State of the City – Week of 11/8/2022

Dafny Flores, Staff Writer

Based on agenda documents, the San Antonio City Council will issue a vote of no confidence against District 1 Councilman Mario Bravo and vote to censure him on Nov. 10. The city launched an investigation into Bravo after he berated Councilwoman Ana Sandoval in a public outburst during a meeting for not supporting his CPS Energy plan. An independent investigator determined Bravo’s actions to be a violation of anti-harassment and violence in the workplace policies.

Erik Cantu, the San Antonio teen who was shot by an ex-San Antonio police officer, is no longer on life support. The Cantu family shared an update about his health with KSAT, stating Cantu’s recent surgery went very well and that he is receiving high-flow oxygen via tracheostomy. 

Vangie Love Vasquez has been reported missing. The 44-year-old was last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the 4000 block of Pecan Grove. Vasquez suffers from a medical condition, and police consider her endangered.

On Nov. 2, the San Antonio Zoo announced the decision to euthanize Lucky, one of the oldest Asian elephants in the country. Lucky was part of a trio of elephants known as the “Golden Girls.” One of her companions — Karen — died in March, and the San Antonio Zoo is planning to find a new home for the third member, Nicole.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation following allegations that former San Antonio Spurs player Josh Primo exposed himself to Dr. Hillary Cauthen, the team’s therapist, during a session in 2021. Dr. Cauthen says the San Antonio Spurs advised her to remain silent back in January of this year. In August, her contract with the Spurs was not renewed. Dr. Cauthen decided to sue Primo and the team. As of Oct. 28, 2022, Primo was released from the team.

Following recent updates, parking fees at the Pearl will vary between locations. The first 30 minutes of parking in every Pearl lot is free. The fee for paid surface lots is $3 from Monday through Thursday and $10 from Friday through Sunday. Parking at select locations such as River West Lot, Newell Lot and Koehler Garage will be available without cost for two hours. Free parking is available at the Camden Lot.

FinanceBuzz ranked Costco on UTSA Boulevard as the 3rd best location in the nation. The company surveyed over 6,000 shoppers who rated more than 550 Costco locations across the country.