Know this now: April 9 - 15
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.
Classmates of a 12-year-old girl killed last week after being hit by a car while on her way to school, honored her on Friday. || Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, spoke for the first time Friday at the annual fundraiser for clinics across South Texas. “I’m proud to be a Texan. I’m proud to be back home,” Richards said. || A high-ranking lieutenant of the Texas Mexican Mafia was one of 14 people arrested Friday in Guadalupe County. According to a news release, an 18-month joint investigation led by the Seguin Police Department resulted in numerous raids throughout the county on federal and state warrants for manufacture and delivery of controlled substances and federal organized criminal activity charges.
Gavino Martinez, 17, did not act alone when he broke into South San Antonio High School and vandalized it, according to a spokeswoman for the school district. Because of the poor quality of the photos, it is not possible to determine if the second person is male or female. The person is dressed in dark clothing with some sort of scarf or fabric partially covering his or her face. Officials at MacArthur High School said three students took things too far when they sawed the legs off the school mascot earlier this week. Northeast Independent School District spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said administrators noticed the damage Tuesday morning. Saving for a car, taking out a loan or using a credit card responsibly are all life skills that could come in handy for a high school graduate. Yet, a new study shows a lack of basic financial education in schools. Matt Worthy, economics teacher at Taft High School, is doing what he can to change that. While schools routinely teach reading and writing, his lessons are in real life.
San Antonio woke up Wednesday to face damage left behind by severe hailstorms. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, USAA reported 15,000 auto claims and 7,500 property claims. Protesters gathered outside Rhodes Middle School Wednesday to call for no police presence in the school after a San Antonio ISD police officer was captured on cellphone video slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground. For some Fiesta parade campers, this is the last year they'll be able to camp in the area under the I-35 and I-37 bridges near the Pearl and downtown. Catch up on the rest of Wednesday's news in this ICYMI recap.
The San Antonio area was pounded by heavy hailstorms Tuesday night, leaving behind widespread damage to vehicles and houses. The Somerset community is mourning the death of 26-year-old Ben Garza. He was killed Tuesday while working with a trash compactor in West Bexar County. A man accused of smuggling dozens of undocumented immigrants last year in the back of a hot trailer has agreed to a plea deal with the federal government. Catch up on the rest of Tuesday's news in this ICYMI recap.
An officer who was caught on cellphone video slamming a female middle school student to the ground was fired Monday by the San Antonio Independent School District. Officer Joshua Kehm, was placed on administrative leave effective last Wednesday, but the district decided to terminate his employment Monday, effective immediately. || The Judson Independent School District identified Emilee Hurst, 18, as the senior Judson High School student shot to death Monday morning in an apparent murder-suicide. Selma police identified Mark Villarreal, 21, as the shooter. || A domestic violence group says adults should be mindful of teenage relationships. Patricia Castillo, the executive director of the Peace Initiative said that also means figuring out a safety plan, making sure you have the support of family and friends and making sure the person understands they have no right to harm or hurt you.
Win streak snapped
The Spurs home win streak came to end Sunday at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, 92-86. The Silver and Black kept it close the entire game, but could not overcome a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit. It was the first time the Warriors had won in San Antonio since 1997. Of course, the AT&T Center was packed with fans, and our digital enterprise team was there to capture the moments. See if you spot your picture in our slideshow.
Shooting at Lackland Air Force
Officials released the names of the officer and the sergeant killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex. It is believed Lt. Col. William A. Schroeder, commander of the 37th Training Wing, 342nd Training Squadron, was killed by Tech. Sgt. Steven D. Bellino, a 342nd Training Squadron student. Bellino then turned the gun on himself. The announcement Saturday came a day after the shooting left many wondering: How did the airman involved in Friday's apparent murder-suicide get on base with a weapon? The shooting also forced several schools to be placed on lockdown. Several questions remained unanswered, stick with KSAT to keep you informed as new details are released.
Preparing for the worse
Alamo College District police officers took part in a two-day training exercise this weekend to prepare them to deal with an active shooter situation on campus. The program developed at Texas State University had teams of officers, with weapons drawn and protective shields in place, move methodically from one classroom to another looking for the shooter. The hope, of course, is that this training is never called upon the officers said.
KSAT will host a phone bank Monday for National Crime Victims' Rights Week in Bexar County. The phone bank will be held from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. It's an opportunity for people who are victims of crime or know someone who has been victimized to get help for themselves or their loved ones.
B’aaaaaad Billy Goat
Police in Rohnert Park, California, are looking for the owner of a runaway goat. The animal made his way into a Starbucks before being “taken into custody.” Police said they will gladly release the animal if its owner shows up.
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