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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

State Of The City: Week of 2/6

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 CPS Energy’s second utility price increase in two years to a 16-year-old getting charged with three felonies after calling in a terrorist threat at two local high schools. 

CPS Energy to raise customer’s bills 

City Council approved CPS Energy’s second price increase since January 2022. The 4.25% increase to customers’ monthly gas and electricity bills officially went into effect last Thursday. Customers can expect an additional $4.45 on their existing bill. Low-income residents in the Affordability Discount Program will also see an increase in their bill from $16.14 to $18.36. Residents can look at the CPS Energy bill estimator to see how much their bill will increase. 

San Antonio to expect a rise in gas prices

San Antonians should expect to see a rise in the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the coming week. As reported by AAA, San Antonio is $0.08 higher than the state’s average and should see $3 a gallon very soon. Experts predict that this coming summer travel season, gas will be upwards of $4 a gallon. 

Former student charged with three felonies

A former Boerne ISD student was charged with three felonies after making a terroristic threat at both Boerne ISD high schools just minutes apart early Wednesday morning. Both campuses were promptly put on lockdown. Boerne Police swept both high schools and found no evidence of the reported bombs or weapons. The suspect was arrested Friday afternoon. 

Pre-rodeo festivities kick off in San Antonio

 The 75th San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo officially kicked off its almost month-long festivities this past weekend with the annual Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive. The parade started at I-35 and Houston St. and ended at the footsteps of the Alamo. The Vaquero cook-off and music followed after the conclusion of the parade. The rodeo grounds officially open Thursday, Feb. 8, and will run until Sunday, Feb. 25. 

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Nicholas Kingman
Nicholas Kingman, Assistant Opinion Editor
Nicholas is a freshman CAP student who joined The Paisano in Summer 2023. He is a San Antonio Native and is excited to stay home for another year.
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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