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OPENING SOON

1. EGGSPECTATION, 402 N. Loop 1604 West, is a Montreal-based franchise serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch cocktails. The eatery offers fresh-squeezed juices, breakfast classics such as eggs Benedict and pancakes, burgers, pizza and more. There also is an espresso bar. The eatery has 11 restaurants in Canada, five in the United States, three in India and one in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more, call 545-3199 or visit eggspectation.com or facebook.com/eggspectationSanAntonioTX.

2. K2 CRYOSPA, 946 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 125, recently opened offering various body-wellness treatments, spa and sauna services and health coaching. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more, call 616-2295 or visit facebook.com/K2cryospa.

IN OTHER NEWS

A PURPLE BENCH DEDICATED AT EISENHOWER MIDDLE SCHOOL Sept. 13 honors the memory of Mailani Goodin, a 12-year-old student who was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking to the campus in April. Purple was her favorite color. The ceremony took place during a convocation of students and their families, with guests including District 9 Councilman Joe Krier.

FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, WEST Avenue between Nakoma Drive and North Loop Road is closed for construction. Crews will construct a bridge at Salado Creek Crossing as part of the West Avenue Low Water Crossing project, a 2012-17 Bond Program project.The new bridge will provide drainage across West north of Nakoma; additional improvements include new water, sewer, gas and telecommunication lines. Construction began in September and is scheduled to finish by April.

THE NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT EARNED a Met Standard for the 2015-16 academic year, based on accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts released by the Texas Education Agency. “This is a great achievement for North East ISD, our schools, students and community,” said Superintendent Brian G. Gottardy. “Our district outpaced the state average performance on 20 of 22 exams in grades three to eight and end-of-course assessments. I am so proud of our staff.” Met Standard is an accountability rating for meeting state performance targets for student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness, education officials said.

WAL-MART HAS DONATED 16.3 ACRES NEAR ITS STORE AT BLANCO ROAD AND WURZBACH PARKWAY, which adds more land to Hardberger Park and helps conserve the area’s natural resources, officials said. Prior to a recent City Council vote to accept the land, District 9 Councilman Joe Krier thanked Wal-Mart. He noted the company’s assistance to local organizations and programs such as Meals on Wheels, LiftFund and the American GI Forum.

HOLLYWOOD PARK MAYOR CHRIS FAILS HAS PARTNERED with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to start the Suburban Cities Council and begin a conversation called “Bexar County 2040.” The goal is to discuss topics important to individual cities in Bexar County. Discussions will range from water and infrastructure to transportation.

AFTER TWO YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS, the City Council voted 9-2 in favor of a mediated agreement with the San Antonio Police Officers Association. District 9 Councilman Joe Krier favored  the contract and said it’s a major step forward. “Our approval of the agreement says we truly believe we have the best police force in Texas, we will compensate our officers fairly, and we are watching out for San Antonio taxpayers,” Krier said. Critics say the contract does not adequately address the need for more transparency on police conduct.

RESIDENTS CAN TAKE PART IN SAN ANTONIO’S VOLUNTARY SIDEWALK Cost Sharing Program, which involves owner-occupants and the city both shouldering a portion of the cost to install or replace sidewalks. The city has $250,000 in funding available to repair sidewalks and curbs along residential properties. Residents are required to provide 30 to 50 percent of the cost for the replacement work. If the property is located in a Community Development Block Grant area, the city may pay up to 70 percent of the repair costs. Call 311 or 207-6000 to determine cost-sharing rates.

AREA VOTERS WILL DECIDE A HANDFUL OF CONTESTED LOCAL RACES Nov. 8, as many candidates will run unopposed after winning party primaries and runoffs earlier this year. Bexar County residents will make choices in only a few contests – two of them in Precinct 3. Incumbent Republican Commissioner Kevin Wolff seeks to retain his seat against Democratic challenger Brandon Johnson, while incumbent Republican Constable Mark Vojvodich seeks the same against Democrat Ed Coleman. Elsewhere, incumbent GOP Sheriff Susan Pamerleau seeks re-election against Democrat Javier Salazar, with Democrat incumbent Albert Uresti facing a challenge from Republican Michael Berlanga to remain tax assessor-collector. Early voting is Oct. 24-Nov. 4. For more, including polling locations, visit the Bexar County Elections website, elections.bexar.org.

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