Friday, January 29, 2016

Federal Judge Denies San Antonio Zoo's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit over Lucky the Elephant

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:20 PM

San Antonio-based federal judge Xavier Rodriguez ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit against the San Antonio Zoo brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) over how the Asian elephant Lucky is housed can proceed.  The ALDF alleges that the San Antonio Zoo has "harmed" and "harassed" Lucky because the elephant...

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6 Bexar County Residents Being Tested for Zika Virus

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 3:21 PM

The Metropolitan Health District tested six people in Bexar County for Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness that's plagued Central and South America, and can cause birth defects in newborn babies. KENS first reported the tests. It's unknown if the people tested have the virus, and their results from the federal...

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Watch: Billy Bob Thornton Narrates Super Bowl 50 Ad for H-E-B

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Buying Super Bowl air time is a pricey proposition. Fortune reported that a 30-second ad could run as much as $5 million for the space between this year's game (which, as you likely know, is much more plentiful than actual game play). So deciding what angle to take with the...

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Progress Texas Talks Medical Marijuana Reform with Sen. José Menéndez

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM

With Texas' next legislative session being less than a year away, Progress Texas sat down and interviewed Sen. José Menéndez, who, along with Rep. Marisa Márquez, authored the first attempt at comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in the Lone Star State. Their efforts were not successful, but the state did pass a CBD-oil...

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Sixth Annual Jammin’ Jams Fruit and Nut Tree Adoption to Be Held at the Pearl

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

There's always room for more trees in our lives. You can pick a fruit or nut tree up Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) during the sixth annual Jammin’ Jams Fruit and Nut Tree Adoption that will run in conjunction with the Pearl Farmers Market in the...

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Spurs Forward LaMarcus Aldridge Named to Western Conference All-Star Team

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was named to the 2016 Western Conference All-Star team today as a reserve. This is Aldridge's fifth All-Star appearance, his first as a Spur. He's played in the game every year since 2012. Aldridge made the team despite averaging 15.9 points per game, the second fewest...

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City Offers Free Tax Preparation for Those of Us Who Don't Know What the Hell We're Doing

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Update Monday, February 1, 10:30 a.m.: This post is updated from its original version to include all members of the VITA Coalition. The original post continues below: With a new year comes a new season of pretending to know what a 1040 is and wishing you had saved more receipts....

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SAPD Officers Now Patrolling Prospects Courtyard at Haven for Hope

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:43 AM

In addition to the regular security detail, off-duty San Antonio Police Department officers have patrolled Prospects Courtyard at Haven for Hope for the past couple months, according to spokeswoman Laura Calderon. Calderon said the off-duty police were added to bring "a higher level of safety" and "more calm to the...

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Coach Pop: No Timetable for Tim Duncan's Return

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 8:26 AM

We're going to have to hurry up and wait.  San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Wednesday that Tim Duncan, who has missed three of the team's last four games, underwent an MRI and is undergoing rest and rehabilitation for soreness in his right knee. However, the All-Star coach...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich to Coach 2016 Western Conference All-Stars

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich will coach the 2016 Western Conference All-Star team, the NBA announced today. This is the fourth time that Popovich has coached the All-Star game. Typically the All-Star coaching nod goes to the coach in each conference whose team holds the best record. In this case,...

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