VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Burbank completes undefeated season, Jefferson tops Edison in 27-5A showdown, Stevens battles Holmes
Week 12 sees the end of the 2021 high school volleyball regular season, as Burbank finishes with a 16-0 record in District 27-5A, Jefferson tops Edison in a crucial battle for playoff positioning and Stevens battles Holmes.
Fire and Armor Bowl between 3-0 Dragons, 2-0 Titans headlines Week 8 matchups; Somerset begins district play against La Vernia; Steele faces Clemens in 27-6A
Week 8 of KSAT 12′s Big Game Coverages features some crucial neighborhood rivalries, including the fourth installment of the Fire and Armor Bowl and a classic battle at Lehnhoff Stadium between Steele and Clemens.
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Reagan sweeps O’Connor; Harlan, Lanier earn comeback victories
The first Tuesday night of the high school volleyball season featured some thrilling non-district matchups, as Reagan swept O'Connor, Clark knocked off Alamo Heights, Harlan came from behind to defeat Johnson, Lanier held off St. Mary's Hall and Jefferson battled John Jay.
Washington Post harrowingly reports: ‘Lynchings in Mississippi never stopped’
“The last recording lynching in the United States was in 1981,” says Jill Collen Jefferson, who founded a civil rights […] The post Washington Post harrowingly reports: ‘Lynchings in Mississippi never stopped’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
A brush with nature: Explore "Alexander von Humboldt and the United States" at Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit “Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture” focuses on a six-week visit in Humboldt’s life that would later impact onfredericksburg.com
Jefferson boys reach regional quarterfinals for first time since 1983-84
The Buttons defeated Houston St. Thomas 66-54 March 2 in the TAPPS Class 6A area round. Rincon led Jefferson with 22 points and San Miguel added 17. “They just attacked us inside in the second half and had a lot of second-chance points,” Vela said. Senior-heavy Port Isabel (13-2) ended YMLA’s playoff run with a 69-60 area round win Feb. 25 in Alice. Gonzalez and Justin Centeno scored 22 points apiece for Lanier.mysanantonio.com
Harlandale outlasts Brack in double overtime bi-district skirmish
“It was hard without him, but he came back,” Harlandale senior Michael Benavidez said. “He brings so much energy.”Brackenridge senior Kalvin Nance (34 points) sank a 27-foot, three-point basket with .7 seconds to send the game into overtime. Off a steal by Jonathan Regalado, Rabago-Castro (17 points) fed Saxon Langenberg (18 points) for a layup that capped a five-point Harlandale spurt at the end of the first overtime. Three free throws from Nance tied it 66-66 with 5.7 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Against Harlandale, Brackenridge built a 21-13 first-quarter lead behind nine points from Nance.mysanantonio.com
Jefferson plots encore to history making season
Last summer, when other teams were mired in Zoom calls, Jefferson found a way to get a competitive edge. Jefferson also captured its first-ever district title, winning 27-5A outright with its only loss against runner-up Lanier (17-7, 14-2) in the finale. “Missing the playoffs the year before gave us a little confidence booster,” second-year Jefferson coach Natasha Benavides said. With hope for a normal offseason, the extra work Jefferson will undoubtedly put in could help build on an historic season. It’s kind of exciting.”Rocha is intrigued by the possibility of next year’s team building upon what she helped establish at Jefferson.mysanantonio.com
PREVIEW: Jefferson girls set to face Southside in program’s first playoff game
SAN ANTONIO – In the program’s first playoff matchup, the District 27-5A champion Jefferson Mustang girls basketball team will travel to Southside to take on the Cardinals. Tip off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.MORE GIRLS BASKETBALL COVERAGE
Jefferson girls basketball team earns first playoff berth in program history
SAN ANTONIO – With their win over Highlands on Tuesday night, the Jefferson Mustangs girls basketball team secured the program’s first ever playoff berth, and they’re getting plenty of support from the entire Jefferson community. Tonight at 6: Jefferson girls basketball team clinched a playoff berth for 1st time in school history. Here’s Coach Benavides, Eliana Rocha & Amelia George. @jeffgbball @ameliageorrge @SAISDAthletics @InstantReplaySA #KSATsports pic.twitter.com/NN7naz4emF — Larry Ramirez (@LRam2) January 22, 2021
NFL won’t allow in-person workouts for scouting combine
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)The NFL will not allow in-person workouts for the scouting combine due to health and safety precautions because of COVID-19. The league informed teams Monday that any workouts will take place on the individual pro days on college campuses. The plan will likely involve a combination of virtual interviews by club medical staffs and testing done at labs and medical facilities near the invited prospect’s residence. Each team will be permitted to send one physician and one athletic trainer to conduct these in-person exams.
