State of the City: Week 03/07/2022

Gauri Raje, News Editor


Members of the nonprofit organization Ukrainian San Antonio met with U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro on Friday, March 4. The roundtable was focused on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and all the members expressed fear and concern for their home country. Castro also explained his plan, along with Missouri representative Ann Wagner, to propose additional sanctions on Russia.

As part of Women’s History Month, 16 women were inducted into San Antonio’s hall of fame. Inductees include women from all fields of work who have contributed to the San Antonio community. District 4 Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia was one of the 16 women inducted. 

Grocery retailer Kroger announced that it plans to open a facility in the Northeast side of San Antonio later this year. The facility will be involved in packing and delivering grocery orders placed by customers online as part of an e-commerce focused delivery model by the chain and is expected to create 160 new jobs. 

Primary elections for the November general elections concluded on Monday, March 1. Both the Republican and Democratic races in TX-28, which includes part of San Antonio, are headed into a runoff. Incumbent Cuellar is once again being challenged by Cisneros in the runoff. 

The Democratic primary for TX-35, which also includes part of San Antonio, was won by Greg Casar, while the Republican primary race is headed for a runoff.