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  • Change Durango To Cesar Chavez Boulevard? (San Antonio, TX)

    05/20/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KSAT 12 ^ | 5/19/11 11:20 pm | Steve Linscomb
    SAN ANTONIO-It's been tried before over the years, but it never happened. Changing the name of Durango Boulevard to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The change to honor the late civil rights leader would affect Durango from Interstate 37 here in downtown to 36th street to the west. It would cost the city roughly 100-thousand dollars to make the changes. The issue was put on the fast track by councilman Philip Cortez of district 4--one of four districts that would be affected. But the cost goes beyond just changing street signs. It's been called Durango since the 1880s. But this street...
  • (San Antonio) Council OKs renaming Durango (To Cesar Chavez)

    05/20/2011 7:15:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/20/2011 | Josh Baugh
    In a vote that split down ethnic lines, the City Council on Thursday approved changing the name of Durango Boulevard in honor of civil rights activist and labor leader César Chávez. Though they all said Chávez should be honored in some meaningful way, none of the non-Latino council members — Ivy Taylor, Reed Williams, Elisa Chan and John Clamp — voted in favor of the proposal. The council's seven Hispanic members supported the initiative. Opposition vacillated from the pragmatic to the philosophical and included arguments that changing the street name would be too great a burden on residents and businesses,...
  • Watch what you eat in Texas schools; Big Brother is watching

    05/12/2011 5:08:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Smile, schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. Health officials trying to reduce obesity and improve eating habits at five San Antonio elementary schools unveiled a $2 million research project Wednesday that will photograph students’ lunch trays before they sit down to eat and later take a snapshot of the leftovers. A computer program then analyzes the photos to identify every piece of food on the plate — right down to how many ounces are left in that lump of mash potatoes — and calculates the number of calories each student scarfed down. The project, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • San Antonio schools will be counting calories[Calorie Cameras]

    05/11/2011 3:06:56 PM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 11 May 2011 | AP
    Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a San Antonio elementary school, where high-tech cameras installed in the cafeteria will begin photographing what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don’t finish eating. Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many calories each student scarfed down. Local health officials said the program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is the first of its kind in a U.S. school, and will be so precise that the...
  • Police: Train carries man 200 yards (San Antonio, Tx)

    03/14/2011 11:57:23 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 14 March 2011 | Eva Ruth Moravec
    A man is expected to survive after he was struck by a train on the Northeast Side early Monday, San Antonio police said. The man, 22, was struck by a southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive near Wetmore Road and Wurzbach Parkway around 5 a.m. BNSF spokesman Joe Faust said the train's engineer and conductor saw the man lying on the tracks, apparently attempting suicide, near a bridge. The crew blew the train's horn and activated its emergency brakes, officials said, but couldn't avoid striking the man. Police Sgt. Donald Leonard said the man was then scooped up by the...
  • Remember the Alamo!

    The Daughters of The Republic of Texas Library is part of the Alamo complex in San Antonio, Texas. The 175th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo is upon us. Brave Texas patriots fought bravely and gallantly from February 23, 1836 to March 6, 1836 for freedom, liberty and independence. The vicious Mexican dictator General Antonio López de Santa Anna was ultimately humiliated by General Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836. Shortly thereafter the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted on March 2, 1836.
  • George Rodriguez assumes San Antonio Tea Party Presidency

    02/21/2011 4:51:53 PM PST · by xangel0228 · 5 replies
    After some disconnect from the the Tea Party Movement, the San Antonio Tea Party has a new leader: George Rodriguez. See his remarks here: George Rodriguez's Remark at the SATP
  • The gatekeeper on immigration policy

    01/01/2011 7:25:08 PM PST · by Racehorse · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 31 December 2010
    When Republicans take control of the House of Representatives next month, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of San Antonio will become the GOP point person on immigration as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee. Smith will shelve immigration reform proposals and scrutinize how the Obama administration has enforced laws. "I’m sure my name is taken in vain sometimes," the veteran congressman says.
  • Missing 9-year-old girl last seen near Medical Center [Found]

    12/31/2010 8:14:22 AM PST · by Immerito · 6 replies ^ | December 31, 2010 | KENS 5 Staff
    Parents of a little girl who disappeared Wednesday are hoping you can help find her.
  • Students rescue real estate agent after brutal attack

    12/27/2010 7:27:04 PM PST · by Racehorse · 48 replies · 7+ views
    WOAI ^ | 27 December 2010 | Lauren Lea
    SAN ANTONIO - A real estate agent says she owes her life to five students who helped her escape a client who brutally attacked her. Janice Tisdale says she had just finished showing the man the upscale northwest side home and was reaching for the front door's lock when he struck her head with a pole from inside the house. She described it as a pole used to pull a staircase from the ceiling. Tisdale says the man demanded $4,000 and as she was bleeding on the front porch and still talking to him, a golf cart passed by, followed...
  • Woman is third charged in revenge killing (child molestation)

    12/27/2010 2:46:36 PM PST · by Racehorse · 58 replies · 10+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 27 December 2010 | Sarah Mills
    San Antonio police on Monday arrested a woman accused of assisting in an April killing. Richelle Vasquez, 34, is suspected in the murder of Mark A. Gabler, 33, whose remains were found in a Bexar County field on May 20. Vasquez became the third person arrested in the case. Kenneth Nelson, 40, was arrested on Dec. 5 and Shawn Phillips, 32, was arrested in October. All are charged with murder. The three conspired to kill Gabler, rather than turning to police, after he was accused of molesting a young relative of Phillips, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
  • San Antonio family caught up in rash of Mexican carjackings

