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Joshua Fechter


San Antonio, TX, United States

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Past articles by Joshua:

A Texas school district doesn't require masks. The state is suing the district anyway.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued nine more school districts over their masking... → Read More

Texas is in another COVID-19 surge. But the state isn't sending nurses to help

A spokesman for the Texas Division of Emergency Management said “only when the... → Read More

Vaccinated San Antonio residents should wear masks indoors, officials say

Local officials can’t mandate that residents wear masks and fine those who refuse. Gov.... → Read More

San Antonio, Bexar County could require workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

Such a move by city and county leaders would apply to some 18,000 employees. But Mayor... → Read More

New oversight panel will scrutinize San Antonio utilities in wake of winter storm

In a pair of shakeups, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg made a sure-to-be controversial... → Read More

San Antonio's lakeside July 4 party had flags, fireworks, barbecue

San Antonians ignored heat, humidity and scattered rainfall to happily reclaim a yearly... → Read More

The winter freeze caused long water outages in San Antonio. Officials want federal money to fix that

After record winter weather in February led to widespread loss of water service,... → Read More

San Antonio homeowners probably won't see dip in tax bills next year

Two North Side City Council members pushed Friday for an expansion of the city’s... → Read More

With unemployment benefits set to expire, San Antonio mayor tries to boost interest in jobs-training program

With federal jobless benefits stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic set to expire in Texas... → Read More

New San Antonio councilwoman draws heat from Texas ethics investigators on possible misdemeanor

District 3 Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran identified herself to potential campaign donors... → Read More

San Antonio City Council gets younger, more progressive as new council members sworn in

Four new council members who prevailed in the June 5 runoffs took the oath of office... → Read More

After eight years on San Antonio's City Council, what's in store for two outgoing councilwomen?

In their eight years on council, the two women forged political identities around... → Read More

San Antonio could make it harder for big businesses to get city tax subsidies

San Antonio officials could create higher standards for high-profile companies weighing... → Read More

Contract talks between San Antonio, police union restart a month after Proposition B fails

The city and the union remain deadlocked on perhaps the most contentious aspect of the... → Read More

Election results: 2 incumbents in trouble after early voting totals are released for San Antonio runoffs

Two San Antonio City Council incumbents are in trouble and a pair of young progressive... → Read More

Petco got $875K to bring 400 jobs to San Antonio. They failed, but the city won't ask for a refund

In 2010, San Antonio officials gave Petco a 10-year break on city property taxes and... → Read More

'This city needs it': With street closures OK'd, San Antonio's first post-pandemic Fiesta is a go

A unanimous vote Thursday to close certain downtown streets for the 10-day Fiesta... → Read More

As Election Day nears, spending in San Antonio City Council runoffs climbs past $600,000

Candidates in Saturday’s runoff elections have spent more than $669,000 to hold a... → Read More

Fight for San Antonio City Council seat down to two South Side political families

Each have faced the task of convincing voters they’re not merely riding on name... → Read More

'Hell-bent on doing nothing': San Antonio police reform agenda dies at Texas Legislature

As Texas lawmakers wrap up the legislative session, a reality is becoming clear to San... → Read More