Stories By Marina Starleaf Riker

  • Montellano’s West Side home, built in 1930, lacks heat and hot... Richard Montellano and his nine siblings were raised in the small home. He has fought the city over code violations for more three years.
  • Inside the San Antonio lab searching for omicron Scientists say it’s only a matter of time before omicron is found in San Antonio.
  • Express-News seeking students for journalism training program Here’s how students can get a close-up view of what it’s like to work as a journalist.
  • City urges residents to get shots before the holidays San Antonio health officials are urging residents to get themselves and their eligible children vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • Meet the midwife who started S.A.’s only Black-owned birth center For some families, birthing centers can serve as a middle ground between the hospital and home.
  • On Thanksgiving, general takes orders from specialists Working the chow line is an old tradition during the holiday season for commanders in America’s U.S. military. It’s perhaps the one time every year a general takes orders from a private; that’s the spirit of the season.
  • These are the groups helping Texans seek abortion care These organizations are working harder than ever to break down Texans’ financial — and physical — barriers to abortion care.
  • How San Antonians are celebrating loved ones for Día de los... A growing number of San Antonio families are embracing a practice with ancient roots to honor the dead.
  • How you can help Afghan refugees in San Antonio The Interfaith San Antonio Alliance needs help with housing and supply donations.
  • S.A. Housing Authority extends eviction moratorium into 2022 The agency will hold off on evictions to prevent some of San Antonio’s most financially — and physically — vulnerable families from losing their homes.
  • Tractor-trailer driver killed in New Braunfels hit-and-run ID'd New Braunfels police have arrested 29-year-old Bradley Knight in connection with the fatal hit-and-run Saturday on Interstate 35 near Texas 46.
  • The $10-an-hour housekeepers on the pandemic’s front lines Armed with gloves, mops and bleach, housekeepers have supported nurses and doctors in the fight against COVID-19.
  • Help us report on access to abortion care We want to hear from people who can help us learn about what’s happening.
  • Sutherland Springs church to destroy site of 2017 mass shooting A gunman killed congregants and injured 20 others at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Nov. 5, 2017.
  • One night in a pediatric ER: Broken bones, cuts and COVID A reporter and photographer followed a doctor on her rounds one night at a Texas children's hospital. This is what they saw.
  • What you need to know about kids, COVID-19 and the delta variant Medical experts are now seeing more San Antonio children become sick with COVID-19.
  • One night in a pediatric ER: Broken bones, cuts and COVID-19 An Express-News reporter and photographer followed Dr. Jendi Haug on her rounds one night at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. This is what they saw.
  • Sutherland Springs church to raze site of 2017 mass shooting A gunman killed congregants and injured 20 others at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Nov. 5, 2017.
  • Fight between Bexar County Jail inmates proves fatal Mark Anthony Wong, 53, is accused of killing Curtis Raymond Smith, 66, in a holding cell at the Bexar County Jail.
  • Struggling to pay rent? CDC eviction ban might not apply to you Judge Jeff Wentworth said he doesn’t think the CDC’s new moratorium will stand up to future legal challenges, so he won’t follow it.