Friday, June 30, 2017

Trump Nominates Former Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for NATO Ambassador

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM

President Donald Trump has nominated former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a military alliance between 28 North American and European states. If confirmed, she would be the second woman in NATO's 78-year history to serve as ambassador. Hutchison, Texas' first female U.S....

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Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:20 PM

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex spouses of government employees have no "inherent right" to the benefits that opposite-sex spouses receive, like dental, health, or life insurance. In a Friday ruling, the all-Republican court said that while the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision requires states...

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One of Two SAPD Officers Shot Thursday Has Died

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Update 11:45: Officer Miguel Moreno died from his injuries shortly after 11 a.m., according to SAPD spokeswoman Romana Lopez. — (Original Post) One of the two San Antonio police officers shot while on patrol Thursday afternoon is not expected to survive, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus told reporters...

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Texas AG Leads Charge to End Protections for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will lead the charge to end an Obama-era program that granted relief to so-called "Dreamers", undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. In a Thursday letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Paxton gave the Trump Administration an ultimatum –...

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Police Say Suspect Shot Two Officers North of Downtown San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:40 PM

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said two officers were in "very critical condition" after a suspect shot them during what the chief called a routine "field contact" north of downtown Thursday afternoon. McManus said the two officers, 9-year veterans of the San Antonio Police Department, were part of...

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"Angel of Death" Nurse Charged With Two More Infant Murders

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Since late May, a Bexar County grand jury has steadily handed over four separate indictments to Genene Jones, charging the former pediatric nurse with the murder of four different children under her watch — nearly 40 years ago. Each of these children were patients in the pediatric intensive care unit...

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Prosecutors Dismiss Perjury Charge Against Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Prosecutors this week dropped the perjury charge against the state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman whose arrest and ultimate suicide in a Texas jail cell two years ago triggered a national discussion around how police treat people of color. Brian Encinia, the Texas Department of Public...

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U.S. Supreme Court Keeps Cross-Border Shooting Case Alive

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:24 PM

At first glance, it might look like the U.S. Supreme Court this week punted on an alarming case that raises a very disturbing question: whether federal agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border can shoot and kill with impunity, so long as their victims are Mexicans who die on Mexican soil....

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Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Funneling Sinaloa Cartel Money Through SA Real Estate

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 11:42 AM

A former San Antonio real estate mogul and one-time film investor was sentenced Wednesday to just over five years in federal prison for laundering drug money for the infamous Sinaloa Cartel — lead by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Guadalajara native Mauricio Sánchez Garza pleaded guilty last October to laundering money with...

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Tim Duncan's Ex-Financial Adviser Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, Ordered to Pay Back $7.5 Million

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM

On Wednesday, Tim Duncan's ex-financial advisor was sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding the former Spurs star, and was ordered to pay back some $7.5 million he stole. Duncan wrote in his victim statement that in his 19 years of performing as a professional athlete, he wanted to "make...

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