Axios San Antonio celebrates first anniversary
Howdy! Madalyn and Megan here. A year ago Tuesday, we hit send on the first-ever official Axios San Antonio newsletter.
- It's a lot to keep up with, especially as the city keeps growing — but the two of us love building a new way to engage our fellow residents with the news.
By the numbers: Over the last 12 months, we've had nearly 250 editions and sent almost 3 million emails to all our subscribers.
Not to brag, but our two-person team has tackled the biggest stories in
San Antonio, including updates on affordable housing, political controversies, school closures, travel news, restaurant debuts and our banner NBA draft first dibs.
Madalyn wove in her deep passion for cultural storytelling. She remembers how excited she was to connect readers with Melissa Rojas, who put a spin on traditional guayaberas that San Antonians couldn't get enough of.
- She felt the same way about uncovering the histories of Jovita Idar, Raoul A. Cortez, treasured West Side buildings and the city's "Green Book" sites.
Megan wove in her accessible coverage of complex city issues. She learned how and why the rate at which the city's Animal Care Services euthanized animals was skyrocketing.
- She wrote about why city construction on the St. Mary's Strip was taking so long, and how sewer issues divided public officials.
- After San Antonio police shot and killed Melissa Perez while she was having a mental health crisis, Megan reported on the gaps in a city program meant to reach people like Perez. The City Council later expanded the 911 mental health response program to try and rectify that.
- And we launched an Instagram account for a more robust view of our stories.
What's next: We're just getting started and promise to continue digging into the most important issues in the 210.
- We want to hear your ideas, too. Reply to this email with the stories you'd like to see told in the newsletter.
The bottom line: Thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting us.
If you've enjoyed spending your mornings with us over the last year, encourage your friends and neighbors to subscribe for free.
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