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  • Flashback: Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress (2014)

    06/19/2018 9:30:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2014 | Richard Cowan
    Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma. An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody. The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will likely double in...
  • Driver arrested after leading authorities on 5 mph chase on Loop 410

    04/29/2018 8:43:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 29, 2018 | Caleb Downs
    A San Antonio police officer found the man driving around 5 mph on Loop 410 near Jones Maltsberger Road around 12:30 a.m. and attempted to pull him over. Officers say the driver didn't stop and continued to flee, slowly. Texas Department of Public safety troopers later took over the chase and followed him at 5 mph on a Loop 410 access road. Authorities said they almost captured him at a stop light near Cherry Ridge Drive, but he took off again.
  • Texas Democrat Mark Benavides Guilty of Six-Counts of Continuous Trafficking of Persons

    04/07/2018 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    USSA News ^ | 4/4/2018 | Red Pill
    There’s breaking news coming out of San Antonio, Texas tonight where a formerly powerful Democrat, Attorney Mark Benavides, has been found guilty on six individual counts of human trafficking in a grotesque and sex-filled criminal conspiracy. Mark Benavides, a well-known Democrat who ran for the 186th District Court in 2014, was accused by federal law enforcement of trading his legal services as an attorney for sex from his clients and then recording those manipulative sex-romps, according to local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 in San Antonio. The clients of Benavides were all criminals such as prostitutes and drug addicts, all of...
  • John Brennan, Obama’s Head of the Innuendo Community

    03/30/2018 1:39:47 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 23, 2018 | GEORGE NEUMAYR AND R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR.
    While Brennan’s recklessness is obviously of no interest to the media, it is provoking increasing concern among government investigators, who are looking at a range of his abuses — from leaks to perjury to the outsourcing of spying on Trump to foreigners under the guise of “intelligence-sharing.” A member of the intelligence community tells TAS that he was approached by FBI investigators inquiring about Brennan’s improprieties at the CIA. He was startled to hear them venting aloud about Brennan’s practice of using British intelligence officials to spy on the Trump campaign, including American contractors hired by the British who were...
  • Bomb Explosion FedEx San Antonio, TX

    03/20/2018 2:59:38 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 118 replies
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  • Could NBA's Becky Hammon become first female head coach of men's college basketball team?

    03/16/2018 12:32:35 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | March 2018 | Patricia Babcock McGraw
    On Thursday, the Colorado State athletic department officials announced they want to interview Becky Hammon for their men's basketball head-coaching job. The 40-year-old Hammon, a former WNBA star, played college basketball at Colorado State. She's currently an assistant coach for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA in 2014. Some NBA observers believe San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is grooming her to be his replacement when he retires. In terms of Hammon's ability to control boys and young men once they get on campus and develop them into a successful unit,...
  • Texas students launch 'No Whites Allowed' magazine

    03/01/2018 8:37:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    A group of students at the University of Texas, San Antonio plans to start publishing a “No Whites Allowed” (NWA) magazine. According to a Facebook event titled “Zine Release,” the magazine will be revealed on March 1 at La Botanica, which describes itself as “Texas' first vegan restaurant with a full bar and performance and event venue.” "So you're saying that because segregation happened, it's fine to be racist against Whites?" “Thursday at La Botanica from 8-11pm there will be the NWA Zine release party! This zine specifically features and promotes black and brown lgbtqa creatives,” the description states. “We...
  • Jury finds Democratic state Sen. Carlos Uresti guilty of 11 felonies, including fraud (TX)

    02/22/2018 11:35:44 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 23 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2-22-2018 | Emma Platoff
    SAN ANTONIO — The courtroom was silent and thick with anxiety Thursday morning as the judge’s deputy read the verdicts: “Guilty,” “guilty,” “guilty” — 11 times over, and on all felony counts. State Sen. Carlos Uresti sat stone-faced, his gaze directed at the deputy, as he heard the ruling that throws into question his two-decade career in the Texas Legislature and opens up the possibility of years in federal prison and millions in fines.
  • Future of the Alamo front and center in Land Commissioner race

    02/18/2018 1:22:52 PM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 17, 2018 | Phil Prazan
    Texans go to the polls for primary elections on March 6, the same date is also the 182nd anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. Normally, they would not be connected but this year they are in one of the hottest primary races in Texas. Incumbent Land Commissioner George P. Bush is fighting off a blast from the past. His predecessor, Jerry Patterson, wants his job back in part because of a needed but controversial revamp of the historical site. Specifically, whether to move the cenotaph – the gravestone of the Alamo defenders...Bush and his campaign team didn’t grant us...
  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Don’t kid yourself, ‘we live in a racist country’

    02/13/2018 2:17:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 13, 2018 | Shawn Langlois
    A reporter last night asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich why it’s important for the NBA to celebrate Black History Month. Popovich isn’t one to pull any punches: ‘I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet.’
  • City manager has no plans to place San Antonio police chief on administrative leave

    01/10/2018 9:31:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    News 4 ^ | 01/09/2018 | by April Molina
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley said she has no intention of placing San Antonio Police Chief William McManus on administrative leave.On Monday, San Antonio Police Officer Association President Mike Helle called for an investigation and leave for McManus because of his handling of a smuggling incident on Dec. 23.  Twelve immigrants were found in the back of a truck, taken to San Antonio Police Department headquarters for questioning and then released to the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services and Catholic Charities.Sheryl Sculley release the following statement: "I fully support Chief McManus handling of...
  • Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?’

