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State of the City: Week of 11/7

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 a shooting inside the North Star Mall to a special Spurs tribute to the history of San Antonio. 

Shooting at North Star Mall

On the evening of Oct. 31, a shooting took place at the North Star Mall when a security guard approached three suspected shoplifters inside a Macy’s store. Police said the security officer was shot in the leg and was taken to a hospital, where they are expected to make a full recovery. Edwardo Sanchez Jr., 52, was identified as the shooter and arrested on Nov. 3. Over the past six months, this is the third incident involving gunfire to occur on the mall’s property.

Girl shot and killed near I-37 during an argument

At 4 a.m. on Nov. 2, a girl was shot and killed by another girl during an argument in southeastern Bexar County near Interstate 37. When police arrived, they were told the shooter was still at large on the property, and they began searching for her. The girl was treated by medical personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the ages of the persons involved. According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect has been found and arrested. 

Abbott travels to Israel to offer Texas’ support

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott announced he flew to Israel overnight on Thursday to affirm Texas’ support. Abbott flew over to learn more about how Texas could assist the country. “Texas stands ready to offer our complete and total support to Israel,” the governor said. Abbott will meet with Israeli officials and visit with victims. This is the governor’s third trip to Israel since he was elected in 2014. 

Tech day for Hispanics in STEM

HACEMOS, an AT&T employee group that supports Hispanic and Latino employees and their communities, hosted a tech day — a local event where Hispanic students can envision themselves in a STEM career. HACEMOS partnered with the Junior Achievement of South Texas and the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology for this event, allowing students from Edison High School to explore inside the Boeing Center at Tech Port.  

‘HemisFair ‘68’ themed Spurs Jerseys 

On Nov. 2, the San Antonio Spurs released their “City Edition” uniforms for the 2023–2024 season. The uniform is white with retro-style lettering, color tones and a logo that pays homage to the 55th anniversary of the 1968 World’s Fair and the Tower of Americas, which was built to coincide with the 250th anniversary of San Antonio’s founding. The Spurs will wear these jerseys in select games during the season. 

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Noah Willoughby
Noah Willoughby, Staff Writer
Noah (he/him) is a Communications major at UTSA. Noah was born in San Antonio and has been here all of his life. He has spent a large portion of that life working with people who have disabilities throughout various jobs, but decided to come back to college to find a new path. He enjoys reading and writing and hopes to do the latter as a full-time gig.
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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