Children living between bags of trash, feces and rodents in Northeast Side apartment, Bexar County sheriff says
Danielle and Paul Kinsey are in custody, each facing four counts of endangering four children with horrendous living conditions at an apartment on the Northeast Side, according to the Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
Former BCSO detention officer indicted after altering government document to cover up inmate attack, DA’s office says
A former Bexar County detention deputy has been indicted, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. He’s accused of altering a government document to cover up an attack on an inmate.
IDEA elementary vice principal charged with assault after punching child, pushing him into filing cabinet, sheriff says
An area elementary school vice principal is in custody and charged with assault after she “lost control” and attacked a 5-year-old student in her office, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.
‘Heinous murder attempt’ under investigation after man found tied up, critically injured, Sheriff Salazar says
Deputies are investigating what appears to be a “heinous murder attempt” after a man was found tied up and critically injured on the side of a road in East Bexar County, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.
Increase of gun violence in Bexar County felt by BCSO and University Hospital
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says his department is feeling an increase in violence countywide, and the issue is connected to stolen guns. Meanwhile, at University Hospital, the number of patients with gun-related injuries since 2019 has nearly doubled.
Major changes coming for Bexar County Sheriff’s Office disciplinary process, sheriff announces
A major change was announced Monday for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office as part of the collective bargaining agreement -- no more arbitration, and the deputy discipline and appeals process is changing significantly.
Turnout low thus far in McAllen’s District 4 race
Early voting continues Monday in the special election for the District 4 McAllen City Commission post, a race that has seen a small turnout so far. Three candidates are in the running to be the next city commissioner for District 4, an area on the south side of the city. Though having resigned, Ramirez is continuing to serve on the city commission until a replacement is elected. So far, from Jan. 5 through Jan. 13, a total of 252 people cast a ballot during the early voting period. Early voting in the District 4 race will continue Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.myrgv.com
Early voting begins Wednesday for McAllen special election
Another election is upon McAllen citizens this week with the start of early voting on Wednesday for the special election that will name a new city commissioner for district 4. Three candidates are running to replace City Commissioner Tania Ramirez who resigned from her seat to run for Hidalgo County judge. Rodolfo “Rudy” Castillo, a business owner who owns thrift stores in south McAllen, says he wants to bring about change in his community. “We have asbolutely no leadership in the city of McAllen,” he said in a video posted on his Facebook page. The early voting locations include:Firemans Pump House at 201 N. 1st St.Palm View Community Center at 3401 Jordan Ave.Lark Community Center at 2601 Lark Ave.myrgv.com
San Antonio, University Health officials urge residents to stay home for New Year’s Eve as hospitals overwhelmed
Instagram / universityhealthsaAs San Antonians look ahead to the new year, University Health and local officials want to make sure residents stay safe in the midst of a COVID-19 surge. Dr. Bryan Alsip of University Health was joined by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Sheriff Javier Salazar, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg during a Friday press conference dedicated to concerns of the extremely-transmissible omicron variant. Local leaders are asking that San Antonio residents do their part to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus, particularly to avoid a crisis in the city’s health care system. Given that the reminder comes on New Year’s Eve, officials are asking residents to pass on the usual New Year’s Eve parties and other celebratory events.mysanantonio.com
Arbitrator sides with sheriff, upholds firing of BCSO lieutenant who was at deadly Capitol riot
An arbitrator has upheld the termination of a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, nearly a year after she posted multiple photographs on Facebook showing her near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as a protest erupted into a deadly riot, agency officials confirmed to the KSAT 12 Defenders.
2 dead in Texas flash flood from Hurricane Pamela remnants
ST. HEDWIG, Texas (AP) — A flash flood from the remnants of Hurricane Pamela swept a woman and a young girl to their deaths in a Texas creek as they were heading to a school and officials worked Friday to recover the woman's body, authorities said.myrgv.com