    Mother of armed robber shot dead by man defending his children: ‘Why did he shoot him five times?’ After an armed man entered a Popeye’s restaurant in San Antonio last month and reportedly pointed a gun at a customer’s children, that customer — a licensed concealed carrier — shot the gunman dead. But now the mother of the deceased 19-year-old gunman is asking why the father who fatally shot her son chose to fire more than once.
  • Trump's ICE chief call to arrest mayors of 'sanctuary cities' seen as 'outrageous threat'

    01/03/2018 12:04:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 72 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman James Barragán
    WASHINGTON - The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants the Justice Department to prosecute mayors and other political leaders in so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. "We need to hold these politicians accountable for their actions," Thomas Homan told Fox News. "This isn't the America I grew up in. We got to take these sanctuary cities on. We got to take them to court. And we got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes." Such a policy would dramatically raise the stakes for immigrant-friendly cities and states that have clashed with the administration....
  • Schertz/Cibolo ISD mourns first-grader killed in deputy-involved shooting

    12/22/2017 3:41:42 PM PST · by jhastey · 52 replies
    KSAT 12 News ^ | 12/22/17 | KSAT 12 News
    "SCHERTZ, Texas - Wiederstein Elementary School in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District is mourning a first-grader who was killed in a deputy-involved shooting. Kameron Prescott was killed Thursday by what appeared to be a stray bullet at his family's home, at the Pecan Grove Mobile Home Park on FM 78. According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, four deputies fired shots outside the home when a woman who they believed was armed with a gun appeared to be reaching for the weapon. " Later reports in other local media indicate that no weapon was found on the dead suspect.
  • Man says he captured UFO on camera on NW Side of San Antonio

    12/09/2017 6:54:04 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    cbs austin ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | SBG San Antonio
    A man says he caught a UFO on camera as it flew around the Northwest Side Thursday night. The viewer told us he followed the craft at a distance all night and said he spotted three of the "massive" crafts in the air. The witness, who identified himself as a former pilot for the Air Force, said "this was no flight path approved by the FAA" and said it wasn't a helicopter "as it made no sound."
  • Father shoots and kills teen robber who burst into a Texas Popeyes and threatened his kids

    12/08/2017 7:23:59 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 86 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    A father eating a meal with his family at a Texas Popeyes shot and killed a robber who threatened him and his wife and children with a gun. Carlos Molina, 32, was eating at a San Antonio Popeyes with his family around 9pm on Wednesday when Andres Herrera, 19, walked in to the fast food restaurant and demanded his money and belongings at gunpoint. Molina told Herrera that he had no money - because he spent it on the meal - and asked the teen if his family could leave, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
  • Police: Teens shot attempting to steal during meetup to buy jewelry (TX)

    12/06/2017 12:01:54 PM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    mysa ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Jacob Beltran
    San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Robert Perez said the teens, ages 14 and 15, met two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Ahern Drive, across the street from North Star Mall. The teens had met the seller using Offerup, a smartphone application used to buy and sell items, and arranged to buy the necklace, police said. Police said it appeared that the teens tried to steal a necklace that they had agreed to buy over an app and the seller's passenger shot them. Perez said. “There’s no reason to meet in a...
  • Police: TX murder suspect told his child to clean up blood after stabbing estranged wife

    12/06/2017 11:55:01 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Fares Sabawi
    Lewis Bright, 47, was taken into custody on a murder warrant almost three weeks after he dropped Erica Bright off at the First Choice Emergency Clinic on Nacogdoches Road Nov. 16. She told the nursing staff before she died that Lewis Bright stabbed her with a knife at her home, according to the arrest affidavit. Police obtained a search warrant and inside the apartment they found clumps of coagulated blood on the floor and a large kitchen knife in the sink with blood on its blade, the affidavit says.Investigators interviewed the estranged couple's child, who reportedly saw Lewis Bright driving...
  • 10-year-old killed on Thanksgiving morning in gang-related shooting on N. Side, police say (TX)

    11/23/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 23, 2017 | Fares Sabawi
    A 10-year-old girl was fatally struck in the chest by a bullet Thursday morning as she watched TV in her bedroom, according to San Antonio police. Police were called before 7 a.m. about a shooting in the 100 block of Harwood Drive in the North Side... The house has had problems in the past," McManus said. "We believe it's gang-related directly to the brother." Detectives brought the girl's brother in for questioning, McManus said.
  • Man behind the tiny defiant Christmas tree at the Alamo speaks out

    11/21/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    mysa ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza,
    San Antonio's traditional Alamo Plaza tree-lighting ceremony will relocate families to Travis Park on Friday, but the cheer is continuing at the original spot -- thanks to a (now-not so) secret elf. Over the weekend, locals and tourists seemed happy to spot an 18-inch tree standing small but proud in front of the Alamo. No one knew how the little tree got there, but they crouched beside it and posted photos on Facebook and Instagram. And that elf -- he isn't done yet. The tree stood in the exact spot a much bigger tree usually stands during the holiday season...