Stories By Kelsey Bradshaw

  • Celeb chef's S.A. restaurant opens today Celebrity cook Paula Deen is putting down roots in San Antonio.
  • Suspect arrested in Southwest Side shooting, police say San Antonio police arrested a man believed to be involved in a brawl that left three injured with gunshot wounds Friday.
  • Photos show aftermath of Battle of Flowers parade After the floats have fleeted, the spectators have eaten their last chicken on a stick and cracked a final cascarone, one thing remains after the annual Battle of Flowers parade— piles and piles of garbage.
  • Before and after photos show how Battle of Flowers transforms empty downtown streets Corners and roadways in downtown San Antonio usually stand still and stoic during the workweek.
  • Voting for San Antonio Express-News Readers' Choice now open Voting is now open for the San Antonio Express-News' annual Readers' Choice awards.
  • Report: These 20 roads were the most congested in San Antonio in 2017 San Antonio roads left drivers in thousands of hours of traffic in 2017, a new report has revealed.
  • Trendy Southtown eatery will no longer serve diners Kung Fu Kitchen Patio Bar will no longer provide dine-in services, and instead has moved to just catering, a spokesperson for the restaurant said.
  • Sandfest happening this weekend in Port Aransas A three-day festival celebrating sand sculptors returns for its 21st year this weekend in Port Aransas.
  • Photos: Competition for 2018 Battle of Flowers Parade spots already underway Fiesta's Battle of Flowers parade may be days away from marching through town, effectively shutting the city down for much of the day, but that doesn't mean San Antonians aren't preparing for the event now.
  • Mostly sunny weather in the forecast for Fiesta this week Good weather is in store for the San Antonio-area this week as Fiesta swings into high gear.
  • Selena's brother gives shout-out to Fiesta reveler with hat honoring Queen of Tejano One San Antonian combined the beloved icon and the city's favorite annual event for one decked out Fiesta hat. Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla took to Twitter at the start of Fiesta to marvel at a Fiesta hat featuring his famous sister.
  • Man accused of evidence tampering in disappearance of Zuzu Verk pleads no contest A West Texas man suspected of tampering with evidence in the disappearance of college student Zuzu Verk, plead no contest earlier this month, Brewster County officials said.
  • Report: More than 7,600 people killed in Mexico so far in 2018 Agence France-Presse reported that in the first four months of 2018, a total of 7,667 people have been killed in Mexico.
  • Thunderstorms threaten Fiesta A possibility for thunderstorms will plague San Antonio through Saturday night, marking a chance for a wet Fiesta beginning, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Boerne man turns self in after video of knockout outside San Marcos bar was released After San Marcos police released surveillance footage of a man punching another in the face outside a bar, a suspect has turned himself in, they announced Friday.
  • S.A. offices hiring teens for paid summer jobs Positions in the mayor's office, the city's parks and recreation department and roles as a lifeguard are open for high school students this summer.
  • Preparations are already underway for NIOSA 2018 Transformations began Friday morning, turning La Villita downtown into a space set for one of Fiesta's most popular events— A Night in Old San Antonio.
  • Here's how much food San Antonians will devour at NIOSA 2018 For a three-day event, a Night In Old San Antonio manages to cover a lot of ground as far as eating goes.
  • TX district disciplines 18 students after 'disgusting' video surfaces After a student filmed his peers saying "I hate black people" and posted it to social media, officials at North East Independent School District are disciplining 18 teenagers at Roosevelt High School.
  • NEISD disciplines 18 students after 'I hate black people' video surfaces After a student filmed his peers saying "I hate black people" and posted it to social media, officials at North East Independent School District are disciplining 18 teenagers at Roosevelt High School.