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  • The FBI Arrested Almost All The Top Officials In This Texas Town

    02/08/2016 9:19:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | February 8, 2016 | Meghan DeMaria
    The next few city council meetings in Crystal City, TX are going to be pretty quiet. On Thursday, FBI agents arrested a majority of the town's top officials, including the mayor, mayor pro tempore, city manager, and a current city council member, as well as a former council member, The Washington Post reports. FBI agents also arrested Ngoc Tri Nguyen, an alleged gambling operator, nicknamed "Mr. T." A federal indictment (PDF) accused the town officials of taking thousands of dollars in bribes, and of helping Nguyen run the illegal gambling operation. Ricardo Lopez, Crystal City's mayor, was accused of accepting...
  • Five men indicted on kidnapping charges[cross-border drug trafficking and torture]

    04/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted five men on kidnapping conspiracy charges related to a January incident involving cross-border drug trafficking and torture. Charged in the indictment, and each facing life in prison if convicted, were Crystal City residents Heriberto Macias Diaz, David Perez and William Davalos, and San Antonio residents Leroy Guerra Garcia and Mark Anthony Jiminez. The men are accused of conspiring to kidnap a Pearsall tow truck driver and taking him to Piedras Negras, where he was tortured and threatened with death, all to find the location of missing drug money, according to...
  • San Antonio Observer walks back threat to publish names, addresses of police officers

    02/08/2016 9:54:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The San Antonio Observer responded to backlash Sunday by walking back its threat to publish the names and addresses of every police officer in the city. Stephanie Zarriello, the Observer’s publisher and editor-in-chief, made the strongly worded threat while speaking Saturday at a news conference following the death of Antronie Scott, an unarmed man shot and killed by an SAPD officer, a local Fox affiliate reported. “We at the San Antonio Observer newspaper are looking into the future prospects of publicizing the names and the addresses of all San Antonio Police Department officers in order to protect our community,” Ms....
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. You dont have a beaver cap, Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. Yall remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here, he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Phil Collins gives vast Alamo collection to Texas

    10/28/2014 10:11:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6 hours ago
    British pop star Phil Collins on Tuesday handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins was in San Antonio to donate what's considered the world's largest private collection of Alamo artifacts. It includes a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie's legendary knife and letters from garrison commander William B. Travis. "There's things in there that will make your mouth drop," Collins said. The 1980s pop artist and Genesis singer-drummer has joked that he spent all the money he...
  • New Alamo motion picture shows role of Esparza family in battle

    04/22/2004 10:52:58 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 681+ views
    Bee-Picayune ^ | 4/22/04 | Gary Kent
    Few Bee County residents were as anxious to see the release of the new Disney movie The Alamo as members of the local Benavides family. The reason was the Benavideses wanted to see how their ancestor, Gregorio Esparza, was portrayed in the motion picture. For them, Esparza has been a link to the past that many family members did not understand until a few years ago. George Benavides, who grew up here before moving to Austin, had heard his grandmother tell the stories of having an ancestor who fought and died at the Alamo. However, he had assumed his great-great-great-great-grandfather...
  • Alamo : Davy Crockett's defiant stand at the Alamo 'lasted just 20 minutes', claim historians

    08/16/2011 6:00:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/16/2011 | Mail Foreign Service
    The legend of Davy Crockett, the buckskin-clad 'King of the Wild Frontier,' has been cast into doubt by new claims that his fabled last stand at the Alamo may have only lasted 20 minutes. For 175 years, the Battle of the Alamo has been one of America's most cherished historical events. Celebrated in song, story and cinema, the story of heroism against all the odds helped define the young nation's pursuit of liberty. But, according to a new book, the brave last stand depicted by Hollywood stars like John Wayne was a myth. In reality, author Phillip Thomas Tucker claimed...
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Last surviving dive bomber remembers the Battle of Midway

