Spotsylvania School Board hires acting superintendent; condemns member's social media post
The Spotsylvania County School Board appointed a new acting superintendent Tuesday night. That decision, however, played second fiddle to contentious arguments regarding the proposed condemnation of a social media postfredericksburg.com
‘When the D Good You Top Supporter’: Fans React After Keyshia Cole Declares Antonio Brown Could Win a Grammy Following His New Album Release
Keyshia Cole revealed how she feels regarding rumored boo Antonio Brown‘s music career following the release of his debut album, “Paradigm.” “Paradigm,” which featured artists […]news.yahoo.com
Ex-Huskies star Bouknight tossed; No. 24 UConn tops Xavier
Former UConn star James Bouknight of the Charlotte Hornets was tossed from his courtside side by a game official in the second half Saturday as the No. 24 Huskies held off Xavier 72-61. Bouknight, who played two seasons for Connecticut and is in his NBA rookie season, was sitting in the front row opposite the Xavier bench when he was asked to leave. Bouknight then moved over to the UConn student section.news.yahoo.com
HIGHLIGHTS: District 29-5A Swimming Championships
Berths at the Class 5A Regional meet were on the line on Saturday morning, as area swimmers from Medina Valley, San Antonio Great Hearts Monte Vista, Great Hearts Northern Oaks, Cole, Southwest, Southwest Legacy, and Uvalde dove into the pool at NISD Natatorium for the District 29-5A Swimming & Diving Championships.
Prosecutors in 2 cities issue anti-Asian hate crime charges
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, the latest in a series of rallies in response what many said has become a troubling surge of anti-Asian sentiments. Protesters hold signs during a rally to show solidarity with Asian Americans at Embarcadero Plaza on March 26, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Brown was initially booked on misdemeanor counts, but prosecutors recently elevated the case to a felony, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. In the first instance, the woman told her 10-year-old daughter to try to take a cellphone photo of the man. The police detective investigating the case reviewed the video and determined the women's assailant "was clearly Hamner," according to the charges.cbsnews.com
2 in Seattle, San Francisco face anti-Asian hate charges
Protestors march at a rally against Asian hate crimes past the Los Angeles Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles , Saturday, March 27, 2021. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, the latest in a series of rallies in response what many said has become a troubling surge of anti-Asian sentiments. AdIn San Francisco, Victor Humberto Brown, 53, made a first court appearance after authorities say he repeatedly punched an Asian American man at a bus stop while shouting an anti-Asian slur. Brown was initially booked on misdemeanor counts, but prosecutors recently elevated the case to a felony, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. In the first instance, the woman told her 10-year-old daughter to try to take a cellphone photo of the man.
No. 17 Creighton tops UConn 59-56 to reach Big East finals
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – The most accurate shooting team in the Big East was having a hard time buying a bucket. The second-seeded Bluejays (20-7) will play eighth-seeded Georgetown Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in their third Big East final since joining the conference for the 2013-14 season. They came in shooting 48.7% to lead the Big East. Creighton will look for its first Big East Tournament championship a little more than a week after McDermott was suspended by the school for making racially insensitive remarks to his team. Creighton: Zegarowski struggled to find his groove most of the game against Cole and UConn's tough perimeter defense.
CHAMPIONS: Cole boys defeat Tatum, win first state title since 1989
On the exact anniversary of the 2020 University Interscholastic League (UIL) state tournament’s cancellation due to COVID-19, the Cougars used a third-quarter surge to knock off Tatum in the Class 3A State Championship Game at the Alamodome, 77-60. Trailing 9-7 after one quarter of play, Cole found some separation in the second quarter. Cole then outscored Tatum 31-12 in the third quarter, providing all the separation they would need to cruise to the title. Congrats to Cole High School on winning the Class 3A boys state basketball title! #KSATsports @RGC_BBasketball @SHAQ https://t.co/FGNKcY3yAK pic.twitter.com/GylwsuZHII — KSAT 12 Sports (@InstantReplaySA) March 13, 2021This is the program’s first state championship since Shaquille O’Neal led the Cougars to the Class 3A title in 1989.
