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Economic disaster loans now available for some Texans; election to be held May 7 and more San Antonio-area news

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture declared the drought to be an agricultural disaster on April 22. (Courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the San Antonio area.

SBA economic disaster loans now available to small businesses in 107 Texas counties affected by drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced April 28 that small businesses in 107 Texas counties are now eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans to offset economic losses caused by the ongoing drought.

San Antonio ISD confirms Jaime Aquino as new superintendent

The San Antonio ISD board of trustees voted May 2 to confirm Jaime Aquino as SAISD’s new superintendent during a special-called meeting.

General election to be held May 7: What Northeast San Antonio metrocom voters need to know

Early voting for the May 7 election comes to a close on May 3, leaving election day as the last chance to get votes in for local elections.

Marriott opens reimagined hotel property near San Antonio airport

Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel hosted a grand opening April 14 at 77 NE Loop 410, following an overhaul of a former Holiday Inn near San Antonio International Airport.

Lonestar 24 Hour ER partners with Austin physician and nonprofit organization to deliver medical supplies to Ukraine

In April, New Braunfels-based Lonestar 24 Hour Emergency Room partnered with Dr. Austin Potter and a nonprofit organization based in Poland to deliver approximately 100 pounds of life-saving medical equipment and supplies to Ukraine.

Lauren Canterberry, Edmond Ortiz and Jarrett Whitener contributed to this report.

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