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State Of The City: Week of 3/19

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 funeral headstone owner facing felony charges to SAPD searching for a woman who hit her date with a car. 

Family of 17-year-old mourn 

A vigil was held Friday for Kaitlin Hernandez, a San Antonio teen who was recently found strangled in a drainage ditch on the Northeast Side. The vigil was held near where Hernandez’s body was found on Tuesday under a bridge in the 7600 block of Dell Oak Drive. According to the teen’s family, Hernandez went for a walk with her neighbor before later being found by police around 11:30 p.m. The neighbor has been interviewed, but it is unclear whether he will face charges. A reward of up to $5,000 for information regarding any person or persons responsible for Hernandez’s death is being offered by Crime Stoppers San Antonio. 

Funeral headstone owner faces theft charge 

An arrest warrant was executed Saturday for Angelic Monuments owner Elena Moreno after accusations she was not providing headstones to her customers, who allegedly paid in full. A total of 12 families have come forward with allegations against Moreno, who has since been taken into police custody. The warrant that resulted in her arrest was issued due to one family who paid more than $8,500 for a headstone. Moreno has been formally charged with theft between $2,500 and $30,000. 

SAPD seeks woman who hit date with car 

San Antonio police responded to a woman who hit a man with her car early Sunday morning on the West Side. When officers arrived at the scene, the 38-year-old man was found unconscious next to a wrecked and abandoned Ford Focus. According to video evidence obtained by SAPD, the incident occurred around 3:45 a.m. on the 2000 block of Hidalgo Street. 

The video shows the victim running westbound on Hidalgo Street before the Ford Focus strikes him and crashes. SAPD has determined that the 38-year-old suspect is the victim’s partner and she intentionally hit him. The suspect fled the scene and is currently facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which caused serious bodily injury. 

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Amber Serio
Amber Serio, News Editor
Amber (she/her) is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Professional Writing. After graduating in the Spring, she plans to attend grad school and further her education in English. Originally from a small town on the outskirts of Houston, she greatly values the art of writing and media, as this has been something she has wanted to pursue her entire life. Outside of the Paisano, you can find her spending time with her weenie dog Otis, thrifting, or reading a romance novel.
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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