At least 10 potential candidates emerged at a community meeting Saturday to fill the seat on San Antonio City Council left by Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw (D2), who is vacating the position next month.
Republican Steve Allison wins State House seat being relinquished by House Speaker Joe Straus, while Bexar County incumbents cruise.
The street on the city's East Side, formerly known as Rio Grande, honors San Antonio blues legend Melvin "Mel" Waiters.
The property will host an estimated 500 market-rate apartments and about 28,000 square feet of retail space collectively called Echo East.
The lawmakers covered a range of topics, but residents who raised questions focused primarily on local development and the state school financing system.
Two local lawmakers and the superintendents of two of the city's largest school districts on Tuesday discussed the road ahead for Texas public schools.
San Antonio Youth Literacy will host a panel discussion Tuesday on improving literacy and education outcomes in Bexar County schools.
More than 1 million women reside in Bexar County, but its 10-member delegation of state representatives included only one woman before the 2016 election.
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, a noted Eastside community and business leader, won the Democratic runoff election Tuesday for Texas House District 120, the seat held by former state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon for nearly 20 years until her long running battle with cancer forced her into retirement last year.