New Jersey women's hockey team hoping to spread mental health awareness
The parents of Stanford women's soccer goalie Katie Meyer are speaking out after their daughter's death by suicide. The Meyers hope their message breaks the stigma and raises awareness about athletes' mental health, and some local teams are helping to spread that message; CBS2's Thalia Perez reports.news.yahoo.com
Abbott takes early vote in Cameron County
Greg Abbott has taken the early vote in the Republican Party primary election in Cameron County. Unofficial early votes show Abbott received 82.65% of the vote or 5,273 votes. The State Senator District 27 race has Adam Hinojosa receiving 45.33% of the vote or 2,551 votes. In the State Representative District 37 race, Janie Lopez received 70.29% of the vote or 2,666 votes while George Rivera received 1,127 votes or 29.71% of the vote. 4 race has Charles “Chuck” Vieh receiving 64.16% of the early vote or 1,278 votes while Oscar Guerra received 35.84% of the vote or 714 votes.myrgv.com
These celebrities are proudly showing off their ‘I Voted’ stickers
Celebrities -- they’re just like us. Well, not really, but they definitely vote, and they definitely post selfies on Election Day with their “I Voted” sticker. Here are a few celebs who have let social media know they are exercising their constitutional right to have their voice heard. Laura DernSnoop DoggJessica AlbaNatalie PortmanJennifer LopezCharlize TheronBlake Lively and Ryan ReynoldsDemi LovatoDrew BarrymoreLizzoMariah CareyKerry WashingtonAshlee Simpson RossReese WitherspoonHalle BerryNick JonasSelena GomezBrittany SnowJimmy FallonJoe Jonas
Freebies + deals for people who voted
SAN ANTONIO – Want a free taco? Bring your “I voted” sticker! David Elder tells us about Holy Smoke BBQ Food Truck’s taco giveaway happening on Election Day at the AT&T Center. Be sure to show your “I voted” sticker. Check it out:Remember to bring your sticker to get these deals.
County commissioner wants more options for seniors, mobility-impaired voters
SAN ANTONIO – Many of those in line outside the Bexar County Elections Office dropping off their mail-in ballots have been seniors, many of which are mobility-impaired. Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez, who represents Precinct Two, said he had wanted to give those voters more options. “But, I couldn’t get everything done that we wanted to.”He said for instance, having several drop-off locations instead of one at the Bexar County Elections Office would have been helpful. He also strongly urges seniors and mobility-impaired voters, if possible, to take advantage of extended early voting from October 13-30, or request a mail-in ballot before October 23. Rodriguez said, “I think there’s hopefully some lessons learned here and we can improve moving forward.”RELATED: Here’s how, where to vote early in Bexar County
1 lawn, 2 campaigns: This San Antonio family says blood is thicker than politics
SAN ANTONIO – One San Antonio family is hoping their political relationship encourages others with differing opinions to work together. Like other lawns around election time, Richard Arriola and Janie Niyakan’s front lawn has campaign signs. Arriola, a Republican, and Niyakan, a Democrat, show their support for their party’s pick for the presidential seat by decorating their lawn with both candidate’s campaign signs. Arriola said he hopes the lawn can show people that differences in political ideologies do not have to end in arguments, but rather cooperation. “I just tell him to keep his signs that way and I keep mine that way,” Niyakan joked.
With campus senate approval, the belted kingfisher continues hopeful dive toward becoming the University of Illinois’ new mascot
The 105-to-2 vote, though merely advisory, was a step forward in the long-standing effort to create a mascot for the university that would take the place of Chief Illiniwek, retired by the university in 2007 after the NCAA determined the American Indian-themed image to be “hostile and abusive” (advocates for the Chief reject the charge of racism and refer to him as a “symbol,” not a mascot).chicagotribune.com
Female pilots fly over San Antonio in honor of 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
SAN ANTONIO – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote, a team of female pilots flew over San Antonio on Friday. The planes then flew over Victor Braunig Lake and landed at Stinson Airport. Dana Perez - She will be flying a 1980 Beechcraft Bonanza A36 and will be piloting aircraft No. Information from Visit San Antonio doesn’t specify what type of aircraft she is expected to fly. To learn more about the women who were involved in the flyover, click here.
Deceased cat gets voter registration application in mail
Ron Tims said he checked his mail Wednesday and found a voter registration application addressed to Cody Tims — his cat, who died 12 years ago. “There’s a huge push but if they’re trying to register cats, I’m not sure who else they’re trying to register. I’m not sure if they’re trying to register dogs, mice, snakes,” Carol Tims said. The Secretary of State’s Office said the application did not come from its office and that third-party groups often use mailing lists to get names and addresses. “Third-party groups all over the country are targeting Georgia to help register qualified individuals," the Secretary of State's Office said in a statement.
Woman encourages people to register to vote during protests
San Antonio – While protestors gathered at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office to demand that the DA reopen three cases in which three men were shot by San Antonio police, one woman took the opportunity to get people registered to vote. Bexar County DA explains reasons for not reopening SAPD shooting casesValerie Reiffert, a volunteer deputy registrar, has been attending protests doing that very thing. “Since the first protest Saturday to today, we have about 300 people registered to vote,” Reiffert said. She said the need for people to vote is crucial. “If you don't feel like Black Lives Matter, and if you feel like all lives matter, then you should be angry too,” Reiffert said.
VIA offers free bus and van rides on Primary Election Day
VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering free bus and van rides on the March 3 Primary Election Day. Passengers just need to show a valid voter registration card to the bus or van operator to ride. What you need to know about voting in the Texas Primary Elections on March 3The free rides will be available for regular bus service and for VIAtrans paratransit service. Bus passengers can plan their trip to vote through the VIA goMobile app. VIAtrans customers need to be registered and must schedule their trip in advance by phone or online.
VIA Offering Free Rides for San Antonio Voters on Election Day
VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering free rides to passengers who present a valid voter registration card on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5.The Ride VIA to Vote service is available both for standard bus rides and VIAtrans paratransit. Voter mobilization group MOVE Texas has posted an online voter guide to the amendments.Early voting runs through November 1. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Egypt extends presidential vote due to low turnout
Egypt extends presidential vote due to low turnout The outcome of Egypt's presidential election has been known from the start, with Abdul Fattah al-Sisi expected to win a landslide victory. But the big surprise is that there are no lines at polling stations, a development one opposition leader says is revealing. Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com