SAN ANTONIO -- Two down and more to go. Bexar County leaders brought out a bulldozer to a northeast side neighborhood to tear down a couple of dangerous buildings.
"I was so happy. We don't have company or invite family over because of this mess," said Susie Manor.
She considered the situation embarrassing. Manor kept calling and calling--even convinced neighbors to join her fight to get the vacant buildings on Windsor Oak.
“She just got tired of the way we were living--coming outside to deal with this trash, dogs and houses burning.
Who would want to live like that," insisted her husband, Lawrence Manor.
After years of tracking down the owners to get to a resolution, the buildings were destroyed.
Commissioner Tommy Adkisson heard from neighbors about the crime and safety issues.
"They were burning the places down. They were engaging in drug activity, prostitution and every unthinkable, stupid thing," he stated.
Pointing down the street, the Manors stressed the need for county leaders to hold other property owners responsible.
There is a lot of illegally dumped trash in the area and the couple wants other apartment buildings torn down fearing because of the risks of fires.
Susie Manor told us she will continue to call for help until all of the problems are resolved.
Commissioner Adkisson suggest people contact the Bexar County Environmental Compliance office.
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