    11/13/2015 1:20:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    CNN via NewsChannel 3 ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    SAN ANTONIO — Norman Kleiss lives in a modest apartment in San Antonio. When I first reached him on the telephone, I almost started to shake. It was like going back in time. I could hear the engines roar over the Pacific Ocean; the tide of World War II was about to change. “So you want to talk about the Battle of Midway?” Kleiss asked. Boy, did I. It’s incredible that still living among us is this amazing American war hero. Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss is 99 years old. What did he do in the war? With fuel running low,...
  • San Antonio GOP head: Republican party has evolved into the most anti-immigrant group of people"

    10/16/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The head of the Republican Party of Bexar County had a very odd way of criticizing Hillary Clinton for her flip-flop on immigration reform. Robert Stovall told San Antonio’s KENS 5 that Clinton’s endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform is disingenuous, but then took it a step further (emphasis mine): “It’s disingenuous for her to come to South Texas and Bexar County, for us to trust her when she’s constantly flip-flopping on these issues. On one side, Hillary and the Democrats are now pro-immigrant. On the other side, Republicans have evolved into the most anti-immigrant group of people that you...
  • 3 San Antonio Texas Officers Booked Into Jail For Sex Scheme

    09/25/2015 6:47:03 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 9 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | September 25, 2015 | http://www.ksat.com/news/1-of-3-sapd-officers-booked-into-jail-for-sex-scheme
    Officers Chapa and Galindo were charged with compelling prostitution, aggravated sexual assault and official oppression. "(The victim said) she was promised money for working under cover. This led to her having sexual intercourse with two individuals who she later identified as Galindo and Chapa," the complaint said. The woman told Live Oak police investigators she was put into contact with another man who set her up to meet with a third man. She said that man told her her job would be "catching terrorists." He told her he needed to perform a series of tests -- from drinking alcohol to...
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • TEXAS SCHOOL BUS DRIVER FIRED AFTER NOT NOTICING 3 DRUNK WOMEN RIDING WITH KIDS

    09/03/2015 6:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    ABC7NY ^ | Thursday, September 03, 2015
    Texas school bus driver fired after not noticing 3 drunk women riding with kidsA school bus driver in Texas was fired and three women face charges after the women allegedly boarded a bus filled with middle-school students and rode to school, officials said. The alleged incident occurred last Friday on a bus from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio. The three women, all in their 20s, were allegedly intoxicated when they were caught-on-camera boarding the bus filled with children, the unconventional riders apparently slipping right past the bus driver and taking two seats in the back the...
  • Dozens of cars, homes tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti in San Antonio Jewish community

    08/12/2015 7:09:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 51 replies
    mySA, Hearst Newspapers ^ | August 12, 2015 | Mark D. Wilson
    SAN ANTONIO A Jewish community on the North Side woke to widespread anti-Semitic vandalism Wednesday morning that included spray-painted swastikas, KKK lettering and other hateful slurs. (We are) saddened and outraged, said Howard Feinberg, a board member of the Rodfei Sholom Congregation, located near Northwest Military Drive and Huebner Road. When we were finishing our morning prayers around 7 a.m., we became aware that in the neighborhood around our synagogue, there was a lot of graffiti of the anti-Semitic and racial nature. More than 30 cars and homes were tagged with hateful graffiti sometime overnight, according to the San...
  • Former NBA executive says he'd hire [Becky] Hammon as head coach

    07/21/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/21/15
    Bobby Marks who now offers incredible NBA insight on Twitter, recently said something sort of remarkable about San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon.
  • A black Democrat mayor takes a stand AGAINST removing Confederate flags; heres why

    07/12/2015 11:12:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/12/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Shes not going to be bullied. A lonely voice of reason was heard in Texas last week one that wasnt infected by the national hysteria to wipe all vestige of of the Confederacy from the South after the tragic mass shooting at a traditionally-black Charleston, S.C. church. And it came from an African-American and a Democrat and a woman. San Antonio Councilman Alan E. Warrick II sent an interdepartmental memo Wednesday asking that citys mayor to appoint a task force to inventory all Confederate flags, monuments and statues in public areas. It often takes an unspeakable tragedy...
  • TEXAS FLAG COMPANY, DIXIE FLAGS, SAYS NO MORE CONFEDERATE FLAGS

