Family, friends hold celebration of life for two people gunned down in southeast Bexar County
During a celebration of life event, family and friends remembered the lives of two people who were gunned down in Southeast Bexar County early August. Sareena Kay Bain, 28, and Jonathan Fann, 38, are the victims of a shooting Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies say was started from a domestic dispute that escalated.
Whata-love story! This San Antonio couple found their destiny in a Whataburger drive-thru
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cody Smith and Melissa Maese, a former Whataburger employee, are tying the knot. SAN ANTONIO – A quick visit to a Whataburger drive-thru for two Justaburgers led to true love for one San Antonio couple. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cody Smith and Melissa Maese, a former Whataburger employee, have gotten engaged at the restaurant where they first met. The pair met in the drive-thru at the Whataburger located on 1604 and Bandera Road 15 years ago, according to a press release from the restaurant. You can get married at Whataburger on Valentine’s Day
Did you find love during the pandemic? Tell us about it for Valentine’s Day
We may be living through a global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean love isn’t in the air. Maybe you have a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your partner decided to put a ring on it or you had a socially distanced and safe pandemic wedding. So in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, tell us about your love story! You can include photos, write your love story and share with others about how you met your sweetie. Just fill out the form below so you can tell us about your love story.
So why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Here’s a look at the history behind the holiday
You know valentine’s day comes so quick after Christmas. According to readers digest, Valentine’s day started with the catholic church’s feast of St. Valentine’s Day, on the day he was executed by the roman emperor in 270 A.D. The shapes of its leaves were heart shaped and the plant was used for food coloring, a cough syrup and an aphrodisiac. Even though lovers get all the attention when it comes to Valentine’s day, everyone can celebrate without involving romantic love. According to good housekeeping, the most common recipients of Valentine’s day cards are actually teachers, most likely due to having several students in their classrooms.
Cavaliers' Love to miss extended time with calf injury
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, right, passes against Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND – Cavaliers forward Kevin Love could miss more than a month with a right calf injury he aggravated Sunday night in a game against Philadelphia. The 32-year-old’s injury is a setback for the Cavs, who are off to their first 3-0 start since 2016. The five-time All-Star made his season debut and played 38 minutes in the Cavaliers' double-overtime win at Detroit on Saturday. Love is in his seventh season with Cleveland, which is counting on him to lead a young team showing early signs of growth this season.
Family mourning two loved ones killed in south Bexar County crash
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family is dealing with the loss of two family members involved in a fatal crash in South Bexar County on Nov. 18. Nunez-Chavez said the family knew something was wrong when the two women didn’t answer their phones. That A and C, you could see clearly all the way up.”Nunez-Chavez said she is devastated her sister, Amanda, is gone. “We always knew if we needed someone to talk to or guide us, we could turn to Amanda,” Nunez-Chavez said. The family said that though Thanksgiving will never be the same, they are a peace knowing their loved ones are in a better place.
San Antonio teen who was not expected to live past four months old celebrates sweet 16 in style
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teen who suffers from a rare disorder is celebrating her 16th birthday with the community in a parade fit for a queen. Kylie’s mother, Shelley Kurtz, said Kylie was diagnosed with Trisomy 9 Mosaic Syndrome when her daughter was just a baby. There are some children I know who can walk and talk but still have the disorder.”Kylie was born through a C-section in 2004, Shelley said. It has brought me a lot of comfort to know that there are other children like yours with different severities. “She can feel love,” Shelley said.
What’s Up South Texas!: Couple transforms love with each other, ballet to serving San Antonio
San Antonio – A San Antonio couple is sharing their love for ballet with the community after opening their very own ballet studio. We guide them how we would our own kids.”The passion for ballet started at age 8 for Cruz in his home country of Cuba. It is a beautiful art that goes with or without music.”For Dec, the passion started when she was three, growing up in Virginia. They used to call her ‘hummingbird.’”If you are interested in joining their ballet family at DeCruz Ballet Studio, you can visit their website https://www.lindsiandkarel.com/ or email them at email@example.com. To see performances of Cruz and Dec, click on the links below:RELATED: What’s Up South Texas!
Navarro High School senior with Down syndrome nominated for homecoming king
Seguin, TX – The mother of a Navarro High School senior, who has Down syndrome and was nominated for homecoming king, is hoping to raise awareness about the importance of inclusivity for people with the disability. “I love football, Special Olympic basketball, bowling and track.”He said his confidence comes from the love of his friends, classmates and teachers within the district. “I know the minute he walks through those doors, if the teachers aren’t taking care of him, his classmates are,” said Ronni Lickert, his mother. “He asked a girl to be his homecoming date without me knowing,” Lickert laughed. With it being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Lickert had this piece of advice to tell others in the community.