    12/27/2010 7:40:01 AM PST · by Racehorse · 33 replies · 3+ views
    KENS5-TV ^ | 27 December 2010 | Nadia Ramdass
    The pair traveled to Monterrey to visit family. About a mile over the border at the busy intersection of Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosi and Vincent Guerrero Avenue around dusk.The couple waited at a red light when all of a sudden a sedan blocked them."Two doors on one side opened and all I could see was four or five guys with guns," the husband said."I heard 'get out of the car or I'll kill you guys,'" the wife said.The couple got out of their four-door pickup truck. Before the thieves pulled off, they directed the couple to remove their two dogs...
  • 4 life terms for using girl as sex slave

    12/11/2010 4:22:37 PM PST · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 December 2010 | Craig Kapitan
    It took jurors about 45 minutes of deliberation Friday to sentence an alleged crack cocaine dealer to four life sentences — one of which has no possibility of parole — for the kidnapping, rape and forced prostitution of a 13-year-old. Juan Moreno, 45, stood silently as state District Judge Ron Rangel read the sentences. Moreno had faced between 25 years and life in prison without parole for super aggravated sexual assault of a child and between 15 years and life in prison for aggravated kidnapping. The other two convictions, human trafficking and compelling prostitution, are generally second-degree felonies with maximum...
  • Eva Longoria and Tony Parker -- Divorcing

    11/16/2010 1:09:17 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 1+ views
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/2010 | Staff
    Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are getting divorced ... TMZ has learned. Parker filed for divorce yesterday in Texas. The "Desperate Housewives" actress and the San Antonio Spurs star married back in July of 2007. Eva has stated that she has Tony's initials tattooed on her body ... in a mystery spot. She also has Tony's jersey number -- "Nine" -- tattooed on the back of her neck.
  • Remember Battle of Concepción (Texas)

    10/30/2010 12:05:49 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 30 Oct 2010 | Scott Huddleston
    For many San Antonians, it's a forgotten battle of the Texas Revolution. But historians say the Battle of Concepción resulted in the first Texian fatality in the war, and emboldened the rebel forces to mount a campaign to capture San Antonio, including a heavily fortified mission compound known as the Alamo. The battle near Mission Concepción on the morning of Oct. 28, 1835, began a siege that ended with a surrender by Mexican Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cos after the Battle of Bexar about six weeks later. That set the stage for the famous siege and March 6, 1836 Battle...
  • [San Antonio] Officer taken off life support dies

    10/30/2010 9:47:05 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 30 Oct 2010 | Peter J. Holley
    He entered the police academy a shy and respectful cadet whose lifelong ambition had been to become a police officer. Transformed by 33 weeks of intensive training, Sergio Antillon left a confident and assertive decision-maker, academy officials said, someone whose academic proficiency and high marks for customer service heralded a long and promising career. But less than two months into his career, the rookie officer was critically injured in a wreck, moments after stopping to help a stranded motorist. Surrounded by relatives, friends and co-workers, Antillon died Friday at University Hospital after being taken off life support. Sandra Briggs, 58,...
  • SAPD: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder(TX)

    10/20/2010 5:20:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 19 October, 2010 | Simon Gutierrez
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio police said a northeast side woman shot and killed a man who broke into her home early Tuesday morning. Watch Simon Gutierrez's Report The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at the woman's home in the 4800 block of Castle Path, police said. According to San Antonio Police Capt. Cris Andersen, the suspect broke into the home through an unlocked screen door, then kicked in the bedroom door. The woman sleeping in the bedroom then retrieved a revolver she kept under her pillow and fired four shots at the suspect, said Andersen. The suspect tried to...
  • (San Antonio) Democrats' ex-treasurer indicted

    09/30/2010 4:06:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 09/30/2010 | Craig Kapitan
    Former Bexar County Democratic Party Treasurer Dwayne Eugene Adams was indicted Wednesday on charges that he embezzled and misused about $202,000 of party funds. Adams, 55, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of theft between $100,000 and $200,000 and misapplication by a fiduciary between $100,000 and $200,000. Each charge is a second-degree felony. The grand jury action came as little surprise, Democratic Party officials acknowledged. Prosecutors with the white-collar crimes division of the Bexar County district attorney's office had interviewed more than 20 people — including former party chair Carla Vela and numerous deputy chairs —...
  • Proposed SA Smoking Ban Called 'Racist'

    06/11/2010 6:54:43 AM PDT · by laotzu · 36 replies · 575+ views
    WOAI ^ | 6/10/10 | Jim Forsyth
    The effort to ban smoking in all workplaces across the city appears to be going up in smoke, as prominent advertising executive Lionel Sosa tonight will brand the proposal as racist. "The proposed ordinance is economically discriminatory to members of the Hispanic community," Sosa will tell council, according to a text of his letter obtained by 1200 WOAI news. "When you look at the population of the small area bars, poll halls, and VFW halls that populate our community, you will see the overwhelming majority of those that will see their freedom of choice stripped from them by this ordinance...
  • City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies

    05/19/2010 9:41:31 AM PDT · by llevrok · 40 replies · 938+ views
    Rosemary Benitez thought it was a joke at first. She was told her store was going to need a food permit in order to stay in business. But Benitez doesn't own a restaurant. She owns the Shades of Love lingerie store on West Bitters road. Shades of Love sells racy lingerie, high heel shoes, adult toys and items meant to enhance a couple's sex life. However, some of those items are edible. That's why the health department ruled the store needed a food permit. The permit costs about $230 a year. It also means the store is subject to regular...