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Written by AJPesquera on Sep 20 2018 - 11:33am
By Adolfo Pesquera As the justices of the Texas Supreme Court probed attorneys’ arguments over the fate of land next to San Antonio’s landmark Hays Street Bridge, cities across the state watched closely to see if  the case would affect large swaths of public policy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 4:02pm
Replay the video: The Supreme Court of Texas heard arguments in the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group’s lawsuit against the City of San Antonio on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Read NOWCastSA’s coverage of the case here.
Written by AJPesquera on Jun 3 2018 - 9:52pm
By Adolfo Pesquera On the same day it agreed to hear arguments in the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group’s lawsuit against the City of San Antonio, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled against another Texas city in a case with significant similarities.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 12 2018 - 2:50pm
In a victory for the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group and its recently deceased founder, Doug Steadman, the Historic and Design Review Commission on March 9 rejected a developer’s proposal to erect a 72-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-tall Hays Street Bridge. (click here to watch video of the entire meeting or click on any quote below to jump straight to that spot in the video.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 9 2018 - 12:24pm
A city commission is scheduled to pass judgement today on a developer’s proposal to erect a 74-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-high Hays Street Bridge, one of the most recognized landmarks in San Antonio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The apartment building would block the view of the iconic bridge, and would be built on land donated by the Dawson family in 2005 to be a public park.
Written by AJPesquera on Jan 11 2018 - 8:54pm
by Adolfo Pesquera In the face of citywide opposition led by a well-organized East Side coalition, the developer of a four-story apartment building adjacent to San Antonio's iconic Hays Street Bridge had his request for a Certificate of Appropriateness rejected by the Historic and Design Review Commission on Dec. 6, 2017.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Dec 14 2016 - 12:25am
Plans for a new 7-Eleven store at Zarzamora and Buena Vista streets could include physical remnants and aspects to preserve what the iconic Malt House restaurants meant to generations of Westsiders. Officials from the North Texas-based convenience store chain said they want to consider a variety of things from neighborhood residents, architects and artists before razing the restaurant and replace it with a convenience store.