Northeast San Antonio Metrocom

Stay informed about the latest local news in Northeast San Antonio Metrocom, including updates from Schertz, Selma, Universal City, coverage from JISD and SCUCISD, and the newest business and development headlines.

1:10 PM Aug 15, 2022 CDT

Edwards Aquifer Authority enacts Stage 4 water restrictions; no change for San Antonio Water System patrons

The Edwards Aquifer Authority declared Stage 4 water restrictions on Aug. 13, citing further decrease in Comal Springs water levels.

11:59 AM Aug 15, 2022 CDT

Kelsee Jordan Lee to return as Cibolo economic development director

Kelsee Jordan Lee is expected to start as the economic development director on Aug. 29.

2 San Antonio medical ventures welcome new CEO, surgeon

A new CEO leads Vascular Perfusion Solutions in San Antonio, and an oral/maxillofacial practice welcomed a surgeon.

ERCOT selects Pablo Vegas as new CEO 16 months after previous leader fired

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state’s power grid, has been without a permanent leader for 16 months, after its former CEO was fired in the aftermath of the February 2021 winter storm. The new CEO will join ERCOT in October.

How local school boards function in Texas, how to get involved

School boards provide local governance of their school districts and can only take action by a majority vote at public meetings.

San Antonio tech advocacy group accepting applications for pitch competition

Tech Bloc is receiving applications through Sept. 25.

For the first time in three years, TEA releases A-F ratings for Texas schools

This year, 25% of school districts improved on their letter grades from 2019. The Texas Education Agency typically releases accountability ratings annually, but the procedure was paused during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas ranks 45th in the nation for overall child well-being, new data shows

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates that Texas children are struggling with mental health and educational proficiency.

North San Antonio resort, brewpub collaborate to create new beer

Honey sourced at a north San Antonio resort property is an ingredient in local brewpub's new ale.

Eight things to do in San Antonio, Aug. 12-18

Featured events include school year kickoff celebrations.

Proposed San Antonio budget contains $50M return to CPS Energy customers

Some city leaders feel the CPS Energy surplus should be used on other city priorities.

Bexar County budgets $25M in federal funds for efforts to shrink the local digital divide

The money will help to support new internet infrastructure and access in unconnected areas.

Bexar County allocates $20M in federal funds for affordable housing

Using federal COVID-19 relief funds, Bexar County is establishing a $20 million spending framework to buoy public-private partnerships toward increasing affordable housing countywide.

Schertz Community Tool Shed to allow the community to borrow tools

Tools can be donated to the Community Tool Shed if they are lightly used and in good condition.

City of San Antonio: First night of US Army training a success

Nightly military drills will continue in the downtown area through Aug. 12.

Record percentage of Texas teachers considering quitting, survey shows

Texas educators reported declines in support from parents and state leaders during the pandemic, according to the Texas State Teachers Association.

US Army set to carry out training exercise in downtown San Antonio

An Army exercise will include simulated gunfire and controlled explosions.

North San Antonio school districts cope with bus driver shortages

District officials warn of possible delays along some school bus routes.

Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.

Pickleballfest to be held Aug. 13 at Niemietz Park in Cibolo

The event is free to attend, and paddles are provided.

Schertz to hold public hearing for FY 2022-23 budget

The budget will be approved on Sept. 13 and go into effect on Oct. 1.

Applications for San Antonio’s home rehabilitation program can be submitted Aug. 8-Sept. 19

Eligible homeowners may receive help with various home repairs.

8 things to do in San Antonio Aug. 6-10

Back-to-school events highlight a slate of local activities scheduled during the first weekend of August in San Antonio.

10 culinary business updates in North San Antonio

Recent openings include a new coffee shop and a Detroit-style pizza eatery.