Eileen Pace / TPR News

The death of a trainee at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland remains under investigation.

Nineteen-year-old Air Force basic trainee Kelani Thomas died Monday morning after collapsing during routine physical fitness training.

According to a statement from the base, “Following her collapse, on-scene medical personnel began immediate resuscitation efforts until Emergency Medical Response personnel arrived. Thomas was then transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center where a medical team was unable to revive her.”

Thomas was in her first week of Basic Military Training assigned to the 322nd Training Squadron.

Susan Snow

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County have received word that the International Council on Monuments and Sites — or ICOMOS — has recommended to the World Heritage Committee this week that the San Antonio Missions should receive a World Heritage Designation.

An ICOMOS evaluator had come to San Antonio last fall to inspect the Missions’ site for authenticity and integrity. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said she learned of the recommendation just before the announcement became official on Monday.

Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dies At Age 92

May 6, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives

DALLAS — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.

The World War II veteran and author, often praised for his eloquence and oratorical skills, was living in a nursing home when he died early Wednesday morning, according to the Harveson and Cole funeral home in Fort Worth. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Wright represented a Fort Worth-area congressional district for 34 years, beginning with his election in 1954. He was the Democratic majority leader in the House for a decade, rising to the speakership in January 1987, to replace Tip O’Neill.

Although three House speakers had resigned before Wright stepped down in 1989, they all served during the 19th century — and none before him had been under fire and facing judgment in the House for breaking its ethics rules.

Mike Morton

There’s a walking art tour happening in Boerne this weekend, but it’s got a twist to it.  That twist is its namesake. It’s called the Boerne Art Waddle. Here's the Waddle's creator Mary Morton.

“It’s called a Waddle because we have lots of ducks that come and go along the Cibolo Creek.”

The Cibolo Creek encircles the downtown neighborhood where the Art Waddle takes place—the Flats.

“Years ago when they were building the railroad a lot of the people who worked on the railroad lived in this area” she said.

“And it’s pretty flat.”

“And it’s kinda flat.”

Courtesy STAR Flight, Travis County

AUSTIN — A Central Texas medical helicopter service has resumed operations following last month’s death of a flight nurse who fell from a hoist.

STAR Flight went back into service Wednesday. Operations were suspended following the April 27 death of nurse Kristin McLain. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says county-owned STAR Flight for now would only provide air ambulance operations.

She says STAR Flight will eventually phase in search and rescue, firefighting and law enforcement assist missions.

Block on Wednesday declined comment on the National Transportation Safety Board investigation. A preliminary report Tuesday said the hoist was spinning when McLain fell.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.