races across the state we highlight the race for the Democratic nominee for Bexar County Judge. Longtime District 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson is challenging sitting Judge, Nelson Wolff.
Both men have served over a decade at the county level. Adkisson was elected in 1998 and Wolff appointed as judge in 2001.
Bexar County commissioners voted to redraw the boundaries for the justice of the peace precincts prior to the next election. The administrative move is designed to simplify the boundaries and at the same time reduce court costs.
There have been four precincts for justice of the peace courts, and there are four Bexar County precincts each represented by a commissioner. But the boundaries of the two types of jurisdictions have not matched.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said there was an attempt by previous administrations to equalize the election process.
Bexar County residents can now apply for their own BiblioTech library card, as the country’s first bookless all-digital public library gets ready to open its doors less than a month from now.
When it opens, the library will have 10,000 titles available for download from the publisher 3M.
"If you have an Android or an Apple device you would simply download the 3M Cloud Library app and put in your library card information and you will have instant access," said BiblioTech Branch Manager Catarina Velasquez.
It’s been more than two months since the flood, and the process of recovery in the Espada area is moving forward slowly. The San Antonio River Authority has offered residents a few options, but so far no action has been taken.
SARA is offering Espada residents three options: A direct buyout, an option to remain on the property and rebuild their homes to flood standards, or Bexar County will buy a flood easement where owners would retain their property for agricultural purposes but live elsewhere.
Wing served San Antonio for 16 years in Council District 4, from 1977 to 1993. He served under four mayoral administrations – first under Lila Cockrell, then Henry Cisneros, Lila Cockrell again, and finally Nelson Wolff.
Wing was one of the first council members elected from a single-member district. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Wing took office during a time when ethnic tensions were strained, and his effect on San Antonio was extensive.