    06/28/2015 5:33:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 28, 2015 | rob milford
    With a name like Dixie Flags, you might think the San Antonio-based business would be the last place on earth that would banish Confederate flags you would be wrong. After 57 years in a business started by his parents, Pete Van de Putte said that Dixie Flag will no longer make or sell the Confederate battle flag. In aninterviewwith theSan Antonio Express-Newsthis week, Van de Putte says that in conversations with manufacturers and suppliers, they have all decided to stop making or shipping the controversial flag. My official opinion is now that it is an offensive item and we...
  • San Antonio Voters Go Off Script to Elect Socially Conservative Democrats

    06/18/2015 6:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    A very interesting dynamic was present in the race for San Antonio mayor last weekend that bears watching for both parties.Ivy Taylor, who was appointed San Antonio mayor when Julian Castro left to run HUD last year, won a full term on Saturday, defeating a long-time Democrat, former state senator Leticia Van de Putte. Taylor is the first black to get elected mayor.San Antonio is a Democratic city, Texas’s second largest, and is majority Hispanic. The city is represented in Congress by Democratic Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and a conservative who opposes amnesty and favors increased...
  • Team Hillary to Julian Castro: Back off

    06/04/2015 5:41:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The media has noticed that new HUD Secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro has upped his public profile as the presidential race heats up. He’s not jockeying for a position in the race itself, according to analysts, but attempting to position himself as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee — specifically, Hillary Clinton. Part of that effort apparently entails rounding up Hispanic activists to pressure Hillary into moving him to the short list in case she wins the nomination, report Politico’s Gabriel DeBenedetti and Annie Karni. Team Hillary is less than amused at the power...
  • Cisneros: Hillary Clintons only option for VP is Castro (Raul?)

    05/17/2015 10:42:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | From Staff Reports
    Cisneros told Univisions Flix De Bedout that people within the Clinton campaign have told him that Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor, is the first person on their list. Clinton is currently the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic nomination for president.
  • Julian Castro is only veep prospect for top Clintonians (Castro looting taxpayers a plus)

    05/11/2015 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    washingtontime.com ^ | 5/10/15 | JOSEPH CURL
    Team Hillary is pushing Julian Castro as her VP nominee. The Republicans are making a big push for the Hispanic vote, so that makes Castro an obvious pick. Julian Castro, and his twin brother, Congressman Joaquin, were early backers of 2008 Clinton......the odds of Mrs. Clinton picking another woman for the ticket are zero .... which eliminates Wendy Davis, the liberal darling of Texas Democrats. --SNIP--That leaves Julian Castro. At just 40 years old, hes a a two-term mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and is Obamas HUD Secy. The Castro brothers twins born to a single mother whose grandmother...
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • San Antonians hit streets to protest death of Freddie Gray (4/29)

    04/30/2015 5:29:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    KSAT ^ | 4/29/15 | Bill Barajas
    The chants started early and lasted well into the night on Wednesday. The Perrin Beitel location is the same site as many other recent protests, including the high-profile officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old Marquise Jones. "We are one of the largest cities in the country and every other city is saying something. We can't go unheard," said protestor Marcus McNeil. "We have to let people know where we are." Protesters have watched how peaceful rallies can quickly turn violent, with buildings being burned and stores looted. "It was a long time coming. It was a powder keg that people kept putting...
  • Texas Lawmakers Make Musician Phil Collins An Honorary Texan (for donation of Alamo artifacts)

    03/14/2015 8:45:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    AP via pollstar ^ | 07:01 AM Thursday 3/12/15 | no byline
    State lawmakers have named pop star Phil Collins an honorary Texan, saluting his donation of hundreds of Alamo artifacts back to the historic outpost while offering numerous quips referencing his song lyrics. ...Last year, he gave 200-plus pieces of his collection to the Alamo. Collins grinned as many lawmakers took to the floor to joke about feeling it in the air tonight, one more night and Texas having a groovy kind of love for its newest honorary citizen.
  • Texas Land Office (George P. Bush) cancels Daughters of the Republic of Texas contract to run Alamo

