Wednesday, December 20, 2017

San Antonio's Biggest News Stories of 2017

Posted By on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Let's not pretend 2017 wasn't a mildly devastating year.

With a new President at the helm, conducting what Vox wisely called the "wholesale looting of America," it was almost impossible to get through the year unscathed.

This was certainly the case for San Antonio, where 2017 began with a tornado and ended with a mass shooting. However, the political shift at the national level (and a predictable GOP-led Texas Legislative Session) seemed to reignite a fight for equality and justice at home. It was a year of ups and downs.

To refresh your memory, here are some of the biggest San Antonio news stories we covered in 2017:

1. Tornado Uproots Northside Neighborhood
  • Alex Zielinski
On February 20, a 105 mph tornado whipped through the neighborhood directly across Highway 281 from the Alamo Quarry Market, uprooting nearly 50 homes. The late-night tornado spanned 4.5 miles in a matter of minutes, and caused enough destruction for then-Mayor Ivy Taylor to declare a state of emergency. Dozens of San Antonians are still repairing their damaged homes.

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