Free kolaches: When + where to get yours
Here’s what you need to do to score a free kolache. Traditionally, kolaches are made with meat. False - Kolaches originated from the Czech word for “wheel,” which is kola. False - Kolaches are traditionally filled with fruit; the first ones with apricot and prunes. True - The original shape was round, not long like the cylindrical kolaches we often see in South Texas.
BCSO: San Antonio man arrested for DWI had fake DEA badge and gun in vehicle
A San Antonio man arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated had a fake Drug Enforcement Administration badge in his vehicle, police said. Deputies found what appeared to be a DEA badge, a handgun and handcuffs in his vehicle. Deputies determined that the badge was fake and later found a website selling such replicas. While possessing a fake badge is not illegal, Sheriff Javier Salazar said the combination of a badge, weapon and handcuffs was concerning. Deputies are asking anyone with information — or people who may have seen Hernandez display the fake badge — to call the Public Integrity Unit at 210-335-5124.mysanantonio.com
Man killed after trying to cross Loop 410 on foot
A man was struck and killed by a Ford F-250 while trying to cross Loop 410 on foot early Tuesday morning, police said. The incident occurred at around 4 a.m. on the far West Side. The driver of the pickup truck said he didn't see the man in time to avoid hitting him, police said.mysanantonio.com
SAPD identifies the three teens arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Far West Side pharmacy
SAPD identifies the three teens arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Far West Side pharmacySan Antonio police have arrested Trevon Chaney, 18, for allegedly shooting and killing a 20-year-old in the parking lot of a West Side pharmacy on Tuesday. San Antonio police have arrested Trevon Chaney, 18, for allegedly shooting and killing a 20-year-old in the parking lot of a West Side pharmacy on Tuesday. Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close SAPD identifies the three teens arrested in connection with fatal shooting at Far West Side pharmacy 1 / 3 Back to GallerySan Antonio police have arrested three teenagers in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in the parking lot of a West Side drug store on Tuesday. On Tuesday, San Antonio police were called to the CVS at 9838 Potranco Road after shots were heard in the parking lot just before 7 p.m. It is unclear whether the second suspect in the vehicle was Smith or Koontz.mysanantonio.com
Man fatally shot outside Far West Side pharmacy
Man fatally shot outside Far West Side pharmacySan Antonio police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting outside a CVS at 9838 Potranco Road. San Antonio police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting outside a CVS at 9838 Potranco Road. Photo: Jacob Beltran /Staff Photo: Jacob Beltran /Staff Image 1 of / 6 Caption Close Man fatally shot outside Far West Side pharmacy 1 / 6 Back to GalleryA 20-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday evening in the parking lot of a Far West Side drug store, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. in the parking lot of a CVS at 9838 Potranco Road, police said. Officer David Flores confirmed the man, who was not immediately identified, was shot at least once and died at the scene.mysanantonio.com
Man, 31, killed in deputy-involved shooting on far West Side, Bexar County sheriff says
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – A 31-year-old man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting on the far West Side that started as a mental health-type call, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said. According to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office, Damian Lamar Daniels was shot and killed Tuesday evening. Salazar said a deputy attempted to subdue Daniels with a stun gun, but it did not stop him. He then grabbed the deputy’s stun gun, and another deputy used their stun gun on him to try to get him to let go of it, the sheriff said. The two veteran deputies and a trainee deputy will be placed on administrative leave and then administrative duty as the investigations continue.
Lanes on Loop 1604 closed on Far West Side after fiery 18-wheeler crash
Lanes on Loop 1604 closed on Far West Side after fiery 18-wheeler crashPublished: July 23, 2020, 6:11 amThe driver of an 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital after he crashed his 18-wheeler on Loop 1604 on the Far West Side overnight.
Lanes on Loop 1604 closed on Far West Side after fiery 18-wheeler crash
SAN ANTONIO – A portion of Loop 1604 on the Far West Side remains closed Thursday morning after a driver crashed and rolled over his gravel truck overnight. San Antonio police say the driver wrecked his truck along the southbound lanes of Loop 1604 near Shaenfield Road around 1 a.m. Thursday, and the truck then caught fire. The southbound lanes of Loop 1604 between Shaenfield Road and New Guilbeau Road are closed due to the crash, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The gravel truck was moved upright before 6 a.m., but police say the lanes will stay closed for the next several hours. WATCH LIVE: Transguide Traffic CamerasA driver crashed his 18-wheeler on Loop 1604 near Shaenfield Road on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Driver crashes car after being shot in west Bexar County neighborhood
SAN ANTONIO – A driver whose car crashed outside a west Bexar County home early Friday was found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. He realized, though, that the driver instead was suffering from gunshot wounds and the back window of his car had been shot out. (KSAT)The homeowner said he saw two passengers who appeared to be trying to help the wounded man out of the car. Bexar County sheriff’s deputies said the driver suffered a gunshot wound to his back and also was grazed in the head by a bullet. Deputies said the wounded man, although alert and talking when he left for a hospital, was not offering much information about what happened.
Man killed in far West Side shooting identified, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – Update: The man who was killed in a shooting on the far West Side on Sunday has been identified as 20-year-old Christian Reitz, according to the medical examiner. Original report: A man was shot and killed and another victim is in stable condition after a shooting on the far West Side, according to deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the home for a disturbance with a gun and found a juvenile victim who was shot in the buttocks and another victim who was found dead at the scene. A BCSO sergeant said the age of the man who was killed is not currently known. Shell casings were found in the street and detectives are working to determine if the shooting was a drive-by.
One person hospitalized in far West Side shooting, officials say
A person was taken to the hospital after a shooting on the far West Side, officials said. The shooting was reported in the area of Loop 1604 and Shaenfield Road. San Antonio police say a homeless person who lives in hut behind a strip mall in the area called some friends to report they had been injured. The friends then called police. The San Antonio Fire Department said the victim was taken to the University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the knee.
Burglars use pickup truck, crowbars in destruction of ATM, police say
Burglars use pickup truck, crowbars in destruction of ATM, police sayPublished: February 19, 2020, 8:35 amSan Antonio police said they are investigating the destruction and burglary of an ATM on the city’s far West Side early Wednesday morning.
Lack of grocery stores near Southside ISD remains big concern
Lack of grocery stores near Southside ISD remains big concernPublished: December 17, 2019, 10:08 amLast November, KSAT 12 pointed out the lack of grocery stores near the Southside Independent School District. Since that report, the school district has opened its own food pantry, to offset the limited convenient access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Man Uses Hammer While Trying to Rob San Antonio Convenience Store, Gets Fight From Clerk
But that's exactly what he got.According to reports, a man walked into the convenience store in the 8900 block of Culebra Road around 10:30 p.m. Sunday with a hammer in hand . Police said the man demanded money from the store clerk.Except the clerk wasn't having it. 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.sacurrent.com
'Terrible accident': San Antonio police investigating death of 3-year-old child
SAN ANTONIO - A neighborhood was left shaken Saturday after 3-year-old boy was found dead in San Antonio's Far West Side. According to the San Antonio Police Department, a local family arrived home in the 10100 block of Tempestuous with their two sons in the early afternoon. The parents had accidentally left the younger child in the hot car, police said. Lt. Jesse Salame said the death appears to be a "terrible accident" and the family is left devastated. The San Antonio Police Department believes there was no foul place but homicide detectives are investigating the case.