Councilman Joe Krier (D9) walks along a trail leading to to an overlook of the city. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Council Approves Conservation Easement, Park in Stone Oak

City Council unanimously approved three measures on Thursday that allows the City to purchase 165.3 acres, reserves the right to purchase 38.7 more, and expands nearby Hardy Oak Boulevard and Huebner Road as part of a more than $10 million package deal with the Classen-Steubing family, which owns the former ranch land.

Calvin Finch, former San Antonio Water System conservation director, speaks in a panel discussion about the Vista Ridge project at UTSA. Photo by Edmond Ortiz.

Vista Ridge Deal Dominates UTSA Water Symposium

San Antonio Water System President and CEO Robert Puente offered a vigorous defense of the Vista Ridge project meeting the city’s long-term water needs at the same time he reaffirmed SAWS continuing commitment to conservation, which has won the water utility national acclaim.

David McGee answers questions during the Governance Committee meeting. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Committee Selects David McGee for Vacant SAWS Board Seat

After an hour-long interview process and only 10 minutes of deliberation in executive session, the San Antonio City Council’s Governance Committee unanimously selected David McGee, president and CEO of the regional offices of Amegy Bank of Texas, to fill the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) board of trustees seat left vacant by retired energy executive and former City Councilmember Reed Williams earlier this year.