DA argues to stay on Barrientes Vela case, calls basis of motion to remove him ‘pure fiction’
Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales this week pushed back on an attempt to remove his office from prosecuting indicted ex-constable Michelle Barrientes Vela, claiming the defense’s motion to have him disqualified failed to provide evidence of any conflict of interest.
Attorneys for Barrientes Vela file motion to have DA Gonzales kicked off of case
The upcoming public corruption trial of indicted ex-Bexar County constable Michelle Barrientes Vela took another turn this week as her attorneys filed a formal motion to have District Attorney Joe Gonzales removed from the case.
Bexar Sheriff's Office Employee Under Fire After Calling Local Republicans Racist in Facebook Post
A Bexar County Sheriff's Office community liaison is facing public backlash after saying on social media that local Republicans are racist.In a now-deleted Facebook post, Robert Vargas III wrote that GOP candidate for sheriff Gerry Rickhoff's performance in Tuesday's primary proves Bexar County Republicans are racist. "It's important to note how racist Republicans are in Bexar County," Vargas wrote in the Facebook post. "Rickhoff beat out Willie Ng and Gary W. Garcia for the Republican nomination.The Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County responded to the controversy in a Facebook post of its own. "The Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced Vargas is now under investigation. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.sacurrent.com