Real estate development firm to construct new $11 million facility in San Marcos
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Universal City police looking at possible drug connection to overnight shooting
SAN ANTONIO – Universal City police say they are looking into the possibility that drugs somehow were involved in the shooting of a woman early Thursday morning. The 20-year-old told police she drove herself to the Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak after being shot at a gas station in the area. The intersection, which technically is located in Converse, is close to the boundaries of two other cities, Live Oak and Universal City. Investigators were not sure in which city the shooting happened, but Universal City police are handling the case for now. An investigator with Universal City police told KSAT 12 News he planned to question the woman more once she is out of surgery.
Police in 3 cities trying to determine where woman was shot
LIVE OAK, Texas – Police in three different cities are trying to determine where a woman was shot early Thursday morning. Live Oak police say the woman initially called 911 around 3:30 a.m. from the area near Toepperwein and Kitty Hawk roads. Police say the victim told them she is not from the area, so she was not able to offer any street names for the location where she was shot. She told officers after calling 911, she flagged down another driver who then helped lead her to the hospital. Police say they were able to get only limited information from her before she underwent treatment at the hospital.
Suspect in Myrtle Beach homicides arrested in Live Oak, US Marshals say
SAN ANTONIO – A suspect in a double homicide in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina who authorities say was on the run for months was arrested in Live Oak. Marshals said Tyrese Deshawnd Lighty, 22, was wanted on eight warrants for first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault. He was captured by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force on Tuesday evening at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Oak Terrace Drive in Live Oak, according to authorities. He is being held in the Bexar County Jail while awaiting extradition to Myrtle Beach. Marshals said Lighty was allegedly involved in a Myrtle Beach shooting that left two people dead and six people injured.
Council, school board seats part of May election
As the spotlight begins to fade on the long, drawn-out national election cycle, cities and school districts in the area are ready to hand out applications for council and trustee positions for the May 1 general election. Along with the mayor’s position on the Kirby ballot will be at-large seats held by Mayor Pro Tem Kimberly McGehee-Aldrich, and Councilmen Mike Grant and Thomas Hernandez. Council Place 1 has been served by Mendell Morgan Jr. since May 2013, and Place 5’s Aaron Dahl, currently mayor pro tem, has served on council since May 2011. With decisions to make about re-election are Kevin Hadas, Place 4 councilman and mayor pro tem, Place 5’s Jim Parma, and Ken Polasek, who represents the city in Place 6. Mayor Pro Tem Dick Neville, and Councilmen Bear Goolsby and William Shelby occupy at-large seats that will be on the May 1 ballot for U.C.mysanantonio.com
Woman, 25, indicted in 2019 fatal drunken-driving crash
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old woman in connection with a 2019 fatal DWI crash in Live Oak. According to the indictment, Violetta Martinez was driving on Interstate 35 near Loop 1604 around 3:45 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2019, when she crashed her vehicle into a car driven by Gavin Walence. The impact caused Walence to be ejected from his vehicle, according to a KSAT.com report. According to court records, officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Martinez. She admitted to having two beers at a party and failed a field sobriety test conducted by a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
‘I went into work, shaking and crying’: Witnesses recalls seeing chase involving deputies end in 3 vehicle crash
(KSAT 12 News)BCSO Deputy Johnny Garcia said the SUV had been reported stolen in Kirby early Thursday morning. Garcia said deputies attempted to stop the SUV in the area of Walzem Road and FM 78, but the driver kept going. Deputies gave chase with the San Antonio Police Department’s EAGLE helicopter keeping an eye on things from the sky. Eventually, deputies made their way into Live Oak where the SUV crashed into two others. He slams right into that car and then the black one slams into that one,” said Monica DeHoyos, describing the scene that unfolded later in Live Oak.
Live Oak police ID man killed after shooting at apartment complex
SAN ANTONIO – Authorities have identified a man who was shot at an apartment complex in Live Oak and later died at a hospital. A person found Moorer on the floor of an apartment with a gunshot wound to the torso, police said. The witness said they heard yelling inside the unit before gunshots were fired, but did not see anyone leave the unit. The investigation led to the arrest of Imond Martise Woods, 22, who has been charged with murder, booking records show. Imond Martise Woods, 22, has been charged with murder, booking records show.
