Thursday, March 23, 2017

La Vernia High School Athletes Arrested on Sex Assault Charges in Alleged Hazing Incident

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Police have arrested "several" student athletes at a South Texas high school on sexual assault charges following an alleged hazing incident. Officials in La Vernia, about 30 miles east of San Antonio, put out a press release Thursday afternoon after reports started to circulate of students being arrested at La...

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Woman Arrested After Shooting Into Vigil Mourning San Antonio Man

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM

On Wednesday evening, a woman fired shots into a crowd mourning the death of a San Antonio man under a Highway 281 overpass. According to police, Margaret Ruiz was upset that she hadn't been invited to the vigil for Luis Arista, who died in a fiery crash near Hildebrand Ave. on...

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Rick Perry Really Doesn't Like That Texas A&M Just Elected Its First Gay Student Body President

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Sure, former Texas governor Rick Perry is now charged with overseeing the nation's nuclear arsenal as head of an agency he once proposed eliminating. But guv goodhair still has plenty of time to weigh in on the things that really matter in his home state. Like Texas A&M University recently electing,...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bexar County Commissioner Gets Breath Monitoring Device On His Car After Drunk, Pantless Whataburger Incident

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:59 PM

When he rear-ended two cars in a Whataburger drive-thru lane at 3 a.m. last summer, Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff wasn't wearing pants. He was also incoherent, he later admitted to reporters, saying the first thing he remembered from that morning was waking up on a steel bench inside a...

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A North Side Neighborhood Really Wants Its Geese Back

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:54 PM

Three geese have gone "missing" from Eden Pond and a North Side neighborhood would really, really like to have them back. Folks from the Eden Homeowners Association near Thousand Oaks and Tavern Oaks by McAllister Park are worried someone has stolen their three geese, who went missing sometime last weekend....

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Gov. Abbott Wants Small Government, Big State

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:30 PM

This session Gov. Greg Abbott turned his “Fed Up!” predecessor’s obsession with state control into an actual policy priority. While other state lawmakers worry about the budget or the state’s dismal record of protecting its most vulnerable kids or ginned-up fears about public bathrooms, here’s what Abbott decided was an...

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Judge Issues Warrant Forcing Key Witness to Testify in Marquise Jones Lawsuit

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:45 AM

On Tuesday, a judge in the federal lawsuit filed against SAPD and the off-duty cop that shot and killed Marquise Jones issued a warrant forcing a key witness, whose previous statements contradict the city's narrative of the shooting, to testify when the case goes to trial next week. It's just...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Women Dress in 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to Protest Anti-Abortion Laws at Texas Capitol

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 1:35 PM

While the Texas Senate has seen protestors before, yesterday's appearance of a group of women dressed in red robes may have been a first. Dressed right out of the highly sought-after novel from Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale, which has seen a spike in popularity since the last November's election,...

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Woman Finds Four-foot Rattlesnake Near Home Outside of San Antonio, Kills it With Shotgun

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:58 PM

There are hundreds of things we love about spring — the weather is finally perfect, the sun is shining most of the day, wildflowers are in bloom — but there's one thing we can definitely do without: rattlesnakes. Now that we've had warm weather for a while now, Texans should...

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Texas Senate Passes Bill That Would Allow Doctors to Withhold Info From Pregnant Women

Posted By and on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:33 PM

On Monday, the first of a slate of anti-abortion bills filed in the Texas Legislature cleared a major hurdle. Critics insist the bill, which the Texas Senate passed by a 21-9 vote Monday, would leave it up to doctors to decide what information is worth sharing with a woman carrying a...

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