Mo Brooks urged a Jan. 6 crowd to ‘fight.’ Now his actions long before the insurrection face new scrutiny.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has faced intense scrutiny over his fiery rhetoric to a crowd on Jan. 6 that soon stormed the U.S. Capitol, but far less public attention has been paid to Brooks’s key role in the lead-up to the insurrection.washingtonpost.com
Mermaid Promenade graces downtown San Marcos, Royal Court announced
The Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest Downtown Mermaid Promenade is created to be a celebration of San Marcos’ vibrant artistic and river community.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
17-year-old McAllen man charged in smuggling case
The Texas Department of Public Safety says a 17-year-old McAllen man has been charged after trying to smuggle a father and son into the United States and leading authorities on a chase from Brooks to Hidalgo County, which ended when troopers deployed a spike strip to disable the vehicle.myrgv.com
The activists sabotaging railways in solidarity with Indigenous people
People coming to the aid of the Wet’suwet’en nation to stop a pipeline are using direct action that is prompting terror charges A train carrying crude oil burns after being derailed on 22 December 2020 in Custer, Washington. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images The night of 28 November, Samantha Brooks, 24, hunched over the railway tracks near Bellingham, Washington, about 32km (20 miles) south of the Canada-US border and installed a “shunt,” according to trial documents obtained by the Guardiannews.yahoo.com
Global manufacturer Nissei will relocate headquarters from California to San Antonio
Big news for the San Antonio area: On Wednesday, it was announced that Nissei America, Inc. will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Anaheim, California to San Antonio, the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation said.
After Black driver is handcuffed and arrested, Va. prosecutor says she never should have been pulled over
A Black Defense Department employee who was hesitant to get out of her car at 2 a.m. was pulled from the car by police, then charged with resisting arrest and eluding police. After prosecutors watched the video, all charges were dropped.washingtonpost.com
Global company seeks to fill 100 positions at upcoming Brooks virtual job fair
SAN ANTONIO – Okin Business Process hopes to bring 80 to 100 people on board with the help of the Brooks virtual job fair. The Czech Republic based company opened it’s U.S. headquarter in San Antonio in 2018. She believes those who apply for the upcoming positions will have a chance to set the tone at the company’s San Antonio location. You’re going to make the environment. Okin Process is just one of 39 employers that will be seeking to hire at the Brooks virtual job fair.
Sweat + spell workout
SAN ANTONIO – Need a great workout for the family? Try the MixFit SA’s “sweat and spell” workout! Spell out the names of your partner or family members to get the whole gang moving. It’s also a great way to virtually work out with friends and family who are unable to be together due to the pandemic. Whether your goal is to simply get moving, lose weight, gain lean muscle or try something new, MixFit SA has the FIT for you!
Gov. Greg Abbott pushes deregulation San Antonio during ‘listening session’ on Texas economy
SAN ANTONIO – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put deregulation and civil liability protections for businesses among his priorities for the current legislative session during a “listening session” in San Antonio at Brooks on Tuesday. Speaking with media after the session, Abbott said protecting businesses operating in “good faith” during the pandemic from “frivolous lawsuits” would come up during the session. Ensuring broadband internet access for every zip code in the state and cutting “red tape” would also come up, Abbott said. Instead, the governor pointed to CARES act money that went straight to cities like San Antonio, assistance in the most recent stimulus bill, and possible future help from the Biden administration.
15 hidden gems on San Antonio’s South Side
Here are some cool spots on the Southside of San Antonio worth checking out. The City of San Antonio was established in May 1718, when Father Antonio de Olivares and a group of Payaya Indians, built The Alamo Mission (originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero) and the Spanish fort known as Presidio San Antonio de Bexar. South Side San Antonio was promoted as a township in 1916. A 3.2-acre landscaped pathway, opened in March 2018, that connects the 4 San Antonio Missions and also features a site-wide water catchment system. Mission Espada was established in East Texas in 1690, Mission Concepcion and Mission San Juan were both set up in East Texas in 1716 and Mission San Jose was set up in San Antonio in 1720.
