State of the City — Week of 4/18

Gauri Raje, News Editor


Following storms Friday night, reports that there is a probability the city will experience rain again on Tuesday, April 18. The “potential” for rain will continue through Fiesta’s kickoff on Thursday, April 20.

On Saturday, April 15, what seemed like orange cloud formations appeared in the sky just as the sun was about to set. On KSAT 12, meteorologist Sarah Spivey explained the clouds were actually distant storms in areas surrounding Bexar County that became visible in San Antonio due to the city’s clear weather. According to Spivey, as a storm goes higher up, it eventually flattens out as it reaches the stratosphere. This top part of the storm was what was visible in the sky Saturday evening. 


Governor Greg Abbott visited San Antonio on Thursday, April 13, to continue “his campaign for school choice and educational savings accounts in Texas,” News4SA reports. While the legislation dealing with school choice has passed the Texas Senate, it is facing resistance in the Texas House. Abbott spoke at the St. Mary Magdalen school gym amidst constituents present to hear his “plea.” As Abbott made his case and urged attendees to call state representatives and express support for the concerned legislation, protesters gathered outside the school to make their opposition known. 

City councilman Clayton Perry, who was arrested in November in connection with an alleged hit-and-run case, has been given 12 months of probation, during which he will receive random testing and cannot drink alcohol. Perry must also complete 24 hours of community service and pay a $500 fee and court costs. Furthermore, he was given a vehicle ignition lock. If Perry is able to meet these requirements during his probation period, he can ensure the two misdemeanor offenses related to this case are kept off his criminal record, reports. 


According to the SA Current, a new study lists San Antonio’s River Walk as the eighth biggest tourist trap in the U.S. The study based its ranking on TripAdvisor reviews, looking at places people described as “tourist traps.” In the case of the River Walk, this was at least 304 people. Despite this, the tourist attraction still remains one of the state’s “most-visited attractions.”