‘I can’t just sit back and do nothing’: 94 year-old Bexar County Precinct 4 sergeant reflects on 70 years in law enforcement
BEXAR COUNTY – A reserve deputy sergeant with the Precinct 4 Bexar County Constable’s office has been on the job for 73 years. At 94 years old, Arthur Caulk is the second oldest peace officer in the state of Texas. His mission continued when he returned back to the United States in 1947 and Caulk started his journey in law enforcement. He has been with the Precinct 4 Bexar County Constable’s office since 1980. Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated that Caulk was retiring, but Caulk currently has no plans to retire.
Get married for free in February in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic has added stress to many relationships, causing some to crumble and others to become stronger than ever. Although mass wedding ceremonies on the Bexar County Courthouse steps have been cancelled for Valentine’s Day, the county is continuing a modified tradition of free wedding ceremonies for Valentine’s Day and during the month of February. Bexar County Clerk Lucy Adame-Clark will be performing free wedding ceremonies from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 on the courthouse steps every half hour. Wedding ceremonies are free but a suggested $20 donation to the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter and/or the Bexar County Family Justice Center is appreciated. The San Antonio Sentinel spoke with Judge Gonzalez who said that she’s happy to offer wedding ceremonies to both LGBTQIA and heterosexual couples.
Barrier-breaking Bexar County constable calls on new leaders to share representation message
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Precinct 4 Constable Kathryn Brown knows what it’s like to break barriers, and she called Wednesday’s presidential inauguration another milestone. Brown recently became the first Black woman ever to be elected as a Bexar County constable. Brown, who was sworn in earlier this month, credits civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as an inspiration. Brown says leaders must share the message that representation is important. Just look at me and let that be your model that if she can do it, so can I,” Brown said.
Column: Inauguration Day and its historical significance this year signals a new beginning
For many, I suspect that the beginning of 2021 ushered in resolutions to appreciate the small moments in an ordinary day that we may not have fully appreciated pre-pandemic. Still, those beginnings seem even more significant and more important on a day like today, with the inauguration of a new president and vice president. Politics aside, and whether you voted for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris or not, it’s impossible not to understand and appreciate this moment as historical. Vice President Harris is the first woman to hold that office. As you explore your own possibilities for 2021, please know that the A&M-San Antonio campus remains open.mysanantonio.com
Constable makes history, swears in as first Black woman to serve in position
SAN ANTONIO – Kathryn Brown has now officially sworn in as a constable in Bexar County Precinct 4, making history at the same time. Now sworn in, Brown became the county’s first-ever Black woman to take the oath as constable. Positions have been cut in the precinct, Brown said they went from having 16 deputy constables to 12 and she hopes to change that in the future. Brown has nearly two decades of experience with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Read also:Kathryn Brown becomes first Black woman elected as Bexar County ConstableAdKathryn Brown vying to be first Black woman Bexar County constable in race against Larry Ricketts in Precinct 4
WATCH: KSAT anchors to host election recap livestream at 6:30 p.m.
Editor’s note: Get election results on our homepage and Vote 2020 page. Be the first to know by downloading our newsreader app or signing up for breaking news email alerts. KSAT is continuing its Vote 2020 election livestream series Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.Watch live as KSAT anchors Steve Spriester, Isis Romero and Myra Arthur are expected to be joined by U.S. Rep.-elect Tony Gonzales, Bexar County Pct. 3 Commissioner Trish DeBerry, Bexar County Pct. You can watch the 90-minute stream in the player above, on KSAT.com, our newsreader app or our free streaming app that works with Roku and other smart devices.
Election results 2020: Leticia Vazquez elected Bexar County constable, Precinct 2
Find other election results Type to search all races...Get more election results on our homepage and Vote 2020 page. Be the first to know by downloading our newsreader app or signing up for breaking news email alerts. Vasquez defeats Pena in race for Bexar County constable, Precinct 211:00 p.m. - Leticia Vazquez has defeated Charlie Pena in the race for Bexar County constable, Precinct 2. Vasquez currently has 65% of the votes while Pena has 35% with 54% of precincts reporting in Bexar County. BackgroundBexar County Precinct 2 (KSAT/Henry Keller)MORE ELECTION COVERAGE FROM KSAT:
Kathryn Brown becomes first Black woman elected as Bexar County Constable
Kathryn Brown wins Precinct 4 race, becomes first Black woman elected to serve as constable in Bexar County11:00 p.m. - Democrat Kathryn Brown has defeated Republican Larry Ricketts in the race for Bexar County constable, Precinct 4. She will be the first Black woman to serve as a Bexar County constable according to Monica Ramos, a spokesperson for the county. BackgroundA pair of Bexar County law enforcement veterans are vying to be elected as the next constable of Precinct 4. Bexar County Precinct 4 (KSAT/Henry Keller)Democrat Kathryn Brown and Republican Larry Ricketts face off this November to replace outgoing constable Stan Ramos. She would be the first Black woman to serve as a Bexar County constable if she wins, according to Monica Ramos, a spokesperson for the ounty.
Kathryn Brown vying to be first Black woman Bexar County constable in race against Larry Ricketts in Precinct 4
A pair of Bexar County law enforcement veterans are vying to be elected as the next constable of Precinct 4. Brown is a 19-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. She would be the first Black woman to serve as a Bexar County constable if she wins, according to Monica Ramos, a spokesperson for the ounty. Brown has been part of several advisory groups related to law enforcement and union committees. Find more information on how and where to vote early in Bexar County here.
Security camera captures East Harlem building explosion
Security camera captures East Harlem building explosion Surveillance footage from across the street captures the moment a building exploded in the East Harlem section of New York City. The video captures a man crossing the street nearly getting knocked off his feet while dodging debris. Investigators believe a gas leak caused the explosion. WCBS-TV reporter Kathryn Brown reports.cbsnews.com