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DeBerry steps up at North Side county commissioner

“Pragmatic” and “scrappy” are adjectives new Bexar County Precinct 3 Commissioner Trish DeBerry often uses to describe herself. Both traits have served her well. After a...

New VIA chair has deep South Side roots

New VIA Metropolitan Transit Chairman Fernando Reyes grew up on the South Side, where he grasped the importance of public transit early. Today, Reyes is...

This year, dream more

It’s a new year, and for me, the best thing is saying adios to a nightmarish 2020. January may not bring immediate relief from...

Staying open, starting fresh

When the pandemic arrived, San Antonio bars and restaurants were among the hardest hit businesses. Shuttered or limited to bare-bones service for months, some, like...

Fix, don’t defund, SAPD

In January, City Manager Eric Walsh and his team start negotiations with the San Antonio Police Officers Association to replace the labor contract expiring...

Pandemic pushes changes to urban landscape

It’s easy to talk about returning to normal when the pandemic is tamed. But, normal is unlikely to mean the same — especially when...

Pandemic pivots: retail recovery in crisis times

While the pandemic seemed like the end of the line to many small businesses, some already were pursuing positive survival strategies. Others pivoted by adopting...

Giving thanks, not COVID

When Thanksgiving approaches I make a list of things I’m grateful for. At the top this year: I’m thankful 2020 is almost over. We...

Smarter lights to brighten Brooks

Some South Side streetlights are getting smarter. In late September, cutting-edge technology came to a few carefully chosen CPS Energy streetlamps around Brooks. As one...

Silver linings

This fall, “back to school” has been anything but back to normal. From online instruction to masks and distanced classrooms, the pandemic is changing...

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