San Antonio police seeking public assistance in robbery case
The San Antonio Police Department and Crime Stoppers of San Antonio is seeking the public’s assistance to help identify a person involved in an aggravated robbery. The robbery occurred on Feb. 13 at a Valero gas station at 103 Bandera Road. Police said a Valero employee was working when he was confronted by an individual who pulled a gun and demanded money from the register. The suspect took the money and fled the scene, according to officials. If anyone has any information, please call 210-207-7579.
SAPD: Shooting victim makes his own tourniquet, drives himself to hospital
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are still trying to find out who shot a man and where the shooting happened. The wounded man turned up Tuesday night at a gas station near Interstate 37 and SE Military. Police say he was suffering from a gunshot wound in his arm, but had fashioned his own tourniquet. However, before they could get any information from the man, they say he jumped back into his car and drove himself to a hospital. Investigators hope to interview the man later to find out more information about the shooting.
Note asking to call 911 for help prompts search for Wimberley woman possibly in trouble
2 1 of 2 Hays County Sheriff's Office Show More Show Less 2 of 2 Hays County Sheriff's Office Show More Show LessThe Hays County Sheriff is asking the public's help in identifying a woman who is possibly in trouble in the Wimberley area. On Saturday, just before 3 a.m., a woman in her 30s entered a Valero convenience store at 9435 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberly and passed a note to the clerk asking her to call 911 for help. The woman then immediately exited the business and left in a white passenger box-type vehicle.mysanantonio.com
Texas rolls out mobile pollution monitoring capabilities following failures during Hurricane Harvey
Credit: Michael Stravato for The Texas TribuneHOUSTON – Texas officials on Tuesday said the state’s environmental agency has added greater capacity to quickly monitor pollution across the state during storms and other disaster events, such as chemical fires. Toby Baker, the executive director of the TCEQ, said the agency’s effort to add mobile air monitoring capacity was in motion before the EPA OIG report, but acknowledged that Hurricane Harvey was a turning point for environmental regulators. “We learned some lessons with Hurricane Harvey,” Baker said. Tuesday’s announcement was held in Houston’s Manchester neighborhood at Hartman Park, next to Valero’s Houston Refinery, where a storage tank notoriously collapsed during Hurricane Harvey — one of the unmonitored pollution events during the storm. The extent of the emissions released by chemical plants, refineries and other industrial operators along the Gulf Coast during and after Hurricane Harvey is unknown due to the lag in air monitoring, according to the EPA report.
Argument over stolen vehicle leads to shooting at West Side gas station
Argument over stolen vehicle leads to shooting at West Side gas stationA man shot and critically injured an occupant inside the his family member's stolen vehicle Monday at a West Side gas station, San Antonio police said. A man shot and critically injured an occupant inside the his family member's stolen vehicle Monday at a West Side gas station, San Antonio police said. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Argument over stolen vehicle leads to shooting at West Side gas station 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA man shot and critically injured an occupant inside the his family member's stolen vehicle Monday at a West Side gas station, San Antonio police said. According to police, the man located the stolen vehicle around 5:30 p.m. at a Valero gas station in the 6900 block of W. Military Drive and confronted the occupants at gunpoint. An argument ensued and the man fired a single shot, hitting the vehicle occupant in the head, police said.mysanantonio.com
Energy industry leader tops SA’s highest-paid public company CEOs
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp.'s Joe Gorder tops the list of the San Antonio area's highest-paid public company CEOs for 2019. Coming in fourth on the list is Victory Capital Holdings Inc. CEO David Brown, a relative newcomer to San Antonio. The global investment management firm moved its headquarters to San Antonio from Cleveland late last year. See who else made the list of SA’s highest paid public company CEO’s at the San Antonio Business Journal.
Food giveaway at Alamodome leads to traffic backups downtown
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Businesses may be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but traffic congestion still took over an area just east of downtown Friday morning. The miles-long stream of cars was headed to the Alamodome for the San Antonio Food Bank’s latest mega food distribution event. San Antonio Food Bank sees largest crowd yet for drive-thru distributionA spokesman for the food bank said about 2,000 people had preregistered for the drive-thru giveaway. Police officer helps to usher traffic into the Alamodome parking lot for a food giveaway. During Friday’s distribution, 2,000 families received 100 pounds of food and a $20 Valero fuel card, the company said.
