Excerpt from Texas Public Radio…

San Antonio and Bexar County celebrated the start of the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project at a groundbreaking Thursday night. Hundreds showed up to learn more about the creek’s future—and its past.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff told the crowd that the $175-million-dollar creek improvement effort would be among the greatest and most difficult projects taken on by this commissioner’s court.

“And let me tell you, for way too long, we’ve all ignored the west side of Downtown San Antonio—‘el corazon de San Antonio,’” said Wolf. “We’re changing that with this project.”

Listen to Aaron Shrank’s whole story at TPR.org.