Friday, March 31, 2017

Now at 10 Suspects and 25 Victims, La Vernia Sexual Assault Case Continues to Grow

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Shortly after Alejandro Ibarra was charged with sexual assault of a minor Wednesday, he went to Facebook to defend himself. As he commented on a San Antonio reporter's post on his arrest: “We are innocent. Watch and see!” Ibarra, 17, is the tenth La Vernia High School student to be arrested...

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Witness Says Driver Who Crashed into Church Bus Was Texting

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 3:45 PM

"I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I was texting on my phone." According to Jody Kuchler, these were the first words 20-year-old Jack Young said after driving his pickup truck into church bus outside Garner State Park on Wednesday, killing almost every passenger inside. Kulcher, who says he had been driving behind...

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At Least 19 San Antonio Companies are Interested in Building Trump's Border Wall

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 2:28 PM

At least 150 of the 700 companies interested in building parts of President Trump's border wall are located in Texas — and 19 of them are in San Antonio. From concrete pourers to environmental consultants to engineering firms — a variety of local business have signed up as "interested vendors"...

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Chief Says San Antonio Cops Never Cover Up For Each Other. Disciplinary Records Show Otherwise

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM

In federal court this week, lawyers for the family of a man shot and killed by an off-duty cop are trying to convince a jury that San Antonio Police Department officers attempted to cover up what really happened the morning of February 28, 2014. That’s when a fender-bender at a...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

What Can Texas Learn From the "Compromise" Over North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill"?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:40 PM

A Thursday vote in the North Carolina state House, followed shortly by Gov. Roy Cooper's signature, achieved what some are calling a "repeal" of the state's so-called "bathroom bill." While it comes with some contentious conditions (like a three-year ban on cities creating nondiscrimination ordinances), some say the bill's general...

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Texas Senate Votes to Ban Red Light Cameras

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 4:01 PM

The Texas Senate voted Wednesday to ban the use of red light cameras as a means of traffic enforcement. Currently, the cameras are used as a way to prevent car wrecks and accidents at busy intersections. While police and other supporters of the cameras claim they help to reduce crashes,...

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Religious Foster Care Providers Could Discriminate Against Children and Families Under New Bill

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:50 PM

In the middle of a legislative session bent on rebuilding Texas' fraught foster care program, state conservatives have introduced a so-called religious liberty bill that critics say could further harm foster youth. The bill, authored by Rep. James Frank, would legally safeguard faith-based groups for making decisions based on their...

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Texas Police Release Pig-E-Mon, a Pokemon-inspired Game

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Either the Aransas Pass Police Department is trying really hard to get the community to like them or they've completely lost it. In an unusual video posted on the department's Facebook page, APPD announced the release of Pig-E-Mon, a Pokemon-inspired card-trading game. This version, however, replaces Pikachu, Bulbasaur and...

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13 Killed in Church Group Bus Crash Near Garner State Park

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:05 AM

A bus carrying a senior church group collided with a pickup truck outside Garner State Park on Wednesday, killing 13 people. Texas Department of Public Safety officials say the wreck, on the two-lane highway U.S. 83 north of Uvalde, occurred when the driver of a Dodge pickup crossed the center...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Police Don't Know What's Behind SA's Rise In Violent Crime, DA Blames "Jungle Mentality"

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 2:40 PM

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus wants to be clear: San Antonio is an incredibly safe place. "I’ve heard a lot recently that San Antonio is unsafe...To respond simply, these comments are inaccurate," McManus told reporters at a Tuesday press conference. "San Antonio remains one of the safest major...

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