Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hey Gabriel Iglesias, We Found Your Doppelgänger in San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 7:50 PM

Why trick-or-treat for candy when you can trick-or-treat for chocolate cake? Aaron Cordero, a 6-year-old San Antonian, dressed up as Gabriel Iglesias for Halloween and his costume is seriously spot on. With a Hawaiian shirt, jean shorts, tennis shoes and a chocolate cake in hand, Aaron is serving up the...

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Fifth Murder Charge Added to "Angel of Death" Case

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 4:30 PM

In the past six months, a Bexar County grand jury has issued five separate indictments to former nurse Genene Jones for the alleged murders of five children nearly 40 years ago. On Tuesday afternoon, Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood announced the latest indictment against Jones, the 66-year-old woman dubbed...

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Converse Couple Charged with Feeding Children Cat Feces

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 1:42 PM

A Converse couple was arrested Monday for allegedly violently abusing two children in their care. According to Bexar County arrest warrants, the two adults had forced the children (girls, ages 5 and 10) to brush their teeth with cat poop and wear a dog shock collar — and riddled their...

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Beware the San Antonio Satan Fish

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Ahhhh, Halloween in San Antonio. The weather is crisp, kids are trick-or-treating, parents indulge in a drink on the stoop and there may or may not be an eyeless creature with see-through skin lurking in the Edwards Aquifer. "Stranger things" are upon us, indeed. Scientists at University of Texas Austin...

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Gov. Abbott Looks Into Removing Confederate Plaque At Texas Capitol

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Gov. Greg Abbott has finally acknowledged that the underlying cause of the Civil War may have been slavery. On Friday, Abbott met with Democratic state Rep. Eric Johnson to discuss removing a plaque from the hallways of the Texas Capitol praising the ancestors of Confederate soldiers. Installed during the...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Trump's Trans Military Ban

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 3:12 PM

A federal judge has temporarily blocked parts of President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban while a lawsuit against the ban plays out in court. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington, D.C. temporarily blocked the ban from going into effect, ruling that the military will instead comply...

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Bexar County Sheriff Announces Suicide Prevention Team To Help At-Risk Inmates

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 2:08 PM

After two inmates in the Bexar County Jail committed suicide in October, Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a new unit within the department Monday to prevent more from happening. The Detention Mental Evaluation Team, or D-MET for short, is comprised of four veteran detention officers, who will begin “high-speed” mental...

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Judge Wolff Investigates MLS Over Potential Austin Deal

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:52 PM

On Oct. 16, the owner of the Columbus Crew — Columbus, Ohio's Major League Soccer team — announced he'd move the team to Austin if the city didn't build his team a new stadium. This declaration came as a shock to Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who'd been encouraged...

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VIA Metro Waiving Bus Fees On Election Day

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 11:55 AM

This Election Day, VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering free rides for San Antonio residents with a valid voter registration card. As part of the ongoing "Ride VIA to Vote" initiative, VIA is waiving fees on its regular bus line and its disabled riders service, VIAtrans, on Nov. 7. VIA is...

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This San Antonio Child's "It" Costume is Equally Cute and Creepy

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 11:33 AM

While most pre-schoolers go the basic superhero or Disney princess route for Halloween, one San Antonio kid chose to fit the mood of the season and show how up-to-date he is with pop culture. Yep, he dressed up as Pennywise the Clown aka "It." Emmett Negrete, who is four years...

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