San Antonio boxer to represent Philippines in Olympics
SAN ANTONIO – Vincent Siordia is making a name for himself in the boxing world. He received the call to try-out for the Philippine Olympic team back in December 2019. He is the only Filipino-American boxer representing their team and he was also on the South Texas boxing team. With the Olympics on hold, he is training at the Luna Boxing Facility on the south side with trainer Tony Luna. Training includes zoom workouts with his team along with training ay gyms here in San Antonio.
Underwater video shows boat at bottom of Lake Travis after sinking during Trump boat parade
LAKE TRAVIS, Texas – Several boats sunk in Lake Travis on Saturday during a Trump boat parade. Waters became rough along the parade route which caused several boats to sink “because they were too small for the waves being created,” said Robert Weiss, owner of Lake Travis Scuba. Weiss said it was important to get the boat out of the water quickly due to gas and oil that could leak into Lake Travis. That owner is already getting electrical components replaced so it can get back in the water, Weiss said. Watch video below of the boat being lifted and towed from the bottom of Lake Travis:‘Several boats did sink’ during Lake Travis Trump boat parade, Travis County officials say
15 boats were in distress, 5 boats sank during Lake Travis Trump boat parade, Travis County officials say
TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas Fifteen boats were in distress during a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump on Lake Travis, according to the Travis County Sheriffs Office. The boat parade began around 12:15 p.m., Saturday, which is when the sheriffs office first began receiving incident reports. Of the boats that were in distress, the sheriffs office said five boats sank along the parade route, three boats were towed out and two boats are still submerged in the lake, as of Sunday. The distress calls varied and included: boats taking on water, stalled engines, capsized boats and boats sinking. More from KSAT:Several boats did sink during Lake Travis Trump boat parade, Travis County officials sayIn Texas, President Trumps team hit the road to shore up support
Officials say several boats did sink during Lake Travis Trump boat parade
AUSTIN Travis County officials are investigating multiple reports of boats in distress on Lake Travis during a Trump boat parade. According to the Travis County Sheriffs Office, they were first notified of the incidents around 12:15 p.m., Saturday. Several boats were in distress all along the parade route, according to officials. At this time, the TCSO said hasnt given an exact number of boats that were in distress; however, they said several boats did sink during the parade event. The parade itself has ended, but the area remains an active scene currently as boaters continue to celebrate the Labor Day weekend.
Family raises money to increase Crime Stoppers reward for boxer’s killer
San Antonio – The family of a local up-and-coming boxer is hoping an increased Crime Stoppers reward will bring their loved one’s killer to justice sooner than later. “He was going to meet me at 4 o’clock to go enlist in the army,” said Jessica Ramos, his mother. We feel him here.‘”RELATED: Boxing coach: Murder victim ‘a fixture’ at gymOn Saturday, his family held a fundraiser to help increase the Crime Stoppers reward from $5,000 to $11,000. “I pray to God to forgive me because I will not forgive that person who did this to my son,” Ramos said. If you have any information that could lead to an arrest in George Ramos’s murder, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.
TPWD officials urge boater safety ahead of Memorial Day Weekend after major uptick in water fatalities during COVID-19
Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife officials are urging boaters to follow basic safety precautions on the water ahead of Memorial Day weekend after a large uptick in fatalities in March and April. Safety ignition kill switchesSafety ignition kill switches are equipped on most motorized boats, however, its the boat operators job to make sure its clipped on. Kalis Law requires boat operators on vessels under 26 feet in length, when going greater than headway speed, to have the safety ignition kill switch clipped on. Drowning is the highest reported cause of death in boating fatalities, and most victims are found not wearing a lifejacket, Jones said. For more information about boating safety, laws and requirements, visit TPWDs boating laws website.