Friday, May 18, 2018

Ban Doors, Not Guns, to Stop School Shootings, Dan Patrick Says

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 3:38 PM

In addition to the "thoughts and prayers" pro-gun politicians dependably trot out after a mass shooting, there's usually a wealth of ass-backward logic to explain why guns shouldn't receive any blame for the bloodshed. In the wake of this morning's Santa Fe High School shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...

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Today is the Last Day for Early Voting in Party Runoffs

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Early voting for the Democrat and Republican primary runoff elections, which began on May 14, closes at 8 p.m. today. As of yesterday, the fourth day of early voting, Bexar County voters had cast 16,428 ballots – far behind the pace of early voting in the 2014 midterm primary...

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Updated: 10 People Dead in Houston-Area High School Shooting

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 11:15 AM

A shooter killed nine students and one teacher at a Houston-area high school this morning, and a suspect has been captured by police, CNN has reported. Houston County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told media sources that the students and faculty member were killed at Santa Fe High School, which went on lockdown around...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

San Antonio Likely to Sue Drug Companies Over the Opioid Crisis, Councilman Says

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 5:06 PM

The City of San Antonio probably will join other municipalities in suing opioid manufacturers over their potential role in the opioid crisis, District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez said. "If I had to make a bet on it, I'd bet we'll be making that decision by the end of the year —...

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San Antonio Aquarium Welcomes Adorable Sloth, Here's How You Can Meet Her

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 3:38 PM

If you're part of the population that loves sloths, you'll want to head on over to the San Antonio Aquarium. No, not the zoo. The local aquarium announced Wednesday that it now has a furry two-toed sloth, Kiwi. A native of South America, Kiwi is about 18 months old....

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Low-cost Frontier Airlines Adds Service to Nine Cities From San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Frontier Airlines is adding service to nine new cities from San Antonio. The low-cost airline announced Thursday they will soon offer San Antonians direct flights to Albuquerque, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Jacksonville, Fla., Memphis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, and Tulsa. The additions make Denver-based Frontier the largest carrier in San Antonio for...

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San Antonio is the No. 2 Retirement Hotspot in the U.S.

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:43 PM

If you've been around San Antonio for a while, you know warm weather, low costs and available medical facilities make it a retirement hotspot. But would you believe Taco Town is the United States' No. 2 retirement destination? S.A. ranked only behind Henderson, Nev., in grabbing a net gain in...

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25-year-old Man Posed as Hurricane Harvey Evacuee Just to Play Basketball

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:38 PM

A high school freshman was arrested last week in Dallas after school officials learned he was actually a 25-year-old man. Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley enrolled at Hillcrest High School in Dallas last November, claiming to be displaced by Hurricane Harvey. According to Dallas ISD, Gilstrap-Portley enrolled in two other high schools...

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Juan Castillo, Who Claimed Innocence, Executed for 2003 Lovers' Lane Murder

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 11:44 AM

After numerous postponements, Juan Castillo was finally executed Wednesday evening for the 2003 lovers' lane murder. Castillo was sentenced to death for the 2003 robbery and murder of local rapper Tommy Garcia Jr. Castillo, his girlfriend at the time, and two others lured Garcia with the promise of drugs and...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Clerk Will Verify that the Firefighters Collected Enough Signatures to Force Charter Vote

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 4:44 PM

San Antonio's city clerk will confirm tomorrow that the fire union has collected enough signatures to force a November referendum to change the city charter. City Clerk Leticia Vacek will present that confirmation at Thursday's city council meeting. She worked with the Bexar County Elections Department to verify that each of three...

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