9 people taken to hospital after major crash on South Side, San Antonio police say
A two-vehicle crash on the South Side resulted in six kids and three adults being hospitalized Friday afternoon, according to San Antonio police. The crash happened on Southeast Military Drive and Zanzi, just after 4 p.m.. One of the vehicles involved was an SUV, with six children and two adults. The other vehicle had just one person inside. Police said the eight people in the SUV are in stable but critical condition. The ninth person is in critical condition.
Texas soldier who drowned trying to help migrants wasn’t equipped with flotation device
Spc. Bishop Evans died after jumping into the Rio Grande to save migrants. He and other members of Operation Lone Star were not provided safety equipment. Texas Military Department said an order for buoys and ropes was made but has not been fulfilled.
Push for federal holiday to honor “Gold Star” families is creating painful division
Federal lawmakers introduced a bill to create a national holiday, making the last Monday of September the Gold Star Families Act Day. Their definition of what a Gold Star family is has caused some painful division among military families.
Allen West blasts Gov. Greg Abbott over suicides, pay problems among National Guardsmen at the border
Abbott’s political challenger said guard members deployed to Operation Lone Star are facing late pay, being exposed to COVID-19, experiencing supply shortages and dealing with added stress that has led to multiple suicides tied to the mission.
Wounded San Antonio-area veteran shares mental health story to help other veterans struggling during holidays
Juan “JJ” Guerrero, a wounded veteran in the San Antonio area, says he knows the holidays can be a hard time for injured or sick vets and wants his peers to know that getting help with mental issues is just as important as healing physical wounds.