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Edmond Ortiz

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Edmond Ortiz is a lifelong San Antonian who worked for Prime Time Newspapers, San Antonio Express-News and Virtual Builders Exchange. He also freelanced for numerous local publications.

Monte Vista home restoration is a model for eco-friendly reuse 

The restoration of a century-old Monte Vista Historic District home as part of an educational and civic partnership is being promoted as a prime example...

Hollywood Park tackles Voigt Park use, talks city finances 

HOLLYWOOD PARK — City officials hope to strike a lease agreement for joint use of storage space at the Voigt Center complex by a community...

Shavano Park teen’s community project honors local fallen warriors 

SHAVANO PARK — A community project created by a local Boy Scout pays tribute to a trio of homegrown warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice...

Reopened music venue, new hospital in store for Selma

SELMA — The city recently got a double dose of major business news with the announced reopening of the former Verizon Amphitheater as a music...

Northeast area school districts OK new budgets with pay raises

Federal pandemic relief funds will support planned employee pay raises in three Metrocom area school districts, while a fourth school district is asking voters...

Local Lowdown/Metrocom-September October

OPEN AND OPENING SOON ETERNAL WATERS AQUAMATION, 8801 FM 1976, Suite 117 in Converse, offers an alternative to pet cremations using eco-friendly processes. Hours are...

Live Oak seeks to shore up safety at railroad crossing

LIVE OAK — The city is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to improve safety around a major intersection and a railway crossing. The City...

Happening Local-Metrocom September/October

CITY COUNCILS/ SCHOOL DISTRICTS Schertz: 6 p.m. Sept. 14, 28 & Oct. 5, 12; 1400 Schertz Parkway Live Oak: 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 28 & Oct....

Bonds, tax measures headline Metrocom November elections

The Nov. 2 elections across the Randolph Metrocom include bonds in the Judson and Comal independent school districts, an aquatics center proposal in Windcrest,...

Public engagement drives UC City Hall expansion

UNIVERSAL CITY — Improving communications with residents is a driving force behind the city’s plans to expand its municipal building. The City Council in June approved...

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