A Centex sign advertising no city taxes in Alamo Ranch. Photo by Scott Ball.

San Antonio’s Annexation Debate

The City of San Antonio is on track to make itself the fifth largest city in the nation by annexing five of the fastest-growing unincorporated areas of Bexar County, a plan first announced last year that will expand the city’s geographic footprint by 66 square miles and add an estimated 200,000 people to its population base.

Nettie Hinton stands in opposition of the task force recommendation. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Amid Task Force Dissent, Council Approves Gentrification Guidelines

The so-called Gentrification Task Force, for all intents and purposes, completed its task Thursday afternoon as the City Council unanimously accepted its report and created a commission to carry out its short and long term recommendations aimed at mitigating the possible effects that revitalization has on low-income neighborhoods, namely: displacement of low-income residents and the loss of historic and/or cultural identity of communities.