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  • Jury finds Democratic state Sen. Carlos Uresti guilty of 11 felonies, including fraud (TX)

    02/22/2018 11:35:44 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 22 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2-22-2018 | Emma Platoff
    SAN ANTONIO — The courtroom was silent and thick with anxiety Thursday morning as the judge’s deputy read the verdicts: “Guilty,” “guilty,” “guilty” — 11 times over, and on all felony counts. State Sen. Carlos Uresti sat stone-faced, his gaze directed at the deputy, as he heard the ruling that throws into question his two-decade career in the Texas Legislature and opens up the possibility of years in federal prison and millions in fines.
  • Future of the Alamo front and center in Land Commissioner race

    02/18/2018 1:22:52 PM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 17, 2018 | Phil Prazan
    Texans go to the polls for primary elections on March 6, the same date is also the 182nd anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. Normally, they would not be connected but this year they are in one of the hottest primary races in Texas. Incumbent Land Commissioner George P. Bush is fighting off a blast from the past. His predecessor, Jerry Patterson, wants his job back in part because of a needed but controversial revamp of the historical site. Specifically, whether to move the cenotaph – the gravestone of the Alamo defenders...Bush and his campaign team didn’t grant us...
  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Don’t kid yourself, ‘we live in a racist country’

    02/13/2018 2:17:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 13, 2018 | Shawn Langlois
    A reporter last night asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich why it’s important for the NBA to celebrate Black History Month. Popovich isn’t one to pull any punches: ‘I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet.’
  • City manager has no plans to place San Antonio police chief on administrative leave

    01/10/2018 9:31:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    News 4 ^ | 01/09/2018 | by April Molina
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley said she has no intention of placing San Antonio Police Chief William McManus on administrative leave.On Monday, San Antonio Police Officer Association President Mike Helle called for an investigation and leave for McManus because of his handling of a smuggling incident on Dec. 23.  Twelve immigrants were found in the back of a truck, taken to San Antonio Police Department headquarters for questioning and then released to the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services and Catholic Charities.Sheryl Sculley release the following statement: "I fully support Chief McManus handling of...
  • Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?’

    Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?’ After an armed man entered a Popeye’s restaurant in San Antonio last month and reportedly pointed a gun at a customer’s children, that customer — a licensed concealed carrier — shot the gunman dead. But now the mother of the deceased 19-year-old gunman is asking why the father who fatally shot her son chose to fire more than once.
  • Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'

    01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán
    WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes." Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration....
  • Schertz/Cibolo ISD mourns first-grader killed in deputy-involved shooting

    12/22/2017 3:41:42 PM PST · by jhastey · 52 replies
    KSAT 12 News ^ | 12/22/17 | KSAT 12 News
    "SCHERTZ, Texas - Wiederstein Elementary School in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District is mourning a first-grader who was killed in a deputy-involved shooting. Kameron Prescott was killed Thursday by what appeared to be a stray bullet at his family's home, at the Pecan Grove Mobile Home Park on FM 78. According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, four deputies fired shots outside the home when a woman who they believed was armed with a gun appeared to be reaching for the weapon. " Later reports in other local media indicate that no weapon was found on the dead suspect.
  • Man says he captured UFO on camera on NW Side of San Antonio

    12/09/2017 6:54:04 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    cbs austin ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | SBG San Antonio
    A man says he caught a UFO on camera as it flew around the Northwest Side Thursday night. The viewer told us he followed the craft at a distance all night and said he spotted three of the "massive" crafts in the air. The witness, who identified himself as a former pilot for the Air Force, said "this was no flight path approved by the FAA" and said it wasn't a helicopter "as it made no sound."
  • Father shoots and kills teen robber who burst into a Texas Popeyes and threatened his kids

    12/08/2017 7:23:59 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 86 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    A father eating a meal with his family at a Texas Popeyes shot and killed a robber who threatened him and his wife and children with a gun. Carlos Molina, 32, was eating at a San Antonio Popeyes with his family around 9pm on Wednesday when Andres Herrera, 19, walked in to the fast food restaurant and demanded his money and belongings at gunpoint. Molina told Herrera that he had no money - because he spent it on the meal - and asked the teen if his family could leave, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
  • Police: Teens shot attempting to steal during meetup to buy jewelry (TX)

