State of the City- February 12, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor

Local News

Parts of the Texas Hill Country remain under a Winter Weather Warning by the National Weather Service. The arctic blast brings in a combination of rain, sleet and near-freezing temperatures. Due to the weather, roadways, bridges and overpasses are potentially dangerous and should be used with caution. 


On Tuesday, Bexar County health officials announced there were two variant coronavirus strains, which makes the first confirmation of the UK variant B-1.1.7 in the area. 


Chapter 174, the state law that gives the police union collective bargaining power, will be up for repeal after the city council voted for the law to be voted on in a special election. This is following the collection of 20,000 signatures by the group Fix SAPD.


UTSA is choosing not to renew the contract of football defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix. This comes after an internal investigation last year which determined on multiple occasions he made inappropriate comments to a female student trainer. 


A San Antonio man will face a federal court in Washington, D.C, after his alleged involvement in the January 6th Capitol riot. He faces charges of entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. 


Coronavirus Updates

On Thursday night, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez reported 186,346 total COVID-19 cases and 2,387 total deaths in Bexar County. In addition, there are 791 hospitalizations, and the seven-day average has dropped to 890 cases.