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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
    Ken5.com ^ | 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
    ksat.com ^ | 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Prostitution Free Corridors' Proposed

    05/19/2010 6:56:59 AM PDT · by laotzu · 13 replies · 469+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    San Antonio City Council will be asked today to create what are called ‘prostitution free corridors’ to crack down on the activity in areas where prostitutes are known to frequent. Southeast side Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos says the proposal, which will be floated before the council’s Governance Committee, would designate areas where police and law enforcement will focus on rooting out prostitution. “I want to see if there is a similar way we could attack prostitution, similar to the way we have attacked gang activity in certain parts of town,” Ramos said. Under the District Attorney’s successful gang injunction program, gang...
  • Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

    05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT · by laotzu · 151 replies · 3,017+ views
    KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president. "It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article." But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned...
  • Texas church challenging city code preventing Sunday worship

    05/11/2010 5:03:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 602+ views
    EWTN News ^ | 5/11/2010
    A small Protestant church in Leon Valley, an enclave within the city of San Antonio, is challenging a zoning code that prohibits the church from holding Sunday worship services. The city code excludes religious assemblies from some zoning areas because they decrease the city’s tax revenue and interfere with commercial activity. In 2007, revisions to the city code excluded churches from most of the city to maximize tax revenues, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty reports. Auditoriums, convention centers, private clubs and schools are free to locate in the city’s retail zones, but churches are not. The Elijah Group, an...
  • 18-wheeler explodes at San Antonio refinery

    05/05/2010 10:57:54 AM PDT · by TXnMA · 181 replies · 6,527+ views
    WFAA ^ | 05 may 2010 | Not given...
    SAN ANTONIO -- An 18-wheeler being loaded with fuel at a San Antonio refinery has exploded. Television stations showed footage Wednesday of an enormous black plume spewing from the AGE Refining Inc. unit on the city's southeast side. Refinery marketing director Jeff Morrow says the truck exploded late Wednesday morning at the facility that refines gas and jet fuel, but he had no other details. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told KENS-TV that the fire had spread to the refining facility, and authorities were trying to assess whether neighbors should be evacuated.
  • San Antonio refinery on fire following explosion

    05/05/2010 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 111 replies · 5,148+ views
    An oil refinery just southeast of downtown San Antonio is on fire. The fire started at the AGE Refinery on South Presa, following an explosion. Large black plumes of smoke can be seen spilling into the skies above San Antonio. The plant is located near Mission San Juan on Military Dr. and Presa. AGE Refining, Inc., is based out of San Antonio. They refine several specialized petroleum products, including jet fuel and diesel. The company was founded in 1991. There is at least one burn victim, according to initial reports. Our sister station, KENS 5, has a crew on the...
  • Three military installations become one (Air Force takes over San Antonio's Ft Sam Houston)

    04/27/2010 6:16:34 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 22 replies · 644+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/27/2010 12:00 CDT | Sig Christenson
    The Air Force took over Fort Sam Houston on Monday, and it didn't have to drop a bomb or fire a shot. But then, it wasn't that kind of a takeover, and in fact was celebrated as a new era of cooperation among rival services, right down to the joint Army-Air Force band that played before a crowd of 300 on MacArthur Parade Field. Five 75 mm howitzers rocked the air as the Army garrison at Fort Sam became the 502nd Mission Support Group/Garrison — an entity headed by an Army colonel who reports to an Air Force general. The...
  • Pictures from San Antonio, TX Tax Day Tea Party

    04/15/2010 6:19:18 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 11 replies · 1,119+ views
    April 15, 2010 | Me
    It was wet today; wet, wet, wet, wet, wet! Rain like I have not see in a long time, flooding the roads, delaying Fiesta, of all things...and they still managed to scrape together a decent crowd!
  • 92.5 KRPT San Antonio To Flip To Talk “The Patriot”

    04/14/2010 11:36:17 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 529+ views
    radio insight.com ^ | 4/14/10 | radio insight.com
    NTSMediaOnline.com reports that Clear Channel Country “92.5 The Outlaw” KRPT San Antonio will flip to Talk on Thursday, April 15. The new station “92.5 The Patriot” will pickup many of the hosts recently dropped by Cox’ 106.7 KPWT when it flipped to Adult Rock earlier this month. Among the hosts to be carried on the new station will be Talk Radio Networks Mancow Muller, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Phil Hendrie, and Michael Savage, as well as Dial-Global’s Neal Boortz and Clark Howard.
  • San Antonio's Archbishop José Gomez named by Pope to be successor to Cardinal Roger Mahony. ...

