A high school basketball coach is still out $10,000 after Southwest canceled a flight and left his whole team stranded in Las Vegas for 5 days over Christmas. They ended up chartering a bus to drive 1
Southwest tried to send them on "flights to nowhere," the coach said, before a local businessman finally chartered a bus for $15,000 to get them home.news.yahoo.com
Edinburg man accused of fatal 2021 Christmas crash set for bond reduction hearing
An Edinburg man held on $800,000 in bonds is asking for a bond reduction after being accused of killing a woman in a wrong-way crash on Christmas in 2021. Edinburg police charged Otis Charles Barron, 30, with intoxicated manslaughter, accident involving death, two counts of intoxicated assault with vehicle and two counts of accident involving serious bodily injury. The probable cause affidavit states that Barron left his vehicle at the scene and proceeded to travel on foot to a hospital to get medical attention. In addition, Barron allegedly confessed to police to being the driver and leaving the scene of the crash. Barron is set to appear before state District Judge Keno Vasquez Tuesday morning for the hearing.myrgv.com
Capital Highlights — Feds investigating meltdown at Southwest Airlines
Massive flight cancellations by Southwest Airlines during the Christmas holiday week are prompting the federal government to look into why thousands of travelers were left stranded across the country,[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing
The death toll in the massive floods that devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend has climbed to 51, with 19 others missing, the national disaster response agency said Monday, as affected residents struggle to get back on their feet. Photos on social media showed residents in Misamis Occidental province in Northern Mindanao sweeping away thick mud from the floors of their homes. The Northern Mindanao region in the south bore the brunt of the disaster, reporting 25 deaths, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.news.yahoo.com
Bullet dodged: Citrus growers’ freeze fears not realized
Rio Grande Valley citrus growers, already dealing with lingering drought and still recovering from the devastating February 2021 freeze, dreaded what forecasters said was headed this way in the days leading up to Christmas. So says Dale Murden, a citrus grower and president of Texas Citrus Mutual, a trade association representing the industry. “Citrus growers pretty much plan ahead,” Murden said. Murden predicted the Valley’s citrus growers will get through the next year fairly well for the most part. A tree can last a long, long time.myrgv.com
Go green for the holidays: City offers options for Christmas tree recycling
The City of San Marcos invites San Marcans to go green for the New Year by recycling their Christmas trees this holiday season.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
WATCH: KSAT meteorologists’ video chat as first freeze moved through San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 22
Your KSAT Weather Authority meteorologists will be livestreaming starting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday as the arctic cold front moves through — ready to answer all your questions and get you prepared for South Central Texas’ first widespread freeze.
FRIGID FORECAST: Prepare for a hard freeze in South Central Texas ahead of Christmas weekend
Arctic, bitterly cold air will spill across Texas the Thursday (12/22) before Christmas weekend. This will bring the first killing freeze of the season to San Antonio, and a hard freeze is likely for a few mornings as temperatures plummet into the teens and 20s.