Know this now: March 18-24

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer
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SAN ANTONIO - Get in the know, San Antonio. Here are the stories that impact you and some you’ll be talking about at the water cooler this week.

MONDAY

A 64-year-old man has been charged this afternoon after landing his plane in Llano, Texas, with approximately 230 lbs. of marijuana on board, authorities said. Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint against Wayne Douglas Brunet for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. || A month may have passed, but Albert Thomas feels as though time has stood still, particularly when it comes to repair work on his North Side home. He lost a section of his roof during one of about a half-dozen tornadoes that touched down in San Antonio on the night of Feb. 19. || The topic of immigration is a driving factor behind this current political and economic climate. And with Texas sharing more than 1,200 miles of border with Mexico, nowhere is it more relevant than in San Antonio.

Plans for fallen officer

It has been nearly four months since San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot in front of the department’s headquarters. Over the weekend, Marconi’s son said there are plans in the works for the massive amount of money that was raised from a barbecue benefit held in December.

Working the land

The San Antonio Food Bank and U.S. Air Force are working together to bring the historic Mission San Juan farm to life. Participants spent their Saturday planting hundreds of citrus trees. The plot of land at Mission San Juan was once thriving farmland. Two hundred airmen from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are working to bring history back to life.

Keeping the wheels rolling

Meals on Wheels received 50 times the typical amount of daily donations on this week after the White House proposed cuts to some of the program's sources of funding, a spokesperson for the group said. The outpouring of support comes shortly after the White House's budget blueprint suggested eliminating the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program and cutting funding for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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