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  • Sheriff: S.A.-area man accused of sexually assaulting 5 foster children took in 180+ girls (TX)

    10/13/2017 5:56:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    mysa ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    A Medina County man accused of sexually assaulting five former foster children, including several in Bexar County, took in more than 180 young girls over a five year period, officials said. That leads investigators to believe there could be numerous other victims who have yet to come forward. "It's not a question about whether there are more," said Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown. "It's just about how many."... Over the course of the five years, more than 180 girls passed through his care, Brown said. At various times, Briseno was reportedly taking care of up to 12 girls at once....
  • Texas officials rename Lee High School to LEE High School [San Antonio]

    10/10/2017 9:11:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2017 3:12 PM EDT
    Officials at a San Antonio school district have voted to rename a high school because of its ties to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, though one trustee says it doesn’t change much. North East Independent School District trustees voted Monday that Lee High School will be renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. The acronym is LEE High School. Board President Shannon Grona says the name is a compromise that retains the school’s history and lessens the expensive process of renaming and rebranding the school with a completely different name. …
  • Gregg Popovich: US is an ‘embarrassment to the world’

    09/25/2017 10:36:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2017 | Fox News
    The coach of the San Antonio Spurs thinks the U.S. is “an embarrassment to the world.” Gregg Popovich, NBA head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, reportedly made the comment during the team’s media day on Monday in regards to the recent battle between professional sports teams and President Trump, the San Antonio Express-News reported. After being asked about his thoughts on President Trump’s tweet on Saturday, in which the president rescinded an invitation for the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, Popovich reportedly laughed saying, “I thought it was comical that it was rescinded because they weren’t...
  • Save the Alamo

    09/18/2017 6:52:01 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 88 replies
    Save The Alamo ^ | 9-1-17 | Lee Spencer White
    The Second Battle of the Alamo A second Texas Revolution is currently brewing in the Lone Star State. This all comes as a result of a seemingly laudable plan promoted to and passed by the state’s legislature some four years ago. The plan involved the rebuilding and improvement of the state’s most iconic shrine—the Alamo. The plan as promoted and approved would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as give visitors there a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict. Consequent to...
  • San Antonio Drops ShotSpotter, System not Cost Effective

    08/22/2017 1:03:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Shot Spotter Sensor in Omaha, Nebraska One of the technological fixes that has been attempted is the use of sensors to pinpoint gunshots inside of cities. The theory of the technology is fairly simple. Spread audio sensors throughout the city. Feed the input into a computer system, looking for gunshots. With sophisticated programs, isolate the gunshots from the other noise, and pinpoint their location and time. Ideally, this happens in near real time, to allow police response to gunshots. From ksat.com: San Antonio - A program intended to help police officers identify where a shooting happens, get there quicker...
  • Armed Group Appears at Council to Oppose Statue’s Removal

    08/18/2017 9:13:09 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Rivard Report ^ | August 16th 2017 | JEFFREY SULLIVAN
    The ongoing controversy surrounding the proposed removal of the Confederate monument in Travis Park was at the center of Wednesday evening’s citizens to be heard session in City Council Chambers. As speakers addressed Council members on the dais inside, about 10 individuals donning kevlar vests and assault rifles stood guard outside. They arrived as escorts for This Is Texas Freedom Force (TITFF) Vice President Brandon Burkhart, who addressed Councilmen Roberto Treviño (D1) and William “Cruz” Shaw (D2) – authors of the Council Consideration Request to relocate the monument – during his time to speak. “I’m going to address you guys...
  • Family, neighbors speak out after gunmen slay sleeping 4-year-old in East Side drive-by shooting

    07/20/2017 5:00:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/ ^ | 7/20/17 | Caleb Downs
    "There's been so many," a neighbor said of shootings in the area. "It's just random. During the daytime, during the nighttime, all times of the day you just hear them shooting."Family members are grieving and neighbors are outraged after an East Side drive-by shooting killed a 4-year-old boy and left the boy's mother with two gunshot wounds in her leg. Police said the gunmen involved in the shooting pulled up in front of a simple, one-story home in the 200 block of Hub Avenue around midnight Wednesday and opened fire. De-Earlvion Whitley lay sleeping in the front room of the...
  • Satanic ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Led to Texas Teen’s Death, Says Father

    07/12/2017 8:20:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 12, 2017 | Bob Price
    The father of a San Antonio, Texas, area teenage boy said his son apparently killed himself while participating in the satanic “Blue Whale Challenge” that is spreading on social media. After playing the game online, the parents of 15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez found him hanging in his bedroom. His father, Jorge Gonzalez, wants other parents to know about the dangers of this game that is believed to have originated in Russia, Fox News reported. “It talks about satanic stuff and stuff like that and my son was never into that,” the teen’s father told KSAT ABC12 in San Antonio. He said...
  • 32-year-old SAPD officer dies day after downtown shootout

