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San Antonio Local & National News – February 11, 2019

Written by on February 11, 2019

In Local News

City Councilman Greg Brockhouse announced he is entering the race for San Antonio mayor on Saturday.

Brockhouse, who has been serving as councilman for District 6 since 2017, made the announcement to over 100 people in front of Del Bravo Record Shop on the city’s West Side.

He told his supporters that his main reason for running against incumbent Ron Nirenberg is to correct missed opportunities from the past two years.

“We need to control crime, and we need to work together as a group of neighborhoods and communities to build the best San Antonio possible,” he told a KSAT-News.

Brockhouse is among the half-dozen people who have already filed paperwork to run for mayor.

All candidates have the next several months to campaign before the official mayoral race takes place on May 4.

Reference: https://www.ksat.com/news/politics/councilman-brockhouse-announces-run-against-sa-mayor-nirenberg

In National News

Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, Andra Day and Yolanda Adams honored the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

KSAT 12 News reported that; “It was a tribute worthy of the 18-time Grammy winner who died of pancreatic cancer in August at the age of 76.”

The ladies sung Franklin’s 1968 hit, “A Natural Woman,” and brought the audience to their feet with their soulful rendition.

The performance was saved for the end of the show, following the in memoriam tribute.

Franklin won her first two Grammys in 1967 for “Respect.” In 1991, she received the Recording Academy’s Grammy Legend Award.

Reference: https://www.ksat.com/entertainment/aretha-franklin-honored-at-grammys


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