Update: (4:55 p.m.) DPS has issued a press release saying that they have received information that people are planning on using a variety of props and items to disrupt Senate proceedings and will be inspecting bags before letting people into the gallery.
According to the release, so far DPS has found:
"One jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected to contain feces, and three bottles suspected to contain paint. All of these items – as well as significant quantities of feminine hygiene products, glitter and confetti."
Do you know that song that goes, "Mud, Mud glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood?" Well, should you find yourself in the vicinity of South Korea next weekend, you might put it to the test. For in little over a week, thousands of happy people will cavort and enjoy covering themselves in grey, sticky mud.
Texas Matters: Abortion legislation gets nearer to Gov. Rick Perry's desk as I type this sentence, but Texas Democrats are still rallying against the bill behind new star Wendy Davis. The fight over abortion in the state is far from over -- even after the bill is signed -- but the debate has now galvanized both Republicans and Democrats in the state as candidates are beginning to announce intent for the 2014 mid-term election. Rick Perry announced he will not run for another term, which is shaking things up across the board.
The controversial abortion restriction bill will likely pass the Texas Senate in Austin today, but yesterday in downtown San Antonio, a rally with Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, demonstrated that there is plenty of opposition to that bill.
The rally was called Stand With Texas Women, and along with Mayor Julián Castro were four Texas Senators all beating the drum in opposition to the abortion bills.
But the person that the crowd came to see was Davis.
Fronteras: San Diego is the number one entry point for Mexican methamphetamine making its way to cities and towns across the U.S. The Honor Guard does more than post and salute the flag at a funeral, this week they are standing vigil with the 19 fallen firefighters in Prescott, Arizona. Also, border agents are having to race to find lost migrants in the desert who are sick and some are dying from the heat.
Maj. Jose Collado asks a question at ARMY NORTH's recent SHARP training at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.
Credit Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)
Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins address SHARP training June 26.
Credit Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO
Addison Elliot, sexual assault response coordinator for the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade and sexual assault prevention and response trainer at Fort Sam Houston, discusses the different types of sexual harassment.
Credit Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Dehart, Army North PAO
Sgt. 1st Class Carla Pittman, who works in the logistics section for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), listens to a question from a fellow Army North Soldier.
Military orders from top brass in Washington D.C. are being carried out for sexual harassment and assault training at Joint Base San Antonio.
Local military officials say the Army’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program (SHARP) was ordered by General Ray Odiernio, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, around the time the Senate Armed Services Committee held their heated, marathon hearing on sexual assault in June.
More than 600 Fort Sam Houston personnel, both military and civilian, turned out for the SHARP training. Other branches conducted their own programs.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is shutting down a dating service for veterans and seniors that was operating in East Texas.
The dating service operated in the Houston and Beaumont areas, promising seniors, disabled Texans, and veterans that it had thousands of potential matches in its database.
The Attorney General’s Office said Javier Luna and his company, Matchmaker, which also used the name Sagejax, Inc., would cold-call targets and encourage in-person visits to the Matchmaker offices to discuss membership.
Recent spikes in interest rates have affected loans for everything from corporate expansion to buying a home. We look at the affect it has had on San Antonio and what the housing market has looked like throughout the economic downturn.