10 things you should know about Brooks on San Antonio’s South Side
Former Air Force Base– Established as Brooks Field, in December of 1917, an Army Air Corps installation, it is one of the oldest facilities in the U.S. Air Force. In 1947, the name changed to Brooks Air Force Base and in 2002, it was renamed Brooks City Base. The Air Force Base closed on September 30, 2011, and in 2017, Brooks City Base was renamed Brooks. 3 Lodging Options– For those weary travelers, Brooks offers 3 options- – For those weary travelers, Brooks offers 3 options- Embassy Suites at Brooks Hotel & Spa, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express & Suites. As part of Fiesta San Antonio, The Greenline at Brooks plays host to Chanclas Y Cervezas in April.
Student loan forgiveness may come with a tax bomb. How lawmakers might fix it
Today's patchwork of narrow solutionsCurrently, there is a handful of provisions that allow for tax-free debt forgiveness — albeit in a very narrow set of circumstances. First, there's the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, wherein a borrower's remaining federal loan balance will be wiped after 120 qualifying monthly payments. He gave the example of a taxpayer with $200,000 in student loan debt, plus $50,000 of other debt and $10,000 in cash in a bank account — her only asset. Student debt that's discharged due to death or total and permanent disability of the student is also tax-free. A tax fix in Washingtonljubaphoto | E+ | Getty ImagesFor now, it remains to be seen how Congress or the administration will help student loan borrowers contend with the taxes that would emerge from debt forgiveness.cnbc.com
University of the Incarnate Word expands South Side campus
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word is expanding its campus in a medically-underserved community on the South Side. The University of the Incarnate Word will now occupy seven buildings, covering 23.5 acres at Brooks and totaling 265,000 square feet of building space. “I am so excited to see our school just continue to grow and we continue to make these connections in the South Side,” said Tobias. The new plant hopes to add more than 500 jobs to the South Side over four years. Owner Ernest Tagle said it’s been a struggle during the pandemic, but opening on the South Side was always the plan.
Despite ratings decline, NBA still sees a bright future for its $150 million patch sponsorship program
But she added two-thirds of the NBA clubs are still locked into jersey patch agreements with the remainder of them "actively in negotiations." The NBA generated roughly $150 million in revenue from its patch program, which was introduced for the 2017-18 season. But with the NBA's ratings decline, no matter what the reasons may be, clubs may need to take less due to fewer eyeballs. Still, with fewer people watching, NBA patch prices could be impacted. The current range is from $5 million to $20 million per season for some teams.cnbc.com
Loss of core credit could mean further job loss in kinesiology
By Enrique Castellanos Riverasacemail@example.comOnce kinesiology was dropped from the core curriculum in fall 2014, the program began to lose students and instructors. “Financial aid quit paying for classes that were not in the student’s core or degree plan, so we went from impacting all students from different walks of life to only kinesiology majors,” Brooks said. “We do not know what will happen after that.”The college curriculum used to require two hours of credit in kinesiology. The pandemic has affected the physical fitness of many students on campus. “Higher education needs to realize that the health of a student, and future contributor to society, is important and needs to bring us back into the core,” Brooks said.theranger.org
"You're so stressed you can't sleep at night": Parents and child-care providers are still struggling as the pandemic drags on
"You're not really sure what's going to happen from day to day," Brooks says, admitting that she's currently operating her business at a loss. About 44% of parents say they are paying more for child care since the pandemic began, according to a recent Care.com survey. In Caldwell's case, the family currently pays about $2,500 a month for child care, an expense she was hoping to trim once her son entered kindergarten. "Child care is essential. And we need to invest in child care like we do our public schools — it just needs to become part of the infrastructure."cnbc.com
San Antonio drive-in theater adds Halloween lineup; ‘Child’s Play’ actor to attend showing
SAN ANTONIO – A drive-in movie theater in the Brooks community is serving up screams this month with a slew of scary movies. The Mission Outdoor Theater, which opened last month to give residents an outdoor entertainment option during the pandemic, has released its movie lineup for October, with more to be added. Fred Reyes, the owner of the Mission Outdoor Theater, said “there’s a lot going on” at the theater right now as the drive-in concept becomes more and more popular. On Oct. 17, the theater will present “Grease” for free, but guests must sign up online first. Here’s the movie lineup at the Mission Outdoor Theater in October.
