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.
The swarm of FBI agents is gone, and the City Hall is reopened, but all is not back to normal in Crystal City. But who is running the small Texas town? Tanner Gonzalez may be only 9-years-old, but he's got this rodeo stuff already down. In fact, at this point in his young life, he’s experienced so many rodeos, he could give seasoned bull riders who will be competing in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo advice from years of riding stock. The South San Independent School District was appointed a conservator to oversee the district. Catch up on your day’s news in Friday’s ICYMI.
Five current and former Crystal City officials and a Texas businessman were arrested Thursday on federal bribery charges. Among those arrested were Crystal City Manager and Attorney William James Jonas III; Crystal City Mayor Ricardo Lopez; Crystal City Mayor Pro Tem Rogelio Mata; Crystal City Councilman Roel Mata; former Crystal City Councilman Gilbert Urrabazo; and businessman Ngoc Tri Nguyen, of Keller.
Fort Worth police released a report Thursday that provided the first details of the altercation Saturday night between Manziel and Colleen Crowley. Manziel is being investigated for a possible assault on Crowley. Some SAWS customers feel as though they’re wading through muddy waters trying to get their January 2016 bills corrected.
A Bexar County jury sentenced Christian Bautista to life in prison for the New Year's Eve 2013 murder of jogger Lauren Bump. The day before the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of 18-month old Joshua Davis Jr., New Braunfels police said evidence indicates the little boy is deceased. Catch up on the rest of Wednesday's news in this ICYMI recap video.
An arrest affadavit obtained by KSAT 12 News on Tuesday details the events surrounding the hit-and-run accident that left SAPD officer Ernesto Vasquez in a coma and his wife Diana Lopez arrested. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office released photos of a suspect in murder that took place at an 8-liner gaming room. Click here to catch up on the rest of Tuesday's news.
Drivers with the ride-share company Uber showed their displeasure with the company Monday by going on strike in protest of recent rate decreases. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first case of Zika in Bexar County. Consumer Reports tests hundreds of TVs every year and says for a Super Bowl party, a screen that’s 50 inches or bigger is a good size. All those stories and more in today’s ICYMI for Monday, February 01, 2016.
Stop in the name of lettuce
Traffic was a nightmare all across the city. TxDOT closed parts of 1604 on the city’s West Side for construction. Luckily, help is on the way now that a new intersection is open at Loop 1604 and Shaenfield Road. But the holy grail of messes hit 1604 near Bulverde Road after an 18-wheeler caught fire, burning a whole bunch of lettuce. Thanks to all the viewers who shared pictures and videos, y’all helped us get the word out so other folks could avoid the area.
Seeking: A home for the most adorable dog
One of 13 dogs with a rare condition, short spine syndrome, Quasi has become one of the most popular dogs on the Internet. "He gets around just fine and knows exactly how to snuggle to fit into a lap," said Sara Anderson with the animal shelter in Eden Prairie, Minnesota where this adorable pup is staying. Those interested in adopting Quasi should visit the Secondhand Hounds website or Quasi’s Facebook page.
Just say no to drugs
Drivers in Northern California have been warned not to feed coyotes -- especially the overly aggressive ones that may have eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms. Yeah, you read that right, coyotes are tripping out!
Hey Spurs, it is time to wake-up! After getting creamed by the Golden State Warriors earlier this week, the Cleveland Cavs whooped the silver and black. Turning to tennis, it does not look like anyone can stop Novak Djokovic. The tennis star romped Andy Murray to win his sixth Australian Open. Meanwhile, Angelique Kerber denied Serena Williams her 22nd major title. But don't fret, at 21-4 in grand slam finals, Williams can still #BringIt!
Hey Johnny, be good!
We should learn more in the coming days as Fort Worth police continue investigating allegations that troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was involved in an altercation with his ex-girlfriend.
Boycotts and backlash looms over the upcoming Oscars, but diversity was the big winner at the 22nd SAG Awards. A majority of the 15 trophies presented Saturday night honored actors of color, or those in shows or films promoting diversity. FYI, the statue weighs about 12 pounds.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Iowa votes, finally! We've put together a full explainer on what the Iowa caucus is and a breakdown of how it works (and why it matters).
Monday is also the final day to register to vote in Texas before the state's primary on March 1. So do your civic duty and register! #RockTheVote
Wednesday is national letter of intent signing day across the country. You better believe the KSAT sports department and our digital enterprise team will be all over it.
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