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  • Family of slain SAPD officer says Donald Trump called to offer condolences

    11/22/2016 10:29:08 AM PST · by LoneStarGI · 9 replies
    News4SA.com ^ | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND 2016
    The family of slain San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi says President-Elect Donald Trump contacted them Monday to offer his condolences. Annie Patterson Campos, who identifies herself as a "CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) at San Antonio Police Department" on her Facebook page, shared a post from Detective Benjamin Marconi's "son" Dane Gregory Marconi. Marconi's message states "Just got off the phone with the future president Trump, he sends his condolences to our family." The Facebook post was later removed. Detective Marconi was shot to death Sunday while sitting in his patrol car writing a traffic ticket outside Public Safety...
  • Judge tells newly sworn-in citizens, if you don’t like Donald Trump ‘go to another country’

    11/20/2016 12:58:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 20, 2016
    A federal judge gave new citizens, and anti-Trump activists, a cold dose of reality at a U.S. Citizenship ceremony on Thursday. “I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president,” Judge John Primomo told the new citizens at the San Antonio ceremony. “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.” Primomo told KENS5 afterward that he didn’t even vote for Trump and that he meant his statement as...
  • Suspect arrested in killing of San Antonio police officer

    11/21/2016 5:31:52 PM PST · by pissant · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.21.16 | staff
    The suspect in the murder of a San Antonio police detective was arrested Monday afternoon. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said that 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane was taken into custody without incident at around 4:30 p.m. local time. McManus said authorities had pulled over a car McKane was a passenger in on Interstate 10, on the eastern edge of San Antonio. The car was being driven by a woman and a 2-year-old child was also in the vehicle. It was not immediately clear what connection McKane had to the woman and child.
  • San Antonio Cop murdered while sitting in his car writing ticket

    11/20/2016 12:24:35 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 48 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/20/16 | Michael Hayden
    A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket, according to Police Chief William McManus. The chief said that while the officer was writing a ticket, someone pulled up behind the squad car, stepped out of his vehicle and shot the officer twice, once in the head. The shooter then drove off. The officer who was killed was a 20-year-veteran of the force, according to McManus.
  • Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school

    11/18/2016 7:16:08 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2016 | Silvia Foster-Frau
    A skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump by two 10th-grade students at Marshall High School provoked anger and dismay from the parents of a student who watched it unfold last week. Harold and Melinda Bean said that in the skit, entitled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” one of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death. “I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning,” he said. “Though we understand she...
  • Man threatened to kill parents for 'not voting his way,' affidavit says

    11/14/2016 2:05:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    A 29-year-old man threatened to kill his parents because of how they voted, an arrest affidavit says. According to the affidavit, Chase Michael Carter "was highly upset because he was not happy with the election results." More News Headlines Twin charged for murder again after driving off cliff in crash that… 'David's Law' to be filed in Texas Legislature Monday Man arrested after allegedly killing woman in wrong-way accident Local airman accused of slapping 20-month-old, leaving bruise Carter's 27-year-old girlfriend told police that Carter on Wednesday got angry with his parents and threatened to kill them "for not voting his...
  • San Antonio reaches highest murder rate in years

    11/02/2016 2:07:25 PM PDT · by seacapn · 25 replies
    News 4 San Antonio ^ | Tuesday, November 1st 2016 | Melissa Vega
    SAN ANTONIO -- News 4 San Antonio has learned there have been 129 murders so far this year, compared to 85 this time last year. San Antonio hasn't seen so many murders since 1995. Some of the youngest victims include five-year-old Ana Garza who was shot in the head while she slept inside her home on Pecan Valley Drive in June, and seven-year-old Iris Rodriguez who was also shot while walking to a West side store with her Family the same month.
  • Watch: San Antonio cops defy law by wearing Trump hats

    10/11/2016 7:47:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    San Antonio Police Department officers disobeyed city law on Tuesday when they donned Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" ball caps during a motorcade escort of the GOP candidate. More than a dozen local cops were sporting the red hats during their motorcycle escort of the Republican nominee to and from San Antonio International Airport, according to a video Trump posted on Twitter.
  • Texas Archbishop Slaps Down “Catholics” for Choice!

