State of the City- April 16, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor

Local News: 

Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, expressed his concern about the Freeman Coliseum migrant shelter on Twitter this week. 


From now until the end of May, city officials will hold virtual community meetings to gauge attitudes toward the San Antonio Police Department, expectations for officers and ideas for response alternatives to non-emergency calls.  


A fire, the third in the last year, at a Northside apartment complex left several residents displaced and destroyed 24 units.


City Council plans to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against renters with housing vouchers. Essentially, renters would not be allowed to deny applicants based only on their source of income. 



Of the 19,312,495 vaccine doses sent to Texas, 15,151,731 have been administered. 14.8%  of the population has received their first dose, and 21.8% have been fully vaccinated. In Bexar County, 256,693 people, 13.14% of the population, have received the first dose, and 411,837 people, 21.09% of the population, have received both doses. 


On Thursday night, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez reported 211,397 total COVID-19 cases and 3,291 total deaths in Bexar county. An increase of 76 new cases and 4 new deaths were added to the count since last week. In addition, there are 200 hospitalizations. According to Mayor Nirenberg, the positivity is 2.4%, one of the lowest of any Texas metropolitan area.