Cole boys defeat Little River Academy, advance to second straight UIL Class 3A State Championship Game
“It feels great,” Blackmore said. “We’re going back to the championship game, and we actually get to play it this year. I love how we can come through in a tight game like this against a great team. “You never know if you’re going to get back to state or if you’re ever going to have a chance to get back to a state championship. They think they’re going to win every game.”The Cougars will return to the Alamodome on Friday, March 12 to take on Tatum in the UIL Class 3A State Championship Game.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cole boys roll past Santa Rosa, clinch third straight UIL State berth
SAN ANTONIO – A year after their championship game was canceled due to the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic, the Cole boys basketball team rolled past Santa Rosa in the Class 3A Regional Final and clinched the program’s third straight trip to the UIL State Tournament.
HIGHLIGHTS: Judson girls edge Clark; Boerne Champion, Cole boys roll into third round
SAN ANTONIO – In girls hoops, Judson jumps out to an early lead and hangs on late to edge Clark and advance to the fourth round, while the Boerne Champion and Cole boys squads roll to convincing Area Round victories over Harlandale and Lytle respectively. WATCH: Trey Blackmore (@TreyBuckets11) throws down a thunderous slam dunk in the second quarter tonight, as Cole (@RGC_BBasketball) knocks off Lytle to advance to the third round for the fourth straight season! More highlights coming up tonight on #KSATsports @InstantReplaySA pic.twitter.com/anD2CTX3fZ — Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) February 25, 2021ON FIRE: Boerne Champion (@boys_champion) puts on an absolute clinic from behind the arc, knocking down 17 three-pointers in an Area Round rout of Harlandale! #KSATsports @LeechStan @WACathletics @BoerneISD pic.twitter.com/4z0C7H7q1X — Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) February 25, 2021MORE BASKETBALL COVERAGE
Cole girls use fourth-quarter surge to knock off Karnes City in Area Round
SAN ANTONIO – Junior guard Nadja Babilonia-Lopez pours in 18 points, Vivian Iwuchukwu adds 16, and the Cole girls basketball team defeated Karnes City 52-43 at Paul Taylor Fieldhouse to punch their tickets to the third round for the first time since 2016.
Texans running out of food as weather crisis cripples supply chain
A Fiesta grocery store in South Austin saw a shortage of some goods as customers stocked up early in the week. From farm to table, freezing temperatures and power outages are crippling the supply chain that people rely on for food every day. Some are storing their remaining rations in coolers outside, and trips to the grocery store often do little to replenish pantries. Several food banks affiliated with Feeding Texas have also started providing food supplies to emergency warming shelters in the state’s major cities. AdFor Texas residents, disruptions to the food supply chain, often combined with continued power outages, mean eating non-perishable canned goods or leftover items like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
The Latest: San José returning to Shark Tank in mid-February
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The San José Sharks finally know when they are returning home. The Sharks say they need to work out several health and safety issues before returning to the Bay Area. ___UConn says it has postponed its next two men's basketball games, including Thursday’s scheduled contest with No. ___The University at Albany men’s basketball team has been placed on a temporary pause following a presumptive positive COVID-19 test within the team’s Tier 1 personnel. Last week, members of the University of Vermont’s women’s basketball team decided not to continue their season and opted out, disrupting the league schedule.