    09/13/2016 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    The Christian Review ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | Deal Hudson
    Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. of San Antonio has shown the kind of leadership so badly needed in this election season. When the oxymoronic Catholics of Choice published a advertisement in the San Antonio newspaper (September 12), Archbishop Garcia-Siller answered with the following broadside. This statement has the ring of a bishop who has had enough of the nonsense and wants to set the record straight. Thank you Archbishop Garcia-Siller! (Italics are added for emphasis.) ARCHDIOCESE RESPONDS TO CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE ADVERTISEMENT IN SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS An organization called Catholics for Choice placed a full-page advertisement in the Sept. 12 edition...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • San Antonio: Shots fired at police headquarters (last night)

    07/10/2016 12:33:12 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 2 replies
    (CNN)Gunfire hit the San Antonio police headquarters, leaving bullet marks on the building and shell casings in a nearby alley, authorities said. San Antonio police are investigating reports of a suspect seen fleeing from the alley, Police Chief William McManus said. McManus said police got a call late Saturday night about shots fired. Officers canvassed the area, and found holes on the building and multiple shell casings. No one was injured, but police officers inside heard gunshots strike the building, he said. http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/10/us/san-antonio-police-headquarters-shooting/
  • Concerns raised over Trump's San Antonio visit next week

    06/11/2016 5:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Camilla Rambaldi
    SAN ANTONIO - Next Friday is the day Donald Trump makes a pit stop in San Antonio. It's a private fundraiser at the Oak Hills Country Club, the same week as the Texas Democratic Convention and already several protests are in the works. Activists are making it loud and clear they don't support the candidate. "Donald Trump is not welcome in San Antonio," said Jaime Martinez, Chairman of the Cezar Chavez Foundation Board....
  • Julian, We Hardly Knew Ye (Beta Male Julian Castro Fades as VP Pick)

    04/24/2016 12:41:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Self | April 24, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Has anybody noticed how quickly HUD Secretary Julian Castro has FADED as a possible VP pick for Hillary Clinton? Last year he was considered to be the VP-in-waiting but now we are getting a bunch of stories about possible Hillary running mates, and poor Julian is barely mentioned. I think Julian's fade began with a Politico story a few months ago in which Castro was portrayed as a complete lightweight. Perhaps Team Hillary inspected Julian closely and discovered a Beta Male who would wither in debate with a Republican VP pick. I do know his tenure as mayor of San...
  • Sheriff: 'We have victims' at active crime scene at Lackland Air Force Base

    04/08/2016 7:31:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 155 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08 APR 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Law enforcement responded to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday on reports of an active shooter. The Bexar County Sheriff posted on Twitter about the reports at 9:50 a.m., ET. Sheriff tweet. About 25 minutes later, the same account said officials were working to clear the base's buildings. Sheriff tweet 2. Soon after, the Sheriff's account said "we have victims" at the still active scene.
  • BCSO responding to reports of shooting at Lackland Air Force Bas

    04/08/2016 7:30:27 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 13 replies
    KSAT ^ | 04/08/0216 | Ben Spicer
    SAN ANTONIO - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the San Antonio Police Department are responding to reports of an active shooter at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base. There are reports that the base is presently on lockdown. More News Headlines Man wounded in Northeast Side shooting Fugitive in Atascosa County shooting surrenders Man accused of shooting girlfriend, burning car sought by US Marshals The incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. KSAT 12 has learned Valley High Elementary School of the Northside Independent School District, located in the 8500 block of Ray Ellison Boulevard, is also on lockdown as...
  • Remember the Alamo on her 180th Anniversary

    03/06/2016 9:50:10 AM PST · by GregoTX · 44 replies
    Tour Texas ^ | March 6 2016
    On March 6th, one of the most significant events in the history of not only our state, but our country, will be commemorated: the Battle of the Alamo. Why is this battle so important? I think because it shows just how much we Americans value our freedoms and what we will sacrifice to preserve them. At the Alamo, 189 documented defenders took on thousands of Mexican troops, a turning point in the Texas Revolution. Battle at the AlamoThe valiant “Texians” held on for 12 days, finally being annihilated on the 13th day, March 6. The event motivated the Texians, and...
  • The FBI Arrested Almost All The Top Officials In This Texas Town