    03/13/2015 7:16:43 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 110 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/12/2015 | Scott Huddleston
    The Texas General Land Office is terminating its contract with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to run the Alamo, ending a role the DRT has held for 110 years in managing the state-owned site, the Express-News has learned. In a joint statement with the DRT, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the change will help create a bigger, brighter future for this Texas shrine. The contract, which runs through Aug. 31, 2016, will be terminated after 120 days, on July 10. The Alamo has always had the same owner the people of Texas. And so to...
  • Joaquin Castro lands funds, rhetorical punches in L.A.

    01/31/2015 10:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Brian Chasnoff
    LOS ANGELES Backstage on Friday night at CBS Studio Center, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro was about 30 minutes from appearing live on the edgy HBO comedy show Real Time with Bill Maher. He was cramming for his spot on the shows panel, reviewing topics with Scott Carter, the shows executive producer. Castro should expect to talk about the Koch brothers, Mitt Romney, Saudi Arabia. Carter peppered the congressman with questions. Castro, 40, offered one-sentence answers. Do not feel like you have to be concise for us, Carter said. If anything, be expansive. Another topic Maher might cover: The Iowa...
  • San Antonio could see record high temperatures this week: forecasters

    01/26/2015 2:12:51 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/26/2015 | Madalyn Mendoza
    SAN ANTONIO While the Northeast battles winter storm "Juno," the San Antonio area will see much warmer temperatures than normal for January this week and could set a record high, according to NWS Meteorologist Larry Hopper. Highs and low temperatures through Wednesday in San Antonio will be steady with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. Record-high temperatures may be seen throughout the city on Wednesday, according to Hopper.
  • Moving to TX

    12/23/2014 5:22:36 PM PST · by JVB052010 · 105 replies
    12/23/2014 | Jaclyn
    I am moving from Denver to TX but I don't know which town is better: SA or Austin? I am Catholic, but also middle class white. I want racial diversity, active economy and nightlife, safe town and a way to stimulate my life. I need a place Asthma and Allergy friendly.
  • Saudi National Detained At Fort Sam Houston, Explosives Found In Vehicle

    11/25/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 24 Nov 14 | Unattributed
    <p>Officials at Fort Sam Houston say theyve taken into custody the driver of a vehicle that military officials say contained explosive materials, and which sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.</p> <p>The Bexar County Sheriffs Department said on Twitter that the lockdown was being handled by military police, and the sheriffs department had no units assigned to the case.</p>
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Phil Collins donates large collection of Alamo artifacts

    10/28/2014 8:13:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    KSAT ^ | 10-28-14 | Paul Venema
    As a truck containing five large wooden crates arrived outside the Gallagher House adjacent the Alamo, British pop legend Phil Collins was there to personally oversee the operation.
  • Huge family detention centre to open in Texas for undocumented migrants

    09/08/2014 2:02:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sept 6, 2014 2:54 EDT | Lauren Gambino, NY
    Federal officials are due to open a huge family detention centre in southern Texas that will house immigrant adults with children while they await deportation. The Texas Observer reports that federal officials are preparing to open the nations largest family detention centre, a 2,400-bed facility that will nearly double the current capacity to house immigrant families awaiting deportation. The centre will be developed on a sprawling 50-acre property near the town of Dilley, 70 miles south-west of San Antonio, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told the monthly magazine. :snip: Earlier this year, federal officials opened family detention centres in...
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats Pattern Of Lawfare Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didnt include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Democrat Castro (possible Hillary VP pick) doesnt know if violent gang members should be deported

