The Edge: February 1, 2016

Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of February 1.



Zika Virus Found in Bexar County

San Antonio Metro Health received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first case of Zika virus in Bexar County on February 1.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio urges the public - especially pregnant women - to be aware of the virus, which is transmitted primarily through mosquito bites, and is associated with birth defects.

Pregnant women traveling to countries with reported Zika virus, including much of South America, Central America and Mexico, should avoid contact with mosquitoes, and notify their obstetrician of their travel history.

Here's our story with more information.

The race for Texas Senate District 26

About 811,000 of San Antonio’s 1.2 million residents live in Texas Senate District 26, the seat once held by Leticia Van de Putte and now occupied by José Menéndez.

Menéndez is being challenged in the Democratic primary by the current Texas House Representative of District 116 Trey Martinez Fischer.

No Republicans are running for the seat.

Thanks to AARP Texas, you can replay video of the recent debate between the candidates right here and make an informed choice when you vote in the March 1 primary election.


Martin Luther King's crusade for an Economic Bill of Rights

Nearly everyone is familiar with Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Fewer know about his final and unfinished crusade.

In 1968, King was passionately promoting an Economic Bill of Rights, also known as the Poor People’s Campaign.

During San Antonio’s Dream Week 2016, the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce presented a panel discussion featuring leaders from across the state. Replay our exclusive video from the event here and join the conversation.