Jefferson remains on track to make girls basketball history
Through the first half of the District 27-5A season Jefferson remained laser-focused on the prize. Undefeated Jefferson (14-3, 9-0) has a mission to become the first girls’ basketball playoff team in the school’s 45-year history. Jefferson scored the next seven points, concluding with a three-pointer from Desiree Gonzales (14 points, all in first half). It’s like a family.”A pair of baskets from Kaleah Muñiz (17 points) helped Lanier close to 31-24 at halftime, but Jefferson outscored Lanier 15-4 in the third quarter. We wanted to keep playing the way we’ve been playing.”Jefferson’s Alisay Gonzalez scored 12 points from three-point range.mysanantonio.com
McCollum rebounds to defeat Southside in overtime
McCollum’s Jan. 2 game at Southside seemed to be an early glimpse of the top two teams in District 27-5A. The Cowboys (10-2, 2-1) recovered to share second place with Southwest (6-8, 2-1) by virtue of a 78-75 overtime win against Southside (2-8, 1-1). Torres (23 points) scored on an inbounds lob at the buzzer to send it to overtime. “It was a battle of two teams that want to win district,” Southside coach Shawn Dalbert said. It may have been a blessing in disguise.”The McCollum game was the first for Southside’s football contingent — Senobio Ortiz (26 points), Nikolai Hernandez and Torres.mysanantonio.com
New look Mustangs building upon 2019-20 gains
In its second-year under coach Natasha Benavides, Jefferson is establishing a new identity. The Mustangs (4-3) were more of a half-court team led by all-district choice Leah McGrew. She knows the game and knows how to hype the team up.”Madison Guzman was the Mustangs’ leading scorer with 14 points against La Vernia. Our defense is what’s helping us compete.”Sam Houston 53, Harlandale 47The Hurricanes (2-2) took a 27-21 halftime lead and held on against Harlandale (4-3) in a non-district game Nov. 24. Ashley Cantu (15 points) and Sarahi Rivas (10) also scored in double figures.mysanantonio.com
Edison grabs first Tommy Bowl win over Jefferson in four years
For the first time in four years, the Edison Golden Bears can claim the crown of Tommy Bowl champions after defeating the Jefferson Mustangs 23-6 on Friday at Alamo Stadium. Edison (1-1) came away with its first victory against Jefferson (0-2) since 2016 in the 54th Tommy Bowl, the name given to the game played between the two long-time neighborhood rivals. Also, Edison won its first game in over a year, breaking a nine-game losing skid dating to last season. Edison coach Jesse Monreal said the win over Jefferson was long overdue for his squad. We’re young and we’re growing.”The Mustangs’ defense also had a respectable showing, holding Edison to 175 total yards.mysanantonio.com
Small pipeline, large worries for some S. Carolina residents
Jefferson is one of several landowners protesting the pipeline because they are worried about its potential environmental effects. The proposed 14.5-mile-long (23-kilometer-long) gas line is small in contrast to projects like the recently canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline, or even a 55-mile-long (88.5-kilometer-long) pipeline Dominion built recently in the state. The company cites new energy demand spurred by economic growth in eastern South Carolina as the impetus for the project. She points to the explosion of a Dominion gas line in Ohio and allegations over pollution involving coal ash in Virginia. Dominion held a community workshop in January at the town’s elementary school so residents could learn more about the proposed pipeline.
