Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Senior State Judge Bert Richardson from San Antonio has helped select 12 jurors in Travis County and two alternates to preside over a special grand jury tasked with determining whether to indict Gov. Rick Perry on criminal charges.
The race is on for this area to stay in compliance with federal guidelines on air quality but local leaders are being pushed up against huge obstacles.
The biggest hurdle may be complying with a lower Environmental Protection Agency standard, currently set at 75 parts per billion. San Antonio is just outside that number, while technically still in attainment of the Clean Air Act.
Investigators are looking into a weekend fuel spill that shut down paddling trails on the San Antonio River. Oil booms were still in place along the Mission Reach Monday, but parts of the river closed Saturday were open again.
The good thing is the spill was small and no wildlife were harmed, but this is the second spill at the Calumet refinery, which produces ultra-low sulfur diesel, naptha, specialty solvents, vacuum gas and jet fuel, the product that spilled on the ground and into a San Antonio River tributary late Friday evening.
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 “at-risk” chemical facilities similar to the one in West are still operating.
Late last week attorneys for same-sex couples and the State of Utah delivered oral arguments in the case challenging a Utah law that bans same-sex marriage.
Here in Texas, San Antonio attorney Neel Lane, who represents two couples challenging the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, watched the proceedings and said one of the turning points was a concession made by the Utah attorney general’s office.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is collaborating on an $800,000 grant from the federal government for cyber security research.
The sizable contribution from the Federal Emergency Management Agency isn’t going to student programs, instead it's going to the National Cyber Security Preparedness Consortium, a joint venture between UTSA -- which is the lead -- Texas A&M, Memphis University, University of Arkansas and Norwhich University.
The American church is one fragmented and in the constant throes of evolution. Despite a strong belief in the bygone big-tent Christianity of unity and uniform strength in mission, Stephen Cox argues in his new book, "American Christianity," that from nearly its inception the American Christian movement has been marked by fractures, personalities, diversity of opinion, choice, and practice.
At 6 a.m. today University Hospital started moving 200 patients to its new, 1 million sq. ft. Sky Tower extension.
The opening of the new 10-floor tower marks the completion of the county's $899.4 million Capital Improvement Program for the health system and the largest construction project in Bexar County’s history.
A large metal sculpture set against native red Pecos sandstone greets patients at the main driveway of the new Sky Tower with 4,000 hand-painted bluebonnets.