Tuesday, May 21, 2019

DEA Conducts Sweep Against the Tango Orejon Street Gang in San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 4:14 PM

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday conducted raids across the Alamo City to round up drug traffickers with ties to the Tango Orejon street gang, KSAT television is reporting. Will Glaspey, special agent in charge for the DEA's Houston Division, told the station officials have indicted 31 people...

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As Downtown Development Spreads, Displacement and Gentrification are Set to Roll Over San Antonio's West Side

Posted By , and on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Chris Benavidez and Sheila Hyde, a retired couple who, in 2017, bought and rehabbed a craftsman-style house on West Houston Street, a few blocks from the Bexar County Adult Detention Center, welcome the wave of development that’s expected to enter the near West Side in coming years. After retiring...

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State Sen. Donna Campbell's Firearms-in-Church Bill Gets Preliminary Approval in Texas House

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:36 PM

The Texas House on Monday gave a preliminary vote of approval to a bill by Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, that would let licensed handgun owners legally pack heat in churches and other places of worship. Campbell's Senate Bill 535 would erase language in current state law that bans...

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No Smoking Policy at San Antonio Parks, Plazas Takes Effect June 1

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

San Antonio will enforce a new smoke- and tobacco-free policy for many major public plazas and recreation areas — including all city parks, Greenway Trails, Market Square, La Villita and the River Walk — starting Saturday, June 1. The new non-smoking ban, similar to those adopted by more than...

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San Antonio Man Arrested After 'Large Amounts' of Child Pornography Found on His Phones, Computers

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 12:48 PM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office teamed up to take down a local man who allegedly produced, received and distributed child pornography. Lynn Maxwell Gerstner was arrested Monday on child pornography charges, according to a KSAT report. Authorities found that the 69-year-old man was...

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Women's Group Calls On Voters to Sign Petition Calling Out Greg Brockhouse for Domestic Violence Allegations

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 3:51 PM

A group repenting San Antonio women is conducting an online petition drive charging that mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse hasn't done enough to address a pair of allegations of past domestic violence — and therefore shouldn't be elected mayor. The group Mētú — whose name plays on the #MeToo Twitter hashtag...

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Dallas Transgender Woman Brutally Attacked in Viral Video Found Fatally Shot

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 12:59 PM

A black transgender woman who was seen being brutally attacked at a Dallas apartment complex parking lot in April was found dead over the weekend. According to reports, Muhlaysia Booker, the woman in question, was fatally shot and left in the street Saturday. Police responded to a call of...

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Driver Crashes Into Home After Leading Police on Chase Through San Antonio's South Side

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 11:46 AM

A Chrysler PT Cruiser sped through San Antonio's South Side Monday morning and crashed into a home as the driver tried to get away from police. KENS 5 reports that a DPS trooper attempted to pull over a 24-year-old driver of a PT Cruiser near Loop 410 and Roosevelt...

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At Least 1,712 Other Migrant Children Might Have Been Separated From Their Families by the Trump Administration

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 11:43 AM

Federal authorities have identified at least 1,712 migrant children that may have been separated from their parents in addition to those pulled away during the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration crackdown, NBC reports, citing transcripts from a recent court hearing. U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the administration...

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Man Allegedly Paid Teen Girl $100, Sexually Assaulted Her at Leon Valley Motel with His Daughter in the Room

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 11:11 AM

A man has been arrested after a teen girl said he sexually assaulted her at a motel in Leon Valley earlier this month. Markus Williams was taken into custody last week after the victim's older sister found the 14-year-old girl with a large amount of money. When asked about...

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