    08/17/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | Beltway Confidential by Joel Gehrke
    Ex-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (Obama appointee to head HUD) refused to agree that members of violent gangs should be deported before they commit crimes while participating in gang activities. I believe in ensuring that America is free of folks that have committed violent crimes, Castro, who received national attention as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention, told Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., during the 2013 House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. With regard to the hypothetical, Castro also said, I readily concede that Im not in law enforcement, Im not a technical expert in that regard. Forbes...
  • S.A. may be home of Los Raiders

    07/30/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | July 29, 2014 (upd: July 30) | Tom Orsborn
    San Antonio - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, local leaders involved in the talks confirmed Tuesday.
  • Why did Senate committee go so easy on HUD nominee Castro? (The 'Next Obama' says Al Jazeera...)

    06/17/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | 6/17/14 | Trey Garrison
    San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro faced kid glove treatment from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee, Tuesday, with questions mostly focused on what his plans might be and his position on GSE reform should he take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The next step is a vote before the committee, which is not scheduled, which would be followed by a vote on the full Senate floor. Castro was tapped by the White House to replaced outgoing HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, despite the fact that Castro has little executive experience and a controversial history mismanaging HUD...
  • Cornyn has nothing but praise for HUD nominee Castro

    06/17/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/17/14 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. John Cornyn is the Senates No. 2-ranking Republican. But Tuesday morning he preferred the role of No. 1 Texan. Cornyn gave a Lone Star State welcome to Julian Castro, introducing the San Antonio mayor at the start of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for the post of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. President Barack Obama tapped Castro, a Democrat now serving his third term, on May 23 to oversee the department. Cornyn has said that he does not expect any opposition to Castros confirmation, and his move to introduce Castro hints...
  • Obama Nominates Castro In Spite Of Texas HUD Scandal

    06/17/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5/26/14 | Bob Price
    President Barrack Obama nominated San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on May 23rd in spite of his citys alleged misuse of funds from that same federal department. The acceptance of the nomination by Castro marks a departure in the navigational path of this rapidly rising Democrat rising star. The Washington Post reported on May 23rd that this move may signal the Democrats plan to turn Texas blue may be struggling under the leadership of Wendy Davis and Castro now needs to find another pathway to the top of a Democrats future presidential ticket....
  • 2014 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs By The Numbers [A Model Sports Franchise]

    06/16/2014 7:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/16/2014 | Kurt Badenhausen,
    The San Antonio Spurs clinched their fifth NBA title in franchise history Sunday night, and the championships have all come since the team drafted Tim Duncan with the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. The five titles are the fourth most in NBA behind only the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16) and Chicago Bulls (6). Third-year forward Kawhi Leonard won the NBA Finals MVP. The Spurs have the highest winning percentage in major pro sports since 1997 and the team has not won fewer than 60% of its game in any season since drafting Duncan. The...
  • San Antonio Spurs beat down Miami Heat, earn fifth NBA title with Game 5 win

    06/15/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    al.com ^ | 6-15-14 | Mark Heim
    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, '05 and '07. They nearly had another last year, but couldn't hold off the Heat and lost in seven games. The rematch was no match at all. San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 37-13 from the start of the second quarter to midway in...
  • The Beauty, Business and Science of Spurs: Business Leaders Can Learn from the San Antonio Spurs

    06/12/2014 3:02:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | 06/12/2014 | BY CARSON CUNNINGHAM & MARK L. FRIGO
    A video of the remarkable San Antonio Spurs recently went viral on YouTube. It features several minutes of alluring, creative, and unselfish basketball of the sort that companies and teams engaged in all kinds of different pursuits can learn from, of the sort that was on full display Tuesday night in the Spurs' convincing win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.The Spurs are, of course, in the midst of a jaw-dropping 15-year run, and much of the credit for the organization’s success goes to its leadership, especially its cantankerous yet endearing head coach, Gregg “Pop” Popovich,...
  • U.S. Air Base Provides Comfort and Benefits for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in Texas

