State of the City: Week of 09/13/2022

Gauri Raje, News Editor

The Noise Ordinance Task Force has been working to come up with recommendations to address the city noise problems. A consultant hired to study the problem recently submitted a final report which — if passed by the council — will impose a permit system and include the requirement that businesses get approval from neighborhoods to play music outdoors. 

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality declared Saturday, Sept. 10 as Ozone Action Day in San Antonio, indicating the possibility of high ozone pollution levels in the city. 

Texas Public Radio reports that the Texas Office for Refugees, HHS and the Office of Refugee Resettlement will be hosting an event in San Antonio to provide Afghan refugees living in the city with key resources. The event is aimed at helping refugees learn about assistance programs they might be eligible for. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 through Sept. 15.

Southwest Airlines announced on Friday, Sept. 9 the addition of new nonstop flights from San Antonio International Airport to destinations in the U.S. and Mexico. The new flights will become operational in the spring.

According to officials, an altercation between two men in an apartment complex on the city’s Southside led to gunshots being fired. Both men were admitted to a local hospital and one of them is in critical condition. Investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

SAPD has concluded its investigation into the death of Christina Powell, who was found dead in her parked car in a shopping center on July 23. The death was ruled to have been accidental, due to hyperthermia with ethanol intoxication complications, Fox News reports.