Monday, February 12, 2018

Baby Beluga Whale is Moving to SeaWorld San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 1:13 PM

SeaWorld San Antonio will soon be home to an endangered Cook Inlet baby beluga whale named Tyonek, who will be transferred from Alaska to live in San Antonio permanently. Tyonek was found stranded on Alaska's Cook Inlet mudflats in September 2017 when he was less than one month old....

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Road Collapse in Round Rock Reveals 22-Foot-Deep Cave

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:51 PM

A road in Round Rock collapsed last Thursday morning, revealing a 22-foot-deep cave, according to a Facebook post. Residents in the area told KXAN that they thought they heard thunder in the early morning hours. They discovered that the water was out and alerted the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility...

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Man Stabbed, Another Knocked Unconscious, in Assault Near River Walk

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 3:17 PM

A man was stabbed in the abdomen, and a second man was knocked unconscious, during an assault near the River Walk early Friday morning, according to the San Antonio Police Department. Police arrived at the scene at around 2:30 a.m., and the 27-year-old man who was stabbed reportedly did...

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Report: Death of Firefighter in Ingram Square Fire Could Have Been Prevented

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 12:52 PM

A review of the way the San Antonio Fire Department handled the fire at the Ingram Square shopping complex determined the death of firefighter Scott Deem might have been prevented, had the department taken different steps that night. On May 18, 2017, SAFD responded to a fire at Spartan...

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San Antonio LULAC Chapters Feel "Betrayed" by President Rocha's Pro-Trump Stance

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Outrage is what some members of League of United Latin American Citizens local chapters members have characterized their reaction to LULAC national president’s Roger Rocha’s letter in support of President Donald Trump’s "four pillars of immigration" which has exposed a divide and friction in the oldest and largest national...

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Here's Who Mayor Nirenberg Wants Making SAWS Policy Decisions

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 6:03 PM

Mayor Ron Nirenberg has shared his three nominees to the San Antonio Water System (or, SAWS) board with members of City Council. Board members serve four-year terms, and are responsible for making major decisions about the city's water and sewage policies. One of the suggested nominees, David McGee, already...

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FBI Rules Out Immigrant "Attack" in Death of Border Patrol Agent

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Over the past three months, the FBI has conducted more than 650 interviews with first responders, medical personnel, and other law officials who may have any knowledge of how Border Security agent Rogelio Martinez died on November 19, 2017. On Thursday, the agency issued a memo reporting it had found...

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March for Marijuana Legalization in Texas Set for Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:34 PM

A group pushing for the legalization of cannabis in Texas is hosting an "open carry walk" in San Antonio this Saturday. Cannabis Open Carry Walks organizes people pushing for "cannabis freedom" in Texas. Although the group and event use "open carry," the movement has nothing to do with guns....

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Judge Refuses to Acquit Sen. Uresti Halfway Through Trial

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:31 AM

U.S. District Judge David Ezra believes there's enough evidence against Democratic state Senator Carlos Uresti and his co-defendant Gary Cain that their federal fraud trial should continue as planned. On Wednesday, shortly after U.S. prosecutors questioned their final witness in the San Antonio courtroom, defense lawyers asked Ezra to...

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Bexar County Politician Claims Endorsement by LGBT Group Which May Not Exist

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 11:11 AM

This story originally appeared in our sister paper, Out In SA. Manuel Medina, the chairman of the Bexar County Democratic Party who’s running for re-election, sent out a mailer in which he claims the endorsement of an LGBT group which may not exist. In a glossy flyer that began...

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