Border enforcement and international commerce among key topics discussed during Rep. Gonzales’ visit to Presidio County – The Big Bend Sentinel
PRESIDIO COUNTY – Freshman U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales made a whistle stop tour through West Texas last week, meeting with over a dozen Presidio County officials to give “a little update of what’s happening in Washington, in the state and in the district,” Gonzales said Wednesday.bigbendsentinel.com
‘Threat’ against judge from DA’s former consultant further complicates case against Barrientes Vela
The state district judge assigned to the upcoming public corruption trial of ex-constable Michelle Barrientes Vela said she views comments made over the weekend by the district attorney’s former campaign consultant as a political threat against her.
ABQ teenager suspected of stabbing his mother to death
May 14—Early Wednesday morning, a man living in a West Side neighborhood answered the door to find a 9-year-old girl, bloodied, saying something was wrong with her mother. The man told police he and his wife went to the family's house next door. That's where they found the girl's mother, 41-year-old Sara Gallegos, had been stabbed to death in her bedroom. Sara Gallegos's 16-year-old son, ...news.yahoo.com
Four Texas Democrats urge Joe Biden to rescind executive order pausing oil and gas leases on federal lands, waters
According to the Congressional Research Service, the federal government owns less than 2% of the land in Texas. “Texas ... has been ravaged by the coronavirus and this recent Executive Order will hurt an already suffering community. Therefore, I urge the Biden administration to rescind this federal order and reevaluate the impact of this measure with input from relevant stakeholders and experts,” Gonzales said in a news release. Of the leases that are active, slightly more than 2.5 million acres are producing or have produced oil or gas. The letter does not mention where the four Texas Democrats stand on Biden’s decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
In the third week of COVID-19 vaccine allotments, 23,975 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine will be sent to Bexar County hospitals, according to the state’s health department. The Bexar County hospitals set to receive the shipments include University Health System, Christus Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, Methodist hospitals and the UT Health San Antonio clinic, Wellness 360. State health officials believe the vaccine will be offered to the general public beginning Spring 2021. Read more about vaccines on KSAT.com:Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant? CVS administers COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents, employees starting MondayKSAT Explains: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines
Merrillville man, 22, dead after standoff in Hobart: police
Later that evening, the woman said she followed the man into the bedroom, where he hit her in the head with the gun and broke her cell phone. She told police she then tried to leave the house the next day, but because he didn’t trust her, he refused and continued to hit her, also pointing the gun at her and threatening to kill her if she left him, Gonzales said.chicagotribune.com
2020 races that haven’t been called yet
By midnight, Biden had racked up 205 electoral votes to Trump’s 171, according to the Associated Press. Congressional District 23UPDATE: Republican Tony Gonzales wins election to U.S. House in Texas' 23rd Congressional District, AP reports. Gonzales' lead, which ballooned to 14,000 votes before midnight, is a much healthier advantage than past races in the district’s history, but it remained too close to call with only 78% of precincts reporting. “With thousands of ballots yet to be counted, the Gonzales campaign’s attempt to declare victory is premature,” Jones' campaign manager Lacey Morrison said. Flores stunned the Texas political landscape by winning the District 19 state senate seat.
Bexar County data shows startling increase in pending family violence cases in 2020
Due to a growing backlog in pending domestic violence cases, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said Thursday he plans to ask the commissioners court for additional resources and staffing. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, experts have been concerned about an increase in domestic violence incidents and shelters have seen an increase in demand. The first dashboard shows the number of incoming family violence and sexual assault cases comparing September 2019 to September 2020. The second dashboard shows the increase in pending cases since March 16, when the pandemic led to a pause in jury trials. A local domestic violence symposium kicked off Thursday in an effort to help the public recognize red flags for domestic violence and how they can help.
“We can’t do it alone”: Texans say federal leaders’ inaction on a new coronavirus aid package is endangering their livelihoods
Many Texans blame both major political parties for a protracted fight over a new coronavirus relief package. How can that be happening?”It’s been a dizzying few days for Texans waiting to see if more assistance will come. But it is unclear if anything will pass soon, leaving struggling Texans to continue to scrape by with no end in sight. As families struggle to keep their water running and business owners pull in heavy losses, Texans are “heartbroken” and angry with the federal government’s lack of support. Gonzales said the Hispanic community he represents has a large number of small business owners, some of whom are struggling to stay open.
