Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Judge Nelson Wolff Raises Concerns About Coronavirus Evacuees Being Sent to San Antonio Hospitals for Testing

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Judge Nelson Wolff wants the feds to stop taking evacuees quarantined at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to local hospitals for medical tests that could be handled on-base. In a letter sent to U.S. Rep. Chip Roy's office Tuesday, Wolff asks the Republican congressman to reach out to the Department of...

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Early Voting Starts for Texas' Super Tuesday Primary. Here's Everything You Need to Know

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Early voting started Tuesday, allowing Texans to cast ballots in the March primary known as Super Tuesday. Texas is one of 14 states that participate in Super Tuesday. Voters will decide which presidential, congressional, legislative, judicial and State Board of Education candidates will represent their party in the general...

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Study Names Texas Among Most Sinful States in the U.S.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Las Vegas may be Sin City, but Texas is in the running to be called the Sin State. At least that's what WalletHub would have us believe. A new study from the financial site looked at the "Most Sinful States in America," and the Lone Star State earned itself...

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Neighborhood Groups Sue State of Texas Over Proposed San Antonio-Area Quarry

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:31 AM

Citizen groups have sued to halt a proposed 1,500-acre limestone quarry in Comal County, saying the state of Texas should never have issued an air quality permit to the project. The plaintiffs — Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry and Friends of Dry Comal Creek — brought their suit against the...

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Study Says San Antonio Is at Risk for a Wave of Cockroaches, Other Pests Through March

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:31 AM

Don't be surprised if you see an influx of critters around town. A recent study from the National Pest Management Association says San Antonio is among the top U.S. cities at risk for an increase in pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and cockroaches until the winter season ends...

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San Antonio Man Stabbed While Walking Dog Outside of Apartment

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 10:32 AM

A local man said he was taking his dog for a walk when he was stabbed. The victim said he was leading his pooch outside of The Park on Bandera Apartments on the city's Northwest side around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday when he was attacked by multiple suspects. Police found...

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Monday, February 17, 2020

UT Health San Antonio Will Head Statewide Opioid Addiction Initiative

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 12:42 PM

UT Health San Antonio has landed $7.2 million in state funding to oversee a statewide program to treat opioid addiction that will provide "compassionate, evidence-based" care regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Much of the funding will be spent to cover the cost of medicine for patients unable to...

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Students Want NEISD to Acknowledge Bullying at Reagan High School Following Teen's Suicide on Campus

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Friends of the Reagan High School student who committed suicide on campus during school hours last week are speaking out about bullying the teen faced before his death. What's more, they're calling out district officials for not acknowledging it. Following the death of Alonso Jones, a 16-year-old who died...

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Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Endorses Cuellar Challenger Jessica Cisneros in Congressional Race

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 11:02 AM

Former SA mayor and recent presidential candidate Julián Castro is endorsing Jessica Cisneros in her primary challenge to longtime South Texas Democratic congressman U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. "The people of South Texas deserve a homegrown champion for hardworking families, good paying jobs, better health care and immigrants’ rights," Castro said...

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Sheriff Advocates for Changes in Legal System After Second Inmate Dies at Bexar County Jail

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:17 AM

A Bexar County inmate has died in jail, for the second time in a week. According to multiple reports, a 64-year-old inmate suffered a "cardiac episode" Sunday afternoon and died in the medical section of the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. He was reportedly waiting to be transported to...

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