    02/08/2016 9:19:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | February 8, 2016 | Meghan DeMaria
    The next few city council meetings in Crystal City, TX are going to be pretty quiet. On Thursday, FBI agents arrested a majority of the town's top officials, including the mayor, mayor pro tempore, city manager, and a current city council member, as well as a former council member, The Washington Post reports. FBI agents also arrested Ngoc Tri Nguyen, an alleged gambling operator, nicknamed "Mr. T." A federal indictment (PDF) accused the town officials of taking thousands of dollars in bribes, and of helping Nguyen run the illegal gambling operation. Ricardo Lopez, Crystal City's mayor, was accused of accepting...
  • Five men indicted on kidnapping charges[cross-border drug trafficking and torture]

    04/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted five men on kidnapping conspiracy charges related to a January incident involving cross-border drug trafficking and torture. Charged in the indictment, and each facing life in prison if convicted, were Crystal City residents Heriberto Macias Diaz, David Perez and William Davalos, and San Antonio residents Leroy Guerra Garcia and Mark Anthony Jiminez. The men are accused of conspiring to kidnap a Pearsall tow truck driver and taking him to Piedras Negras, where he was tortured and threatened with death, all to find the location of missing drug money, according to...
  • San Antonio Observer walks back threat to publish names, addresses of police officers

    02/08/2016 9:54:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The San Antonio Observer responded to backlash Sunday by walking back its threat to publish the names and addresses of every police officer in the city. Stephanie Zarriello, the Observer’s publisher and editor-in-chief, made the strongly worded threat while speaking Saturday at a news conference following the death of Antronie Scott, an unarmed man shot and killed by an SAPD officer, a local Fox affiliate reported. “We at the San Antonio Observer newspaper are looking into the future prospects of publicizing the names and the addresses of all San Antonio Police Department officers in order to protect our community,” Ms....
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “You don’t have a beaver cap,” Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Phil Collins gives vast Alamo collection to Texas

    10/28/2014 10:11:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6 hours ago
    British pop star Phil Collins on Tuesday handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins was in San Antonio to donate what's considered the world's largest private collection of Alamo artifacts. It includes a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie's legendary knife and letters from garrison commander William B. Travis. "There's things in there that will make your mouth drop," Collins said. The 1980s pop artist and Genesis singer-drummer has joked that he spent all the money he...
  • New Alamo motion picture shows role of Esparza family in battle

    04/22/2004 10:52:58 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 681+ views
    Bee-Picayune ^ | 4/22/04 | Gary Kent
    Few Bee County residents were as anxious to see the release of the new Disney movie “The Alamo” as members of the local Benavides family. The reason was the Benavideses wanted to see how their ancestor, Gregorio Esparza, was portrayed in the motion picture. For them, Esparza has been a link to the past that many family members did not understand until a few years ago. George Benavides, who grew up here before moving to Austin, had heard his grandmother tell the stories of having an ancestor who fought and died at the Alamo. However, he had assumed his great-great-great-great-grandfather...
  • Alamo : Davy Crockett's defiant stand at the Alamo 'lasted just 20 minutes', claim historians

    08/16/2011 6:00:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/16/2011 | Mail Foreign Service
    The legend of Davy Crockett, the buckskin-clad 'King of the Wild Frontier,' has been cast into doubt by new claims that his fabled last stand at the Alamo may have only lasted 20 minutes. For 175 years, the Battle of the Alamo has been one of America's most cherished historical events. Celebrated in song, story and cinema, the story of heroism against all the odds helped define the young nation's pursuit of liberty. But, according to a new book, the brave last stand depicted by Hollywood stars like John Wayne was a myth. In reality, author Phillip Thomas Tucker claimed...
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Last surviving dive bomber remembers the Battle of Midway