District championships for Class 5A softball left undecided
District championships for Class 5A softball left undecidedArea Class 5A softball teams were in the drivers seat in all three districts when the 2020 season was halted because of the coronovirus pandemic. It was definitely shaping up to be a great year for teams that were building their programs, Edison coach Jennifer Bocanegra said. Like I told the girls, theres a lot of what-ifs and could-have-beens, first-year McCollum coach Alessia Gallegos said. We had high hopes for them in the playoffs, third-year Jefferson coach Shannon Nail said. I think (the postseason) was going to be great, Southwest coach Sandy Hernandez said.mysanantonio.com
Southeast Nursing Home Worker: Im Terrified of Catching This Again
On Friday, Metro Health confirmed an employee of the Southeast nursing home had died. In San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg responded to the outbreak at the nursing home by forbidding nursing home staff to work in or visit more than one facility. For Jefferson, the hard work of caring for elderly nursing home residents and patients makes her feel good. Jefferson was working at both nursing homes when the first patient at Southeast tested positive for the virus. I went in and did what I was supposed to do and went home, basically.The Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been scrutinized in past government inspections, resulting in a one-star review by Medicare.therivardreport.com
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Can CBD cause you to fail a drug test?
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT News at 9 to discuss how people who take CBD can actually end up failing drug tests. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express-News. You can read more of his work by clicking here.
News @ 9 Business Briefing: How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting out local economy
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT News at 9 to discuss how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the Alamo City’s economy. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express News. You can read more of his work by clicking here. Click here to access all of KSAT’s coronavirus coverage.
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Economic forecast; Changes to Toyota plant; USAA decreasing employee bonuses
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT News at 9 to discuss the 2020 economic forecast, the changes coming to the local Toyota plant and the decrease in bonuses for USAA employees. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express News. You can read more of his work by clicking here. News @ 9 Business Briefing: 2020 economic forecastNews @ 9 Business Briefing: Changes coming to local Toyota plantNews @ 9 Business Briefing: Decrease in USAA employee bonusesAPP USERS: Click here if you experience issues playing the individual videos
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Increasing utility rates; tight retail real estate market; SAT vs AUS
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT News at 9 to discuss rising water and electricity rates, the tight retail real estate market and the differences between San Antonio International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express News. You can read more of his work by clicking here. News @ 9 Business Briefing: Increasing rates for water, electricityNews @ 9 Business Briefing: SA’s tight real estate marketNews @ 9 Business Briefing: San Antonio’s airport vs Austin’s airportAPP USERS: Click here if you experience issues playing the individual videos
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Local job growth; Future of manufacturing; What to expect for housing market in 2020
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT to discuss local job growth, the future of manufacturing in San Antonio and what to expect for the 2020 housing market on the News at 9. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express News. You can read more of his work by clicking here. News @ 9 Business Briefing: Will San Antonio continue to bring in new jobs in 2020? News @ 9 Business Briefing: Future of manufacturingNews @ 9 Business Briefing: What to expect for housing market in 2020APP USERS: Click here if you experience issues playing the individual videos
Former Texas police officer indicted for murder in Atatiana Jefferson's death
A former Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has been indicted by a grand jury for murder in the death of Atatiana Jefferson, the Tarrant County District Attorney confirmed to CBS News on Friday. Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed in October when Officer Aaron Dean fired through a window. Dean, 35, was arrested in October, but all police shootings go before a grand jury, which issues charges. Dean, who joined the Fort Worth Police Department in April 2018, resigned two days after the shooting and just hours before being arrested and charged with murder. Less than three weeks after Jefferson's murder, and nearly two months before the grand jury decision, the judge presiding over Dean's case David Hagerman issued a gag order surrounding the proceedings.cbsnews.com
News @ 9 Business Briefing: Airport losing 2 nonstop flights; Protecting drinking water; Online holiday shopping
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Express-News Business Editor Greg Jefferson stopped by KSAT to discuss the loss of two nonstop flights at the San Antonio airport, Edwards Aquifer protection versus transportation funding and online holiday shopping on the News at 9. Jefferson is also a columnist at the San Antonio Express News. You can read more of his work by clicking here. News @ 9 Business Briefing: SA airport losing 2 nonstop flightsNews @ 9 Business Briefing: Aquifer protection vs transportation fundingNews @ 9 Business Briefing: Shopping online vs in the storeAPP USERS: Click here if you experience issues playing the individual videos
Jefferson cross country riding historic surge into regionals
SAN ANTONIO - A little over a week ago, the Jefferson cross country team made history. Competing at the District 27-5A championships, the Mustangs took home both the boys and girls team titles for the first time in over 25 years. Congratulations to the Jefferson Mustangs. Winning both boys and girls District Championships in cross country. She headlines a strong junior class that has helped change the narrative for the Jefferson girls.
