Friday, December 29, 2017

Four Ways San Antonians Can Save the Internet

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:52 AM

DeAnne Cuellar is a digital equity advocate and communications strategist from San Antonio, Texas. She's also the co-founder of UpgradeSA, a new community-driven civic tech organization focused on advocating for digital equity in San Antonio. — As a digital inclusion advocate who lives in San Antonio, I think of access...

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Fort Sam Houston Cook Fatally Shot Outside His Eastside Home

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:34 AM

A San Antonio cook was shot and killed outside his Eastside home on Friday morning, according to police. Lonnie Franklin, 47, who was a head cook at Fort Sam Houston, walked out of his house around 8:30 a.m. and started his car to warm it up. He was heading back...

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Thousands of Avocados Spill Onto Texas Highway After Rig Catches Fire

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:20 AM

About 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled onto the highway south of Waxahachie Thursday afternoon after the 18-wheeler transporting them caught fire. The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the unfortunate incident on I-35 in the city of Forreston. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, according...

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Stanford Band Messed with Texas During Alamo Bowl, But Whataburger Clapped Back

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Apparently the Stanford University marching band has never heard the slogan "Don't mess with Texas," since they did just that during the Stanford - Texas Christian University Alamo Bowl Thursday night. During the band's halftime performance, the visitors from California poked fun at the Lone Star State with a show...

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Texas is Leading the Country in Flu Cases

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Texas is currently home to the largest flu outbreaks in the country, according to data collected by Walgreens. Not only is it the state with the most "flu activity," but 8 of the top 10 regional markets with the highest number of flu cases are in Texas (the other two...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

EPA Indicates Bexar County’s Smog Levels Are Not Dangerous

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:36 PM

After months of anticipation, San Antonio residents and local leaders can finally breathe. The Environmental Protection Agency has indicated Bexar County’s ground-level ozone levels, commonly known as smog, are not high enough to merit a "nonattainment" designation. Counties are classified nonattainment when their ozone levels are higher than what...

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Wineglass of Friendship, Piñata Probe, Space Mop and Other Proposed Names for the Tower of the Americas

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 12:53 PM

"A tower that will soar more than one-eighth of a mile above HemisFair 1968 is looking for a name that will be as imaginative and enduring as the tower itself." So begins the 1965 call for submissions to name the yet-to-be-built, futuristic centerpiece to the World's Fair. The prize? A...

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Say Goodbye to the Scooby-Doo Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Gee gang! You better make your way to Six Flags Fiesta Texas before Sunday, January 7 if you want to enjoy the Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters ride. The amusement park announced earlier this week that it would close the 15-year-old attraction, located on the Boardwalk. The video game-like ride lets you shoot...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Man and Woman Found Dead in Northwest Side From Apparent Murder-Suicide

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 4:43 PM

A man and woman were found dead in their Northwest Side home from an apparent murder-suicide, police confirmed to News4San Antonio. The woman's 14 and 10-year-old sons were in the home at the time of the deaths. They reportedly heard gunshots early on Wednesday morning, and when the 14-year-old gained...

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Girlfriend After She Spent Christmas with Her Baby Daddy

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 4:11 PM

A man has been arrested after his girlfriend accused him of threatening to shoot her for celebrating Christmas with her ex-husband and father of her children. Reynaldo Rodriguez has since been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KSAT, the woman told...

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