SAN ANTONIO -- A breeding ground for rodents, pests and crime is demolished and finally brought down after years of complaints.
For years neighbors have complained the buildings sitting vacant on the northeast side near 35 and 410 were dangerous.
"I was so happy. We don't have company or invite family over because of this mess," said Susie Manor.
Susie Manor kept calling and calling, even convinced neighbors to join her fight to get the dangerous buildings torn down.
"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," said Lawrence Manor.
The county finally took legal action Monday and the property owners will pay for demolition. Commissioner Atkisson is aware of many dangerous things happening here.
"They were burning the places down. They were engaging in drug activity, prostitution and every unthinkable, stupid thing," said Commissioner Tommy Adkisson.
Lawrence and Susie were glad to see county leaders out here but clearly there is a lot more that needs to be cleaned up and they want to know who is responsible. If property owners are not held responsible, the problems of crime and trash won't go away.
Susie plans to keep complaining to make sure somebody fixes it. News 4 San Antonio plans to keep a spotlight on the problems in this area until residents like Susie are satisfied.