Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Portable Meth Lab Found at Abandoned San Marcos Burger King

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM

San Marcos officials discovered a portable methamphetamine lab Sunday at an abandoned Burger King off of I-35. According to a press release from the City of San Marcos, the San Marcos Fire Department’s hazmat unit and the Hays County Narcotics Task Force arrived after police responded to a suspicious person...

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Thousands of Scientists Sign Off on Paper Warning of Border Wall's Environmental Damage

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 3:43 PM

A new academic article in the journal BioScience assails President Trump's proposed border wall for the environmental catastrophe it would wreak. In itself, that's nothing new — other scientists have made that warning. But here's what's different this time. The paper, authored by multidisciplinary scientists from both the U.S. and...

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Dennis Nixon Built IBC Bank on NAFTA. So What's He Doing in Donald Trump's Pocket?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Editor's Note: The following is Their Town, a column of opinion and analysis. Last week, the electronic billboard peeking over I-10 East near Northwest Loop 410 read: “IBC Supports NAFTA.” Which is true. The Laredo-based bank’s CEO and chairman, Dennis Nixon, fought for passage of the sweeping trade agreement...

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Google Fiber Expands Internet Service into More of San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:01 PM

Google Fiber has extended its high-speed Internet service to a wider swath of the Alamo City. After launching service in the far West Side last November, the online search giant is now extending fiber optics into Northeast San Antonio. Residents of the Wilshire Terrace and East Terrell Hills areas can...

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Kerrville Man Accused Of Punching His 6-Month-Old Baby In The Face

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:37 PM

A Kerrville man is accused of striking his six-month-old daughter in the face. On Friday night, authorities grew suspicious when the child was admitted to University Hospital with damages to her skull and face. When questioned, 20-year-old father Joseph Bayliss told authorities with the Kerr County Sheriff's Office that he...

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San Antonio Aquarium Shark Stolen, Disguised as Baby Safely Returned

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:23 PM

A shark stolen from the San Antonio Aquarium on Saturday has since been safely returned, according to multiple reports. The Leon Valley Police Department said two men and a woman stole a 1-and-a-half-foot horn shark from the local aquarium, disguising it as a baby. Police chief Joseph Salvaggio said the...

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Joaquin Castro Tells The Takeout Podcast He's Not Looking to Abolish ICE

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 4:46 PM

Distancing himself from the left wing of his party, San Antonio Democrat Joaquin Castro told CBS News' The Takeout podcast he's not in favor of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I know right now people think of ICE and they think of immigration and removal, but ICE also does things...

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Texas Neo-Nazi Group Attacks San Antonio's Occupy ICE Encampment

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Last Saturday morning, while many activists were still asleep, the San Antonio Occupy Ice encampment was attacked by a group of around 20 masked individuals from Patriot Front, the Texas-based white supremacist, fascist and neo-Nazi group. "Camp Cicada," an idea inspired to take roots in light of the Trump...

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Texas Schools Fall Short of a Passing Grade in a New State-by-State Study

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 3:09 PM

After Texas' deep cuts in education funding, it may come as little surprise that the s tate's school system lags its peers. But you may be surprised just how badly it stacks up in a recent study. Texas ranks 36th in terms of school quality and safety when compared against the...

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SAPD Officer Buys Groceries for Disabled Couple in Need

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 12:30 PM

The San Antonio Police Department gave a shoutout to one of its officers who went beyond his duties and helped a local couple in need. On Saturday, SAPD tweeted a photo of Officer Loy Garcia with the most heartfelt message. In the photo, Garcia can be seen shopping in the...

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