A family who was headed to Tokyo to visit Disney and celebrate their son's 21st birthday is 'devastated' and out $7,000 after Southwest cancelled their flight
Jade Rodriguez said they missed their Japan flight after a Southwest cancellation: "Had we just been notified sooner, we would've driven and made it."news.yahoo.com
Water crisis looms over Southwest as Colorado River dries up
A water crisis is unfolding in the nation's Southwest, as the Colorado River begins to dry up, the result of overconsumption, climate change and drought. Theodore Cooke, general manager of the Central Arizona Project, the state's largest renewable water supply, spoke to CBS News about what this could mean for the region moving forward.news.yahoo.com
Environmentalists want jaguars reintroduced to US Southwest
An environmental group on Monday petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help reintroduce the jaguar to the Southwest, where it roamed for hundreds of thousands of years before being whittled down to just one of the big cats known to survive in the region. The male jaguar, named Sombra — shadow in Spanish — has been seen in southern Arizona several times since first captured on a wildlife camera in the Dos Cabezas Mountains in 2016, including a 2017 video by the Center for Biological Diversity. There are a handful of jaguars known to be living across the border in the Mexican state of Sonora.news.yahoo.com
A bright, shining disappointment: Solar power
In the Southwest, solar generates a mere 6.4% of utility-scale power. And in the late 1990s, lawmakers began to adopt renewable portfolio standards, which require power suppliers to generate or purchase “green” electricity. Enjoying both free fuel and government-conferred advantages, the solar industry should dominate the Southwest. Utility-scale solar, in community after community, faces resistance from locals. D. Dowd Muska is a senior fellow at the Southwest Public Policy Institute in Rio Rancho, N.M.myrgv.com
Drought, fire risk to stay high during third La Niña winter
Drought and wildfire risks are expected to continue in western states — including Texas — while warmer than average temperatures will greet the Southwest, Gulf Coast and East Coast this winter, accord[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Drought, fire risk to stay high during third La Niña winter
Drought and wildfire risks will remain elevated in the western states while warmer than average temperatures will greet the Southwest, Gulf Coast and East Coast this winter, federal weather officials [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Worker protests at airports spread nationwide over staffing and pay
Across the country, flight attendants and airport workers are responding a hailstorm of workplace issues related to pay and staffing levels—as airline travel in the pandemic recovery economic has been marked by an onslaught of canceled flights, labor shortages and widespread desperation.washingtonpost.com
Heavy rain hammers Las Vegas, turning famed strip into a river
Pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the Southwest on Thursday night, prompting flash flood warnings in southern Nevada, far southeastern California and Arizona. The gusty storms knocked out power to many Las Vegas residents and flooded numerous roadways, including the famous Las Vegas Strip. Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas recorded 0.58 of an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms in just an hour, nearly double what the site typically observes for August. Surroundingnews.yahoo.com
A Southwest passenger says the plastic barrier on her airplane window shattered during a flight to Las Vegas. An airplane expert says it didn't pose any safety threat.
A TikTok appearing to show a shattered plane window quickly went viral, but the broken plastic piece didn't pose any actual safety threat, an expert told Insider.news.yahoo.com
'It's not tolerable anymore': Southwest residents endure more severe heat waves thanks to climate change
This dramatic heat wave before summer has even officially begun isn’t a freak occurrence; it’s an increasingly common, and dangerous, condition due to climate change. Residents of some of the hottest cities say extreme heat is having a devastating impact.news.yahoo.com
HIGHLIGHTS: District 29-5A Swimming Championships
Berths at the Class 5A Regional meet were on the line on Saturday morning, as area swimmers from Medina Valley, San Antonio Great Hearts Monte Vista, Great Hearts Northern Oaks, Cole, Southwest, Southwest Legacy, and Uvalde dove into the pool at NISD Natatorium for the District 29-5A Swimming & Diving Championships.
East Central stuns Judson, Rockets dismiss head coach; McCreary powers Johnson to 8-0 record; SW Legacy beats Southwest for third straight year
Caden Bosanko's game-winning touchdown pass to Jack Stewart in East Central's 30-28 victory over Judson was one of many highlights from the wildest week yet of KSAT's Big Game Coverage for the 2021 high school football season.
Fire and Armor Bowl between 3-0 Dragons, 2-0 Titans headlines Week 8 matchups; Somerset begins district play against La Vernia; Steele faces Clemens in 27-6A
Week 8 of KSAT 12′s Big Game Coverages features some crucial neighborhood rivalries, including the fourth installment of the Fire and Armor Bowl and a classic battle at Lehnhoff Stadium between Steele and Clemens.
UIL State Track & Field Championships Recap: Class 5A, 2A Friday
The second day of the UIL State Track and Field Championships brings state records and more champions to the greater San Antonio area, including thrilling performances from Boerne Champion, Alamo Heights, Southwest, Shiner and Yorktown.
