Friday, February 24, 2017

Feds, Bexar County Still Won't Say Why Local DACA Recipient Was Detained by ICE

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Josue Romero hadn't seen a federal immigration agent since he'd sat in the back of an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement van last week, forced on a whirlwind road trip that began as the first step to deportation and ended, somehow, back in his father's arms in San Antonio. Now, just...

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Thieves Use Forklift to Steal ATM, Again

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM

It's been two days since a pair of thieves used a forklift to drop a Huebner Oaks ATM into their truck and drive off into the night. On Friday morning, San Antonio police stumbled upon an nearly identical —and equally unusual — scene at a Windcrest credit union. Like the...

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Will the Supreme Court Rein in Border Patrol?

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The family of 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez says it was like a game of chicken, border-town style. They say Hernandez and his friends were playing near the Paso del Norte Bridge, which stretches into downtown El Paso, on June 7, 2010, daring each other to run and touch the fence on...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Woman Convicted of Child Pornography Claimed to Have Multiple Personalities

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:49 AM

A 23-year-old woman was sentenced to 27 years in prison for child pornography Wednesday, despite her lawyer claiming she may suffer from a serious mental health disorder. Ashleigh Nicole Browning Welsh and her husband William Richard Welsh, 27, were both handed matching sentences by U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez for repeatedly sexually abusing...

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SA Activists Set to Protest Reversal of Protections for Trans Students

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9:47 AM

This story originally appeared in our sister paper, Out in SA. A decision by the Trump administration to rescind protections for transgender students has hit home with San Antonio LGBT activists who are ready to take to the streets to protest the decision. The rescinded policy originated with the...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Car Loaded With Ammo Catches Fire, Explodes on South Side

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:15 PM

San Antonio firefighters rushed to the scene of a southeast side apartment complex Wednesday afternoon after a car loaded with ammo caught fire and then went bang. Photos posted by the San Antonio Fire Department show a charred sedan parked outside an apartment complex on the 4550 block of Pecan...

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Sid Miller Wants to Unleash a "Hog Apocalypse"

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Texas Agriculture Commissioner and feral hog foe Sid Miller has officially approved a plan to wipe out Texas' pesky hog population. The fix? Poisoning wild pigs with toxic kibble. “This solution is long overdue. Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many...

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SAISD Trustee Arrested in Bribery Scheme Steps Down

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:50 AM

The longtime San Antonio Independent School District trustee arrested on federal fraud charges last week has resigned her position on the school board. As first reported by the Express-News, Olga Hernandez, who's currently out of jail on bond, delivered a speech at the start of Tuesday's SAISD board meeting and...

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Supreme Court Grants Texas Death Row Inmate Chance to Appeal Racist Sentence

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:18 AM

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Texas death row inmate Duane Buck, granting the convicted murderer a chance to dodge capital punishment. Six of the eight justices agreed that Buck's initial sentencing at trial was marred with racist testimony that likely influenced the outcome. The court has allowed...

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Judge Blocks Texas Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood, Calls State's Case a Work of Fiction

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:35 AM

After months of back-and-forth in court, a federal judge has officially overruled Texas' plan to pull Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid plan. In his Tuesday decision, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks called the state's arguments to block thousands of Texans from accessing affordable reproductive health care could be the...

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