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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.

Cities help improve flight safety for Randolph AFB

Recent clearings of vacant homes in Universal City, Schertz and Converse will make communities safer around Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s flight path, officials said. The...

Alamo Heights sets up temporary bike park

Concerned about increased bicycling in a natural area, the city set up a short-term recreational cycling spot near the local dog park. The City Council...

Agencies reaching out, offering aid … but for how long?

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched thin community resources, but some of the hardest hit may be those striving to keep a roof over their...

Voters OK Alamo Heights bond, new Terrell Hills mayor

Nov. 3 elections saw record turnout and overwhelming approval of Alamo Heights’ $13 million bond to improve Broadway, while Terrell Hills chose a new...

Downtown nonprofit offers boost for businesses

A downtown nonprofit has started an initiative designed to help strengthen the landscape in the heart of the business district.  Centro San Antonio’s Main Street...

South Side voters mostly approve incumbents

A record turnout during Nov. 3 elections resulted in victories for many area incumbents, plus the San Antonio Independent School District, VIA Metropolitan Transit...

Landlords adapting to COVID rules

COVID-19 rules halting evictions put many property owners at risk, they say; others are trying to give tenants a financial break without going under...

Tenants’ rights and resources in a pandemic

Renters, especially those at risk of eviction, have various rights and responsibilities including: • An eviction notice doesn’t mean immediate removal. • The Centers for Disease Control...

Toyota Texas’ donations boost schools’ technology

A South Side auto manufacturer is helping schools bridge the digital divide, especially since many districts are struggling to keep learners engaged online during...

COVID-19’s impact on homeless, renters, homeowners could linger

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched thin community resources, but some of the hardest hit may be those striving to keep a roof over their...

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