Friday, March 30, 2012

State appeals judge's order to treat mentally ill prisoners

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM

State officials now say they can't comply with a courter order filed earlier this year forcing Texas to deal with the nagging problem of mentally ill defendants clogging country jails.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Romney slinks through San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

We'd love to tell you what Mitt Romney had to say to San Antonio on his Thursday swing through town before scoring his George H. W. Bush endorsement in Houston. With the press kept way, way at bay, we can only tell you what was on the minds of the 100 or so protesters chanting outside the Pearl.

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Lamar Smith's 'Holiday on ICE'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM

In a Congressional hearing Wednesday, San Antonio Rep. Lamar Smith led the chorus of GOP leaders deriding new immigration detention standards meant to prevent detainee rape and inhumane conditions at Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities.

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Upcoming San Antonio events include TEDx and Fiesta at OLLU

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM

An enthusiastic group of people met last week to kick-off the 3rd annual TEDx San Antonio event being held on October 13, 2012 at Trinity University. TEDx is an independent "talk" event inspired by TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. This year's theme is "Be Bold."...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Murder-for-hire sting nabs soldier, ex-Army officer

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Former Army Lt. Kevin Corley proved just how deep he'd be willing to dive into the brutal world of narco-trafficking this month when discussing a murder-for-hire plot with an undercover agent posing as a Los Zetas cartel operative. According to newly unsealed court records, the former Fort Carson Army officer told the undercover agent he'd carry out the cartel's grisly calling-card in a planned contract killing, saying he'd bought a new knife to “carve a 'Z' into the victim's chest” along with a hatchet to dismember the body.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

San Antonio girl beats rare PPB cancer

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 5:04 PM

You couldn't tell just by looking that this healthy, energetic five-year-old spent most of her life fighting cancer. And, not just any cancer. At 18 months, Lauren was diagnosed with one of the rarest cancers in the world — Pleuropulmonary Blastoma or PPB. Only .01 percent of children who are...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Judge Biery's 'non-Kumbaya' moment

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM

On Monday Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery again struck comedic gold in the contentious Medina Valley prayer-in-school case.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chase robo-signing to collect credit card debt

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

According to a new report, Chase employees at the bank's SA-based credit card litigation center cut corners and used faulty records to sue tens of thousands of delinquent credit card customers.

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Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida's black panther mystery

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Within the field of monster hunting (cryptozoology), much ado is made about such notable, enigmatic creatures as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra. But, among the lesser-known 'cryptids' that are reported with regularity are ABCs — Alien Big Cats. Frequently referred to as Black Panthers, these...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

9th Annual Slinging Ink Tattoo Expo

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

This ninth-annual event brought together more than 150 of the planet’s top tattoo artists for onsite inking set to live music by Memphis-bred rap royalty Three 6 Mafia (Oscar-winners for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from Craig Brewer’s 2005 film Hustle & Flow) and Stabbing Westward...

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