    12/06/2017 12:01:54 PM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    mysa ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Jacob Beltran
    San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Robert Perez said the teens, ages 14 and 15, met two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Ahern Drive, across the street from North Star Mall. The teens had met the seller using Offerup, a smartphone application used to buy and sell items, and arranged to buy the necklace, police said. Police said it appeared that the teens tried to steal a necklace that they had agreed to buy over an app and the seller's passenger shot them. Perez said. “There’s no reason to meet in a...
  • Police: TX murder suspect told his child to clean up blood after stabbing estranged wife

    12/06/2017 11:55:01 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Fares Sabawi
    Lewis Bright, 47, was taken into custody on a murder warrant almost three weeks after he dropped Erica Bright off at the First Choice Emergency Clinic on Nacogdoches Road Nov. 16. She told the nursing staff before she died that Lewis Bright stabbed her with a knife at her home, according to the arrest affidavit. Police obtained a search warrant and inside the apartment they found clumps of coagulated blood on the floor and a large kitchen knife in the sink with blood on its blade, the affidavit says.Investigators interviewed the estranged couple's child, who reportedly saw Lewis Bright driving...
  • 10-year-old killed on Thanksgiving morning in gang-related shooting on N. Side, police say (TX)

    11/23/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 23, 2017 | Fares Sabawi
    A 10-year-old girl was fatally struck in the chest by a bullet Thursday morning as she watched TV in her bedroom, according to San Antonio police. Police were called before 7 a.m. about a shooting in the 100 block of Harwood Drive in the North Side... The house has had problems in the past," McManus said. "We believe it's gang-related directly to the brother." Detectives brought the girl's brother in for questioning, McManus said.
  • Man behind the tiny defiant Christmas tree at the Alamo speaks out

    11/21/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza,
    San Antonio's traditional Alamo Plaza tree-lighting ceremony will relocate families to Travis Park on Friday, but the cheer is continuing at the original spot -- thanks to a (now-not so) secret elf. Over the weekend, locals and tourists seemed happy to spot an 18-inch tree standing small but proud in front of the Alamo. No one knew how the little tree got there, but they crouched beside it and posted photos on Facebook and Instagram. And that elf -- he isn't done yet. The tree stood in the exact spot a much bigger tree usually stands during the holiday season...
  • Texas church shooting leaves many dead

    11/05/2017 12:08:31 PM PST · by Simon Green · 381 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/05/17 | BBC
    At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County. A police commissioner at the scene confirmed that at least 27 people had died. Several others are reported to be injured. The San Antonio FBI branch said its agents had been deployed, and there was no indication of the gunman's motive. The FBI also said that while only one shooter was reported, it was looking into other possibilities. Local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 reported the gunman entered...
  • Update: 'At least 27 people killed' at a Texas church and multiple people injured ...

    11/05/2017 11:11:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 516 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/05/2017 | Valerie Edwards
    At least 16 people were shot by a gunman who opened fire just before 10.30am  The shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas A witness said among those who were shot in the attack was a two-year-old childAnother witness said a man 'in full gear' walked into the church and opened fireVictims were transported to a local hospital and it's unclear if any are deceased At least 16 people have been shot inside a Texas church after a gunman opened fire during the Sunday morning service.   The shooting happened at the First Baptist Church...
  • Witnesses say several people shot at church in Sutherland Springs, Texas

    11/05/2017 11:06:48 AM PST · by Az Joe · 65 replies
    KENS ^ | 11-05-2017
    Multiple witnesses told CBS affiliate KENS that several people were shot at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Dana Fletcher, a business owner in the area, told CBS News she saw a "ton" of sheriff's vehicles and ambulances racing down the road. She said she doesn't know what happened but said there was heavy police presence and people being airlifted from the scene.
  • 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 · 89 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...