    04/07/2010 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 252+ views
    Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX ^ | current | Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio's Archbishop José Gomez named by Pope to be successor to Cardinal Roger Mahony upon his retirement as Archbishop of Los Angeles.The people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest archdiocese in the United States, now know who will be the successor to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony upon his retirement. San Antonio's Archbishop José Gomez has been named the "coadjutor archbishop" of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Pope Benedict XVI, which carries with it the right of succession. As coadjutor archbishop, Archbishop Gomez will aid Cardinal Mahony in the governance of the diocese and would take his...
  • Precious words from the archbishop... [Jose Gomez]

    04/07/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 200+ views
    Atonement Parish ^ | n/a | Archbishop Jose Gomez
    Precious words from the archbishop...   This sermon was preached by Archbishop Gomez at the parish a few years ago, on the occasion of our twenty-fifth anniversary.  It's good for us to remember what a faithful father-in-God he has been for us, and we pray for him as he prepares for his new and important work. My brother Bishops, Priests, Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Today as we gather for this special celebration it is providential that we celebrate the feast of St. Benedict. We can say that he is the Patron Saint of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI. So, we...
  • Historic Appointment to LA Archdiocese (more details)

    04/06/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 475+ views
    WITL ^ | April 6, 2010 | Rocco Palmo
    Full feed to come, but suffice it to say, it's official... and historic -- in this pontificate's most significant move to date for the Stateside church, the Holy See has announced Pope Benedict's appointment of Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio as coadjutor-archbishop of Los Angeles, the nation's largest diocese. Here, the LA chancery's release: As Coadjutor, Archbishop Gomez, 58, will automatically become head of the three-county Archdiocese of Los Angeles upon Cardinal Roger Mahony’s retirement at age 75 on February, 27, 2011. A Mass of Reception for Archbishop Gomez is scheduled for May 26. Cardinal Roger Mahony will...
  • Pope Names Latino Leader For L.A. Archdiocese [Member of Conservative Opus Dei Movement]

    04/06/2010 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 568+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 06, 2010 | Nicole Windfield
    Pope Names Latino Leader For L.A. Archdiocese More than 70 percent of the area’s 5 million Catholics are Hispanic By NICOLE WINFIELD VATICAN CITY - The pope on Tuesday named Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, to take over the Los Angeles archdiocese when its current archbishop retires, putting him in line to become the highest-ranking Latino in the American Catholic hierarchy. The appointment of the Mexican-born Gomez as coadjutor for Los Angeles also will likely make him the country's first Latino cardinal. Gomez, 58, is an archbishop of San Antonio and member of Opus Dei, the conservative movement...
  • Muslim students call for removal of "year of Our Lord" from diplomas at... Trinity University

    03/31/2010 3:08:33 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 36 replies · 908+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 29, 2010 | Marisol
    Muslim students call for removal of "year of Our Lord" from diplomas at... Trinity University It's a private school that retains a "covenant" relationship with the Presbyterian Church. But nonetheless, "the year of Our Lord" is an affront to "diversity." While these enterprising students are at it, how about "Trinity" University? They probably didn't name it after the river that traverses eastern Texas. And just for grins, what of "San Antonio," where the school is located? If one doesn't want to be offended by a private university's religious heritage, it's not as if Texas is exactly lacking in public institutions....
  • Strange Situation: New Cars, in Some Cases, Cost Less than the Same Model Used

    03/25/2010 7:12:13 AM PDT · by laotzu · 31 replies · 1,021+ views
    WOAI ^ | 3/25/10 | Jim Forsyth
    San Antonio - Due to an unprecedented shortage of late model used cars, local car dealers say it is actually cheaper, in many cases, to buy a brand new car than to buy a used version of the same model. That is an exact opposite of the decades old tradition of cars falling in value by as much as 20% 'right after being driven off the lot,' due to price depreciation. Rick Cavender of the Cavender Family of Auto Dealerships says a variety of factors have led to the unusual situation, including automakers rolling out major incentives to get you...
  • Gang Punk Dies in "Accidental" Shooting