New Mexico tribes sue US over federal clean water rule
The pueblos of Jemez and Laguna are the latest to raise concerns over inadequate protections for local water sources in the desert Southwest. Jemez Pueblo covers mountainous and desert regions in northern New Mexico. The rule change, which took effect in June, narrowed the types of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the half-century-old Clean Water Act. New Mexico was among the states that went to court last May seeking to prevent the rule from taking effect. Jemez Pueblo depends on federal authority under the act to protect waters outside its jurisdiction.
Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US
And nearly all of the continental United States is looking at warmer than normal spring, except for tiny parts of the Pacific Northwest and southeast Alaska, which makes drought worse. “It’s definitely something we’re watching and very concerned about.”NOAA expects the spring drought to hit 74 million people. AdMore than 44% of the nation is in moderate or worse drought, and nearly 18% is in extreme or exceptional drought — all of it west of the Mississippi River. AdWinter and spring wheat crops also have been hit hard by the western drought with 78% of the spring wheat production area in drought conditions, Rippey said. That leaves more of the energy to heat up the air, and the heat makes the drought worse by boosting evaporation.
Free COVID-19 tests for Southside, Southwest and Judson ISD students returning from spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Community Labs has partnered with three San Antonio-area school districts to provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend before students and staff return to class after spring break. Students and employees in Southside, Southwest and Judson school districts and their families can be tested at no charge and without proof of insurance. Southside ISD will have two Covid-19 testing sites on Saturday. Southwest ISD will have one testing location on Saturday. Educational Resource Center (ERC) at 8205 Palisades Dr., Live Oak, 78233 will offer testing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
3 with suspected ties to human smuggling arrested in Southwest Side neighborhood
SAN ANTONIO – Three people who were part of a group with suspected ties to human smuggling have been arrested and turned over to federal authorities. Bexar County sheriff’s deputies caught up with them late Wednesday night as the group scattered into a Southwest side neighborhood. According to a report from the sheriff’s office, a deputy had tried to stop the driver of an SUV for speeding. “There were three guys right here,” he said, pointing to the spot where he made the surprise discovery. “I’m really, really appreciative of the sheriff’s department guys because, you know, the TV show, “Bad Boys,” I saw (it) in action,” Ashkanzad said, laughing.
Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights
Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. Delta Air Lines was the first to announce Thursday that it will prohibit checking guns to Washington-area airports and was soon followed by United, Alaska and American. American Airlines is bringing back a ban on serving alcohol on flights to and from the Washington area — flights go dry starting Saturday through next Thursday. Price also said that it is “a good idea” to prohibit passengers from putting guns in checked bags if they are flying to Washington. Federal law allows passengers to put guns in checked baggage if they are unloaded and in a locked, hard-sided case, although airlines have the discretion to ban guns.
Police seek man involved in Southwest Side stabbing
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to track down a man who they say was involved in a stabbing at a home on the city’s Southwest side early Thursday. They were not able to say yet whether the 42-year-old man, accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new love interest, is a suspect or victim in the case. Officers responding to a call around 3:30 a.m. found the man who was stabbed at a home in the 400 block of Hoover Avenue. They said he had shown up there along with his girlfriend and two other men to confront the woman’s ex-boyfriend. Investigators say because the ex was confronted by the other men, there’s a chance the stabbing could be considered self-defense.
Big Game Coverage Road Trip: Week 5 Preview
SOUTH TEXAS – We are now halfway through the 2017 high school football regular season. Time flies when you’re running around South Texas on the Big Game Coverage Road Trip. This non-district game will kick 7:30 p.m. Friday at Warhorse Stadium. This marks Natalia’s last non-district game before starting District 15-3A-II action next week. Due to field conditions at Dragon Stadium, the game has been moved to Southwest Legacy Stadium.
Go Public's Cool Schools Winner: September 2017
SAN ANTONIO – Solar-powered and student-built - the engineering club at Southwest Legacy High School is paving the road for opportunities by building cars from scratch. "And then they did and they said well they probably can't get here on Saturday and they did." Mr. Franz says it's a way for students to apply science and math into something they enjoy. "They get to do things in high school that most kids don't get to do until they're in college." Legacy High School received 2,211 votes to win the September We Go Public Cool School contest.
Frequent flyer mile programs vary
But can you really get where you want to go using your frequent flyer miles? To find out, Consumer Reports asked staffers to try booking round-trip tickets using their frequent flyer miles with nine programs: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, United and US Airways. Spirit required the most miles for the routes staffers checked, followed by US Airways. Whatever you do, Consumer Reports says don't hoard frequent flyer miles. Consumer Reports says that if you can't book a seat using miles, try calling the frequent-flyer service desk.