Affidavit: Man says he was high on acid when he shot, killed 23-year-old
A Live Oak man said he was high on acid when he shot and killed a 23-year-old man at a Northeast Side apartment, an arrest affidavit said. Imond Martise Woods, 22, was charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Deshaun Adriel Moorer. On Dec. 27, Live Oak police were called to the Navona at Live Oak apartments, located at 13101 E. Loop 1604, after a witness heard yelling before shots rang out from inside one of the apartments. When the witness went to investigate, Moorer was lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his chest, the affidavit said. During the interview, Woods admitted to shooting Moorer but said he didn't know how because he was high on acid, the affidavit said.mysanantonio.com
Murder suspect didn’t remember shooting man because he was ‘high on acid,’ Live Oak police say
SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of fatally shooting a person while he was “high on acid” has been arrested, according to Live Oak police. According to an arrest affidavit, a witness called the police after he heard gunshots and found an injured man lying on the floor inside an apartment unit. Near him, officers found a Taurus 9mm handgun, along with a spent 9mm casing and a live 9mm bullet. The affidavit states that police contacted the apartment complex’s office, who said Woods was renting the apartment but was subleasing it to other people. The affidavit states that he admitted to the shooting, “but he claimed to have no knowledge of how he did it because he was high on acid.”Read also:
Live Oak selling street signs for $5
Live Oak residents who want a “piece of history” to call their own will be able to shell out a mere $5 to purchase street signs that are being replaced throughout the city. City Manager Scott Wayman said the new sign effort would replace all 500-600 street signs within city limits. He said the city’s public works department employees are handling the replacement in phases. “I think it’s very interesting about the selling of the street signs. I kind of concur with Councilman Morgan’s proposal.”The council unanimously approved the sale of street signs for the agreed-upon $5 per sign.mysanantonio.com
Live Oak keeps 12-hour police shifts
Live Oak police officers will continue serving 12-hour shifts that have been a morale booster and could become a recruiting tool for the city, according to city officials. Police Chief Dan Pue spoke to Live Oak City Council at its Dec. 8 meeting about the department’s move from 8-hour to 12-hour shifts. The three were leaving for jobs with 10- or 12-hour shifts that, among other things, afforded them more time off to be with their families. Most patrol officers stated the preferred to work a 12-hour shift.”Staff made a temporary change to 12-hour shifts in March to see what the affects would be. And since the change, Pue said, “potential employees have inquired about the city’s 12-hour shifts,” a boon in recruitment for filling any vacancies.mysanantonio.com
Alleged porch pirate caught on video stealing packages in Live Oak
LIVE OAK, Texas – A porch pirate was apparently caught stealing packages off the doorstep of a home in Live Oak on Wednesday. The homeowners said they caught the grinch on two of their Ring Doorbell cameras as he pulled into the driveway of their residence on Hidden Oak Trail around 7:25 p.m. The homeowners filed a report with the Live Oak Police Department and an officer from LOPD told KSAT the investigation is ongoing. The alleged thief was seen leaving a box of masks at the door before taking a large pile of packages that were already on the porch back to his car. The packages were nothing that we need and one of the vendors is replacing the item,” the homeowner said.
New fencing along Toepperwein Road part of Live Oak beautification project
Motorists along Toepperwein Road in Live Oak may have noticed the installation of new fencing along the north side of the city’s thoroughfare. The installation of the eight-foot-tall “fencecrete” fencing is part of a $250,000 beautification project that serves to replace a strip of property where fencing along Toepperwein Road varied in material, age and efficiency. “Fencecrete has built thousands of miles of this fencecrete fence, so they know what they’re doing,” Wayman said. The project came in under budget, which allowed the firm to install an additional $25,000 worth of fencing before the bid money ran out. The fence exists right on the property line between city land and homeowners’ property that backs up along Toepperwein.mysanantonio.com
Live Oak resident celebrates turning 102 with parade
LIVE OAK, Texas – Live Oak resident Ozelle Jordan turned 102 on Tuesday, and her birthday was celebrated with a parade. The residents and workers at Serenity Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care held a drive by parade led by the Live Oak Police Department. Jordan was born in 1918, the year the Spanish Flu broke out and graduated from Halandale High School in 1935. A Live Oak resident celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday. Happy birthday Ozelle Jordan!
