Texas deputy expected to recover after shot in traffic stop
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. BIG WELLS, Texas – A South Texas deputy was expected to make a full recovery after he was shot during a traffic stop, according to authorities. Dimmit County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joshua Garcia was questioning Rocky Carrizales during a traffic stop near Big Wells Tuesday evening when the suspect began firing at the officer, Sheriff Marion Boyd said in a Facebook post. Boyd said the deputy was hit in the lower abdomen but was in stable condition at a hospital in San Antonio, which is located about 100 miles northeast of Big Wells. He was taken to a hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.
San Antonio mother grants first scholarship in daughters memory after her alleged murder
SAN ANTONIO Nearly two years after her daughter was killed in a domestic violence situation, one San Antonio mother is now giving away the first scholarship in her daughters memory to a recipient impacted by domestic abuse. Rena Castros daughter, Erin Castro, was killed just hours after her 19th birthday. Since her daughters death in 2018, Rena has been working tirelessly to raise awareness about domestic violence in teen dating. Her daughter, Erin, was allegedly killed by her on-and-off-again boyfriend Joshua Garcia. RELATED: First-ever fundraiser held in honor of 19-year-old Erin Castro, allegedly murdered by her boyfriend
Survivors of Domestic Violence at Town Hall Call on Lawmakers to Reverse Disturbing Trend in San Antonio
click to enlarge Sanford NowlinPeople at a San Antonio town hall on domestic violence listen to a survivor share her story. Survivors of domestic violence and women's advocates used a Tuesday evening town hall to urge elected officials to reverse a disturbing local trend.Last year, 25 San Antonians died in domestic violence incidents , the highest number on recent record. "[Domestic violence] affects men, it affects children, elders, everybody," Patricia Castillo, director of women's advocacy group the PEACE Initiative, told the crowd. "During his time at the microphone, Doggett said the national domestic violence hotline had its busiest year last year a 36% increase in calls from the year prior. "San Antonio, in particular, of the major cities of Texas has the most problems with violence against women," Castro told thebefore the town hall.sacurrent.com