Know this now: Feb. 13-19
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.
Boot shine stands are manned by folks who have made the stock show and rodeo their home for decades. For them, it's a way to bring a little bling down under and a little lost art back to the rodeo. The latest statewide study by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault found more people are reporting sexual assaults, but not always to police. Although 33 percent had experienced some form of sexual violence, the 70-page report showed only nine percent contacted law enforcement. Three members of the Edgewood Independent School District school board, including the board president, resigned on Friday, citing mounting frustrations with the district. President Dr. Eddie Muzquiz Rodriguez, Vice President Velma Pena and Secretary Tina Morales detailed their decision in a four-page letter to the district. Catch up on your Fri-yay with ICYMI.
Trust isn't running very deep in Crystal City at the moment, and now the water has been running black. Residents in Crystal City took to social media Wednesday night to share pictures of dark-colored water running out of their taps. The city said it's sediment that was flushed into distribution lines when the tower was drained to be worked on. A vote from the City Council Thursday will allow the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau to recreate itself as a public-private nonprofit. The move allows the CVB more resources to market San Antonio to visitors from around the state and the nation. Northeast ISD officials sent a letter out on Thursday warning parents about a child who was nearly abducted. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon near Lockspur Elementary School. Catch up on all the day’s news, ICYMI.
Crystal City Mayor Ricardo Lopez posted bail and was released from jail Wednesday afternoon after his arrest at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Pope Francis ended his six-day mission in Mexico on Wednesday evening, but not before leaving two South Texas nuns with memories they will never forget. A woman was thrown from her car Wednesday night in a violent crash on the city's Southwest Side that left her car wrapped around a pole. Watch this ICYMI recap video for the rest of Wednesday's news.
Judson football player Alton Robinson, who recently signed a letter of intent to play for Texas A&M University, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with robbery. People in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez were in prepartion for Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday. A local company has stepped up to help a family of a Somerset teenager who was badly hurt in a fatal crash blamed on a drunken driver. Click here to watch an ICYMI recap of the rest of Tuesday's news.
First responders in Frio County responded to an oil facility explosion Monday afternoon. Two days before Monday’s community meeting laying out a crime prevention plan for District 2, a man was shot and killed on the 500 block of Corliss Saturday, the East Side’s latest murder. Alan Warrick II, who represents District 2 on City Council said, “We don’t have as much crime as some areas of town, but it’s concentrated in small pockets.” A man who is widely considered to be San Antonio’s pastor died overnight from complications following a debilitating stroke in August. Rev. Buckner Fanning has been an iconic leader who brought together many denominations in his work bringing the word of God to all.
Passing of a giant
Talk about big news: The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rocked the nation. At 79, he was the longest-serving justice on the court. He was known for being an influential conservative and one of the court’s most provocative members. His sudden death is also shaking up the presidential election; Republicans say the next president, and by default the American people, should choose a replacement. Democrats are fighting back saying voters have spoken when they voted Obama back into office in 2012. This is definitely a fight that is far from over.
NBA All-Star Weekend
A huge, cold trip north of the border for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson defeated teammate Stephen Curry, the defending champion, in the 3-point shooting contest Saturday during the NBA All-Star Game weekend. The West beat the East on Sunday night, 196-173. Our own Larry Ramirez and the KSAT sports crew made the trek up north. They did some ice skating, eating and sightseeing. In all, I’d say they had a blast. This weekend is also a great time to take a look back on the first half of the Spurs season.
El Papa Francisco en Mexico
The pope is back in the Americas, this time in Mexico. KSAT has two crews in El Paso covering the church leader’s historic visit. Pope Francis announced he has dispatched more than 1,000 "super confessors" all over the world. The "missionaries of mercy," as the church officially calls them, are nominated by the pope himself. He created this new office specifically for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which ends in November.
Many in news call journalism a calling. Believe me, we don’t get into it for the money or the fame. That was the case for Father Armando Ibanez. The priest was initially a journalist. Now he is sharing the story of his life.
Don't call it a comeback
The rise and fall of a San Antonio staple, St. Mary’s Street, is finally back on the rise. The debate as to why it fell will forever be argued, but for music lovers in the Alamo City, this is definitely a story you will want to read.
Shoot! Share! Get on air!
Get the KSAT Connect app and be part of the KSAT News Team! It’s the easiest way to share pictures and videos with KSAT.
See a possible news story? There’s a pin for that. Have a pet pic? There’s a pin for that. Got some serious Spurs spirit or is something driving you crazy in your neighborhood? There are pins for that, too!
Drop a pin, share your pictures and we could use your pictures on the air!
Copyright 2016 by KSAT - All rights reserved.