Hood scores 1,000th point in I-35 Rivalry win over UTSA
SAN ANTONIO — Zenarae Antoine was excited to take a picture with two of her 1,000-point scorers.One told the Texas State head coach she was coming before the Bobcats’ game at UTSA on Thursday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Jeff Traylor trolls CFP after Roadrunners left out of first playoff rankings and referred to as ‘USTA’
UTSA head football coach Jeff Traylor trolled the College Football Playoff committee and committee chair Gary Barta after the unbeaten Roadrunners were left out of the initial playoff rankings and Barta referred to the Roadrunners as “USTA.”
Texas State unveils soccer schedule for 2021 season
Texas State announced its 2021 soccer schedule on Friday, featuring 17 regular season matches, six of which will take place at Bobcat Soccer Complex.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
UTSA lands $20 million gift and renames its business school after the donor
In recognition, one of the university's dorms was named the Carlos andMalú Alvarez Residence Hall in 2015.click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / UTSAThe Gambrinus Company, founded by Carlos Alvarez, became the main American importer for the Grupo Modelo beer brands. “The Alvarezes’ generous gift will have a profound impact on the university, our students and our community, because it truly is an investment in the future entrepreneurs and business leaders of San Antonio and Texas,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, UTSA provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. The company also markets Shiner Beers. In 2010, Alvarez was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame and received theEllis Island Medal of Honor the following year, which honors immigrants who contribute philanthropically to improve communities. “We are very proud to support UTSA and its outstanding students, many of whom — like me — are first-generation Mexican Americans,” said Carlos Alvarez, who also co-chairs UTSA’s Campaign Leadership Council.sacurrent.com
In-person graduations will return for UTSA students this year
The university announced that both current graduates and students who missed out on walking the stage last spring and fall will have the chance to enjoy semi-traditional, in-person ceremonies in May. UTSA has also arranged family involvement opportunities to give guests the chance to celebrate the memory with their graduates. UTSA said it took feedback from students on must-have traditions when planning the modified event. Graduating students will have the opportunity to walk the stage and have their name announced. UTSA is also planning on accommodating graduates who wish to walk the stage at a later date, when guests are allowed to attend.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio officials condemn racist tagging incident at Noodle Tree, vow to prosecute offenders
Courtesy photo / Mike NguyenUTSA-area business Noodle Tree was vandalized last weekend. That someone would take such offense and use racist language to protest is not going to be tolerated," Gonzales said in a news release. "Last week, vandals spray-painted racist graffiti on Noodle Tree’s front windows. The police chief said his department is working diligently to find whoever was responsible.Anwar Tahir, the president of the Asian American Alliance of San Antonio, noted that Asian Americans have families and contribute to the strength of the local economy. "We don't have to prove it every time, we are American too," Tahir said, according to the TV station.sacurrent.com
Racist Graffiti, XTC Cabaret: San Antonio's biggest food stories of the week
click to enlarge Instagram / @noodletreetxNoodle Tree owner Mike Nguyen surveys the vandalism to his restaurant on Sunday. There was plenty of breaking food news during the week, and some of it left a bitter taste in our mouths — namely the racist graffiti scrawled on chef Mike Nguyen's Noodle Tree restaurant. Nguyen has faced insults and death threats for speaking out on CNN about Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to lift the statewide mask mandate while only a fraction of Texans have been vaccinated. Fortunately, though, community leaders have rallied around him and sent a clear message that SA has no place for hate.Catch up on that and other easier-to-digest news by perusing the's most-read food stories of the week.sacurrent.com
WHO cites UTSA assistant professor's research on COVID protein
When the coronavirus pandemic was set into motion this time last year, shuttering the UTSA campus, an assistant professor of chemistry at UTSA, Francis Yoshimoto, lent his skills and newfound free-time to the global community, by diving into SARS-CoV-2 research. As shared on Tuesday, March 16, in UTSA Today, Yoshimoto’s research was twice cited by the World Health Organization (WHO), a centralizing leader in assessing and combating the global pandemic. “I wasn’t expecting to be cited by the WHO, and I am glad that my research was able to make a positive impact,” Yoshimoto told UTSA Today. The San Antonio-based chemistry professor’s published work featured in The Protein Journal, which publishes groundbreaking original research in scientific fields, brought his work to a global stage. “Little was known about SARS-CoV-2 at the time, and I felt compelled to making a useful tool to aid in global research efforts,” Yoshimoto said.mysanantonio.com
City of San Antonio, banks host job fair