    03/25/2010 6:50:47 AM PDT · by laotzu · 11 replies · 597+ views
    WOAI ^ | 3/25/10 | Jim Forsyth
    San Antonio - A 29 year old man is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a teenager near Jefferson high school overnight, 1200 WOAI news reports. Police think the victim was shot 'accidentally' by a fellow gang member in a home in the 200 block of Thomas Jefferson. The unidentified teen was pronounced dead at the scene. A couple of hours later, detectives picked up Michael Juarez, 29, and charged him with manslaughter. Detectives say both Juarez and the victim were in the same dorky street gang, and the shooting may have been an 'accident.'
  • Why I Love Texas

    03/13/2010 6:40:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 956+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com/ ^ | March 13, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    I keep hoping a business in Connecticut will have the “cashews” (thank you Larry Elder) to do something like this. This picture sent to me via our iPhones from blog captain Steve McGough. It’s a marquee in downtown San Antonio. It’s just one of two Texas cities i have spent time in. I love it, more so now.
  • Why We "REMEMBER THE ALAMO" (Alamo Observance March 6th, San Antonio, TX)

    03/04/2010 2:16:39 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies · 1,100+ views
    Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M. ^ | Part reprinted from Spring 1998 | Dwight Stevens
    The Alamo should be remembered as the place where the Mexican Army, under command of General Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna, stormed a former Mexican mission defended by a band of Texans fighting for their independence. Among the defenders were our Masonic Brothers James Bonham, Jim Bowie, David Crockett, Almaron Dickenson and Col. William Barrett Travis. In rooms where priests had prayed, bayonets clashed with Bowie Knives and swords. Musket and cannon fire tore into the Texan defenders. By dawn, all the Texan combatants lay dead. Their sacrifice, on March 6, 1836, would immortalize them as legends, and turn the...
  • [Texas:]Would-be Hasan visitor is freed

    01/26/2010 7:33:55 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 889+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/26/2010 | Guillermo Contreras
    An Iraqi doctor encouraged security officers at Brooke Army Medical Center to shoot him earlier this month after telling others that he planned to free accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a federal agent testified Monday. FBI counterterrorism and military intelligence operatives took a hard look at Senan Kahtan Abrahem after he went to Fort Sam Houston on Jan. 6 and approached an information booth at BAMC about seeing Hasan, according to testimony at a bail hearing Monday for Abrahem. Abrahem, an immigrant living in San Antonio, was indicted last week on a federal charge of making a...
  • Homes evacuated in San Antonio as hill crumbles

    01/25/2010 7:46:26 PM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies · 772+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-25-10 | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO – Construction crews moved dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a crumbling hill in San Antonio on Monday as engineers tried to determine why the land below was shifting, causing dozens of homes to evacuate
  • Homes evacuated in Texas as ground shifts below (San Antonio)

    01/25/2010 10:22:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies · 2,798+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/10 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of homes were evacuated in San Antonio after the ground below began shifting, creating crevices up to 15 feet deep and nearly splitting a nearby retaining wall in half, officials said. About 80 homes were first evacuated on Sunday after residents in a northwest side subdivision reported that the ground was caving behind several houses. No one was injured. The large crack in the retaining wall sent soil tumbling out below. Fences were tossed askew and crumpled like accordions, and aerial photos showed land had given way near the foundations of several homes. Engineers at the...
  • National Conservative Symposium Cancelled [???]

    01/09/2010 5:12:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 1,510+ views
    Texas 4 Palin ^ | 08 January 2010
    From the Tea Party Support website: Due to circumstances beyond the control of Tea Party Support, we are forced to cancel the National Conservative Symposium. More information will follow soon. Please check back. We have started processing refunds. The symposium had been scheduled for January 22nd through the 24th in San Antonio. Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and others were among the lineup of speakers for the event.
  • DA, Democrat Party Discuss Missing $200,000

    12/17/2009 7:33:26 AM PST · by laotzu · 2 replies · 286+ views
    WOAI ^ | 12/17/09 | Jim Forsyth
    San Antonio - As it prepares to begin the critical election season, the Bexar County Democratic Party reports it is missing some $200,000 from its accounts, 1200 WOAI's Bud Little reports. "Its money that is used to pay the county for conducting the primary elections," First Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg told 1200 WOAI news. Herberg says party officials met with his office's white collar crimes division and police to determine what needs to be done to launch an investigation. "There is an allegation that the money was diverted for improper purposes by an officer of the party," Herberg said....
  • Sarah Palin To Headline National Tea Party Symposium In San Antonio

