Two Bexar County Pct. 2 deputy constables injured by suspected drunken driver
AUSTIN, Texas – Two off-duty Bexar County Precinct 2 deputy constables were injured early Monday when a car driven by a suspected drunken driver hit them while they were working traffic control in a construction zone in Austin, according to an arrest affidavit. The deputies were identified as Leticia Martinez and Alfred Alcatar by Pct. The driver of the Honda Civic was driving between 110-120 mph and was changing lanes when it struck the Santa Fe, the affidavit said. Martinez is recovering at a hospital for treatment of a broken left femur and a broke right tibia and fibula, the affidavit said. The driver of the Honda Civic, 25-year-old Charles Duffield, has been charged with intoxication assault of a peace officer.
5 takeaways from the Texas runoff election in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County voters joined the rest of Texas Tuesday in deciding the final nominees for the general election in November. With more than a dozen races on GOP and Democratic ballots, we’ve rounded up the biggest takeaways below, in case you missed it. RELATED: ‘Outstanding’ voter turnout reported in Bexar County for runoff electionBexar County Commissioner, Constable shake-upPrecinct 1 Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez lost his seat on Tuesday night after being trounced by about 20 percentage points by challenger Rebeca “Becky” Clay-Flores in the Democratic runoff. She’ll face Republican Gabriel Lara in the general election. Voters gave Bexar County GOP Chair Cynthia Brehm an emphatic boot on Tuesday night, weeks after she refused calls to resign from top Texas Republicans, including U.S.
Texas March Primary Election Results Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Election results will begin to populate on this page when early voting results are released at 7 p.m. (CST) on March 3 and we’ll have an election night livestream on KSAT.com. You can find additional election results by scrolling to the bottom of this page. For more election coverage, go to our Vote 2020 page or sign up for our free election newsletter.
Week in 2:10: New constable sworn in after Barrientes Vela ousted; Crickets invade SA
SAN ANTONIO - It's been another busy week in San Antonio, and we're taking a look back on some of the biggest local stories we've covered since Sunday. See what stories made the headlines in The Week in 2:10. WEEKLY HEADLINES:Grandfather, 14-year-old arrested in shooting death of boy, 13New Precinct 2 Constable Vasquez says she wants to start with clean slateParties reach proposed agreement to fix Lake Dunlap damMan eats handful of crickets on video in San AntonioCelebration of the dead: 7 things to know about Dia de los MuertosCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
New Precinct 2 Constable Vasquez says she wants to start with clean slate
SAN ANTONIO - New Precinct 2 Constable Leticia Vasquez said Thursday that she's still getting adjusted to her new office after a "really rushed week." Vasquez, 25-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, was sworn into office Wednesday after a judge cleared the way for the county to replace former and embattled constable Michelle Barrientes Vela. Michelle Barrientes Vela wishes replacement well, doubles down on sheriff's campaignBarrientes Vela's name was removed Thursday morning from the front Precinct 2 constable's office and replaced with "Constable Leticia Rodriguez Vasquez." EXPLAINED: What does a Bexar County constable do? Anthony Castillo, a former precinct 2 chief deputy, and Marc Garcia, former precinct 2 captain both of whom are under Texas Rangers investigation, along with Barrientes Vela were not present on Thursday.
Michelle Barrientes Vela wishes replacement well, doubles down on sheriff's campaign
WATCH: Michelle Barrientes Vela news conferenceJudge Martha Tanner dismissed the lawsuit filed by Barrientes Vela, who argued that she did not trigger the state's resign-to-run laws by announcing to KSAT's Deven Clarke that she would run for sheriff in 2020. BREAKING Leticia Vasquez to be sworn in as Precinct 2 constable, after judge tosses out lawsuit filed by Michelle Barrientes Vela. That public declaration, which Barrientes Vela repeated to other media outlets the following day, triggered the states resign-to-run law. 2 Constable Barrientes Vela and dismissed her entire lawsuit," wrote county spokesperson Monica Ramos in a statement. Constable Barrientes Vela agreed through her legal counsel to vacate her office by 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019," Ramos wrote.
County commissioners select BCSO veteran to replace Pct. 2 Constable Barrientes Vela
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Commissioners on Wednesday named the successor for embattled Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela. Commissioners selected Leticia Vasquez, a 25-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office among five candidates. Barrientes Vela declined to comment on the appointment, according to her attorney Les Sachanowicz. AdRELATED: 10 controversies surrounding embattled Precinct 2 Constable Michelle Barrientes VelaA Bexar County visiting judge on Monday denied Barrientes Vela's request to stop commissioners from interviewing and naming her successor. In a statement released over the weekend, an attorney representing Barrientes Vela called the comment "an excited utterance rather than a formal political declaration to seek the sheriff's seat in 2020."