For the San Antonio Express-NewsIf you're on the hunt for a job, today may be your lucky day. Workforce Solutions is hosting a Business and Finance Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, Mar. The job event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.No experience is necessary for some entry level jobs. READ ALSO: City's parks and recreation department opens new trail near UTSASome of the employers participating include Broadway Bank, City of San Antonio, First Convenience Bank, Spectrum and Kohl's Call Center as well as others. Those attending the virtual event can ask employers questions, submit resumes and even potentially get an interview on the spot.mysanantonio.com
School closures in San Antonio due to winter weather
This story is frequently updated as new school closures are reported in San Antonio. As San Antonio and the surrounding areas endure subfreezing temperatures and rolling blackouts, local schools are adjusting class days. RELATED: San Antonio forecast to see up to 2 inches of snowThese are the school districts and university campuses that have already announced changes do to inclement weather. The Arc of San Antonio : The Arc of San Antonio Adult Life Enrichment program will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. South San ISD: South San ISD will operate virtually Monday, February 15.mysanantonio.com
Northwest San Antonio nightspot Sand Box cited twice in two days for violating COVID-19 orders
click image Instagram / thesandboxsaAuthorities issued popular UTSA-area hangout the Sand Box two citations in as many days for alleged violation of the city's emergency declaration, MySA reports City enforcement officials conducted proactive inspections of the nightspot Thursday and Friday of last week and wrote it a citation on each visit, according to the news site. "Observed multiple groups not wearing masks where required and not practicing social distancing," a city inspector reported in a report on the Thursday review. "Social distancing features not enforced. Observed customers not wearing masks where required," read the report for the following day.Public Health Emergency Declaration data shows that the bar was last issued a citation on August 22 for not enforcing social distancing, according toA city representative told the news site that the bar isn't in danger of losing its certificate of occupancy. However, the city's Code Enforcement Department is "tracking" the violations.The Sand Box is located at 7280 UTSA Blvd.sacurrent.com
San Antonio ramen shop Noodle Tree to reopen for takeout service while it expands patio footprint
click image Instagram / noodletreetxAfter closing his UTSA-area restaurant in early May to focus on cancer treatments, Noodle Tree chef-owner Mike Nyugen dreamed of serving customers again one day.That day has now come. The popular noodle shop will reopen for takeout on Thursday.“When I first shut down, I focused on getting healthy and getting treatment. But I always had the restaurant at the back of my mind,” Nguyen told the. Think grocery store-style curbside service.Though Texas has cleared restaurants to open at 75% capacity, Nguyen says socially distanced seating isn't feasible inside Noodle Tree. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the Texas economy in April, even as COVID-19 cases were on the uptick.sacurrent.com
UTSA Extends Spring Break in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic, Will Move Classes Online
"The university recognizes, however, that campus housing is...home to many students and they are welcome to return. "Shortly after UTSA posted its announcement, Trinity University President Danny Anderson circulated an email to students on that campus announcing it would close all residential halls and conduct classes online for the rest of the spring semester. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Where I Live: The 68
When I moved away for college, I didnt think I would ever come back to live in San Antonio. The 68 is a beautiful, brand new apartment building right in the middle of Hemisfair. San Antonio is such a car-oriented city, and its easy to live in your own little bubble, which is why spaces like this are so important. Now young professionals dont want to live in the suburbs, they want to live in urban areas, so these urban cores are becoming more valuable. And The 68 offers the unique opportunity to live in the middle of a public park in a top U.S. city.therivardreport.com
Witnesses: Man fatally shot at frat party was killed by party crashers
A fistfight broke out, prosecutor Jessica Schultz told the jury Monday in her opening statement to the jury, then a single gunshot rang out. Randall Perkins, a guest at the party, was shot once in the back. During his opening statement to the jury defense attorney James Tocci said "They've got the wrong guy." Gesturing toward Hill, he said "This is not the guy that shot Randall Perkins." Tocci said that the shooter was a man known only as "Lil' D."READ MORE: Man, 20, shot, killed at partyHill was initially indicted in Perkins' murder in 2012, but the case was dropped because of missing witnesses.
Witnesses: Man fatally shot at frat party was killed by party crashers
About two dozen UTSA students were attending a fraternity party on the evening of May 24, 2012 when a group of men showed up uninvited, according to prosecutors in the murder trial of Leandro Hill,... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Spiller runs for 217 yards, 3 TDs as Aggies beat UTSA 45-14
Spiller set season highs with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Aggies to their third straight victory and make them bowl eligible for the 11th straight season. The Aggies (6-3) were up by 14 when a 50-yard touchdown run by Spiller made it 28-7 early in the third quarter. Narcisse put UTSA (3-5) on top in the first with a 2-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0. The Aggies tied it when Spiller ran 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the next possession. Cordarrian Richardson put Texas A&M on top 14-7 later in the first quarter with a 19-yard touchdown run.
