BGC Thursday Highlights - Week 3 Playoffs on Christmas Eve
Taft High School comes out ready for their Christmas Eve game Thursday afternoon against Buda Hays. SAN ANTONIO – The high school football playoffs continued the day before Christmas, a rare occurrence considering there are still games to be played before all the champions can be crowned. PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: Saturday
Protesters march in honor of former Taft HS student seriously hurt in Austin demonstration
SAN ANTONIO More than 100 demonstrators, many of them students, gathered in the hot afternoon sun Thursday in San Antonio to protest police brutality. Demonstrators marched along Culebra Road to the parking lot at Taft High School, where Justin Howell once roamed the halls. Howell, a 2018 graduate of Taft, was seriously injured May 31 when police fired bean bags into the crowd of protesters during a demonstration outside Austin Police Department Headquarters, . Its wrong and theres no other explanation for it, said Billie Billington, who was among one of the marchers Thursday. These kids are out here in this hot sun, pouring out their heart and soul, trying to hear them and hear their cries and hear their pain, she said.
Black activist critically injured after being shot by Austin police is recent San Antonio high school graduate
AUSTIN, Texas A black activist who was critically injured after he was shot by Austin police with less-lethal ammunition has been identified by family as Justin Howell, a 20-year-old Texas State University student who recently graduated from Communications Arts High School in San Antonio. GoFundMe information for Taft Band alumni Justin Howell injured in Austin this week. Texas State President Denise Trauth also issued a statement on Twitter confirming Howell is currently a student. Today, I learned one of our students, Justin Howell, was critically injured in a protest in Austin on Sunday, May 31. Howell blasted Manley in the op-ed for failing to take responsibility or apologize to his family and the group of protesters carrying his brother.