Valero expects billion-dollar first-quarter loss as it shutters plants
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Valero (NYSE: VLO) issued new guidance on its first quarter 2020 results, predicting a net loss attributable to shareholders of $1.8 billion to $2.1 billion on revenue of $20.1 billion to $22.2 billion. The selling price of ethanol, in particular, has fallen sharply, and as a consequence, Valero has temporarily suspended operations at eight of its plants and reduced output at the remaining six. It is not known which plants were closed, nor when they were closed and when they will reopen, if they haven't already. Read the full story at the San Antonio Business Journal.
San Antonios Large Employers Adapt to Faltering Economy by Adjusting Operations
Business-as-usual is nowhere to be seen among San Antonios major corporations as the nation faces off against the novel coronavirus pandemic. In San Antonio, Toyota directly employs 3,200 people, and with its 23 local suppliers, there are approximately 7,200 total at the project site. On Friday, the San Antonio Area Economic Development Foundation fielded a short survey to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on business operations in the San Antonio area. Ninety percent of its 1,800-member San Antonio workforce is working from home, said a spokeswoman. Valero employs about 1,800 people at its San Antonio headquarters, and USAA has about 19,400 of its total 35,000 nationwide workforce in San Antonio.therivardreport.com
2019 Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Utah
As announced via twitter this afternoon, the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl will feature a matchup between the Texas Longhorns and the No. “We’re thrilled to be the Big 12 representative at the Alamo Bowl," Texas head coach Tom Herman said. "We want to thank the Alamo Bowl for inviting us. Over the phone at the Valero Alamo Bowl press conference, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said the team is excited for the opportunity to play in San Antonio, “It’s our first trip to the Alamo Bowl. Both sides are truly fired up to be coming to the Valero Alamo Bowl, so it makes it a lot of fun for a great bowl week.”Kickoff for the 2019 Alamo Bowl is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.
SAPD: Robber points gun at cashier’s face, demands money
SAN ANTONIO – A cashier at a Valero gas station experienced a scary ordeal overnight after police say a robber brandished a gun and demanded money from the cash register. The incident occurred just before midnight at a Valero gas station in the 1200 block of Austin Highway, not far from Rittiman Road on the city’s Northeast Side. According to police, the robber entered the store and pointed a gun at the cashier’s face while demanding money. Police said the cashier gave the robber the cash drawer, who then immediately fled the scene. So far, no arrests have been made in the case.
Gas station shuts down its pumps after vehicle fire
SAN ANTONIO – Arson investigators are looking for the driver of a car that caught fire dangerously close to gas pumps at a gas station near downtown. It was parked right next to a gas pump at the time at QuikTrip, located in the 300 block of San Pedro Avenue. The gas pump where the fire started was reduced to a mound of melted plastic. To avoid a potential explosion during the fire, workers at the gas station did an emergency shutdown of all the pumps. An employee told KSAT 12 News he was unsure when the pumps will be turned on again because they will have to be inspected first.
SAFD: Customer pulls up to gas station, spots fire outside closed convenience store
SAN ANTONIO – A driver pulled up to South Side gas station and saw the outside of a closed convenience store on fire, the San Antonio Fire Department said Thursday. The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. at a Valero gas station in the 3200 block of Commercial Avenue, not far from Pleasanton Road. Firefighters said when they arrived, they found the side of the building on fire by some trees and trash. Authorities said they believe someone was camping on the side of the store. Arson investigators have been called in to investigate the “suspicious fire.”The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all originally answered the call.
Texas gas station clerk killed during robbery by 3 masked men, police say
HOUSTON - A clerk was shot and killed Monday by three masked men who held up a gas station in southern Houston, police said. HPD Three people are seen storming into a southern Houston gas station during a robbery Oct. 7, 2019. "This man, 29 years old, came to this country for a better life to support his family, and he gets gunned down for it. Qadous' friends gathered near the gas station Monday to share their pain and disbelief. Qadous is from West Bank and Issa said his mother will fly to Houston to plan his funeral.
Where San Antonio police found 12 skimmers in July, records show
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police found a dozen skimmers across the Alamo City in July, records showed. Out of the 12 skimmers police found in July, six of them were found in a Valero gas station on I-35 North. July's tally is twice as high as June's, when police only found six skimmers in San Antonio. Fraudsters target older gas pumps, which are easier to target, according to the police department. So far in 2019, police have seized 112 skimmers, according to the records obtained by KSAT.com.