ALAMO HEIGHTS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHERS RECENTLY recognized their peers as “Educators in Action” in a video posted on YouTube. The educators lauded for demonstrating “Profile of a Learner” attributes in their classrooms included Alamo Heights High School special education teacher Michelle Candland, Woodridge Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Debbie Dixon and Howard Early Childhood Center special education teaching assistant Kathryn Kelenis. The video can be found on the district website at

SOME RESIDENTS IN THE MONTE VISTA HISTORIC DISTRICT RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED, on a trial basis, a security patrol conducted by Texas Lawman Security. The agency, which is staffed by Texas peace officers and licensed security officers, will be “patrolling a small geographic area including Hollywood Avenue, Lynwood Avenue and Elsmere Place for a 90-day trial period,” officials said. Monitoring is conducted daily three times a night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in a marked security-style patrol car with the company’s name. If the exercise proves successful, “The service could eventually cover the entire Monte Vista Historic District,” according to officials.

AFTER A REVIEW, TERRELL HILLS HAS CHANGED ITS CURFEW TIMES FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITATIONS, officials said. Informed in a notice that a series of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal circuit courts have “uniformly held that municipal ordinances prohibiting door-to-door solicitation before 9 p.m. are unconstitutional,” city leaders began their reappraisal of existing ordinances, officials said. After the review, the city “chose the pain-free route and decided not to litigate the ordinance and instead amend its current ordinance by moving the solicitation curfew back to 9 p.m.,” according to City Manager Greg Whitlock. Whitlock said the city will be printing and making available “No Solicitation” signs to residents.

SAN ANTONIO’S FORMER HISTORIC FIRE STATION FIRE NO. 7 in Southtown was recently transformed into a new Italian restaurant known as Battalion. The eatery, located at South Alamo Street and César E. Chávez Boulevard, features a special-ordered red elevator that was installed in keeping with building codes, according to officials.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY WILL BECOME a tobacco-free campus Aug. 1, according to officials. In support of what the university said is its “commitment to holistic wellness,” the use of any tobacco products will be prohibited on Trinity property. The prohibition “includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, and any other products usually identified with tobacco use.” The prohibition also includes “Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, e-cigarettes, and vaping,” officials said. “According to the Surgeon General, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in this country,” said President Danny Anderson. “As an institution of higher education, Trinity strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors in which to learn and work.”

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