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The Paisano

State of the City: Week of 10/3

Chloe Williams

Not subscribed to local news but still want to stay up-to-date on the happenings around town? Look no further. Highlighting notable stories from external San Antonio news sources, State of the City summarizes the most captivating news headlines of the week. This week’s topics range from the discovery of an underwater cave to a bomb threat scare at a San Antonio high school.

San Antonio Zoo makes breakthrough 

The San Antonio’s Zoo aquarium team has become the first in the world to successfully reproduce the Conchos Pupfish in human care. The Conchos Pupfish is a threatened species that faces many challenges, including habitat destruction, drought and increased water usage. This groundbreaking accomplishment comes after a collaboration with biologists for the Inland Fisheries at Texas Parks and Wildlife. With combined efforts, both teams were able to successfully breed and propagate a population of Conchos Pupfish from Devils River in West Texas. 

Hemisfair redevelopment makes progress downtown 

There will be a new public space opening in San Antonio’s Hemisfair called Civic Park. The seven-acre park has been redeveloped and hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 30. The redevelopment includes water features and a large grassy area that will host future events. The first event was San Antonio Parks Foundation’s Jazz’SAlive festival, which took place Sept. 29-30. 

Underwater cave discovered at Canyon Lake

The low water levels and ongoing drought in Comal County have revealed an undiscovered cave in Canyon Lake. The lake was 90% full a year ago but has since seen a significant drop that has resulted in the closure of all the lake’s boat ramps. The cave was discovered on Saturday by a resident and is located near Canyon Lake’s “party cove.”

San Antonio high school experiences hoax calls 

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and FBI responded to two hoax calls this week for East Central High School. The high school received a fake shooting call on Monday and a fake bomb threat call on Wednesday, leaving parents and students feeling disheartened by the panic it caused. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and FBI believe the calls came from the same group and are currently investigating the calls. 

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Amber Serio
Amber Serio, News Editor
Amber (she/her) is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Professional Writing. After graduating in the Spring, she plans to attend grad school and further her education in English. Originally from a small town on the outskirts of Houston, she greatly values the art of writing and media, as this has been something she has wanted to pursue her entire life. Outside of the Paisano, you can find her spending time with her weenie dog Otis, thrifting, or reading a romance novel.
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams, Managing Editor
Chloe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Adaptive Decision Business Models. On her off days you can find Chloe thrifting, being a self-proclaimed food critic or outside enjoying nature. This is her third year at The Paisano and she is excited to serve as Managing Editor.

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