Funeral for Atatiana Jefferson to be held Thursday in Dallas
The services will begin at 11 a.m. (noon ET) at Concord Church in Dallas, family attorney Lee Merritt said. Mourners had expected to gather Saturday at a Dallas megachurch to say farewell to Jefferson, who was killed as she played with her 8-year-old nephew. Aside from the optics of a police officer shooting a woman in her own home, Dean is white, and Atatiana Jefferson was black. A week after the shooting, a small group of protesters marched in Fort Worth to decry Jefferson's killing, according to CNN affiliate KTVT. Remembering a woman who loved her familyJefferson had recently moved home to Fort Worth to take care of her ailing mother.
Funeral held for woman shot and killed in her home by former Dallas cop
Atatiana Jefferson Lee Merritt /CBS DFWA wake for Jefferson was held Wednesday evening and a funeral Thursday, where Dallas Mayor Betsy Price and interim Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said they would both attend, according to CBS DFW. At the funeral, Pastor Bryan Carter said "we are tired of talking to our children about police, tired of crying mothers, tired of funerals." The department said an officer perceived a threat while outside the home and fired a shot, striking Jefferson inside through a window. A bullet hole from the police officer's shot is seen in the rear window of Atatiana Jefferson's home in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. "The City of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing."cbsnews.com
Funeral rescheduled for Fort Worth woman fatally shot by police at home
In this Oct. 15, 2019, photo, Lynda Menefee walks up to the front walkway of the home of Atatiana Jefferson to leave flowers at a memorial for Jefferson in Fort Worth, Texas. Former Fort Worth Police officer Aaron Dean shot Jefferson throughDALLAS - The funeral has been rescheduled for a woman shot and killed in her home by a Fort Worth police officer. But at a hearing Monday in Dallas, Jefferson's mother and three siblings intervened, asking Probate Court Judge Brenda Hull Thompson to dismiss the father's complaint. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that after Thompson issued a gag order, all sides negotiated for seven hours before reaching an agreement. The officer who shot Jefferson through a back window has resigned and been charged with murder.
Atatiana Jefferson's dad facing judge after halting funeral
Marquis Jefferson has a good relationship with his daughter's mother and siblings, who use the surname, Carr, according to Carter. Shot while playing with her nephewFormer Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean, one of two policemen who responded to the neighbor's call to check on Jefferson's house, has been charged with her murder. On Saturday, a small group of protesters marched in Fort Worth. "We want the nation to know what's going on in Fort Worth," Sharpton said, according to the station. Remembering a woman who loved her familyJefferson had recently moved home to Fort Worth to take care of her ailing mother.
NBA and NFL Players Offer to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson's Funeral
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson and Sacramento Kings small forward Harrison Barnes have volunteered to pay for Jeffersons funeral. When officers from the Fort Worth Police Department responded, they performed a perimeter check. Jeffersons funeral was supposed to take place on Saturday afternoon at The Potters House in Dallas. As a reflection of our core values, The Potters House will continue to stand ready to serve the community when called upon, The Potters House said in part in a statement. A gofundme for Jefferson's family to help with funeral costs has raised nearly $250,000.
