Family legacies and the state’s Jim Crow past underlie a fight over mineral rights on a stretch of South Texas scrubland
Descendants of a prominent white family and a formerly enslaved couple are fighting over ownership — and the oil and gas royalties that would come with it — of an 147.5-acre tract that has bound and divided generations of their families.
Correctional officer arrested for smuggling drugs into private prison in Karnes County
A correctional officer for a private prison in Karnes County was arrested Friday in connection with smuggling contraband and narcotics into the facility, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said.
All election results in Texas, San Antonio area for general midterm election on Nov. 8, 2022
Find all Texas races, including statewide offices like governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, ag commissioner and railroad commission; as well state legislative seats in the Texas House and Texas Senate; Congress and local San Antonio-area races, including Bexar County Judge, District Attorney, judicial seats and more.
Gov. Greg Abbott draws criticism for ordering state troopers to pull over vehicles with migrants, saying it will stem COVID-19 risk
The executive order allows DPS troopers to reroute vehicles back to their origin point or a port of entry. Critics say citing the coronavirus as justification is hypocritical since the governor won't let local officials require masks in public.
More than two dozen of Texas’ rural hospitals haven’t received any COVID-19 vaccines
More than two dozen hospitals in rural Texas, from the Panhandle to South Texas, are still waiting on doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to their front-line workers and community members, hospitals and health care advocates say. “There’s no question there are massive inequities in this,” said Don McBeath, director of government relations for the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. Health care workers and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, a group labeled as 1A, were prioritized for the first round of vaccines. Some 1,217 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases have been reported in the county by state health officials. "Rural hospitals serve an important role in providing care in their communities, and we will allocate vaccine to them as they enroll.
3 suspects arrested in H-E-B parking lot with 604 grams of meth, police say
KENEDY, Texas – Three suspects were arrested Wednesday in an H-E-B parking lot in Kenedy after an investigation led to the seizure of 604 grams of crystal meth, according to Karnes County Sheriff’s Office. A joint investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the distribution of meth in Karnes County led to the arrests. 20-year-old man found guilty in fatal shooting during drug dealThe three suspects, whose identity has not been released due to an ongoing investigation, were taken to Karnes County Jail and charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, according to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page. The suspects were taken into federal custody at a U.S. Marshal’s detention facility for detention and arraignment, the post said. Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raidSheriff’s deputies estimate the street value of the drugs to be around $60,000.