Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sheriff Says Texas Border Patrol Agent Death May Have Been an Accident, Not Assault

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 3:17 PM

More than a week after a U.S. Border Patrol agent died and a second agent was injured while patrolling near the small West Texas town of Van Horn, details surrounding the incident remain mostly unknown. But as GOP politicians were quick to claim it was an "attack" likely committed...

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What Should This Baby Sloth Be Named?

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 2:47 PM

A baby sloth was born in New Braunfels earlier this month! And if you come up with the perfect suggestion, you could help name it! A Linnaeus's two-toed sloth (so specific) was born at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo on November 17. The little cutie was a bit of...

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Texas State Student Newspaper Apologizes for "White Death" Editorial

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Texas State University is again in the middle of race-infused tension, this time for an opinion column published in the campus newspaper. On November 28, the University Star, Texas State's school paper, published an editorial titled, "Your DNA is an abomination," one which called for the death of "whiteness." Surprising to...

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Texas Rep. Joe Barton, Accused of Unwanted Sexual Advances, Won't Seek Re-Election

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM

GOP Congressman Joe Barton, the longest-serving member of the Texas congressional delegation, has decided not to seek re-election in 2018. This Thursday announcement comes shortly after his history of sexually explicit conduct with women came to light. It began with a dick pic. Okay, so texting a dick pic to someone you're...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SAPD Arrests Suspect in Murder of Dead Man Found in Barrel

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:35 PM

After a 12-day search, San Antonio Police Department officers have found and arrested Jesse Ray Castilla, the man suspected of killing 26-year-old Joseph Camarena and disposing his body in a barrel on the side of the road. In a Wednesday evening Facebook post, SAPD said Castilla was found on the city’s North...

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The Hamburglar Robbed an East Side McDonald's Wednesday Morning

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 6:17 PM

Okay so he wasn't the infamous Hamburglar, but a masked man did break into and rob the McDonald's near I-10 and W.W. White Road. According to KSAT, the San Antonio police department said a man wearing a bandana entered the burger joint through the drive-thru window. The window! The man...

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Centro's Pat DiGiovanni Resigns Amid Ethical Investigation, Again

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 4:50 PM

If you're up on city politics, you've probably heard by now that Centro San Antonio CEO Pat DiGiovanni has resigned as the city investigates an elaborate embezzlement scheme linked to the downtown development nonprofit (that contracts with the city). Here's the quick and dirty rundown: According to Centro officials who spoke...

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SAPD Searching for Man Linked to Murder After Finding Body in a Barrel

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:08 PM

It was the two human feet inside the barrel that tipped his friends off. According to the San Antonio Police Department, 36-year-old Jesse Ray Castilla asked two friends to help him load a large, black plastic barrel onto his truck on November 17 and dispose of it. The trio drove...

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Texas Death Row Inmate's Execution Postponed Over False Testimony

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Juan Castillo was scheduled to die on December 14, 2017. He was supposed to be the last prisoner on death row to be executed in Texas this year. But on November 29, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals delayed Castillo’s execution and sent his case back to trial court...

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San Antonio Won't Be Getting an MLS Team Anytime Soon

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:21 PM

San Antonio is officially out of the running to have its own Major League Soccer team — at least in the near future. On Wednesday, MLS officials announced that Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, and Sacramento are the chosen finalists vying for new franchises (teams) within the MLS. Officials will pick which...

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