Poverty and crime are prevalent in the district, but there are efforts to bolster economic development, workforce training, and housing options in the area.
Contrary to initial reports, SAPD “did in fact attempt to secure fingerprints from the handgun found at the scene of the February 2014 shooting.”
Some have pointed to San Antonio’s increased violent crime rate as evidence of a crisis, but local crime experts say the city is still one of the safest big cities.
When the committee reconvenes in March, it plans to draft a report with policy recommendations for consideration by a Council committee on public safety.
The long list of initiatives and projects in City Council District 2 that Councilman Alan Warrick (D2) presented Saturday at his State of District 2 address showed that the growth and transformation of the city’s Eastside will not let up any time soon.
This past Friday, academic, psychiatrist, and former director of the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM) Juan Ramón de la Fuente came to San Antonio to give a lecture in Spanish about the binational perspective of drug usage.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated throughout.
Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff (Pct.
Homicide rates are rising citywide, but so far this year 26 out of 69 homicides in San Antonio, 38%, have taken place in the Eastside.