Alabama police chief quits amid questions over ticketing
The police chief in a small Alabama town that received about half its municipal revenue from fines and forfeitures linked to aggressive traffic enforcement resigned following a report about the practice. Mike Jones, chief of police in the Jefferson County town of Brookside, quit following a recent story by AL.com that said he turned the department into a traffic trap that by 2020 relied on income from ticketing people for minor and questionable offenses as they drive by on Interstate 22. A statement from Debbie Keedy, who works as clerk of the town of roughly 1,250 people, said Jones resigned on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Hays County Office of Emergency Services prepares for winter weather
Following February’s Winter Storm Uri, the Hays County Office of Emergency Services is preparing for any potential severe weather that may occur this winter.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
County's Emergency Preparedness Fair set for Saturday in Kyle
In partnership with the Hays County Office of Emergency Services (OES), the City of Kyle is set to host an Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday.The Hays County Emergency Preparedness Fair will feature[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Anything but BOAR-ing: Central Texas Feral Hog Task Force Hosts Webinar
The Central Texas Feral Hog Task Force hosted the 2021 Feral Hog Webinar on Thursday to present and discuss updates regarding Hays County’s program.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Hays County Office of Emergency Services to host annual Emergency Preparedness Fair
The Hays County Office of Emergency Services will host its annual Emergency Preparedness Fair in September, the county recently announced.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
County judge announces additional after-hour vaccine clinics
Hays County will host two additional COVID-19 after-hour clinics, Judge Ruben Becerra’s office announced Thursday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News Hays County, Vaccine Clinic, after-hours, SAN MARCOS, San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Hays County hospitalizations trend lower, increased restrictions lifted
Beccera said he received a letter from Dr. John Hellerstedt, director of the Texas Department of State health services, informing him of the situation as it affected Hays County. I received an email last... Posted by Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra on Sunday, January 31, 2021Becerra said he also shares community members’ frustration concerning vaccine supply. Mike Jones, director of the Hays County Office of Emergency Services and the Hays County Local Health Department, said the county receives less than 2,000 doses per week from the state. “While no system is perfect,” Jones said, “our goal is to take care of Hays County residents in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Capacity restrictions are still in effect for Bexar County and surrounding counties in the state’s Trauma Service Area P.Related: Man, 22, arrested in series of vehicle burglaries in Hays County, deputies say
San Antonio native Mike Jones co-scripted Pixar's new movie Soul
click to enlarge Pixar Animation StudiosPixar’s Soul weaves the tale of a jazz pianist whose soul becomes stuck in an otherworldly location. Remember 25 years ago when Pixar Animation Studios was making movies about talking toys and busy bugs? San Antonio native Mike Jones is now part of that team of conceptual thinkers at Pixar. Alongside two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter (Inside Out) and Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami), Jones co-wrote the script for Pixar’s newest film, Soul. click to enlarge Pixar Animation StudiosSan Antonio native Mike Jones says his own father’s death influenced his work on the script.sacurrent.com
Sacrifice and stress: How players handled season of COVID-19
Probably go pick up some food," Notre Dame offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg said. 4 Notre Dame had to go a combined 37-2 on the field and keep the virus at bay. Alabama faces Notre Dame in the relocated Rose Bowl at the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame and Ohio State were more cautious, keeping their players on campus over the recent holiday weekend. Notre Dame had a virus outbreak pause its season for about two weeks in late September.
San Antonio native part of team behind creating Pixar’s new movie ‘Soul’
SAN ANTONIO – A graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Mike Jones has come a long way from watching movies at the old Broadway Theatre. “It’s now a bank but I would always walk to Broadway Theatre and see movies every time I possibly could,” Jones said. His career started in journalism but he ended up at Pixar and is now a head writer. “The film is coming out now when I think people need to see it the most,” Jones said. His next movie is titled “Luca” and it is set to release next year.
QB Uiagalelei rallies No. 1 Clemson to 34-28 win over BC
Uiagalelei stepped in for Lawrence on Saturday and rallied the top-ranked Tigers to a 34-28 victory over Boston College after they fell behind by 18 points. “It's the same mindset that I had this week,” Uiagalelei said. A jarring week for Clemson ended with its 28th straight win over league competition, 10th straight over the Eagles and 27th in a row at home. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told his team at halftime, “Don't flinch.”“It's been a long time since we've been down like this,” he said. Boston College took advantage of the Clemson chaos early on with TDs on its first two series.
The Latest: Atlanta officer fired after shooting of Brooks
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)TOP OF THE HOUR: Atlanta police officer fired after fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Clemson football team members lead demonstration on campus. ATLANTA An Atlanta police officer has been fired following the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, and a second officer has been placed on administrative leave. Atlanta police announced the termination of Garrett Rolfe early Sunday, a move that follows the Saturday resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields. Clemson football alumni and one-time Houston Texans teammates DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson voiced support for the petition on social media.