Stories By Ashley McBride

  • College Board’s $40K scholarship goes to South Side teen Isabella Garcia, 18, plans to study exercise science at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • S.A. school districts brace for state funding cuts Area school districts preparing next year’s budgets in the midst of pandemic-induced school closures say they have no idea if Texas will be able to afford to keep its funding promises amid plummeting state revenues. The economic disruption has...
  • Missing S.A. woman found dead in her home Roxann Rodriguez Chavez was last seen April 12 on the Northwest Side.
  • San Marcos IDs officers, suspect in shooting One officer was killed and two others were critically injured when they responded to a domestic disturbance call Saturday evening.
  • Alamo Promise tuition program on track — so far The district still expects to enroll about 3,000 students in the free tuition program this summer.
  • Local colleges get $70 million — half for students The emegency funding — more than $70 million in all — is from the CARES Act, and at least half must be passed on to students who need aid — including expenses for food, housing, class materials, technology, health care and child care — due to the...
  • Alamo Colleges keeping remote instruction for summer The five-college network has announced changes to its operations, including a new grading policy.
  • Empty parks in San Antonio as crowds heed Easter coronavirus... Few people ventured to the area’s most popular parks over Easter weekend, as park police patrolled the grounds.
  • North East, San Antonio ISDs reduce meal frequency School districts are still providing the same amount of food per week, but on two days instead of five.
  • S.A. school will close for the year KIPP Public schools announced Wednesday that its school buildings statewide would remain shuttered for the rest of the semester amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • San Antonio teacher creates handwashing PSA with students A local teacher asked her choir students to record themselves singing the school song while washing their hands
  • Alamo Colleges and school districts delay elections The North East and Southwest independent school district boards each voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone their May 2 elections to Nov. 3, while the Alamo Colleges District board voted to delay its election but ask the governor to determine a...
  • Family throws socially distant birthday party for nonagenarian... A family throws a socially distant birthday party and anniversary celebration for their grandparents in the age of coronavirus.
  • S.A. charter network’s campuses to stay shut for semester IDEA Public Schools hopes to re-open its schools in August for the 2020-2021 school year but will keep them closed for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • Homeschool parents share tips for teaching kids at home With the schools closed, every parent is now homeschooling, so here’s how to get through that successfully.
  • East side shooting leaves father and son hospitalized Two people were shot Saturday afternoon on the city’s East Side, police said.
  • Employee of the Bexar County jail's video visitation center tests positive for coronavirus It's the first positive coronavirus case for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
  • Restrictions torpedo creative S.A. high school prom substitutes School closures and public health declarations banning gatherings have spoiled one of high school’s biggest nights: prom. Some tried to schedule informal subtitute gatherings — but the restrictions kept getting tighter.
  • S.A. homes are now classrooms as coronavirus shuts schools Hundreds of thousands of area kids now take their lessons from small screens or weekly paper handouts, and the adults in their families have to adjust.As they switch to remote learning, school districts are still working out the kinks.
  • S.A. schools extending closures North East ISD extends closure through April 24