A grandfather who died on the floor of his own home, the result of a misfire, a mother who was shot while holding her infant son, a new study from the American Civil Liberties Union highlights tragedies that have happened when Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams are used for incidents once thought of as outside of their scope.
The study identifies a high percentage of times when the use of SWAT teams was superflous -- 62% were for drug searches in a 2011 and 2012.
The neighborhood improvements along South Flores that will lead into the construction of a downtown grocery store are now underway.
The improvements begin with Commanders House Park along South Flores. It's a green space not many San Antonians have gotten to enjoy. But that's changing because of H-E-B's project to add hike and bike trails, renovate its downtown headquarters, and add a 10,000 square foot grocery store.
Friday, workers began cutting down the fence separating the Commanders House from South Flores, where hike and bike trails will be placed.
In Austin on Friday, 23-year-old Michael Wolfe admitted in federal court that he had been planning since last August to travel to the Middle East to provide his services to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and to engage in violent jihad in Syria.
He pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
Fronteras: There's a critical shortage of mental health care workers in Texas, and the problem is especially apparent in the borderlands. The Texas Democratic Party chair speaks about the party's top candidates, its platform and more as the convention arrives this weekend. For San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz, culture is everything. He speaks about the inspiration for his Tex-Mex artwork and new exhibit at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
St. Mary’s University has announced its first-ever full-ride scholarship with a stipend for students performing community service.
The St. Mary’s Presidential Scholarship is open to any law school applicant with outstanding academic achievement and a commitment of service.
University President Thomas Mengler said it’s unique to require scholarship recipients to maintain a high level of community service through all three years of law school. It’s expected to be a tough competition.
The woes of State Highway 130 continue as the privately managed toll road fails to meet revenue projections. Last year SH 130 Concession Company, which manages the southern 41 miles of the road near us here in san Antonio, had its credit rating dropped to junk levels.
The continued saga of University of Texas system Regent Wallace Hall continues. Despite a legislative and criminal investigation at least one of his allegations against the UT system is being taken seriously as the chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, announces an external investigation of UT Austin’s admission process, and whether there is undue influence from legislators.