Police investigating ‘tragic loss of life’ at Methodist Hospital Northeast
LIVE OAK, Texas – Live Oak police are investigating a “tragic loss of life” at Methodist Hospital Northeast on Thursday night. An investigator at the scene confirmed a man reportedly committed suicide in the area. Michael Beaver, CEO of Methodist Hospital Northeast, released the following statement in regards to the heavy police presence. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life that unexpectedly occurred on our campus today. Yellow police tape has sectioned off the investigation area and several police vehicles are positioned on scene.
DPS chase begins in Atascosa County, ends near Three Rivers with 4 arrests
Four people were taken into custody after a car chase that spanned two counties early Friday morning. The suspects drove through Live Oak County when troopers joined in on the chase. Troopers believe those two suspects broke into a Live Oak County home and robbed a couple there, stealing their guns, money and car. The victims gave troopers a description of the stolen car and troopers located the suspect on I-37, Brandley said. The suspects eventually crashed the stolen car and were taken into custody around 9:15 a.m.
Live Oak adult daycare facility temporarily shut down after housing people with COVID-19
Live Oak The City of Live Oak temporarily closed an adult day care facility Monday after learning people who contracted COVID-19 were being housed there. Scott Wayman, the city manager, said they found out overnight about the infected individuals at Council Oaks at 11901 Topperwein Road. There were three people who were roommates at the facility in San Antonio and one of them died from COVID-19, Pue said. The two others got infected so the facility was trying to do the right thing by quarantining them somewhere else. Hospitalizations continue surging as 44 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in San Antonio, Bexar County
IKEA Live Oak reopens in-store shopping
SAN ANTONIO The IKEA store in Live Oak is welcoming customers back into the store, officials announced Monday. The announcement was posted on the stores website. Seniors and at-risk customers are invited to shop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. While the store is reopened for customers, the IKEA Restaurant and play area will remain closed as an added safety measure against COVID-19. The IKEA Bistro and Swedish Food Market, however, will be open for food purchases.
IKEA Live Oak opens for curbside pickup; in-store shopping still closed
SAN ANTONIO IKEA fans still cant wind through the aisles of the giant stores, but they will be able to order for pickup. IKEA Live Oak told KSAT.com that it has rolled out its click & collect service for curbside pickups. San Antonio City Council votes to extend Stay Home Work Safe order through June 4While Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed retailers to open under capacity limits, IKEA Live Oak says it is not fully opening its doors just yet. We are using guidance from the CDC and state authorities to ensure that opening in this capacity is safe for co-workers and customers within the context of the local COVID-19 situation, IKEA Live Oak said in a statement.
Live Oak City Councilman and Husband Die Two Days Apart from Coronavirus
Anthony Brooks, a three-term city councilman in the San Antonio suburb of Live Oak, and Phillip Tsai-Brooks, his husband, died two days apart after contracting the coronavirus. Both men were treated at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A report in the San Antonio Express-News said he was also on the board of the Live Oak Economic Development Corporation. The Mayor of Live Oak, Mary Dennis, issued a statement saying, The void in the leadership of the council and corporation will be notable. We are forever grateful for both Anthonys and Phillips service to our Live Oak Community and to our country.outinsa.com
Facility connected to nursing home with deadly COVID-19 outbreak now under investigation in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – A Metropolitan Health official confirmed to KSAT Friday that the agency is investigating a Live Oak long-term care facility linked to a San Antonio nursing home at the center of a deadly COVID-19 outbreak earlier this week. Public records show Southeast Nursing & Rehabilitation on Southcross — where the deadly outbreak occurred — and Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare on Palisades Drive in Live Oak are managed and operated by the same company, Texas Operations Management. Texas Operations Management operates and manages at least 20 nursing homes in Texas that in total have an average rating of 2 out of 5 stars. A San Antonio Fire Department spokesman confirmed that a floating practitioner among the staff at Southeast who tested positive for COVID-19 had also recently worked at Advanced Rehab in Live Oak. City officials were expected to provide an update on the outbreak during an 11 a.m. press conference.