Southside's Camarillo carries on family tradition
When Caleb Camarillo was growing up in Gonzales, he never could have imagined playing for the local high school’s football coach in a different town. Ricky Lock was the Gonzales Apaches football coach in those days and Camarillo’s mother, Janice, was Lock’s nurse. By the time the Camarillo brothers were in middle school, the family had relocated to San Antonio. “When I first moved here, Southside was 2-3 in district,” Caleb said. Chris Camarillo is a freshman cornerback on a football scholarship at Oklahoma Panhandle State.mysanantonio.com
After Recount, Tony Gonzales Is Still Winner of GOP Runoff for U.S. Rep. Will Hurd's Seat
The recount of the Republican primary runoff for the national battleground seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd , R-Helotes, has reached an end, and Tony Gonzales remains the winner. Raul Reyes, who finished 45 votes behind Gonzales in the July 14 runoff, announced Friday evening that he was abandoning the recount. The memo argued that after a contentious runoff, Gonzales would be "defined" by his affiliation with Trump, who lost the district in 2016, and views on health care. Meanwhile, the House GOP arm congratulated Gonzales on becoming the nominee and argued that Gonzales has deeper roots in the district than Jones. In the weeks since the runoff, Gonzales repeatedly claimed victory and criticized Reyes' recount effort as a hopeless pursuit, saying it was taking away from the party's ability to unify against Jones.sacurrent.com
After recount, Tony Gonzales is still winner of GOP runoff for U.S. Rep. Will Hurd’s seat
The recount of the Republican primary runoff for the national battleground seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, has reached an end, and Tony Gonzales remains the winner. Raul Reyes, who had finished 45 votes behind Gonzales in the July 14 runoff, announced Friday evening that he was abandoning the recount. Gonzales is now set to be the undisputed nominee for the seat, one of Democrats’ best pickup opportunities across the country. Coming out of election night, Reyes was down by just seven votes, a deficit that grew to 45 as the final ballots came in and the results were canvassed. In the weeks since the runoff, Gonzales repeatedly claimed victory and criticized Reyes’ recount effort as a hopeless pursuit, saying it was taking away from the party’s ability to unify against Jones.
‘A great man gone too soon’: Family mourns Border Patrol agent who died of COVID-19 complications
SAN ANTONIO – A family is in mourning after their loved one, a U.S. Marine veteran and Border Patrol agent, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Gonzales’ family said he began feeling sick in June. A procession was held for the 15-year Border Patrol agent on Thursday from San Antonio to Del Rio. “Passing through the Border Patrol station from Uvalde to Brackettville, beautiful. And he’s always in our hearts,” said Isabela Gonzales, Gonzales’ daughter.
UIL says some activities may begin June 8
James VolzSports editorThe University Interscholastic League has released its guidelines for summer strength and conditioning and sport specific instruction. According to the UILs press release distributed late last Friday, public school athletic programs may start summer strength and conditioning activities on June 8. We just received the guidelines, said Uvalde High School head coach and athletic director R.T. Gonzales. The UIL will continue to work with state officials and monitor CDC and other federal guidance to determine any potential modification of their summer guidelines. A complete list of all the UIL requirements for summer workouts is available by accessing the UIL website uiltexas.org.uvaldeleadernews.com
UCISD hosts virtual meetings for athletes and parents
James VolzSports editorVirtual meetings for Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District athletes and their parents are the next thing scheduled by the athletic department. These next couple of weeks we will be conducting virtual meetings for students and parents, said R.T. Gonzales, Uvalde High School athletic director. Therefore, we will have meetings for each junior high school and for high school. For high school freshmen, we will introduce them to all of the sports that are offered at the high school level, Gonzales said. Regular season high school practice for the fall sports, including football, volleyball, team tennis, and cross-country, will begin in early August.uvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde High athletes continue online workouts
James VolzSports editorWith the end of the spring school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uvalde High School athletes will continue conducting virtual online workouts. We will continue to do the online workouts until we are allowed to go back to in-person training, said UHS athletic director and head football coach R.T. Gonzales. Last week, the University Interscholastic League announced that the remainder of the spring high school sports season was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. UHS football players originally were scheduled to participate in 7-on-7 competition in late May and early June, but that has been put on hold. We would rather focus on getting our athletes ready for the beginning of the season, said Gonzales.uvaldeleadernews.com
UHS spring sports season is over
The UILs decision to cancel the remainder of the spring sports season followed Governor Greg Abbotts announcement Texas schools are to remain closed for in-person classes for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. They did a phenomenal job of keeping the best interests of our students, and holding out as long as they could along with exploring every avenue they possibly could to complete the spring athletic season, said UHS athletic director R.T. Gonzales. When the UILs suspension of activities went into effect on March 16, UHS athletes, in all of the spring sports, were enjoying a great season. UHS tennis, golf, and track-and-field athletes were preparing for district competition. With the end of the 2019-20 high school sports season, the attention turns to the start of the new school year.uvaldeleadernews.com
UHS athletes do online workouts
Thus virtual workouts were born for junior high and high school athletes. All our junior high and high school coaching staff get on these virtual workouts. Hosting the virtual workouts also builds student discipline, because they have to get up on their own and participate. Any student-athlete who wishes to join the virtual workouts can contact his or her respective coach. For Morales Junior High Lobos, email Coach Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org; Morales Junior High Coyotes, Coach Sandoval at email@example.com; and Uvalde High School Coyotes and Lobos, Coach Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org@ulnnow.com, 830-278-3335uvaldeleadernews.com
Loss of sporting contests results in loss of revenues
This is the third week of the University Interscholastic Leagues suspension of sports activities because of the health threat caused by the COVID-19 virus. When activities were halted, Uvalde High School still had home soccer, baseball, and softball competition scheduled. We have lost a lot of gate revenues from the soccer, baseball, and softball games that have been canceled, thus far. Fortunately, we hosted two high school and two junior high track meets prior to the suspension of activities. But at present it all comes down to what happens with the coronavirus health threat, said Gonzales.uvaldeleadernews.com
Bexar County District Attorney looks back at first year in office
San Antonio – Looking back at his first year as the Bexar County District Attorney, Joe Gonzales said that after he won the 2018 election, he knew that he was facing a big job. “We knew that we were going to have to hit the ground running,” Gonzales said Friday. “One of my concerns was bringing criminal justice reform to Bexar County, and I believe that we’re doing that,” he said. Gonzales’ office records indicate that the number of cases is 1,166. Several high-profile criminal cases set to be tried in San Antonio in early 2020During his campaign, Gonzales promised that addressing family violence cases would be among his priorities.
