GMSA: Driver ejected from SUV; maple trees coming to Boerne; calls for new police substation

By Mark Austin - Anchor, Leslie Mouton - Anchor, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

Good Morning San Antonio!

It's nice to see a few showers and thunderstorms on the radar this morning. Looking ahead to the weekend, Stephanie is going to a child's birthday party with her daughter and a brunch. I'm fishing with a buddy (shocker) on Saturday and relaxing on Sunday. It's bizarre having an empty nest again with my boy's college classes resuming next week. Best of luck to all! 

Have a good one!

- Mark and Stephanie

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Serial stalker ‘snapped' before he ‘raped' 3rd victim he met on dating app, SAPD says

A serial stalker suspect was rearrested Wednesday night after three women came forward to police sharing similar accounts of violence by him, according to the San Antonio Police Department. San Antonio police said all three women had "feared for their lives" while in a dating relationship with Kenneth Carl Salazar, 27. He met each of the women through an online dating app, police said.

50-plus things every San Antonio local or tourist must do or try

Whether you are from San Antonio or just visiting there is so much to see and do. We have compiled a list that includes all the must-dos in the San Antonio area. How many of the things on the list have you done?

Free bigtooth maple trees coming to Boerne residents

Boerne's littered with beautiful bigtooth maple trees, some reaching up to 40 feet high. Bigtooth maples are known to have issues reproducing, as the seedlings have difficulty reaching maturity, which could mean bad news for these magnificent trees. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Cibolo Preserve, Boerne residents can apply for a free bigtooth maple tree through the Boerne chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.

Today's Headlines

All 3 men were charged with violent felonies. Bexar County let them out for free.

Criminal defendants in Bexar County ⁠— some charged with heinous offenses ⁠— are being released on their own recognizance after being held in jail 90 days or longer. It's a concerning statistic that increased every year under former District Attorney Nico LaHood and has continued to happen under his successor Joe Gonzales, according to data obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders.

Councilwoman, residents call for new police substation in District 3

Requests for a new police substation in District 3 were pushed aside during the San Antonio 2020 fiscal budget proposal. Residents and District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran have been voicing their requests for a substation they say is needed in the area. A rough estimate of the cost to build a new substation is between $15 million and $20 million.

SAPD: Driver ejected from SUV in rollover crash on I-37

A 31-year-old man was taken to an area hospital after being ejected during a rollover vehicle crash late Thursday night, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred just after 11 p.m. on I-37 southbound near Loop 1604 on the city's South Side.

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