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.
Donald Trump set off a fierce new controversy Tuesday with remarks about the right to bear arms that were interpreted by many as a threat of violence against Hillary Clinton. "Hillary wants to abolish -- essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know," Trump said. || In a move that could add a new company to the city's tech block downtown, Liquid Web has purchased the Cloud Sites division of Rackspace. Liquid Web is a Michigan company that boasts $90 million annually in revenue. CEO Jim Geiger hints that this may be the beginning of something much bigger for San Antonio. || A newborn Harris County girl has become Texas’ first death related to the Zika virus. According to a statement from Harris County Public Health, the girl suffered from birth defects when she was born, and tested positive for Zika. She died shortly after birth.
It's been more than three months since Cheryl Reed's two young children were found tied up in the backyard of a northeast Bexar County home showing signs of malnourishment and abuse. During a jailhouse interview Monday, Reed said she wished she'd done things differently. || The 10-month national search for the president and CEO of CPS Energy hit close to home. Paula Gold-Williams had served as the company's interim head since November after two failed attempts to re-hire her predecessor, Doyle Beneby. || It was part celebration, part commemoration for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation over the weekend at its 30th anniversary luncheon. There was no better example of the sacrifice, loss and triumph endured in the fight against AIDS and the stigma associated with the disease than with the keynote speaker at the event, gay rights activist Cleve Jones.
A man suspected of capital murder was arrested Sunday by San Antonio police. Just hours after police released pictures of suspect Juan Raul Almendarez and his younger brother, officers arrested Almendarez during a Southeast Side traffic stop.
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The San Antonio AIDS Foundation celebrated 30 years in the Alamo City Sunday. A brunch featured presentations from community leaders who reflected on the foundation’s three decades of service to South Texas communities.|| A man was transported to the hospital after a stabbing in the back on the city’s South Side.Police were called out to the 100 block of Illg Sunday around 3 p.m. for a man who was stumbling on the road.
Spurs super fans gathered Saturday to show their support for the team. Many of them wanted to give their final goodbyes to Tim Duncan.
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A community safety event held Saturday morning in San Antonio featured people with autism and city police officers teaching one another the safest way to interact. One of the featured speakers was an autism advocate who also has autism. His experience led to the production of a video specifically designed to train the ins and outs of navigating autism for both police and people with autism.|| A fire reignited at the same building where fire crews responded two weeks ago. Flames broke out around 3 p.m. Saturday in the 11000 block of Osgood Drive on the city’s East Side.
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