State of the City — Week of March 28

Lauren Hernandez, Staff Writer

On Saturday morning, thousands of people participated in the 27th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice outside of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. The march was organized by the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation with the purpose of discussing different perspectives on local and global issues while also promoting unity. Encouraging young people to register to vote was also a big focus of the event. 


At 9:50 p.m. on Saturday in the 3200 Block of El Paso Street, a person was found dead on the sidewalk a block away from a shooting scene. When police arrived, they discovered an empty car with its engine still running and a bullet hole in the passenger window. Moments later, officials received an injured or sick call one block south of the scene, where the victim was found face-down on the sidewalk and pronounced dead by EMS. This murder is currently under investigation. 

At 2:20 a.m. on Saturday night, a car crash occurred in the 6300 Block of NW Loop 410, leaving two people hospitalized and in critical condition. Police said that a southbound Jaguar hit the end of a Camaro. Another car then hit the Jaguar, splitting it in half. The driver of this car and the Camaro were evaluated for intoxication, and the Toyota driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. 


A Texas House Panel approved a two-year $302.6 billion spending plan on Thursday, March 23. The spending plan includes property tax cuts, border security initiatives and pay raises for state employees and teachers. Additionally, the plan recommends funding for public and higher education, mental health services and cost of living adjustments for retired teachers. Debate on the committee’s budget proposal on the House floor is expected to occur prior to the Easter weekend. 


On Monday, March 20, a cat named Mystique was rescued from a steep canal at Woodlawn Lake after Animal Care Services (ACS) officers were alerted to the cat being trapped. ACS called for help from the San Antonio Fire Department, who safely rescued her and took her to the animal shelter. She is now available for adoption; visit the ACS website to learn more.