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State of The City: Week of 3/5

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 deputy falsifying records to a woman dying in a fiery car crash. 

Man traps himself in building, sets it on fire 

Early morning on Thursday, Feb. 29, SAFD responded to a 911 call from local workers claiming to have spotted something strange in a nearby building. After arriving on the scene and forcing their way inside the building, firefighters encountered a homeless man who had started a fire and barricaded himself inside. SAPD was called to help remove the man from the premises. He was then taken to a hospital to undergo a physical and mental evaluation. 

Deputy arrested for falsifying records 

Joshua Martinez, a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy, was arrested on charges of tampering with a governmental record. In October of 2022, a female inmate claimed Martinez threw her on the floor of a living unit. Martinez denied the allegations and documented the incident incorrectly. Upon reviewing the video footage of the incident, it was found that Martinez had lied about the encounter, thus breaking the law. After being booked on Feb. 29, Martinez posted a $3,000 bond and was released shortly after.

Councilwoman undergoes emergency surgery 

District 3 councilwoman Phyllis Viagran is working virtually as she recovers from an emergency surgery she underwent recently. Fellow council members had little information on her condition but had heard rumors of a serious health issue. Viagran’s return date is still unknown. 

Woman dead after fiery crash on Northside 

At 3 a.m. Friday, March 1, a 76-year-old woman’s car was struck by a Ford Bronco, causing her to crash and rollover a barrier. The driver of the Bronco attempted to flee the scene, before the car burst into flames. The woman was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead shortly after. Authorities have not located the other driver.

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Rylan Renteria
Rylan Renteria, Distribution Manager
Rylan is a psychology major in his junior year at UTSA, and is entering his second semester as a writer for The Paisano. As a major fan of both the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, Rylan is also very supportive of the San Antonio Spurs and all UTSA Athletics which can be shown in his commentary writing pieces. Aside from watching sports, Rylan enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games and playing intramural sports.
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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