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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Video Shows NEISD Campus Officers Aggressively Arresting Madison High Student

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:35 PM

A video of a 16-year-old Madison High School student being arrested by two North East Independent School District officers has gone viral, garnering almost 320,000 views and prompting the question of whether the officers used excessive force. In the video shared on Facebook, a male and female officer are...

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Former Spurs Player Rasual Butler and Wife Leah LaBelle Killed in Car Crash

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Former NBA player Rasual Butler, who played with the Spurs in the 2015-2016 season, died in a car crash in California alongside his wife, singer Leah LaBelle, early Wednesday morning. Butler crashed into a shopping plaza after he lost control of his vehicle, hitting a parking meter and crashing...

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Trial Over Body Stolen From San Antonio Funeral Home Begins

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:01 PM

In 2015, Julie Mott’s parents contracted a local funeral home, Mission Park Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries, to help lay their 25-year-old daughter to rest after she died of complications from cystic fibrosis. But on August 15, 2015, shortly after her memorial service, Julie’s body disappeared from the funeral home....

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New Details Alleged in Scheme to Make Millions Off First Border Wall in Texas

Posted By and on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:56 AM

This story was co-published by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in a border county in south Texas. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said he would meet with contractors in...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

San Antonio's Flu Epidemic is So Bad, the City's Giving Shots Away for Free

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 3:56 PM

We've gotten to that point in this unusually awful flu season where city officials have started dishing out flu shots for free. And with 2,300 flu-related deaths in Texas so far, it's not worth ignoring. On Tuesday morning, Metro Health announced it would be offering free flu shots on a first...

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Two Servicemembers Found Guilty of Attempting to Have Sex with a Minor at Lackland AFB

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Two San Antonio servicemembers have been found guilty of attempting to have sex with a minor. Mark Antonio Pazmino, a retired member of the Army and linguist for the National Security Agency, and Mark Richard Hardin, an active duty Navy member and medical technician at San Antonio Military Medical Center,...

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Texas Rangers to Investigate Sexual Abuse at East Texas Gymnastics Training Center

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Last Wednesday, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was convicted in a Michigan court of sexually assaulting at least 150 girls and women who were under his care. During the trial, multiple women (including Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles) said Nassar had assaulted them at Karolyi Ranch, the main training...

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Texas Lawmakers Bringing Man Who Shot at Sutherland Springs Gunman to State of the Union

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Stephen Willeford, the 55-year-old man who shot at gunman Devin Kelley shortly after Kelley killed 26 in a tiny Sutherland Springs church last November, will join Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Henry Cuellar at President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in D.C. this evening. Willeford was the...

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Owner of Pegasus Nightclub Running for Congress as a Republican

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:26 AM

This story originally appeared in our sister paper, Out In SA. Mauro E. Garza, the owner of the Pegasus nightclub on the Main Avenue Strip, has thrown his hat into the primary for the Texas 21st Congressional District seat running as a Republican. Garza is one of 18 Republicans who...

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas' Fetal Burial Law

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM

A federal judge blocked part of a Texas law, set to go in effect on Feb. 1, which would have required medical providers to bury or cremate fetal remains from miscarriages and abortions. During the 2017 Texas legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 8, an anti-abortion bill which, among other...

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