Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cruz and Cornyn Clash on Senate Health Care Bill

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have quickly come out on opposite sides of the Senate's proposed Obamacare replacement bill. Both Republican lawmakers were members of the Senate group (made up of all white men) tasked with drafting the sweeping legislation. But shortly after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled...

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Man On Fire Jumps Off Bridge Near Thousand Oaks

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:07 PM

At around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, paramedics responded to an incident near Thousand Oaks and Quarry Park, where a man reportedly lit himself on fire and jumped from a bridge, killing himself. The incident took place near Morgan's Wonderland, where two witnesses saw the man jump, reports MySA. According to San...

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San Antonio Joins Paris Agreement Allies in Combatting Climate Change

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:04 PM

The newly inaugurated San Antonio City Council began their term on Thursday by voting to join over 300 U.S. cities that have signed pledges to combat climate change. Mayor Ron Nirenberg, along with nine other city council members, agreed to the guidelines of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald...

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Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crime in Victoria Mosque Fire

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:45 PM

A suspect accused of starting the blaze that gutted a Victoria mosque in late January has been charged with a federal hate crime. Federal court records filed on Thursday accuse Marq Vincent Perez of damaging the Victoria Islamic Center "because of the religious character of the property," along with one count...

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Two Bodies Found in Canyon Lake Within Hours of Each Other

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:54 PM

Two bodies were found in Canyon Lake on Wednesday within nine hours of each other. David Alan Morrison, 65, was found floating nearly seven hours after he was reported missing. According to the Express–News, searchers found his body next to a small aluminum boat near Canyon Lake's western shores...

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San Antonio Scores Triple-A Baseball Due to Its Low 650-Foot Altitude

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:35 AM

San Antonio finally lured a Triple-A baseball club to town. Not because local ownership secured the needed financing for a brand-new stadium instead of possibly relying on taxpayer funds (because that hasn’t happened) or because city officials approved development plans (because they haven’t). No, San Antonio will become one of...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Second Murder Charge Added to "Angel of Death" Case

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:55 PM

A Bexar County grand jury has brought a new murder charge against 66-year-old Genene Jones in a renewed push to keep the former nurse behind bars. Jones is charged with killing 2-year-old Rosemary Vega with an unknown injection while working at the Bexar County Hospital (now University Hospital) nearly 40...

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Rep. Ina Minjarez Named “Rookie of the Year” Lawmaker

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:36 PM

To land on Texas Monthly’s “The Best and Worst Legislators” list, a lawmaker has to stand out in either amazing or horrible ways. For the most part, the magazine’s survey, published after each regular session of the Texas Legislature, ignored San Antonio's state-level politicians (and that’s probably a good thing)....

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In Texas, Another Medical Marijuana Fail

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:18 PM

In the state's latest medical marijuana hiccup, the Texas Department of Public Safety has approved only three dispensary licenses — which will give companies the right to synthesize and distribute CBD— out of 43 applicants. That was after the agency estimated that Texas would need a minimum of 12 dispensaries to serve...

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Boerne Man Breaks Up With ABC News On a Billboard

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Boerne resident Kyle Courtney apparently has some beef with ABC News and how they've reported on President Donald Trump. So much beef that he bought a large billboard ad to make public his fed-upness, reading: ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn't elect...

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