New Family-Owned BBQ Restaurant Opening in North San Antonio
Brooks BBQ & More will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, November 2. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
'When Calls the Heart' Star Andrea Brooks Shares Her 'Empowering' Maternity
The When Calls the Heart and Supergirl star will soon be welcoming her first child, a baby girl, and is giving ET the exclusive first look at her stunning maternity shoot. "Her shots are very feminine and at the same time project an image of confidence and strength," Brooks tells ET's Deidre Behar. Liliya LubenkovaLiliya LubenkovaAfter looking at the photographs for the first time, Brooks "couldnt believe it was me!" Liliya LubenkovaLiliya LubenkovaWith her baby due at the end of November, Brooks has been keeping busy, preparing for her little one's arrival. RELATED CONTENT:'When Calls the Heart' Star Andrea Brooks Opens Up About Her Pregnancy Journey'When Calls the Heart' Spinoff: Everything You Need to Know About 'When Hope Calls' (Exclusive)'When Calls the Heart' Spinoff 'When Hope Calls' Premiere Date Revealed: First Look (Exclusive)
San Antonio eyes test for self-driving cars
SAN ANTONIO - The city of San Antonio is looking to steer self-driving vehicles onto its streets and test them out before they merge into the mainstream. Dillard says this would be the first time autonomous vehicles would hit public streets in San Antonio. The Southwest Research Institute, though, has been researching autonomous vehicles on its campus since 2006 and would also be involved. Bringing self-driving vehicles to San Antonio is an exciting prospect for the chairman of the city council's Innovation and Technology Committee, District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez. "Up until a few days ago I thought autonomous vehicles are the future.
'BIP' Star Jade Roper Shows Off Post-Baby Body 1 Week After Giving Birth
One week after welcoming her second child, a son named Brooks, Roper took to Instagram to share a candid photo of herself. Wearing a black bra and panties and holding little Brooks against her chest, Roper revealed why this recovery is much different than her first time around with her nearly 2-year-old daughter, Emmy. #oneweekpostpartum #4thtrimester"Roper's husband, Tanner Tolbert, supported his wife's raw post, simply commenting, "Babe." Despite the trying birth story, Roper gushed over the love she, Tolbert and Emmy have for their new addition. RELATED CONTENT:Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert Reveal Newborn Son's NameJade Roper & Tanner Tolbert Joke About Naming Son Chris Harrison After 'Bachelorette' Finale Birth (Exclusive)'Bachelor in Paradise' Couple Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert Accidentally Welcome Baby No.
Julianne Hough's Husband Brooks Laich Reveals Her Bizarre Bedroom Fetish
After spending much of her career on her dancing feet, Julianne Hough really appreciates some tender loving on her tootsies. The former Dancing With the Stars champs husband, Brooks Laich, revealed her foot fetish while discussing sex on his How Men Think podcast on Monday. My wife really enjoys it when I suck on her toes, Laich said during a conversation with sexologist Miss Jaiya. Laich, 31, also shared how he gets turned on seeing Hough wearing in lingerie in bed. RELATED CONTENT:Julianne Hough Recalls Telling Her Husband She Was 'Not Straight'Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Get Candid About Their Sex Life in Celebration of 2-Year Wedding AnniversaryJulianne Hough Teases New Mysterious Wellness Project to 'Help People Connect to Themselves' (Exclusive)
December 21: Brooks, Graham, and Hollen
December 21: Brooks, Graham, and Hollen The latest on the tragic shooting of two NYPD officers, the cyberattack on Sony by North Korea, the decision to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations, and more, with Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, and others.cbsnews.com