Wednesday, November 29, 2017

San Antonio Could Soon Be Home to World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 11:59 AM

The Alamo City's skyline may be changing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received a mysterious proposal to build a Ferris wheel as tall as 900 feet here in San Antonio. That's hundreds of feet taller than the city's existing tallest structure, the Tower of the Americas. The proposal was submitted...

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National Geographic Names San Antonio as Must-See Destination in 2018

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM

San Antonio is the place to be, y'all. Don't believe us? Just ask National Geographic Traveler. The highly-prized magazine has named San Antonio one of the world's must-see destinations in 2018. The Alamo City is just one of 21 cities around the globe to earn the honor, but is the only...

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Live Oak Man Charged with Trans Woman's River Walk Death

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM

A Live Oak man has been indicted for the murder of Kenne McFadden, the 26-year-old trans woman whose body was found floating in the San Antonio River in April. A grand jury indicted 20-year-old Mark Daniel Lewis on Tuesday for "recklessly" causing the McFadden's death by either pushing her into...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Oil and Gas Industries to Blame for Texas' Skyrocketing Number of Earthquakes

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 4:55 PM

The cracks in the Earth's crust that run under Texas haven't shifted in 300 million years. Since movement along these cracks, or fault lines, is the main sign of seismic activity in an area, this should mean Texas is earthquake-free. However, in just the past decade, the number of earthquakes in...

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San Antonio Teen Births Have Been Cut in Half Over Last Decade

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM

On average, 39 teen mothers in San Antonio give birth each week — a number that has dropped 53 percent over the last decade. But, according to new city data, San Antonio's teen birth rate remains 49 percent higher than the national average. According to Metro Health's new data for...

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Parents of Pastor Killed in Sutherland Springs Shooting Sue U.S. Air Force

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 3:08 PM

The couple that lost eight family members in the Sutherland Springs mass shooting has sued the United States Air Force for the death of of their son, John Bryan Holcombe, in the November 5 attack. Holcombe, who went by his middle name, Bryan, was the guest pastor leading the Sunday sermon...

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Texas Ag Commissioner Miller Admits He Shared Fake News on Facebook, Doesn't Remove It

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:52 AM

By now, more than 7,000 Facebook users have shared an entirely fabricated, racist news story posted by Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller. On Sunday, Miller posted a story by a website (yes, the same site that hosted your super secret blog diary in 2004) about President Donald Trump removing...

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Houston's Mattress Mack Giving Houseful of Furniture to 30 Families in Need

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:47 AM

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale is the gift that keeps on giving, literally. The Houston businessman is keeping up his 35-year tradition of helping families in need during the holiday season. No, not with a bin of canned goods or a free turkey, but with enough furniture to fill up their...

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Santa Claus Spotted in Downtown Austin, Surprisingly Not a Hipster

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone (though many are probably still eating leftovers), it's time for the next major holiday. That's right! I'm talking about Hanukkah/Christmas/Ramadan/Kwanzaa! Up in Austin, the holiday excitement featured a sunglasses-wearing Santa Claus (you win again, Christmas) rolling around the 512 on a mule. Although...

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This Houston-Area Man Punched, Stomped On a Puppy

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 4:20 PM

A Texas man is currently in Hidalgo County jail for allegedly punching a puppy. On November 18, the Edinburg Police Department received a call from a woman claiming her ex-boyfriend, Marcos Adrian Tapia, who lives in the Houston area, was hurting her puppy. According to News4San Antonio, the woman said...

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