Friday, April 29, 2016

As First U.S. Death from Zika Virus Confirmed, Metro Health Reports New Local Case

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 5:41 PM

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced that another area person has contracted the Zika virus. The department has now had the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention test 57 people for Zika virus. In addition to the four confirmed cases, 35 people tested negative and 18 are still pending...

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Spurs Welcome Durant in Conference Semifinals

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Although injuries have dominated the Western Conference playoffs thus far, hoops enthusiasts are in for a treat when the Spurs open the conference semifinals against Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder. The two have had some epic battles in recent memory, with the victor moving on to the NBA Finals. Coming into this series, the...

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Catch a Free Ride to The Polls on Election Day with VIA Transit

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Despite an item on the May 7 ballot from Castle Hills that could cancel VIA Metropolitan Transit service to the municipality, the transportation agency shows its value to the community through complimentary service to the polls on Election Day. That's right, Castle Hills is again attempting to cut VIA...

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mental Health Looms Behind Video of Naked Man

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Late Wednesday night, a video was posted to the San Antonio Reddit page with the title "Cocaine is a helluva drug. ." The minute-long video showed a naked man standing on top of a vehicle, and then running from San Antonio police officers down San Pedro Avenue just north of Downtown....

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Former Speaker of the House: Ted Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh,' and 'a miserable son of a bitch'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 9:26 AM

As happens when one runs for president, Texas' junior Senator Ted Cruz has been called many, many names over his 13-month-old quest for the White House. But the sharpest criticism so far came Wednesday evening from a man who once worked across the Capitol from him: former Speaker of the...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Second Marijuana Reform March and Rally in San Antonio Is Fast Approaching

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Last year was a historic year for the Alamo City chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. The group of activists who want to see Texas' pot laws reformed held its first rally and march. And on May 7, at 2 p.m., it will...

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Happy Birthday, Iceman! 8 Highlights to Celebrate George Gervin's 64th Birthday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Before The Admiral, TD or The Claw, there was The Iceman. Spurs great George Gervin, the short shorts-wearing, bank-shooting, finger-rolling forward of the '70s and '80s, turns 64 today.  Gervin is an all-timer. His smooth and, well, ice-cold game as a long, skilled wing who could shoot over anybody conjures...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Will Texas Be One of the Next States To Lobby for a Discriminatory "Bathroom Bill"?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 3:38 PM

When Donald Trump is the voice of reason in the Republican party, it's time to take a giant step backward for self reflection. Last week, a reporter asked Trump about North Carolina's "bathroom privacy law." His response was surprising. Trump doesn't care what bathroom transgender people use. North Carolina's law...

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Can You Hit the Crossbar? San Antonio FC to Hold Free Challenge for Tickets

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:49 PM

There are some athletic feats that I, while sitting on my couch, watch and think "I could probably do that." Making over 6o percent of my free throws is one (what's up DeAndre Jordan?). Curling is another. But kicking a soccer ball with any semblance of accuracy is not among...

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Hey Teach! Chipotle Offers Buy-One-Get-One Burritos on May 3 for Educators

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM

This is the time of year when the clocks in classrooms mysteriously slow down, and teachers and school faculty look anything to make the pages on their day calendar flip faster. A burrito isn't the first solution you might turn to for this, but it can't hurt. Neither can two...

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