Former Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood Opens Up About His Raw, Real and Redemptive Life
Armed with an endorsement from actress Eva Longoria Baston, he won a 2014 election that ousted 16-year incumbent Susan Reed. I missed way too many dinners. I missed way too many skinning the knees and falling down and crying [moments]. I missed way too many hugs. The R stands for raw, real and redemptive.Raw is how we talk, he explains.sacurrent.com
Experts: Leadership key to changing anti-gay police culture
San Jose has an advisory committee made up of police representatives and advocacy groups, Gonzales said. The department actively seeks recruits from within the gay community, even creating three recruitment ads showing officers preparing for work and saying goodbye to their spouses. One features a heterosexual couple, one a lesbian couple, and one a gay male couple Gonzales and his husband. Each ad ends with Garcia saying the department is hiring, "And I want your family to be part of our police family."chicagotribune.com
Coyotes wrap up football season
Uvalde High Schools 2019 football season came to an end last Friday night at Lockhart. The Coyotes ended their season with a narrow 45-41 loss to the Lockhart Lions. It was tough loss, because we came so very close to beating Lockhart, said UHS head football coach R.T. Gonzales. Our kids knew what was at stake. We were so close to beating Lockhart and so close to making it to the playoffs.uvaldeleadernews.com
De La Cruz contender for Whataburger super football team
Uvalde High School senior Ryan The Animal De La Cruz is in the running to be named to the Whataburger Super Team. According to UHS athletic director R.T. Gonzales, Dave Campbells Texas Football has partnered with Whataburger to honor the best in Texas high school football with the 2019 Whataburger Super Team. There are 40 available spots on the Whataburger Super Team. To cast a vote for De La Cruz, it is necessary to vote for all team positions. De La Cruz has a 94.28 grade point average and ranks 23rd in his class.uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes play Kennedy tomorrow
Tomorrow night in the Honey Bowl, the Uvalde Coyotes will take on the San Antonio Kennedy Rockets in District 14-5A Division II football. Its our homecoming game and we want to win the game for what should be a large UHS homecoming crowd in the Honey Bowl. Kennedys Rockets will be seeking their first win of the season tomorrow. Coach Ben Benavides Rockets, 0-5 in district and 0-8 for the season, will enter play against the Coyotes coming off a 45-0 loss against the Lockhart Lions last Friday night at San Antonio. Though the Rockets are winless for the season, Coach Gonzales says that the Coyotes will not be taking Kennedy lightly.uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes lose weather-shortened game
On a stormy night in Boerne, the Champion Chargers recorded a 30-0 district football victory over the Uvalde Coyotes. At halftime, the game went into lightning protocol because of lightning strikes in the area. Following a 68-minute delay, the game was called complete as lightning and heavy rainfall in the area continued. It was a tough game, against a tough opponent, on a tough weather night for football, said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. On a fourth-down play near midfield, the Coyotes set up to punt the ball away.uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes observe bye week break
Week six of the Texas high school football season is a bye week for the Uvalde Coyotes and for the other seven teams in District 28-5A. The bye week came just at the right time for us, said Uvalde High School head football coach R.T. Gonzales. The Coyotes have played physical football against five strong teams. This week we have worked on food fundamentals, both individual and team fundamentals, said Gonzales. We need to keep getting better.One week from tomorrow, the Coyotes will resume their district slate when they travel to Kerrville to take on the defending district champion Tivy Antlers.uvaldeleadernews.com
Coyotes complete 7-on-7 season
The Uvalde High School teams recently wrapped up 7-on-7 summer football competition last week. Its been a busy time for our kids as they have competed in 7-on-7 football and in other summer athletic programs, said Gonzales. With the completion of the summer 7-on-7 action, all that is left for UHS football athletes is participation in the strength and conditioning program that runs through much of next month. Uvalde High School varsity and junior varsity football players will commence practice sessions for the 2019 season on Aug. 12. There will be a meeting for the players and parents of UHS football players in John H. Harrell Auditorium on Aug. 1.uvaldeleadernews.com