Buying A Home In San Antonio? Be Ready To Spend A Lot More

Jun 17, 2015

If you’re buying a home in the Alamo City right now, you might just be at the receiving end of the stick in an era when it is a buyer’s dream market, in many other parts of the country. According to a report from the San Antonio Board of Realtors, home prices in San Antonio climbed to an all-time high in May. San Antonio’s home price reached $202,500 — the first time the number has gone beyond $200,000 — according to their data. The contributory factors? Population growth, job growth, a demand for housing, a slowdown in construction and a tight market in terms of supply versus demand.

AUSTIN — A Georgetown man has been arrested after police say he had his 13-year-old daughter drive their family home from Austin because he thought he was intoxicated.

KVUE-TV reports the man was arrested Sunday and faces a charge of child endangerment. Austin police say an officer had pulled over a pickup truck that was moving at 25 mph in a 70 mph zone.

According to police, a 13-year-old girl was the driver and the girl’s father, a woman, and a 7-year-old were passengers. The arresting officer said he could smell alcohol from within the vehicle and that the father’s eyes were bloodshot.

FBI: Man Charged In Texas Shootout Eyed Super Bowl Attack

Jun 17, 2015
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Az. (via AP)

PHOENIX — Calling him “off-the-charts dangerous,” authorities outlined the evidence against a Phoenix man who they say helped orchestrate a shootout on an anti-Islam event in Texas and had aspirations to join the Islamic State terrorist organization and attack the Super Bowl.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, 43, was arrested last week on charges related to the shootout at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that led to the deaths of two roommates from Phoenix. An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix says Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting in Garland, Texas.

At a hearing in federal court, FBI special agent Dina McCarthy described how a witness and a confidential informant learned about Kareem’s interest in the Islamic State, including watching the group’s videos with Texas shooters Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.

Emergency officials are bracing for the worst as Tropical Storm Bill continues to wreak havoc on some of the state’s eastern counties.   

The ground in parts of Victoria, Jackson, Goliad, and Calhoun Counties near Matagorda Island is still saturated from the Memorial Day floods. Sgt. Jason Reyes with the Department of Public Safety says that’s a real concern.
“So this is going to make for these low-lying areas, the creeks and the low rivers to rise once again. So we just want to make sure the public is cautious of that," Reyes warned.
The State opened its emergency management command center in Austin and is closely monitoring the storm and the impact of the weather on a statewide basis.  

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AUSTIN — In the wake of allegations of misconduct within the men’s basketball program, new University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping review of all academic services in the athletic department.

“Academic integrity is the core of everything we do,” Fenves said Tuesday.

Fenves had been on the job just a few days when the Chronicle of Higher Education last week reported allegations of misconduct involving three former men's basketball players dating back to 2006.