    06/30/2017 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 12 replies
    MySA ^ | 06/30/52017 | By Kelsey Bradshaw and and Caleb Downs
    SAN ANTONIO — A police officer involved in a shootout near San Antonio College Thursday afternoon has died, officials announced Friday morning. Officer Miguel Moreno, 32, was pronounced dead at 11:11 a.m. Friday at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was one of two officers shot in the 200 block of W. Evergreen St. near San Antonio College while approaching two suspects near a car that appeared to have been broken into Thursday afternoon, said SAPD Chief William McManus. Moreno was with Officer Julio Cavazos, 36, who was shot in the chest and is expected to survive, McManus said...
  • The jaw-dropping gowns of the 2017 Coronation Court (TX)

    04/27/2017 7:34:57 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Express News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Michael Quintanilla
    The women held court in their royal garments, each adorned with Swarovski and Aurora Borealis crystals, glass baguettes, rhinestone chains, bugle beads, custom stones, coins and handmade tassels on dramatic gowns and 10- to 14-foot long trains weighing 40 to 60 pounds. With its sweeping scenery and rich folklore, Argentina was selected by the Order's Mistress of the Robes Marnie Tate Simpson because of its connection to her father who lived there as a child.
  • S.A. family sleeps as man burglarizes home 4 times in less than 4 hours, police say (TX)

    03/08/2017 6:28:04 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio man is accused of stealing items from a Southeast Side home four times in a 3 1/2-hour span while the homeowners and their children slept inside the residence... He allegedly entered through a driveway door after the family of four fell asleep, then proceeded to make multiple trips in and out of the residence starting just after 11:30 p.m. All four burglaries were caught on surveillance footage, documents show... Authorities tracked down Beltran down after locating some of the property at a local pawn shop
  • S.A. attorney's 'El Pendejo' Trump Fiesta medals sell 'like hotcakes'(San Antonio, TX)

    03/07/2017 9:30:35 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 6, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza
    Whether it's El Borracho or La Dama, everyone has their prized lotería card, but a new addition featuring President Donald Trump as "El Pendejo" has quickly become a widespread fan favorite among San Antonio's Fiesta medal maniacs. Instead of piling uncooked beans on this card, Fiesta fans will wear the political jab on their lapels and sashes thanks to an idea by San Antonio attorney Rosie Gonzalez. The medal which touts the president as a "pendejo," or idiot, was created all in "jest and fun," Gonzalez told mySA.com.
  • IRS, FBI Agents Raid State Senator's Law Office

    02/16/2017 10:52:22 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 18 replies
    WOAI - San Antonio ^ | 2/15/17 | Jim Forsyth
    FBI and IRS agents today conducted an operation at the law office of State Senator Carlos Uresti, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. The operation took place at Uresti's private law office on Quincy Street, just off I-35 on the north end of downtown.An FBI agent confirmed only that agents are conducting 'lawful law enforcement activity' at the office. They are being assisted by San Antonio Police, officers are keeping bystanders at bay.It is not clear what the agents are looking for. The IRS has not returned a call seeking comment. Developing
  • Moving from NH to San Antonio area - looking for info

    02/05/2017 1:41:02 PM PST · by ellipsis · 52 replies
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    Relocating for work to Texas from southern NH - looking for FReeper advice/input - been lurking out here for 19 or so years - best community to ask a question of. I know there'll be some snark, but anyway..
  • Arrests made in horrendous sexual assault on 1-year-old girl

    01/04/2017 8:21:57 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 43 replies
    SBG San Antonio & WJLA ^ | January 3 | Staff
    SAN ANTONIO — “I’ve got seasoned detectives and emergency room personnel that have all agreed that this is one of the worst cases they’ve ever seen, if not the worst case they’ve ever seen,” said Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar. Two people have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a young child.
  • Biggest Transportation Battles of 2016 to Continue in the New Year (Texas)

    01/02/2017 8:15:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | December 27, 2016 | Brandon Formby
    The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and a high-speed train war garnered plenty of attention in Texas this year. And after the Legislature spent two sessions focusing on highway funding, lawmakers now appear poised to tackle other transportation matters next year. Here's a look at the year's biggest transportation stories and how they may continue to unfold in the coming months:1. Uber and Lyft roll out of Austin after losing city electionNational ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped operating in Austin after voters there rejected an ordinance that would have repealed certain regulations, including...
  • 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.