    11/13/2015 1:20:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    CNN via NewsChannel 3 ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    SAN ANTONIO — Norman Kleiss lives in a modest apartment in San Antonio. When I first reached him on the telephone, I almost started to shake. It was like going back in time. I could hear the engines roar over the Pacific Ocean; the tide of World War II was about to change. “So you want to talk about the Battle of Midway?” Kleiss asked. Boy, did I. It’s incredible that still living among us is this amazing American war hero. Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss is 99 years old. What did he do in the war? With fuel running low,...
  • San Antonio GOP head: Republican party has evolved into “the most anti-immigrant group of people"

    10/16/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The head of the Republican Party of Bexar County had a very odd way of criticizing Hillary Clinton for her flip-flop on immigration reform. Robert Stovall told San Antonio’s KENS 5 that Clinton’s endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform is disingenuous, but then took it a step further (emphasis mine): “It’s disingenuous for her to come to South Texas and Bexar County, for us to trust her when she’s constantly flip-flopping on these issues. On one side, Hillary and the Democrats are now pro-immigrant. On the other side, Republicans have evolved into the most anti-immigrant group of people that you...
  • 3 San Antonio Texas Officers Booked Into Jail For Sex Scheme

    09/25/2015 6:47:03 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 9 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | September 25, 2015 | http://www.ksat.com/news/1-of-3-sapd-officers-booked-into-jail-for-sex-scheme
    Officers Chapa and Galindo were charged with compelling prostitution, aggravated sexual assault and official oppression. "(The victim said) she was promised money for working under cover. This led to her having sexual intercourse with two individuals who she later identified as Galindo and Chapa," the complaint said. The woman told Live Oak police investigators she was put into contact with another man who set her up to meet with a third man. She said that man told her her job would be "catching terrorists." He told her he needed to perform a series of tests -- from drinking alcohol to...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • TEXAS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER FIRED AFTER NOT NOTICING 3 DRUNK WOMEN RIDING WITH KIDS

    09/03/2015 6:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    ABC7NY ^ | Thursday, September 03, 2015
    Texas school bus driver fired after not noticing 3 drunk women riding with kidsA school bus driver in Texas was fired and three women face charges after the women allegedly boarded a bus filled with middle-school students and rode to school, officials said. The alleged incident occurred last Friday on a bus from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio. The three women, all in their 20s, were allegedly intoxicated when they were caught-on-camera boarding the bus filled with children, the unconventional riders apparently slipping right past the bus driver and taking two seats in the back the...
  • Dozens of cars, homes tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti in San Antonio Jewish community

    08/12/2015 7:09:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 51 replies
    mySA, Hearst Newspapers ^ | August 12, 2015 | Mark D. Wilson
    SAN ANTONIO — A Jewish community on the North Side woke to widespread anti-Semitic vandalism Wednesday morning that included spray-painted swastikas, “KKK” lettering and other hateful slurs. “(We are) saddened and outraged,” said Howard Feinberg, a board member of the Rodfei Sholom Congregation, located near Northwest Military Drive and Huebner Road. “When we were finishing our morning prayers around 7 a.m., we became aware that in the neighborhood around our synagogue, there was a lot of graffiti of the anti-Semitic and racial nature.” More than 30 cars and homes were tagged with hateful graffiti sometime overnight, according to the San...
  • Former NBA executive says he'd hire [Becky] Hammon as head coach

    07/21/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/21/15
    Bobby Marks who now offers incredible NBA insight on Twitter, recently said something sort of remarkable about San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon.
  • A black Democrat mayor takes a stand AGAINST removing Confederate flags; here’s why

    07/12/2015 11:12:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/12/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    She’s not going to be bullied. A lonely voice of reason was heard in Texas last week — one that wasn’t infected by the national hysteria to wipe all vestige of of the Confederacy from the South after the tragic mass shooting at a traditionally-black Charleston, S.C. church. And it came from an African-American — and a Democrat — and a woman. San Antonio Councilman Alan E. Warrick II sent an interdepartmental memo Wednesday asking that city’s mayor to appoint a task force to inventory all Confederate flags, monuments and statues in public areas. “It often takes an unspeakable tragedy...
  • TEXAS FLAG COMPANY, DIXIE FLAGS, SAYS NO MORE CONFEDERATE FLAGS