Whats Up South Texas!: Local filmmaker makes it to the big screen
San Antonio One local filmmaker is hoping his latest project both entertains and starts a conversation about religious issues that negatively impact certain communities. It is ultimately an examination of extreme hatred.Tucker said it took him two and a half years to get the big production completed. The film has even played in local theaters and is now available on Video On Demand, DVD, and other platforms. I wanted to examine the extreme hatred going on. You will burn in the fiery pits of hell. Homophobic-type of things, Tucker said.
Mother wants answers after son was killed while in a car with friends
San Antonio – A West Side mother wants answers after her son was shot and killed while in a car with his friends on Aug. 15. San Antonio police said Izaiah Riojas, 20, was hit with a bullet after a group was playing with a gun and it went off. “I get a call at midnight that my son was shot and I was like what son because I have three boys,” Castro said. Why did everyone run?”Sadly, Izaiah Riojas died at the scene and police said some suspects ran off, while some stayed for questioning. “Real hard.”Castro said out of all of her boys, Izaiah Riojas was the goofy one.
Families honor mothers despite impact of Covid-19
SAN ANTONIO – Families in San Antonio found a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day with the social distancing orders in place. Without family, what do we have?”Sanchez is a grandfather and took his grandchildren in as his own, which is why Mother’s Day has a deeper meaning to their family. We just look at everything from the positives.”Rick Sanchez said Covid-19 should not stop families from loving each other. “It has been different because it is the first Mother’s Day we don’t actually get to surprise her with flowers or take her to her favorite breakfast spot. Love yourself today.”Unusual Mother’s Day rituals around the world
Man accused of killing 21-year-old in drunk driving crash found dead, officials say
San Antonio – The cardiologist accused of killing a 21-year-old man after driving drunk on the interstate in April was found dead this past weekend, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Hector Osorio, 60, was facing an Intoxication Manslaughter charge after he struck and killed Christopher Farias Jr. while driving the wrong way on Interstate 37. Farias Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene when EMS arrived, according to a previous KSAT report. Daryl Harris, Bexar County chief deputy of the trial division, said they learned Osorio committed suicide in Atascosa County. For more on the crash:Suspect in fatal DWI crash ID’d as cardiologistFamily of drunk driving, wrong-way crash victim remembers him as gentle giant
South Side business owner, San Antonio Food Bank hosts food distributions in parking lots
SAN ANTONIO – A big concern for families during the COVID-19 crisis is food insecurity, according to a Bexar Facts-KSAT-Rivard Report poll released Tuesday,Just over half of poll respondents said that food insecurity is an extremely serious problem. Bexar Facts Poll things respondents have experienced (KSAT)One of the hardest hit areas when it comes to food insecurity is the South Side. On Monday, Lots of Love hosted a food distribution and grocery gift card giveaway at Pica Pica Plaza at 910 SE Military Dr., serving 280 families. But through generous donations and logistics help from the San Antonio Food Bank, Lots of Love was able to extend their reach. “And with the gift card, I was able to buy her something yesterday with the gift card, and it’s been really a blessing for us.”Lots of Love will be collaborating with the San Antonio Food Bank to host four more food distributions at Pica Pica Plaza.
Family of drunk driving, wrong-way crash victim remembers him as gentle giant
He was his family's gentle giant. He was so loving and affectionate.”Christopher Farias, or CJ, was known as a gentle giant and loving teddy bear. He was his family's gentle giant. “I woke up in the middle of the night like around 1:20 in the morning,” said Veronica Farias. “This doctor who is supposed to help save lives, took one and it has affected us all,” Veronica Farias said.
Walk in Love border tour starts in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The humanitarian crisis on the border has drawn Episcopal church leaders from across the country to San Antonio, where they’ve begun what they’re calling the Walk in Love border tour. The bishop said they hope to find “the humanity in this humanitarian crisis.”Hosted by the West Texas diocese, the tour began by walking from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church downtown to the bus station a block away, where migrant families are met by the Interfaith Welcome Coalition. AdThe group also visited Travis Park Methodist Church in the next block, which also has a migrant family ministry. “It’s a tremendous blessing in our community that we see these groups coming together in this way,” Fraser said. She said the city has helped coordinate social service organizations, faith-based groups and city services, including Goodwill — which has provided clothing — Catholic Charities, the San Antonio Food Bank and other organizations.
Fiesta Youth's Love, Not Labels event to celebrate art, diversity on Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – Fiesta Youth will be hosting its annual Love, Not Labels event Saturday to celebrate Pride Month in the Alamo City and benefit local nonprofits. The goal of the event is to bring different groups of people in the Alamo City together and celebrate inclusion. The acts include spoken word, drag queen and drag king performances, dance troupes and live music. The proceeds for the event will benefit three nonprofit organizations. Love, Not Labels will take place from 2-10 p.m. Saturday at the Woodlawn Pointe Auditorium.