    12/14/2009 6:20:18 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 26 replies · 1,572+ views
    an Antonio, TX -- Tea Party Support has announced the keynote speakers and emcee at the first National Conservative Symposium, scheduled for Friday, January 22nd, 2010 through Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Speaking will be Governor Sarah Palin; radio and TV host Sean Hannity; conservative blogger and TV commentator Michelle Malkin; and radio host and TV commentator Laura Ingraham. Best selling author and political pundit Kevin Jackson, will emcee the event. The National Conservative Symposium, hosted by Tea Party Support, will bring together conservative grass roots leaders and...
  • Bat makes Ginobili a Web hit

    11/02/2009 7:18:19 AM PST · by laotzu · 20 replies · 991+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11/2/09 | Jeff McDonald
    By now, the video has flown around the world, which is more than can be said of one of its stars. The bat that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili swatted from midair during Saturday's game at the AT&T Center won't be flying very far anytime soon. The supposed snuff film, however, lives on. Yahoo.com's NBA blog had the video up within minutes. Web surfers from Buenos Aires to Beijing have downloaded the clip on YouTube. Ginobili's random act of pest control was the talk of the national highlight shows. “When you can't dunk anymore, you've got to find some way to...
  • Tea Party Express ACORN confrontation at San Antonio VIDEO

    09/03/2009 11:12:32 PM PDT · by GVnana · 18 replies · 1,999+ views
    Looks like a big crowd at San Antonio!Lesson in moonbat delusion and a Texas-style reaction!
  • Tea Party Express at the Alamo Plaza -- Video Series

    09/03/2009 11:50:42 PM PDT · by GVnana · 5 replies · 811+ views
    Great group of patriots in San Antonio!Video #1 "We the People" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdIlzi6Dnww Video 2: Harry Reid gets booed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV7VB5wrTjI&feature=channel Video 3: National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, crowd shots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7xPS1colhQ&feature=channel Video 4: Lloyd Marcus sings (outstanding live renditions!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YV8CeTlXqA&feature=channel Video 6: Deborah Johns speaks on Obama, Pelosi and Reid, "Burn the Bill," Kenneth Gladney appearance, "Don't Tread on Me." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFNEv6bFojA&feature=channel
  • Northside, North East (Schools) to Scrap President's Speech. (I love San Antonio!)

    09/03/2009 10:47:41 AM PDT · by ElephantinTexas · 49 replies · 2,564+ views
    WOAI ^ | 09/03/2009 | Jim Forsyth
    Bexar County's (San Antonio,Tx.) two largest school districts said today they will not show President Obama's controversial 'address to students' in their schools, and will leave it up to parents whether the speech should be viewed by their kids, 1200 WOAI news reports. The speech, which is set for 11AM CDT on Tuesday, has become controversial, because many conservative groups have said they are afraid the president will use the speech to try to convince children to support his political policies, and convince their parents to do the same. "What North East ISD is going to do is tape the...
  • The Tea Party Express to rally in San Antonio this morning, Waco this afternoon!!

    09/03/2009 12:36:22 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies · 5,922+ views
    Woo hoo!! The Tea Party Express to rally today in San Antonio and Waco!! We have a Tea Party in San Antonio at 11:00 am this morning at the Alamo and another at 5:00 pm in Waco!! Then it's all aboard for Dallas!! Woo hoo!! Thirty-five cities, thirty-five tea parties in sixteen days!! Be sure to check the tour schedule and join us when we get to a city near you: TeaPartyExpress.org!! And if you are going to DC for the big March on Washington and National Tea Party on 9/12, you won't want to miss our National Freeper Convention!!...
  • Woo hoo!! The Tea Party Express Rolls Into Texas!!

    09/02/2009 6:23:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies · 6,345+ views
    <p>All aboard for El Paso and San Antonio!! We have a Tea Party in El Paso at 10:00 am this morning and another at 11:00 am in San Antonio at the Alamo!!</p> <p>Woo hoo!! Thirty-five cities, thirty-five tea parties in sixteen days!!</p>
  • Because I said so

    09/01/2009 9:27:33 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 10 replies · 614+ views
    The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up Front.org) ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley
    San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city. They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for healthier options,...