    06/28/2015 5:33:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 28, 2015 | rob milford
    With a name like Dixie Flags, you might think the San Antonio-based business would be the last place on earth that would banish Confederate flags — you would be wrong. After 57 years in a business started by his parents, Pete Van de Putte said that Dixie Flag will no longer make or sell the Confederate battle flag. In an interview with the San Antonio Express-News this week, Van de Putte says that in conversations with manufacturers and suppliers, they have all decided to stop making or shipping the controversial flag. “My official opinion is now that it is an offensive item and we...
  • San Antonio Voters Go Off Script to Elect Socially Conservative Democrats

    06/18/2015 6:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    A very interesting dynamic was present in the race for San Antonio mayor last weekend that bears watching for both parties.Ivy Taylor, who was appointed San Antonio mayor when Julian Castro left to run HUD last year, won a full term on Saturday, defeating a long-time Democrat, former state senator Leticia Van de Putte. Taylor is the first black to get elected mayor.San Antonio is a Democratic city, Texas’s second largest, and is majority Hispanic. The city is represented in Congress by Democratic Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and a conservative who opposes amnesty and favors increased...
  • Team Hillary to Julian Castro: Back off

    06/04/2015 5:41:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The media has noticed that new HUD Secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro has upped his public profile as the presidential race heats up. He’s not jockeying for a position in the race itself, according to analysts, but attempting to position himself as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee — specifically, Hillary Clinton. Part of that effort apparently entails rounding up Hispanic activists to pressure Hillary into moving him to the short list in case she wins the nomination, report Politico’s Gabriel DeBenedetti and Annie Karni. Team Hillary is less than amused at the power...
  • Cisneros: Hillary Clinton’s only option for VP is Castro (Raul?)

    05/17/2015 10:42:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | From Staff Reports
    Cisneros told Univision’s Félix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is “the first person on their list.” Clinton is currently the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic nomination for president.
  • Julian Castro is ‘only’ veep prospect for top Clintonians (Castro looting taxpayers a plus)

    05/11/2015 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    washingtontime.com ^ | 5/10/15 | JOSEPH CURL
    Team Hillary is pushing Julian Castro as her VP nominee. “The Republicans are making a big push for the Hispanic vote, so that makes Castro an obvious pick.” Julian Castro, and his twin brother, Congressman Joaquin, were early backers of 2008 Clinton......the odds of Mrs. Clinton picking another woman for the ticket are “zero” .... which eliminates Wendy Davis, the liberal darling of Texas Democrats. --SNIP--That leaves Julian Castro. At just 40 years old, he’s a a two-term mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and is Obama’s HUD Secy. The Castro brothers — twins born to a single mother whose grandmother...
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers’ Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • San Antonians hit streets to protest death of Freddie Gray (4/29)

    04/30/2015 5:29:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    KSAT ^ | 4/29/15 | Bill Barajas
    The chants started early and lasted well into the night on Wednesday. The Perrin Beitel location is the same site as many other recent protests, including the high-profile officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old Marquise Jones. "We are one of the largest cities in the country and every other city is saying something. We can't go unheard," said protestor Marcus McNeil. "We have to let people know where we are." Protesters have watched how peaceful rallies can quickly turn violent, with buildings being burned and stores looted. "It was a long time coming. It was a powder keg that people kept putting...
  • Texas Lawmakers Make Musician Phil Collins An Honorary Texan (for donation of Alamo artifacts)

    03/14/2015 8:45:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    AP via pollstar ^ | 07:01 AM Thursday 3/12/15 | no byline
    State lawmakers have named pop star Phil Collins an honorary Texan, saluting his donation of hundreds of Alamo artifacts back to the historic outpost – while offering numerous quips referencing his song lyrics. ...Last year, he gave 200-plus pieces of his collection to the Alamo. Collins grinned as many lawmakers took to the floor to joke about “feeling it in the air tonight,” ‘‘one more night” and Texas having a “groovy kind of love” for its newest honorary citizen.
  • Texas Land Office (George P. Bush) cancels Daughters of the Republic of Texas contract to run Alamo

