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.
The effort is meant to reduce the chances of someone getting arrested for a minor infraction and possibly being picked up by ICE.
On Jan. 1, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau will pass the baton to San Antonio Police Department veteran Javier Salazar.
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau and her main challenger, Javier Salazar, have both pledged understanding and outreach when it comes to issues pertaining to the local LGBTQIA community.
Three candidates running for Bexar County sheriff attacked Republican incumbent Susan Pamerleau during a Monday night debate at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, criticizing her on department staffing, response time, and morale, among other issues.
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.
Public service announcements, draft state legislation and even sting operations were discussed at a meeting Monday centered on enforcement and awareness of the Vulnerable Roadway User Ordinance [PDF] and road to traffic equality.