26 COVID-19 deaths reported as health officials continue to investigate discrepancy As the local coronavirus outbreak stabilizes, the death toll continues to sharply rise. by Roseanna Garza Latest Boerne ISD is the first area school district to reopen campuses. Here’s how it went. by Emily Donaldson Analysts: USMCA not likely to help Texas during the pandemic by Meena Venkataramanan, The Texas Tribune and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune More than 2,700 small businesses apply for City’s pandemic relief grants by Iris Dimmick 64 COVID-19 deaths added to toll as Metro Health confirms July fatalities by Roseanna Garza Health officials: COVID-19 shows impact of socioeconomic inequities by Roseanna Garza More news 502 random San Antonians were tested for coronavirus. Here’s what health officials learned. None of the 502 symptomless people randomly tested for a research study in June tested positive for the coronavirus. by Iris Dimmick Workforce, education initiative heads to Council vote, likely spot on November ballot Most City Council members seem ready to put a workforce development and education initiative on the November ballot, but questions linger. by Iris Dimmick County commissioners to discuss mega-vote centers, mail-in voting County commissioners will consider several proposals for the November election, including establishing a 24-hour voting location. by Jackie Wang Officials downgrade COVID-19 risk level to steady; 10 more die The risk level of the COVID-19 pandemic in San Antonio has been downgraded to “steady,” months after officials introduced the system amid a June spike in cases. by Roseanna Garza Bexar County adds 252 to coronavirus case count; 13 deaths reported The state is overrepresenting deaths and underreporting positives, Nirenberg said at a recent press briefing. by Roseanna Garza Business blooms at area nurseries and growers: ‘Plants make people happy’ Customers new to gardening are driving sales of everything from succulents to soil at San Antonio nurseries during the coronavirus pandemic. by Shari Biediger As school year start date looms, parents face hard decision over how their kids should learn As the school year approaches, parents face a hard choice: send kids to campus or keep them home. We spoke with 5 parents making that decision. by Jackie Wang and Emily Donaldson Abbott extends COVID-19 disaster declaration as positivity rate remains high With 232 new coronavirus cases in Bexar County, the total reached 42,531 on Saturday, and 10 more people died. by Roseanna Garza Metro Health: Schools should not open for in-person instruction More than 15 percent of local coronavirus cases are among residents ages 19 and younger, raising concerns about in-person schooling. by Roseanna Garza City’s proposed plan: Collect sales tax for 4 years before revenue goes to VIA November ballot proposals will ask voters to give the City a one-eighth-cent sales tax for workforce development before it goes to transit. by Jackie Wang Freestanding emergency centers seek broader role amid COVID-19 pandemic Freestanding emergency centers are seeking permission to treat non-emergency patients and help alleviate strain on hospitals. by Roseanna Garza Death toll tops 400: 12 more dead from COVID-19, but curve continues descent The 15 percent positivity rate is nowhere near the 5 percent goal that Metro Health asked schools to keep in mind as students return. by Roseanna Garza Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.