City Council District 5 is now home to a pilot program in which private-public partnerships aim to address the housing needs of low-income residents.
About 93% of District 5's residents are low income, its biggest employer is the Bexar County jail, and the crime rate is among the highest in the city.
Malt House, an iconic San Antonio drive-or-dine-in restaurant that developed deep historic ties to the community throughout its years of serving affordable Mexican and American staples on the Westside, is now on a path to rubble after the City's Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) approved a demolition request by 7-Eleven on Wednesday.
A fire that broke out at the CMC Recycling plant, also known by community members as Newell Recycling, Friday afternoon has been extinguished by the San Antonio Fire Department.
With plans advancing to redevelop the long-vacant Lone Star Brewery at the same time other nearby infill development projects are progressing, the energy and verve that define Southtown appears to be migrating farther south along and near the San Antonio River.
PSW Real Estate officially broke ground on a 32-unit housing development in the so-called Lone Star Arts District Monday morning.
City and community leaders gathered in District 5 today to celebrate the opening of the near-Westside's newest housing development Tuesday morning, The Peanut Factory Lofts.
I presented the "State of District 5" address to the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce to a packed room on Wednesday.