safety http://tpr.org en One Year After West Explosion, State Still Has Dozens Of "At-Risk" Plants Operating http://tpr.org/post/one-year-after-west-explosion-state-still-has-dozens-risk-plants-operating <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House lawmakers charged with investigating what went wrong during the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas heard from state officials this week that 46 <span style="line-height: 1.5;">“at-risk” </span>chemical facilities similar to the one in West are still operating.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:22:08 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30029 at http://tpr.org One Year After West Explosion, State Still Has Dozens Of "At-Risk" Plants Operating City Increasing Pedestrian Safety In Area Where Girl Was Killed By Speeding Driver http://tpr.org/post/city-increasing-pedestrian-safety-area-where-girl-was-killed-speeding-driver <p>One of District 9 City Councilman Joe Krier's goals has been safer streets and he recently announced several initiatives to increase driver and pedestrian awareness following the death of a nine-year-old girl.</p><p>Tatyana Babineaux was struck on Jan. 15 walking by herself on the way to school when a driver hit her, then fled the scene, in the 1700 block of Braesview.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:43:38 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27388 at http://tpr.org City Increasing Pedestrian Safety In Area Where Girl Was Killed By Speeding Driver Texas Civil Rights Project Drawing Attention To Statewide "No-Knock" Warrant Policies http://tpr.org/post/texas-civil-rights-project-drawing-attention-statewide-no-knock-warrant-policies <p>The Texas Civil Rights Project, a statewide civil rights group, is putting pressure on law enforcement groups and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, asking them to create a standard "no-knock" written policy.</p><p>The Texas Civil Rights Project released a study this week pointing to a lack of uniformity when comes to police executing "no-knock" warrants -- when police enter a home without knocking for fear that doing so would cause the wanted person to flee or get rid of illegal drugs.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:46:14 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26949 at http://tpr.org Graco Recalls Nearly 3.8 Million Child Car Seats http://tpr.org/post/graco-recalls-nearly-38-million-child-car-seats Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car seats because buckles may be hard to release, posing a danger in the case of an accident.<p><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/graco-recalling-nearly-38m-child-car-seats/">The AP reports</a> that despite the massive recall, which involves 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is unhappy with the company.<p>NHTSA wants Graco to recall an additional 1.8 million rear-facing infant car seats because they suffer from the same problem, regulators say. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:55:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 26580 at http://tpr.org Graco Recalls Nearly 3.8 Million Child Car Seats Council Committees Weigh Privacy Issues With Police Body Cameras http://tpr.org/post/council-committees-weigh-privacy-issues-police-body-cameras <p>The San Antonio City Council's Public Safety Committee had the chance Monday to hear more about the San Antonio Police Department proposal for police body cameras.</p><p>Police Chief William McManus appeared before Mayor Julián Castro and the Governance Committee in January and told them the body camera pilot program would last about nine months beginning in March. The cameras would cost $100,000 for the test period but city leaders are trying to work out a deal to loan the cameras for free.</p><p>But there are still big concerns about the technology. One of them is privacy.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:23:49 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26501 at http://tpr.org Council Committees Weigh Privacy Issues With Police Body Cameras Medina Focuses On Emergency Funding During Trip to D.C. http://tpr.org/post/medina-focuses-emergency-funding-during-trip-dc <p>San Antonio city leaders are in Washington, D.C. this week to fight for federal funding for the city.</p><p>The delegation heads to our nation's Capitol each year to speak with lawmakers on getting money people pay in taxes to come back to San Antonio.</p><p>District 7 Councilman Cris Medina sent a letter to his constituents to let them know what he's fighting for in particular: Emergency and natural disaster funding.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:08:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26234 at http://tpr.org Medina Focuses On Emergency Funding During Trip to D.C. SAPD Says Leon Creek Greenway Attack Was A Hoax http://tpr.org/post/sapd-says-leon-creek-greenway-attack-was-hoax <p>Frustrating and thoughtless is how San Antonio Police Chief William McManus describes a recent alleged attack that turns out to have never happened.</p><p>The woman claimed to have been assaulted Jan. 17 on the trails at the Leon Creek Greenway by a man with a neck tattoo wearing a ski mask. But according to Police Chief William McManus, detectives had information that led them to believe the attack never happened, and they quickly discovered the alleged victim in the case made the whole thing up.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:22:06 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25892 at http://tpr.org SAPD Says Leon Creek Greenway Attack Was A Hoax Dallas & Houston Airports Are Top Three In The Country For Gun Seizures http://tpr.org/post/dallas-houston-airports-are-top-three-country-gun-seizures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with the Transportation Security Administration are reporting a record number of guns seized from airline travelers in 2013.</span></p><p>Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had 98 seizures and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston had 67 seizures, the second and third highest number of gun seizures in the country. Atlanta was the number one airport where passengers were caught with a concealed handgun and had 110 seizures.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24722 at http://tpr.org Dallas & Houston Airports Are Top Three In The Country For Gun Seizures McAuliffe 8th Graders Take Action To Get Sidewalks For Their School http://tpr.org/post/mcauliffe-8th-graders-take-action-get-sidewalks-their-school <p>If you want something, just ask, and eighth graders at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in the Southwest ISD are learning that lesson first hand this holiday season.</p><p>They decided to write letters to their city councilman, Rey Saldaña, to ask for sidewalks in front of their school. McAuliffe is located on the frontage road of Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, and does not have sidewalks to let parents and students access the campus safely.</p><p>"They're all really good," said Saldaña as he flipped through the letters inside the city hall chambers.</p><p>He then read them aloud:</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:14:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24215 at http://tpr.org McAuliffe 8th Graders Take Action To Get Sidewalks For Their School Toy Safety Report Warns Against Magnets And Very Loud Toys That Could Hurt Children http://tpr.org/post/toy-safety-report-warns-against-magnets-and-very-loud-toys-could-hurt-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year’s survey of the most dangerous toys has turned up new hazards that are not always sold as toys. M</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">agnets and watch batteries are causing concern among physicians in hospital emergency rooms.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:26:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 22688 at http://tpr.org Toy Safety Report Warns Against Magnets And Very Loud Toys That Could Hurt Children