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The Paisano

State of The City: Week of 2/27

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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 a man shot in Northside Street to San Antonio figures responding to the AT&T outage.

Man abandoned and shot on Northside street

On Thursday, Feb. 22, a man was found in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the chest on Northside Street, near West Ridgewood Court close to Interstate 10. Officers initiated life-saving measures upon discovery, and the individual was swiftly transported to the hospital for treatment. Although the sound of gunshots drew attention from several nearby residents, no eyewitnesses to the shooting were identified. However, investigators noted a black sedan leaving from the vicinity around the time of the shooting. This is the second shooting that officers are investigating in the area, following a prior incident where a man was shot behind an A-Max auto insurance off West Avenue. The investigation into both incidents remains ongoing.

AT&T phone outage in SA

Last Thursday, both the nation and San Antonio experienced a significant disruption in communication as AT&T’s phone service suffered a complete outage. This outage rendered customers in San Antonio and across the country unable to make phone calls, send texts or access the internet. While the Dallas-based company has made some strides in restoring service, approximately 60,000 customers still reported having issues with their service and other phone companies such as Verizon and T-Mobile reported having similar issues as well. This led to many San Antonio AT&T service holders sharing their frustrations via social media. Individuals such as Alamo City sports podcaster Mike Jimenez and San Antonio reporter Maddy Mendoza shared their annoyance through posts, comparing the situation to living in the Stone Age or using memes to illustrate the communication struggles. While some scientists speculate that the outage may have been caused by intense solar flares, others hypothesize that the issue stemmed from a problem with the SIM card database.

Doctor to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for organ donation

San Antonio transplant Doctor Dr. Kelly Hitchman is currently undergoing training to summit Mount Kilimanjaro with a mission to raise awareness about organ donation. As highlighted in a news release from University Health, Dr. Hitchman donated her kidney to a stranger in 2021 and now aims to join the Kidney Donor Athlete team on their expedition to Tanzania. The primary objective of this group is to spotlight the healthy and active lives led by kidney donors post-donation. Dr. Hitchman’s personal aspiration is to carry a flag adorned with the names of family members, colleagues, the University Health Transplant Institute and Donate Life America to the mountain’s peak, symbolizing the collective support for organ donation advocacy.

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Naydine De La Fuente, Copyediting Coordinator
Naydine De La Fuente (she/her) is an English major with a double concentration in professional and creative writing with a minor in communication. She joined The Paisano during the spring 2023 term in order to indulge in her passion for writing. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in journalism or publishing in hopes to utilize her writing skills. Outside of the organization, she enjoys reading, journaling and spending time with friends, family and her dog.
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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