Houlihan's Live Oak Location Closed as Part of Bankruptcy Proceedings
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Victim of deadly crash in Live Oak identified
SAN ANTONIO - Mathew Gavin Walence has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred in Live Oak Friday morning and shut down traffic for six hours on Interstate 35 near Loop 1604. Walence's car hit a concrete barrier around 3:45 a.m. and screeched along it for around 100 yards before stopping on the right side of the highway. The car was then hit by another car driven by Violeta Martinez, 25, which caused Walence to be ejected from his vehicle. Man ejected, run over multiple times in deadly I-35 crash at Loop 1604Walence was run over by multiple vehicles after being ejected from his car. Police are still searching for the driver of the first car that hit Walence because the driver didn't stop.
Live Oak police seeking driver involved in deadly crash on Interstate 35
San Antonio, Texas - Live Oak police are seeking information on a driver who was involved in a deadly crash early Friday morning on Interstate 35. Lt. Matt Malone, with the Live Oak Police Department said the man who was killed had been traveling south on I-35 when his car hit a concrete barrier. However, Malone said the first driver who hit the man after he was ejected did not stop. As a result of the crash, all lanes of southbound I-35, starting just north of Loop 1604, are closed. TRAFFIC/CLOSURE ALERT: Expect long delays through morning rush hour on I-35 southbound near Loop 1604 in the Forum area due to a fatal crash.
Live Oak resident wins $1,000 a week for 20 years in lottery scratch ticket game
A Live Oak resident is celebrating after winning the Weekly Grand Texas Lottery scratch ticket game. The winner has opted to remain anonymous, but Texas Lottery Commission officials say the person chose the weekly payment option. That means he or she will get $1,000 per week for the next 20 years. The winning ticket was purchased at a Stripes Store on Main Street in Uvalde. Related:Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
College dorm savings at IKEA
SAN ANTONIO - As college students get ready to set up their dorm rooms, IKEA Live Oak is ready to help them settle into their new spaces. IKEA Live Oak has something for every student's budget for the back-to-school season. "We want to make sure that our college students make the best use of their space," said Mary Murrieta, loyalty manager at IKEA Live Oak. IKEA Live Oak store hours:Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.For more information, visit ikea.com or call 1-888-888-4532. Sponsored article by IKEA Live Oak.
SA Live: IKEA Live Oak sweepstakes
SAN ANTONIO - IKEA Live Oak is your go-to for affordable furniture, appliances, kitchen accessory products and even delicious food! You can enter to win a $250 IKEA gift card in the contest link listed below. SA Live will be announcing the winners on Monday, August 5 at 1 p.m. during SA Live. (One) 1st place winner will receive a $250 IKEA gift card. (One) 2nd place winner will receive $100 in value in an IKEA dorm room essential package.
Live Oak police arrest man after 2-year-old boy hospitalized with broken femur
LIVE OAK, Texas - A Live Oak man was charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child after doctors discovered that a 2-year-old boy had a severely broken femur. Matthew Amos, 27, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, jail records showed. Medical staff noted the boy also had bruising to his face and genital area, according to the arrest affidavit. Amos told her the injury was caused by the boy hopping off the toilet. Medical staff told the mother, however, that the explanation doesn't match up with the boy's injuries.
Exclusive savings at IKEA Live Oak's summer sale
SAN ANTONIO - Everyone loves a good sale, and starting today, you can get select products up to 50 percent off at IKEA Live Oak! From appliances, furniture, decorations, storage bins, dinnerware to food, IKEA is your go-to store with affordable prices. At IKEA stores you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner. "We have a great service that is unique to IKEA," said Mary Murrieta, loyalty manager at IKEA. "You can come in and drop off your kids, they have to meet certain requirements, but you can leave them for 60 minutes in a supervised play area."