Friday, July 29, 2016

Stormwater Runoff Killed More Than 12,000 Fish At Espada Park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Rain can be a blessing and a curse in San Antonio. For 12,525 fish near the San Antonio River in what's called the Espada Ditch on the South Side, this week was a curse. San Antonio River Authority biologist Shaun Donovan said a cocktail of stormwater runoff that likely carried...

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Bexar County Grand Jury Indicts Trio Accused in Horrific Child Abuse Case

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 4:05 PM

A Bexar County grand jury indicted a California trio Thursday who are accused of tying up two young children, ages three and four, like animals in the backyard of a northeast Bexar County home. Porucha Phillips, 34, is charged with three counts of injury to a child; Deandre Dorch, 36,...

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Texas Mexican Mafia Hitman Facing Life in Prison for Five Murders

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

A convicted Texas Mexican Mafia hitman is looking at life in prison for killing four fellow gang members and ordering a hit on a fifth gang member who doubled as a Balcones Heights police officer. Ruben Reyes, 38, a "Lieutenant of Lieutenants" who went by the nickname "Menace," pleaded guilty...

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Come Intern with Us!

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The San Antonio Current is looking for motivated and creative graphic design interns to join our production team. This is the perfect place for new designers to learn, develop their portfolio, network with industry professionals, and develop new skills that they will carry with them throughout their career. Passionate...

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Bexar County Jailers Are Working Twice the Amount of Overtime Compared to This Time Last Year

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Bexar County jailers are working twice the amount of overtime this July compared to the same time period last year. In July, jailers worked 10,000 hours of mandatory overtime compared to 5,001 hours during the same month last year, Bexar County Sheriff's spokesman James Keith said. And to make up for...

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Joaquin Castro Comes Out Swinging In DNC Speech

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 6:30 AM

How many times can Joaquin Castro bash Donald Trump in less than five minutes? A lot, turns out. While he wasn’t given the prime Democratic National Convention speaking slot his twin brother got four years ago, the San Antonio Congressman delivered one of the many short speeches leading up to...

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UTSA Lets Professors Decide If Offices Will Be Gun-Free Zones

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 6:10 AM

Just days before concealed handguns on college campuses becomes a reality, UTSA President Ricardo Romo announced that faculty and staff may designate their offices as gun-free zones. The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 11 in 2015 that allowed concealed licensed handgun holders, who must be 21, to carry their weapons...

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San Antonio Company Wants to Build Hyperloop That Whisks People to Austin in 15 Minutes

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Imagine being able to travel from San Antonio to Austin in just 15 minutes by being shot through a tube at 600 mph. It may sound crazy, but Transonic Transportation, a San Antonio-based company, wants to do just that by using a Hyperloop, a system that uses a magnetic pneumatic...

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Visit the Institute of Texan Cultures for a Girl’s Eye View of San Antonio’s Eastside

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM

The Institute of Texan Cultures is collaborating with the Martinez St. Women’s Center on our first ever summer youth exhibit, Girl’s Eye View: An Eastside HerStory. We challenged ten Girl Zone summer camp participants reflect on their own culture and identity through the lens of community. Through three diverse...

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Texas AG Took $100,000 Gift From Someone His Office Was Investigating

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton took $100,000 from a "family friend" as a gift from the CEO of a company his office helped investigate for Medicaid fraud to defend himself from criminal charges. Paxton, not surprisingly, says the money he took from Preferred Imaging LLC head James Webb to...

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