Bexar County officials joined veterans in downtown San Antonio Thursday to honor the community's war heroes.
More than 100 people attended a ceremony to add 51 names to the Purple Heart memorial at the Cadena Reeves Justice Center.
August 7 was Purple Heart Day, and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Alamo Chapter 1836, gathered in front of the Cadena Reeves Justice Center on Dolorosa to pay their respects to 51 war heroes whose names were added to the memorial this year.
The judge presiding over the case of the second federal lawsuit against the newest Texas abortion law has extended the trial to give plaintiff attorneys more time to come up with evidence that is not based in emotion and can be considered quantifiable.
Austin Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel told attorneys that he wants them to point to specific evidence showing why the regulation that would require all clinics to become ambulatory surgical centers should be overturned.
An Army investigator has completed two days of initial questioning of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at Fort Sam Houston.
Investigators are trying to determine if Bergdahl broke any military laws when he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan and what went on while he was a Taliban captive.
The 28-year-old Bergdahl spent all of Wednesday and two hours Thursday morning responding to questions from Army investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl at a location on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
According to the state’s Legislative Budge Board, Gov. Rick Perry used money in a Department of Public Safety infrastructure fund to kick off the Texas National Guard’s operations and training for the state-led border surge operation, but did not inform the LBB or the Legislature.
Officials with the governor’s office say they were able to use an emergency rider to redirect $38 million from the DPS account.
But state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said the situation at the border is no longer an emergency.
The dust up in Mahncke Park over a historic neighborhood designation divided the community, with some wanting to avoid the added restriction on construction but others striving to protect their neighborhood from rapid development.
Lots of buzz and media attention were on the neighbors, but now those petitioning the city have seen support drop to a level that makes the current proposal untenable, according to the Office of Historic Preservation.
The neighborhood was the first to try to attain the status since the process was reformed.
State lawmakers on the Texas House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security seem to be committed to “more boots on ground” when comes to the state-led border security operation.
Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw told lawmakers that since the surge began they have been able to decrease the amount of crime happening at the border by 56%. But he said at some point he would like DPS to get out of the border business.
The Texas House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety is considering legislation for the 2015 session that would completely revamp the Texas Driver Responsibility Program.
The program allows the Department of Public Safety to assess surcharges on traffic tickets on top of the fine and court cost. DPS notifies the drivers via mail through a private contractor, the Municipal Service Bureau or MSB.
Lawmakers have expressed concern about the interface between the DPS and MSB and local law enforcement.
Following a surge of Central American minors crossing into the United States illegally, the state of Texas is attempting to figure out what to do about their education.
A 1982 Supreme Court ruing mandated that all states would be required to provide an education to migrant children regardless of legal status. With the recent increase of Central American children, the Texas Education Agency is not sure what to do.