Know this now: July 23-29
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.
Police arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of Margarita Natividad, 28. She’s a mother of six who was shot and killed last Friday at an apartment complex on Medical Drive. James Edward Striblin, 39, was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday afternoon. When asked why he did it, he claimed self-defense. || As Officer Ernesto Vasquez’s body was transported out of the funeral home, dozens of fellow officers gathered outside to honor him. Vasquez spent more than seven months in a coma after being hit by a car while attempting to walk across the 12600 block of Blanco Road on New Year's Eve. || It’s part high school group, part service organization, and during the summer, it’s part travel club. Lee High School students who are members of the Summer of Service have already enjoyed trips all over the world this summer break and more are planned for August.
Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics. || County commissioners approved an additional 17,075 hours of overtime pay for Bexar County detention officers Tuesday. The cost of those additional hours is expected to total roughly $512,000. That’s more than double the amount of overtime pay budgeted for annually in an agreement between county leaders, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Bexar County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. || When the Spurs hit the court for the 2016-17 season, Tony Parker will be the most senior member on the roster. It’s a thought not lost on Parker as the Spurs begin life without Tim Duncan and continue a transitional summer that saw the losses of key veterans such as Boris Diaw and David West, but also included an infusion of youth on the roster.
Taggers have struck in several locations throughout Boerne in recent days, causing a headache for residents and police. Police said the graffiti appears to feature the same two names. || A man stabbed this weekend while playing Pokemon Go is now sending a warning to other players. Alfred Estrada, 23, and Ruben Rancino, 27, were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. Their bond is set at $75,000 each. || In the past, recruiting drives conducted by the San Antonio Police Department produced respectable numbers of applicants. But nothing like a campaign last weekend when 199 men and women applied to join the ranks of SAPD. And in Dallas, where five police officers were ambushed earlier this month, the number of applicants is up a whopping 344 percent.
Tragedy in Bastrop
Once again this weekend tragedy hit close to home. Four people, including a 3-year-old child and the suspected killer, are dead after someone opened fire in an apartment in the small Central Texas town of Bastrop. We learned the names of the adults killed on Sunday, but authorities have yet to say what led the killer to open fire.
Here comes the rain again!
Mother Nature must be listening to some Eurythmics this week, which is good for us in South Texas. After weeks of bone dry conditions, the summer “heat high” that usually parks right over us is moving its pretty little self out west and boosting the chances of rain across South Texas. Stay with Your Weather Authority for the latest forecast throughout the week.
Debbie’s out, but is Julian in?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party's convention, which is set to begin in Philadelphia Monday. Separately, a Democratic operative said Hispanic leaders close to Clinton and her high command were discussing Housing Secretary Julian Castro as a possible successor to Wasserman Schultz at the DNC helm, among a number of other possible candidates. KSAT will have multiple crews in Philadelphia throughout the week, keeping you up to date on the latest from the Democratic National Convention.
San Antonio rolls and the River Walk strikes
Garth Brooks rocked the Alamo City this weekend with multiple sold-out shows. During a media gaggle on Friday, Brooks spoke about playing in San Antonio for the first time in 18 years. He said it was like learning to live again and he remains surprised people still show up. Concertgoers enjoyed more than two pina coladas, as wife Trisha Yearwood showed why she was every woman and played mid-set. With four shows over the weekend, you could say the fun wasn’t going down, ‘til the sun came up as Brooks’ Saturday concert went into the wee hours of Sunday morning.
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