Police reform moves in fits and starts
"I don't feel like there's been reform throughout policing in this country," said Philip Stinson, a criminologist at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a former police officer. He credits outrage over Michael Brown's death and other killings for what he calls an unprecedented burst of police reform. The title: " 'Not Dead Yet:' The national police crisis, a new conversation about policing, and the prospects for accountability-related police reform." "But when you look just below the surface there has been an extraordinary burst of police reform, in several separate areas of policing." As Jefferson is mourned a week after he death, the occasional legal victories and so-called waves of reform offer little solace for her grieving family.
Atatiana Jefferson's father gets restraining order
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - The burial of Atatiana Jefferson, who was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer, has been delayed after her father was granted a temporary restraining order, according to court records. Shot while playing video games with her nephewFormer Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean resigned from the force and has been charged with Jefferson's murder. Jim Lane, a Fort Worth attorney who is representing Dean, declined to comment on the case. Remembering a woman who loved her familyJefferson had recently moved back home to Fort Worth to take care of her ailing mother. Lord have mercy, it could brighten up any room," her father told reporters Friday night.
Professional athletes to cover funeral costs for Atatiana Jefferson
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes and his wife, Brittany, are paying most costs for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson. Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson has committed to paying for the rest, the Jefferson family's attorney told the Dallas Morning News. Jefferson had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was shot, according to an attorney for the family. CNN has reached out to S. Lee Merritt, the attorney for the Jefferson family, and representatives for Barnes and Jackson for comment. "It's about the family," Barnes said.
Harrison Barnes and Malik Jackson to pay for funeral of Atatiana Jefferson
NBA forward Harrison Barnes and NFL defensive tackle Malik Jackson will pay for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, her family attorney told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Barnes, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, is paying for more than half of the service. "It was a gesture my wife and I wanted to do for them," Barnes told reporters Thursday. Harrison Barnes, left, and Malik Jackson GettyFuneral services for Jefferson will take place at The Potter's House of Dallas at 2 p.m. Saturday. CBS News spoke to a former Fort Worth officer who echoed that sentiment.cbsnews.com
Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home
Jefferson's shooting Saturday in her home is the latest high-profile one in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement, which the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, helped fuel in 2014. The events that followed her shooting have unfolded in ways that are both typical and unique, leaving her family and activists to balance hope with caution. The officer who shot her, Aaron Dean, was taken into custody two days after the killing. Jefferson's family had been calling for an arrest. The officer, Amber Guyger, was fired soon after the shooting and charged with murder.chicagotribune.com
Texas woman shot by officer had picked up gun after hearing noises, warrant says
Deans partner, identified as Officer Darch, said she could see Jefferson when Dean shot her. She could only see Jeffersons face through the window when Officer Dean discharged his weapon, the warrant said. Fort Worth has called in an independent panel of experts to evaluate the police department after the shooting. FILE PHOTO: Fort Worth Police Department officer Aaron York Dean is seen in a booking photo at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. October 14, 2019. (This story corrects paragraph 2 to read Aaron Dean instead of Dean Aaron)feeds.reuters.com
Fort Worth police chief apologizes for woman's death
(CNN) - Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus apologized Tuesday for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson in her home by a Fort Worth officer. Fort Worth police responded to a call to check on Jefferson's home in the early hours of Saturday morning. "The city of Fort Worth is unique in allowing its own department to investigate its own officers," Merritt told CNN Monday. The Fort Worth Police Department has presented a preliminary case to the FBI to review Dean's actions for possible civil rights violations, according to interim police Chief Ed Kraus. Saturday's shooting is the ninth by Fort Worth police in 2019, police said.
HS Volleyball Highlights: October 8th
District supremacy was on the line Tuesday night, as Clark remained unbeaten with a 3-1 victory over District 28-6A rival Brandeis, while Brennan rallied to top Taft. In District 27-5A, Alamo Heights continued their hot streak with a road sweep of rival Jefferson and Highlands kept pace with a win over Edison.