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Zack Hedrick


San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Zack:

Justice Ginsburg had connection to local law school

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being remembered here in San Antonio Saturday night with a big turnout at the Bexar County Courthouse. San Antonians young and old joined by candlelight and music to honor a woman who may have been small in stature but towering in achievement. "The commitment that she had. it was amazing,” said Sharon Niesen. “My relationship my marriage with my husband those things… → Read More

Southeast apartment complex cause for rise in crime, neighbor says

A man was gunned down while peeking around a building at an apartment complex on the Southeast Side early Wednesday morning. Police arrested Jiovanni Benjamin. 20, in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The shooting happened just before 4 a. m. at the Pecan Valley Golf Club Apartments at the corner of Pecan Valley Drive and… → Read More

San Antonio Food Bank, Wells Fargo distribute food to hundreds of needy families

SAN ANTONIO - Thousands of families are in need of food as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the Alamo City. Wells Fargo and the San Antonio Food Bank answered the call on Tuesday, offering assistance to thousands at their Mega Food Distribution event on the Far Northwest Side. Organizers said about 500 people pre-registered for the scheduled event. The food distribution events started back in… → Read More

City of San Antonio disputes claim to lift Chick-Fil-A airport ban

Texas Attorney general Ken Paxton claimed Monday that the City of San Antonio has been ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to lift its ban on Chick-Fil-A at the airport. City leaders are disputing that claim, saying there is no such order. “I like the food,” said Richard Gonzalez, a frequent flyer. “I don't like the politics. "‘To me I feel that it got more into politics that… → Read More

County officials urge caution as more venues prepare to reopen

As our risk level continues to trend downward, more and more social scenes like movie theaters and event halls are reopening. “They have a lot of great Texas country artists and that's kind of my favorite music,” said Jon Galan, a music fan who has been attending concerts John T. Floore's Country Store for nearly two decades. “I actually caught the last show i think there before COVID shut… → Read More

Doctors, school administrators urging flu shots amid COVID pandemic

As school districts get ready to welcome students back to campus next week, they're already preparing to fight another invisible enemy. Doctors at the South Texas Medical Center are hoping the pandemic will provide extra motivation for people to get their flu vaccine this year. Last fall and winter, less than half of the people in the state of Texas got a flu shot. San Antonio ISD superintendent… → Read More

UT Health says May cyberattack saw patient names, addresses and phone numbers stolen

SAN ANTONIO - Officials at UT Health San Antonio have revealed the institution was involved in a ransomware attack back in May. According to a letter sent to supporters, a third-party database provider discovered the breach and stopped the attack. UT Health San Antonio says information like names, addresses and phone numbers were taken. No credit card info or social security numbers were… → Read More

Two of the largest San Antonio school districts prepare for students to return to class

SAN ANTONIO - Castle Hills Elementary wrapped up its first day of in-person instruction Monday. School districts in the area are making their final tweaks to safety plans, which the TEA says must be posted by Tuesday. "We are looking forward to having our first set of students start on September 8," SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez said. SAISD will be limiting the amount of students returning… → Read More

High school stadiums make safety changes for football fans

The high school football season kicks off tonight throughout the state of Texas. But it will only be at the 4A level and below for now who get to start their season. A lot of changes coming for players and coaches, masks and social distancing on the sidelines. And there will be changes for fans in the stands as well. Athletics directors tell us stadiums will have limited seat capacity, stickers… → Read More

San Antonio crews responding to areas impacted by Hurricane Laura

Crews from San Antonio are stepping up to help our neighbors in East Texas. Several truck crews, with 24 people total, from TxDOT San Antonio rolled out Thursday to help crews in BeaumontThey will be assisting cleanup and traffic signal repair. A little more than 60 volunteers from the Red Cross will be deployed to the areas impacted. The volunteers are given official deployments, that means… → Read More

Evacuees trickle in from Eastern Gulf Coast to avoid Hurricane Laura

SAN ANTONIO- Evacuees are pouring in to escape Hurricane Laura. Some evacuees are starting to trickle in from the Eastern Gulf Coast area. Some have been lining up since early Wednesday morning. Things moving along steadily now. As of 9 a. m. Wednesday, a spokesman for the fire department says nearly 1,500 evacuees have come through here. They have come to200 Gimbler by AT&T Center Parkway here… → Read More

Local doctors seek participants for prediabetes medication study

A team of doctors UTHealth San Antonio and the University Health System are looking at several medications to see which one will best prevent people from developing Type 2 diabetes. For the past 10 years, Martha Hutchinson became more and more concerned each time she visited the doctor. “My labs have shown elevated blood sugars,” Hutchinson said. Hutchinson changed her diet and began exercising… → Read More

San Antonio 'a long way' from herd immunity, doctor says

Some scientists are estimating a new model of the pandemic could mean we're closer to achieving herd immunity than they originally thought. One doctor at UTHealth San Antonio says there are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding herd immunity. But despite the spike in cases here, he says we're a long ways off from having this kind of protection“Just to be alive today I mean you can't take… → Read More

Mobile trailer halts drive-thru testing site in Olmos Park

A local doctor says he wants to do what he can to help people get tested for COVID by setting up his own drive-thru testing site at a car wash in Olmos Park. But he hasn't been able to do it because city leaders say he's violating a city ordinance. “I work in the emergency room and I see patients in the emergency room who have unfortunately who have succumbed to this illness,” said Matthew… → Read More

Northside ISD staff preparing virtual systems for heavy traffic

Local school districts are bound to come across some technical issues on the path forward. North East ISD is already working through some issues as virtual classes begin this week. Staff at Northside ISD are taking several steps to avoid any technical mishaps when they begin classes next week. Northside is one of the largest districts in the state of Texas and enrolls more than 105,000 students. → Read More

Northeast ISD begins 2020-21 school year with virtual classes

A lot of school districts are on the path forward for the new school year and empty classrooms will be what their new normal looks like for a few weeks. Educators at one Northeast ISD elementary school tell us it felt like a normal school day. Ana Lucia Ramones is a fourth-grade teacher at Stone Oak Elementary. The start to her third year teaching is a little different than what she… → Read More

Virtual learning presents different challenges for special education

The pandemic is creating even more challenges for teachers and families who work with children with special needs. Some educators believe these students should be among the first to return to campus once it's safe to do so. “It’ll be my seventh year of teaching and I've been at Glenoaks for all seven years,” said Haley Gessel, a special education teacher with Northside ISD. Gessel is a… → Read More

Recovery clinic monitors patients for hidden effects of COVID-19

After patients battling COVID get out of the hospital, for many it can take a long time before they feel like they've fully recovered. A group of doctors have created a special clinic to help people along the road to recovery. “I’m doing well,” said Karen Ford, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 back at the end of Marhc. “Very well considering what I went through. ”Ford ended up spending two weeks… → Read More

Northside teachers, staff try to reconnect with students before virtual classes begin

Northside ISD will begin with virtual classes a week and a half from now on August 24. This week, teachers and staff are going out into the community to re-engage with students and families they have not heard from. Some administrators say they have not seen or heard from some students in more than five months. Aniston Martinez will be entering the fourth grade this school year at Driggers… → Read More

Restaurants, retail shops 'not in the clear' from pandemic impact

Some of you at home are telling us you're seeing more empty storefronts in what used to be busy shopping centers more often. We spoke with several business owners to get a sense of how the San Antonio economy is shaping up. Customers still occasionally pass through the Village at Stone Oak. But business owners in the area say the customer traffic this year is nowhere near where it was last year. → Read More