    03/13/2015 7:16:43 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 110 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/12/2015 | Scott Huddleston
    The Texas General Land Office is terminating its contract with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to run the Alamo, ending a role the DRT has held for 110 years in managing the state-owned site, the Express-News has learned. In a joint statement with the DRT, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the change will help “create a bigger, brighter future for this Texas shrine.” The contract, which runs through Aug. 31, 2016, will be terminated after 120 days, on July 10. “The Alamo has always had the same owner — the people of Texas. And so to...
  • Joaquin Castro lands funds, rhetorical punches in L.A.

    01/31/2015 10:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Brian Chasnoff
    LOS ANGELES — Backstage on Friday night at CBS Studio Center, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was about 30 minutes from appearing live on the edgy HBO comedy show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He was cramming for his spot on the show’s panel, reviewing topics with Scott Carter, the show’s executive producer. Castro should expect to talk about the Koch brothers, Mitt Romney, Saudi Arabia. Carter peppered the congressman with questions. Castro, 40, offered one-sentence answers. “Do not feel like you have to be concise for us,” Carter said. “If anything, be expansive.” Another topic Maher might cover: The Iowa...
  • San Antonio could see record high temperatures this week: forecasters

    01/26/2015 2:12:51 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/26/2015 | Madalyn Mendoza
    SAN ANTONIO — While the Northeast battles winter storm "Juno," the San Antonio area will see much warmer temperatures than normal for January this week and could set a record high, according to NWS Meteorologist Larry Hopper. Highs and low temperatures through Wednesday in San Antonio will be steady with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. Record-high temperatures may be seen throughout the city on Wednesday, according to Hopper.
  • Moving to TX

    12/23/2014 5:22:36 PM PST · by JVB052010 · 105 replies
    12/23/2014 | Jaclyn
    I am moving from Denver to TX but I don't know which town is better: SA or Austin? I am Catholic, but also middle class white. I want racial diversity, active economy and nightlife, safe town and a way to stimulate my life. I need a place Asthma and Allergy friendly.
  • Saudi National Detained At Fort Sam Houston, Explosives Found In Vehicle

    11/25/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 24 Nov 14 | Unattributed
    <p>Officials at Fort Sam Houston say they’ve taken into custody the driver of a vehicle that military officials say contained explosive materials, and which sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.</p> <p>The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the lockdown was being handled by military police, and the sheriff’s department had no units assigned to the case.</p>
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Phil Collins donates large collection of Alamo artifacts

    10/28/2014 8:13:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    KSAT ^ | 10-28-14 | Paul Venema
    As a truck containing five large wooden crates arrived outside the Gallagher House adjacent the Alamo, British pop legend Phil Collins was there to personally oversee the operation.
  • Huge family detention centre to open in Texas for undocumented migrants

    09/08/2014 2:02:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sept 6, 2014 2:54 EDT | Lauren Gambino, NY
    Federal officials are due to open a huge family detention centre in southern Texas that will house immigrant adults with children while they await deportation. The Texas Observer reports that federal officials are preparing to open the nation’s largest family detention centre, a 2,400-bed facility that will nearly double the current capacity to house immigrant families awaiting deportation. The centre will be developed on a sprawling 50-acre property near the town of Dilley, 70 miles south-west of San Antonio, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told the monthly magazine. :snip: Earlier this year, federal officials opened family detention centres in...
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats’ Pattern Of “Lawfare” Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didn’t include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Democrat Castro (possible Hillary VP pick) doesn’t know if violent gang members should be deported

    08/17/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Beltway Confidential by Joel Gehrke
    Ex-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (Obama appointee to head HUD) refused to agree that members of violent gangs should be deported before they commit crimes while participating in gang activities. “I believe in ensuring that America is free of folks that have committed violent crimes,” Castro, who received national attention as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, told Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., during the 2013 House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. “With regard to the hypothetical,” Castro also said, “I readily concede that I’m not in law enforcement, I’m not a technical expert in that regard.” Forbes...