Monday, January 15, 2018

Another Winter Storm is Headed to San Antonio Tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:51 PM

San Antonio, along with neighboring counties and cities, will be experiencing a winter storm beginning early Tuesday morning through Tuesday night, and the National Weather Service is urging people to avoid non-essential travel on Tuesday. “It may be nice and warm now, but the cold front is currently...

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

As Affordable Housing Shrinks, City Hits Pause on Downtown Development Incentives

Posted By on Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 4:31 PM

In 2010, then-Mayor Julian Castro introduced a new, streamlined way to encourage residential development in tourist-crowded downtown San Antonio. Called the Center City Housing Incentive Policy, the plan would waive city and San Antonio Water System fees for new downtown developments with 16 housing units per acre or redeveloped historic...

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Has Anyone Seen Murphy? A Texas Family's Suit of Armor is Missing

Posted By on Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 3:13 PM

A North Texas family is missing one of their beloved members after a suit of armor – who they call Murphy – was stolen from their porch last week. The Granbury Police Department went to Facebook for any leads on a missing suit of armor. Nadya Williamson commented that the...

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Regional Political Group Will Host San Antonio Women's Rally

Posted By on Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Via a Facebook event, TX 23rd District Indivisibles is inviting all women (and those who support women) to celebrate diversity and help build social change at the San Antonio Women's March on Saturday, January 20. Set to take place at Main Plaza beginning at 9 a.m., the rally will promote...

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Friday, January 12, 2018

DA LaHood Seeks Death Penalty in Trial for Murder of SAPD Detective Marconi

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 6:50 PM

The man accused of shooting and killing a San Antonio Police Department detective in November 2016 could face the death penalty, according to a court document. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood filed a motion indicating he'd seek the death penalty in the trial for 32-year-old Otis McKane, who was...

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Councilman Pelaez Calls Citizen's Comments 'Gibberish' on Facebook

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Updated 5:05 p.m. to reflect Pelaez's statement If you've ever been to a City Council meeting (or, to be honest, any public meeting), you probably have seen Jack M. Finger. He's the perennial "citizen to be heard" at every public meeting, your token old-guy watchdog there to grandstand about...

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The Supreme Court Will Take Up Texas Redistricting Case

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 4:45 PM

The United States Supreme Court has decided to take on the Texas case which could potentially determine whether the state’s congressional and state House maps were drawn to intentionally discriminate against people of color. The Supreme Court announced their decision on Friday to hear the consolidated case on Texas’...

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San Antonio Boy Fighting Cancer Made Honorary Houston Firefighter

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 3:27 PM

The Houston Fire Department made a San Antonio boy an honorary firefighter as he battles cancer, according to the HFD Facebook page. KSAT identified the boy as 13-year-old Damon Billeck. Reports say that Billeck is fighting bone cancer for the third time in less than four years. The Facebook post says...

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Smithson Valley Teacher Charged with Having Improper Relationship with Student

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:44 PM

A former Smithson Valley High School teacher was arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a student, a couple of months after a different teacher at the same school was found guilty of the same crime. Russell Dewayne Hamilton, 27, was arrested on December 22, 2017, and...

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Local Group Organizes Counter Protest to MLK March, Citing Police Shootings

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:28 AM

A local progressive group, SATX4, has organized a counter protest to San Antonio's 50th annual Martin Luther King Jr. March taking place Jan. 15, arguing that the city's march "dishonors the radical legacy of Martin Luther King." "SATX4 wants to highlight the fact that the march does little in the...

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