    05/19/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Since May 18, the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been home to 1,000 illegal immigrant children, according to a report by the San Antonio Express-News. The decision to utilize the base comes as an overwhelming number of young people have been caught crossing the Mexican/U.S. border during recent months. Children and teens brought to Lackland will be provided with education, foster care programs, and "behavioral treatment centers." The projected cost of such programs, as well as the cost of the housing, has not been disclosed to U.S. taxpayers. The federal government was forced to utilize Lackland...
  • Watchdog: Julin Castros San Antonio misused HUD money

    05/19/2014 5:50:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jon Prior
    San Antonio failed to properly spend funds approved by Congress to combat the housing crisis while President Barack Obamas expected nominee to run the Housing and Urban Development Department was mayor of the city, according to a 2012 report from the agencys inspector general.The report could be a blemish on the record of San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro, a rising star in the Democratic party whose consideration for a spot in the cabinet is seen as a way to burnish his national political profile.
  • San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro Is Said to Be HUD Pick in Cabinet Reshuffling

    05/17/2014 11:54:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | JONATHAN MARTIN and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON President Obama is preparing to nominate Mayor Julin Castro of San Antonio as his new secretary of housing and urban development, elevating one of his partys Hispanic rising stars as part of a cabinet shuffle that has possible implications for the 2016 presidential race, Democrats informed about the plans said on Saturday. [snip] Some of Mr. Castros allies also believe that with income inequality becoming a focal point for Democrats, the HUD job offers the mayor an opportunity to burnish his credentials on issues of poverty and to raise his appeal among those on the partys left. The...
  • White House aide named by Obama to oversee health-care law, other priorities

    05/17/2014 10:32:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/16/2014 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama on Friday appointed longtime White House aide Kristie Canegallo as deputy chief of staff for policy implementation, to oversee issues that include the continuing rollout of the Affordable Care Act and better integration of technology in classrooms. The move, which comes three days before senior White House health-care adviser Phil Schiliro will step down, aims to institutionalize some of the changes chief of staff Denis McDonough made in the wake of the health-care laws botched debut last fall. [....] Unlike many of Obamas top advisers, who came to their jobs through politics, Canegallo started as a civilian Pentagon...
  • San Antonio's Mayor Castro to be Newest Far-Leftist on Obama's Cabinet

    05/17/2014 2:39:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is about to be tapped by President Barrack Obama to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is the second time Obama will have asked Castro to serve in his administration. The move for Castro comes at a time where a big game of musical chairs is going on in the Obama Cabinet. Castro will be asked to replace HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who is expected to move to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Mayor Julin Castro to Washington? [New HUD Sec]

    05/17/2014 2:36:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 17, 2014 | Michel J. Fortier and Merrisa Brown
    Mayor Julin Castro is expected to leave his third term in office early to become HUD secretary for President Barack Obama. Mayor Julin Castro (center) with his brother, Joaqun Castro, are interviewed in Time Warner Arena as they prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 3, 2012.
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but its her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obamas current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Mayor Julian Castro to Obama: Grant Temporary Amnesty to Family Members of DREAMers

    04/16/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    bREITBART ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro wants President Barack Obama to give temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants whose family members are U.S. citizens. Castro, considered a potential vice presidential candidate for Democrats in 2016, believes Obama should extend the deferred action even more to those over 30 years of age and who may not have come to the country as children. "We should look at people who have been here for more than ten years, who do not have a serious criminal record and who have family members who are United States citizens," Castro said in an interview before his debate...
  • TX: 19-Year-Old was Likely Carrying Slung Mosin-Nagant Rifle when He was Tased

    04/19/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo: Alma E. Hernandez, For The San Antonio Express News Henry Vichique, shown with his pregnant wife, above, is the 19 year old man who was tased by police for carrying a WWII Russian rifle in a San Antonio residential neighborhood while walking home. From the Houston Chronicle: San Antonio police arrested him March 30 while he was walking home with a loaded Russian World War II-vintage rifle slung across his shoulder. The event occurred after dark. Police at the scene told Henry that people had reported that he had been pointing the rifle at others. Henry replied that...