Murphy's 59-yard OT fumble return ends Cards' win over Vegas
Byron Murphy Jr. scooped up Hunter Renfrow’s fumble and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown with 3:51 left in overtime and the Arizona Cardinals rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half before running away with a 29-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss lawsuit from Jon Gruden
The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league, saying the accusations that the the NFL leaked Gruden’s old, offensive emails are “baseless” and “should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action.”.
AP Source: NFL plans changes to COVID-19 protocols
A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that the NFL is planning “significant changes” to its COVID-19 protocols amid the worst three-day stretch for the league during the pandemic, The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven’t been finalized, said the league and the NFL Players Association are discussing three main areas: testing protocols; return to play guidelines to allow asymptomatic players who’ve tested positive to...
Gruden sues NFL over publication of his offensive emails
Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
Schertz expands its city limits
Schertz tentatively expanded its city limits by 214 acres at its Feb. 23 council meeting in a swift unanimous vote, but then spent nearly an hour debating what that expansion would ultimately look like. Another 12.4 acres of the proposed development is already within Schertz’s city limits, explained Nick Koplyay of the city’s planning department. But to erect those homes on the newly acquired land, a zoning change to “planned development district” (PDD) would be required. That is strikingly different than the typical housing projects Schertz usually approves. Earlier in the meeting, Schertz Police Chief Michael Hansen presented the state-required annual racial profiling report for 2020.mysanantonio.com
City council unanimously approves new pay structure for first responders
The Schertz City Council, concerned about salary inequities among its first responders, created a separate wage system for those departments at its Feb. 9 meeting. The city currently operates on a single unified pay plan with regular merit raises, a system that works well in most departments. Councilman Mark Davis said he was concerned the creation of a new pay scale for public safety workers was only a band-aid solution. Councilwoman Allison Heyward noted the public safety departments have long had pay compression trouble and the city has tried to address those issues for years. “It won’t fix all of them.”All seven council members — including Rosemary Scott, who said she had reservations — voted to approve the new pay system for first responders, effective with February paychecks.mysanantonio.com
Mayor Nirenberg remains confident San Antonio can get NFL franchise within 10 years, here’s why
Will San Antonio ever get an NFL franchise? As it turned out, Davis was merely using San Antonio as leverage to get a new stadium built. Mayor stands by belief San Antonio will be an NFL city within 10 years. You’re not going to convince the NFL to put a franchise in San Antonio between Dallas and Houston,” said Doss. And yet, San Antonio has never been able to attain an NFL franchise.
Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA
“As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. An Atlanta Dream spokeswoman said the team had no comment on the impending sale at this time. Brian Kemp, didn't immediately sell the team, WNBA players started to endorse and campaign for her opponent, Democrat Raphael Warnock, who defeated Loeffler in Georgia's runoff election on Jan. 5. Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman who had closely aligned herself with Trump, has been an owner of the Dream since 2011. The Dream would be the second WNBA franchise sold this month.
The Body Shop will buy 600 tons of waste plastic next year, and wants competitors to follow
The Body Shop is working with sourcing company Plastics For Change to help it procure plastic, while providing better conditions for workers. Demand for plastic may vary less than for ingredients, but The Body Shop guaranteed it would buy a certain amount of plastic in its first year. The Body Shop has put Plastics For Change in touch with competitors and also Ikea, Davis said. Beauty company The Body Shop launched its Community Fair Trade program in 1987. The Body Shopcnbc.com
Schertz approves new tax rate, budget
Schertz approves new tax rate, budgetIt took six votes and nearly two hours of debate, but the city of Schertz has almost settled on a new tax rate. Scagliola made the first motion to set the property tax rate at the “no new revenue” effective rate of 50.79 cents. A third effort, offered by Larson, would have made the property tax rate 50.96 cents. Davis pointed out that the council had conducted several budget meetings and had originally agreed to approve a budget with the current tax rate of 51.46 cents. An additional vote to ratify both the new budget and the new tax rate also passed, with both Scagliola and Larson again voting no.mysanantonio.com
Schertz officials ponder fate of Jubilee, Fourth of July event
Schertz officials ponder fate of Jubilee, Fourth of July eventSchertz City Council is divided on how to handle the citys annual Jubilee and Fourth of July celebration amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Schertz City Council is divided on how to handle the citys annual Jubilee and Fourth of July celebration amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Keelin Daly /ST Photo: Keelin Daly /ST Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Schertz officials ponder fate of Jubilee, Fourth of July event 1 / 1 Back to GalleryIt appears that, in the face of a global pandemic, the annual Schertz Jubilee and Fourth of July celebration will take place this year but in what form is still unknown. Fire Chief Kade Long, who is also the citys emergency management coordinator, briefed council members on the citys coronavirus cases and the single municipal building that has been opened. I think we should go for it.Councilman David Scagliola questioned whether the Jubilee event would even be well-attended.mysanantonio.com
SC firefighter helping, killed by a semi
LAKANA(CNN) - A South Carolina firefighter died after he was hit by a semi-truck while helping the victim of a car crash. Lexington County Fire Service engineer Paul Quattlebaum and a partner were headed to a medical call Friday afternoon when they saw a collision scene. Harrison Cahill of Lexington County Fire told CNN affiliate WACH. "His loss is felt greatly throughout the Lexington County Fire Service community as well as the emergency services here in Lexington County, including 911 and EMS." "Paul faithfully served the residents and visitors of Lexington County throughout his career," fire chief Mark Davis said.