Spiller runs for 217 yards, 3 TDs as Aggies beat UTSA 45-14
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Freshman Isaiah Spiller set season highs with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Texas A&M to a 45-14 win over UTSA on Saturday. The Aggies (6-3) were up by 14 when a 50-yard touchdown run by Spiller made it 28-7 early in the third quarter. It was his second long scoring run of the game after a 60-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Narcisse put UTSA (3-5) on top in the first with a 2-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0. The Aggies tied it when Spiller ran 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the next possession.
Humans of UTSA: Allison Olfers
The academic rigor of the university and proximity to my family are the main reasons why I came to UTSA. Ive met a lot of people I dont think I would have met in any other situation. The people that Ive met have enlightened and broadened my horizons to possible career paths and intellectual possibilities. I think UTSA should be more focused on students. We need to make sure that everything comes together, and that is what Ive seen throughout UTSA.paisano-online.com
Narcisse throws 2 TDs, UTSA rallies past Rice 31-27
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Lowell Narcisse found Zakhari Franklin behind his coverage for an 8-yard touchdown pass with just over five minutes left to lift UTSA to a 31-27 win over Rice in a Conference USA clash on Saturday night. The Roadrunners have now beaten Rice five straight times and hold a 5-3 record all-time over the Owls. McCormick carried 14 times for 94 yards and a score. Narcisse was 19 of 29 passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Green was 11 of 18 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown before taking a seat.
Judge denies convicted San Antonio killer's new trial motion
A judge denied a request for a new trial for a man who shot a UTSA graduate student to death more than four years ago during what the victim thought was a meeting to set up a drug-dealing partnership. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
UTSA's Frank Wilson dodges question about injured quarterback
SAN ANTONIO - UTSA head football coach Frank Wilson was in no mood for Monday-morning quarterbacking -- even though it was Tuesday. On Monday, Wilson confirmed that starting quarterback Frank Harris was officially out for the rest of the season. When asked whether he had any second thoughts on handling Harris' injury, Wilson deflected and ended his availability. Wilson admits that they have made some changes to the offense in order to improve quarterback Lowell Narcisse's performance. Since stepping into the role at starting quarterback, Narcisse has completed 42.1% of his passes for 273 yards and one touchdown.
UTSA falls to UAB 33-14
SAN ANTONIO - Tyler Johnston III threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns to help UAB roll to a 33-14 victory over UTSA on Saturday night. Austin Watkins finished with six catches for 167 yards for UAB (5-1, 2-1 Conference USA). Johnston tossed a 67-yard touchdown pass to Watkins in the second quarter. Lowell Narcisse was 8 of 19 for 94 yards passing and added 89 yards on the ground to lead UTSA (2-4, 1-2). Sincere McCormick ran for a 4-yard touchdown and Narcisse added a 4-yard scoring run for the Roadrunners.
Narcisse, McCormick lead UTSA over UTEP 26-16
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Lowell Narcisse ran for 115 yards and accounted for two touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 26-16 victory over UTEP on Saturday night. Freshman Sincere McCormick ran for a school record 189 yards and broke loose for a 51-yard touchdown run with four minutes to play for UTSA (2-3, 1-1 Conference USA). Narcisse was 6-of-14 passing for 46 yards and had 19 carries. Narcisse ran for a 9-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and his 18-yard touchdown pass to Blaze Moorhead stretched the Roadrunners' lead to 16-3 early in the third. Treyvon Hughes had an 8-yard touchdown run and Gavin Baechle kicked a 37-yard field goal for UTEP.
UTSA alum Josiah Tauaefa added to NY Giants 53-man roster
SAN ANTONIO - New York Giants rookie linebacker Josiah Tauaefa was added to the 53-man roster Tuesday. The former UTSA football star defender was activated from the Giants practice squad after starting linebacker Ryan Connelly suffered a torn ACL Sunday. He's working his tail off"Roster Update: WR Golden Tate has been activated among a series of roster moves#NYGiants | @primepoint New York Giants (@Giants) October 1, 2019Tauaefa spent the entire training camp and offseason with the Giants. In three seasons with the UTSA Roadrunners, Josiah had 257 tackles (121 solo) and 11.5 sacks. The Giants will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and Josiah Tauaefa could make his NFL debut.
