East Side

Lending a hand where it’s needed most: Why one couple left Stone Oak for the East Side

Through their nonprofit SA Heals, Charles and Jennifer Foltz are trying to change lives in their drastically different, and distressed, neighborhood on the East Side.

Am I the reason schools are segregated?

Reporting on segregation forces me to ask tough questions about how I’m educating my own kids.

Will Wheatley be a missed opportunity for SAISD?

Community schools may be one of the most successful models of delivering vital supports to families and students in high poverty areas. Can Wheatley Community School overcome early challenges and neighborhood upheaval to close the opportunity gap for East Side students?

Despite financial struggles, Mark’s Outing nourishes the community

An East Side restauranteur’s faith fuels him to look beyond his troubled past and current struggles.

New East Meadows report finds a development in search of a community

Residents enjoy the newness of the government-built, mixed-income East Side apartments, but they wish the rules weren’t so strict, the report finds.

East Meadows residents talk life after Wheatley Courts

Leonard Walker, 57, and his wife Trelina remember living in Wheatley Courts for five years without central air or a washer and dryer. In 2013, they left their home when they learned of the U.S. government’s plan to demolish the outdated and notorious courts and erect, in their place, new apartments. Now, the Walkers are…