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The Paisano

State of the City: Week of 11/21

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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 an SAPD officer charged with assault to the groundbreaking of a 17-story hotel downtown.

Thanksgiving week weather

Temperatures will remain cool this week, with highs in the high-60s and lows in the mid to low 40s. Thanksgiving Day will see plenty of sunshine, with a high of 65 and a low of 42. Throughout the week, San Antonio should expect a few sunny days and a cloudy weekend.

SAPD officer charged with assault

An SAPD officer was arrested on a domestic violence charge on the morning of Nov. 14. The officer, Mark Andrew Sanchez Jr., was charged with a Class A misdemeanor, according to Bexar County records. The victim reportedly filed a report with the Bexar County police, and Sanchez turned himself in. Sanchez was suspended without pay with a bond set at $5,000. An investigation into the event is ongoing.

Burger Boy to open a UTSA location next year

The burger chain restaurant Burger Boy has recently announced it will be opening a “long-awaited and highly requested” location at 5622 UTSA Boulevard in 2024. Though Burger Boy confirmed this in a Facebook post, no official opening date has been given.

Ground broken for 17-story boutique hotel in downtown San Antonio

Construction has recently started on the 17-story boutique hotel, known as The Monarch, in Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio. The hotel will include a self-service spa, a garden, a fitness center, a terrace and five food and drink areas, including a rooftop bar. The slanted design of the hotel will allow guests to have a panoramic view of the River Walk and other areas. The Monarch is scheduled to open in early 2026.

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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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