Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School is the newest school in the Northeast School District. Established in 2008, the award winning band has put Johnson on the map at a national level. With dedicated band directors and over 200 members, the Jaguars have received state and national recognition. JHS has been selected to the state UIL Marching Band competition two of the last three years. They were Grand National Finalists at Bands of America, and the Wind Ensemble earned 5th place in the TMEA Honor Band Competition this year.
Black Friday is rapidly approaching and many stores are opening on Thanksgiving night. We researched all of the best deals and door busters to give you the inside scoop on where to go in Stone Oak.
The holidays are rapidly approaching and there are many opportunities to give back to the community. District Attorney Susan Reed and Bexar County Commissioner Sergio Chico Rodriguez have teamed up with Zedric's to help raise money and collect gifts for children in need. All donations benefit New Life Christian Center's annual toy giveaway, Jarel's Toy Chest. Please consider donating a new, brand-named, un-wrapped toy for a child in need between the ages 0-12.
Around 2:20 this morning the James Avery jewelry store located in the Vineyard shopping center near Blanco and 1604 was broken into. Suspects pried the wooden doors open, escaping with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
Employees would not comment on the incident, but investigators are studying surveillance video in hopes of catching the persons responsible.
We will continue to update the story as progress is made.
The Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association hosted their first annual "One Night One Hope" event earlier this month at the Woodlawn Lake Park, Casting Pond. Many residents do not realize that there are approximately 400 homeless veterans in San Antonio. The AAMHA serves over 150 veteran families in the area, and decided this event would be a great way to raise funds and educate the public.
As San Antonio’s weather gets closer to “Texas Winter” time and the temperatures begin to drop, San Antonio Fire Department would like everyone to keep the following safety tips in mind.
Projections released yesterday reveal that there will be an increased number of Americans traveling compared to last year. AAA estimates that 43.6 million Americans will drive or hop on a plane to reach their Thanksgiving destinations. Although this number shows an increase of .07 percent from last year, almost 90 percent of these travelers will choose to drive instead of fly. The average American will endure a 588 mile trip this season which is down from 706 miles.
Even though the 281/1604 direct connectors opened yesterday, there is still work to be done. That means a few road closures this weekend.
US 281 Southbound main lanes at Loop 1604 will be closed November 9-11, 2012 from 10 PM to 5 AM.
Loop 1604 Eastbound and Westbound main lanes from Gold Canyon to Redland will be closed nightly November 8-11, 2012 from 10 PM - 5 A.M.
Loop 1604 Eastbound exit ramp to Stone Oak will be closed November 3, 2012 at 3 A.M for two months.
Have a fun and safe weekend!
I'm sure you have all noticed the gaping hole in the wall that lines Stone Oak Parkway on the southbound side just past Huebner Rd. Stone Oak residents see a new hole in this wall about once a month, but why is this vicious cycle reoccurring? Head of Sonterra Management Company, Ray Jansure said that this particular incident happened a couple of weeks ago early in the morning.
According to the spokesperson at the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, the Loop 1604 Eastbound exit ramp to Stone Oak will be closed starting November 3, 2012 at 3 A.M for two months. This exit ramp will be reconstructed to allow the auxiliary lane for the new East to South direct connector. All traffic will be detoured to use the Blanco exit ramp.