Humans of UTSA: Nadia Higgins
Photo by Folasade SabituThis is Nadia Higgins. San Antonio raised her, and shes going to take what she gains from UTSA and give it back to the city. I think its really important to be a roadrunner because I noticed that most students dismissed UTSA as a backup school or that small, local university. I dont think that anyone has an obligation to stay where they were born, but I have such a deep connection to San Antonio. I want to work here and contribute here instead of going to UTSA, taking all that it has, and leaving.paisano-online.com
Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop Officially Opens on UTSA Campus
click image Facebook / UTSAclick image Facebook / UTSAIn the wake of his death on a downtown street, San Antonians immediately began memorializing Tito Bradshaw, a beloved figure in both the cycling and food communities.In addition to a memorial ride and the "Ride in Paradise" mural by street art duo Los Otros, UTSA announced in June that the university would convert the former Ximenes Information Booth into a bicycle repair site in Bradshaw's honor.On Tuesday, UTSA celebrated a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. Bradshaw's family were in attendance, as well as Mayor Ron Nirenberg and District 8 Councilman Manny Peleaz.The shop will be open daily from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. or 7 p.m., and is stocked with tubes, lubricants and tools for make minor bike repairs. Nearby self-serve stations will also allow people to work on their bikes when the shop isn't open.Bradshaw was fatally struck by suspected drunk driver while cycling home on East Houston Street in April of this year. In August, the driver accused of killing Bradshaw was indicted by a Bexar County grand jury on the charge of intoxication manslaughter.sacurrent.com
UTSA unveils bike repair shop for beloved San Antonio cyclist
SAN ANTONIO - Nearly six months after he was struck and killed by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle, Tito Bradshaw is being honored by the local cycling community and the University of Texas in San Antonio. On Tuesday, the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop officially opened its doors at UTSA's main campus. UTSA's Office of Sustainability transformed an obsolete information booth into the bike repair shop for students, staff and visitors. "All of his family is coming down," said Harry Bradshaw, Tito Bradshaw's father. RELATED STORIES:New UTSA bike trail to honor local cyclist Tito BradshawMotorist indicted in death of beloved San Antonio cyclistTributes continue pouring in for cyclist killed by suspected drunken driverUTSA memorializes Tito Bradshaw with bike repair shopBicyclist dies after being hit by suspected drunken driverBike ride honors fallen cyclistsCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
North Texas wins Conference USA opener, wallops UTSA 45-3
DENTON (AP) - Tre Siggers ran for two touchdowns and Mason Fine fired two touchdown passes as North Texas rode a 17-point second quarter to a convincing 45-3 win over UTSA in the Conference USA opener Saturday night. North Texas bounced back from a tough, 23-17 road loss at Cal to even its record at 2-2. Torrey ran 13 yards for a score to go with his three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. The Roadrunners (1-3, 0-1) got their lone score just before halftime on a 25-yard field goal by Hunter Duplessis. In relief, Lowell Narcisse was 16 of 36 for 124 yards for UTSA but was picked off twice.
Army rebounds to upend Texas-San Antonio, 31-13
SAN ANTONIO - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army bounced back from an emotional loss to roll past Texas-San Antonio 31-13 Saturday at the Alamodome. The Black Knights had their most prolific output of the season. Army (2-1) generated season-highs in total yards with 358 and rushing yards with 340 against UTSA (1-2). The Black Knights scored 53 seconds into the game, driving 75 yards on three plays capped by Kell Walker's 26-yard rushing touchdown. THE TAKEAWAYArmy: The Black Knights continue to thrive under Monken.
UTSA prepares for tough test against Army
SAN ANTONIO - "Frank Harris is human." That's one takeaway UTSA head coach Frank Wilson gleaned from the Roadrunners' 63-14 loss to the Baylor Bears last Saturday in Waco. "The thing that garnered him the starting job was just being Frank Harris," Wilson said. Next up, the first year quarterback and his teammates will face another strong test when Army visits the Alamodome this Saturday. Kickoff between UTSA and Army is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network.
Quick Tips: Used Video Games
SAN ANTONIO - UTSA graduate Eli Galindo, who opened a retro video game store in San Antonio, has five quick tips for buying or selling used video games. Test the games before buying them so you don't get ripped off Make sure the store has a warranty or return policy for the games Eli recommends at least a 7-day warranty Read reviews online to see if you will enjoy the game Research the market value to know how much you should spend If you are selling a used video game, know how much it is worth and have that price ready when you talk to a shop ownerCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Mims has 3 TD catches for Baylor in 63-14 win over UTSA
WACO, Texas (AP) - Denzel Mims was a little slow getting up after a play when he saw Baylor's call for the next snap. Mims then caught the second of his three touchdowns before Grayland Arnold's 73-yard punt return for a score in Baylor's 63-14 win over UTSA on Saturday. Mims had all seven of his catches for 101 yards in the first half of his second career three-TD game. Baylor: The Bears followed a season-opening 39-point win over an FCS team by scoring their most points since 2015. Bohanon played the entire second half this time.
THE SPORTS GUYS: Texans roster moves, Hometown Showdown & more!
Greg Simmons and Larry Ramirez break down all of the week's biggest sports headlines, including the possibility of Ezekiel Elliott ending his holdout sooner rather than later, the Texans' wild roster moves before the start of the regular season, a look ahead at both the Longhorns and Aggies' schedules, and the results of the "Hometown Showdown" between UTSA and UIW. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.