Netflix has a sequel to The Babysitter, and it thankfully doesn’t suck
The film was a raucous, gory delight, and remains the best movie on director McG’s otherwise spotty IMDb profile. Which is why it’s a big deal that she, along with the entirety of the original cast, have returned for The Babysitter: Killer Queen, which just dropped on the streaming platform last week. Killer Queen lacks the coherence and razor-sharp dialogue of its predecessor, but it’s a fun ride none the less. Pop culture plays a big part in Killer Queen. If The Babysitter: Killer Queen had been a complete bomb, I would have called her decision a serious miscalculation, but it’s not.sacurrent.com
Documents suggest San Antonio event planner misrepresented relationships to land federal deal
click to enlarge Instagram / CRE8AMEALJust when we thought we’d heard the last of him, controversial San Antonio event planner Gregorio Palomino is back in the news. new report by Texas Public Radio based on federal records it sued to obtain suggests Palomino may made misleading statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture as his business pursued a $39 million contract for work on the agency’s hunger-relief program.CRE8AD8, Palomino's San Antonio-based company, received the contract as a part of the USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program, which supplies surplus food to families economically hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.According to TPR's reporting, the documents show that Palomino trumpeted existing relationships with the San Antonio Food Bank and Feeding Texas, even though leaders of those nonprofit say they were unfamiliar with the company before it landed the deal.“We are initially interested in serving the San Antonio Food Bank located in San Antonio, TX and already have an agreement in place to do so,” read an April 30 email from Palomino to the USDA shared online by TPR.But Food Bank president Eric Cooper told the station he'd never heard of the company until after the contracts were announced.“I think it shows that there's this overstatement, [and] it's the perception of things that really, most people would ask, ‘Well, you know, did you really have a relationship with these guys?’” Cooper said.Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas, which works extensively with all of Texas’ 21 food banks, shared a similar account.In a May 1 email included in the USDA documents discussed by TPR, Palomino told the agency he'd contacted all of the food banks in Texas. The email is time-stamped May 1, but Cole says Palomino had no relationship with Feeding Texas and other organizations at that time.“If USDA awarded the contract on the basis of having those relationships, that is troubling, because we did not have those until after the award,” Cole told TPR.TPR asked the USDA what impact Palomino’s representations about the relationships could have had on the outcome of his bid, but the agency declined comment.Palomino has been a focus of media investigations since CRE8AD8 improbably landed the sizable federal contract. Those reports have included a history of questionable claims regarding past clients, nonexistent licensing and the firm's inability to deliver on the terms of its government pact.Indeed, CRE8AD8 was only able to complete two-thirds of its obligations under the contract, USDA officials said at a congressional hearing this summer.sacurrent.com
Wagner, Cole basketball teams honored by UIL with State Championship trophy
Wagner, Cole basketball teams honored by UIL with State Championship trophyPublished: June 11, 2020, 11:40 amWith the boys state basketball tournament officially canceled, the UIL honored all of the remaining qualifiers, including the Wagner Thunderbirds and Cole Cougars, with trophies.
Brandeis excited for first UIL State Tournament appearance
SAN ANTONIO – After knocking off Judson to claim the Regional Title, the Brandeis boys basketball team is excited to play in the program’s first UIL State Tournament. The Broncos will take on Duncanville in the Class 6A State Semifinals on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Alamodome. MORE BOYS BASKETBALL COVERAGE: Wagner wants revenge for 2019 title game lossCLASS 3A: Cole returns to state for second straight season
Theatre opens spring season with new, experimental show
We started to see some themes emerging, and we chose to run with those, Youngerman said. The show is based off of the personal experience of the actors, so it required a very different type of acting from the traditional form. Instead of searching for them in a piece of text, I was searching for them in myself, Youngerman said. Cities of Memory use various pieces of technology, from moving set pieces to porjectors to sound cues. For our first production meeting for the show, we pitched it to Kyle, and Kyle liked it, Stegink said.trinitonian.com
At Least 125,000 Texans Could Lose Access to Food Stamps Under Trump Policy
The proposed federal rule would set eligibility at 130% of the poverty level, or about $33,000 for a family of four.Under the proposed change, applicants' vehicles would also affect their eligibility. This rule would cause immediate suffering.Were keeping you informed...and its what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. 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
Passengers stranded on Disney World's Skyliner gondola for hours
In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, streak across the skies above Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Walt Disney World lost a bit of its magic for visitors who spent Saturday night stranded on the theme park's new Skyliner gondola. Emmie Palmer said she and a friend were stranded about three stories high along with three other woman in a gondola cabin. "Evacuating two people at a time off of the Disney World Skyliner... could be very slow with 10 capacity gondolas," Murray tweeted along with photos of rescuers working. Passengers who were stranded were compensated with free park tickets and gift cards, Palmer and Cole said.