Joshua Fechter, mySA

Joshua Fechter

mySA

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • mySA
Past:
  • S.A. Express-News
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Reporter-Telegram
  • Govtech.com
  • seattlepi
  • wbaltv.com
  • WCVB-TV Boston
  • wdsu
  • WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
  • WMUR TV
  • and more…

Recent articles by Joshua:

Austin city manager’s job could be on the line after winter storm

The city of Austin’s chief executive is potentially on the chopping block after last week’s winter storm left thousands of households without electricity. → Read More

Property tax cuts in Texas debated during state's legislative session

Part of the fight will deal with whether to use less funds on property tax cuts and more on public schools, infrastructure and other needs. → Read More

Suspect in Vanessa Guillén’s killing pleads guilty

Vanessa Guillén’s murder prompted nationwide outrage and calls to reform the way the military addresses sexual violence within its ranks. → Read More

Herschel Walker, running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, still gets tax break on $3 million Texas residence

Under Texas law, homeowners can claim a homestead exemption only on their primary... → Read More

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wins tight race for reelection

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo overcame a vigorous challenge from a well-funded Republican opponent Tuesday night and barely held on to her seat overseeing the state’s most populous urban county. → Read More

As monkeypox cases climb and vaccine is in short supply, some Texas cities declare an emergency

While there are currently 780 confirmed monkeypox cases statewide, Texas cities are bracing for an increase in infections. → Read More

Texas cities say streaming giants Disney, Hulu and Netflix owe them millions of dollars in unpaid fees

Austin, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth are among the cities that sued the streaming... → Read More

Streaming giants such as Disney, Hulu and Netflix owe Texas cities millions

A lawsuit filed Thursday by 25 Texas cities claims that Disney, Hulu and Netflix have for years stiffed the cities out of dollars the streaming services are required to pay under state law. The cities are now coming to collect. → Read More

Police chief who led the response to the school shooting in Uvalde had no radio at the scene, reports say

Arredondo’s decision-making has been widely criticized after it took more than an hour for law enforcement to breach the classroom where the gunman was holed up. Parents begged the dozens of officers outside the school to take action and tried to enter the school themselves. Some were physically restrained. It was Arredondo who decided to not immediately confront the gunman, who killed 19… → Read More

Some landlords got piece of Texas' $2B in rent relief money — and evicted struggling tenants anyway

It’s unclear whether landlords face any penalties from state agencies for improperly... → Read More

Buttigieg thinks high-speed rail would be good for Texas, wants highway expansions to consider neighborhood impacts

The U.S. transportation secretary says high-growth areas will need to pave more highway... → Read More

Q&A with Pete Buttigieg: A high-speed rail would be good for Texas as more people flock to the state

The U.S. transportation secretary says high-growth areas will need to pave more highway... → Read More

Texas cities weren’t ready for a massive winter storm in February. Has that changed?

Big gaps in the preparation remain. → Read More

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