I Could Never Love My Mother but at Least Now I Know Why
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyI didn’t love my mother—and I feared that it was my fault.I was often told how “lucky” I was to be my mother’s daughter. She had mastered her public persona, always gracious, with a captivating air of sophistication as she spoke in the upper crust English accent she hadn’t lost despite her decades in the States. Her clothing was timeless, simple cuts of fine natural fabrics in muted colors, accented with a stylish necklace she had pickednews.yahoo.com
EU plans two-thirds cut in Russian gas imports this year
The EU wants to vastly reduce Russian gas imports this year as political pressure mounts to sever Russia's main economic lifeline over its invasion of Ukraine. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans estimates that the EU can replace 100 billion cubic metres of gas imports from Russia, which he says is "two-thirds" of what the bloc imports.news.yahoo.com
Foreign fighters join Ukrainian military effort amid Russian invasion
According to the Ukrainian government, around 16,000 people have volunteered to fight in the conflict against Russia. Some of these soldiers include Americans. "CBS Mornings" co-host Tony Dokoupil joins CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers from Poland to describe the situation on the ground.news.yahoo.com
Americans creatively use Airbnb and Etsy to donate money directly to Ukrainians
Many Americans are turning to Airbnb to directly send money to individual Ukrainians. According to Airbnb, more than 61,000 nights were booked in Ukraine on March 2 and 3. That’s nearly $2 million in bookings. CBS News’ business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss.news.yahoo.com
President Biden reflects on first year in office and the challenges ahead
President Biden gave a two-hour press conference to mark his first year in office. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and Washington Post White House reporter Tyler Pager join "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with their insights.news.yahoo.com
Experts now recommend N95 masks to combat omicron
Health experts suggest stepping up protection against omicron with N95s, KN95s or similar masks. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidance to recommend people wear masks now used by healthcare workers. (Jan. 19)news.yahoo.com
Mother prays 4-year-old son will walk again after he was shot during drive-by shooting
A 4-year-old boy is fighting to walk again after he was shot in the back during a drive-by shooting on the city's Southeast Side. His mother is now fighting for justice while raising awareness against gun violence.
Son cashed healthcare provider checks as bedridden, wounded mother lied in filth for months, BCSO says
A man accused of neglecting to care for his bedridden mother, leaving her unbathed and with open wounds for months, told deputies he still cashed checks from healthcare providers because he was in “financial hard times,” authorities said.
College Great Graduates 2021: Gustavo de la Fuente, Texas A&M University San Antonio
Gustavo de la Fuente comes from a small town in the Rio Grande Valley. He was raised by a single mother who immigrated from Mexico when she was a little girl. “It was really difficult for her, quite honestly, for her raising us. But she really persevered and she gave us all the options she could that she didn’t have.” Gustavo said.
SAPD: Teen in custody, charged with aggravated assault after attacking mother with box cutter
SAN ANTONIO – A 17-year-old teen is in custody and charged with aggravated assault after San Antonio police say he barricaded himself from officers after attacking his mother with a box cutter. The teen was taken into custody without incident on Sunday, officials said. After arriving on scene, police said they found the 17-year-old had attacked his mother with a box cutter after an argument. The mother was cut by the box cutter in the shoulder and she was checked over by EMS but was not taken to a hospital, according to officials. Police said the mother had escaped safely with her other children from the teen following the incident.
San Antonio woman proudly talks up mother’s role in ending school segregation
“When she was in high school, she had to walk more than a mile from her house to the public school bus, that would take her to the city of Wilmington,” she said. “From there, she’d walk another five miles.”Breaux said there was only one high school for minorities in the northern part of the state — Howard High School. Belton had asked her daughter to attend a nearby all white school, but after that request was denied, they joined a state lawsuit, Belton v. Gebhart. Breaux said her mother continued at Howard High School and graduated. She attended Delaware State for a short while until she got too sick.
A mother and baby’s disappearance has a family member fearing the worst
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio woman is hoping for the safe return of her niece and 18-month-old great-nephew after the two disappeared last month. San Antonio police said Dlanny Chairez,20, and her son James Avi Chairez, were last seen in the 7600-block of West Military Drive. Fed him and made sure he always had everything in his diaper bag.”San Antonio police said the mother and son were last seen on Feb. 22. “Like I’ve always extended help to her.”AdGomez is currently working with multiple organizations including KJ’s Angels to spread awareness about her family. San Antonio police did not confirm if their disappearance is suspicious or not, but they are asking anyone with any information about their whereabouts to contact SAPD Missing Persons Unit at (210) 207-7660.
Search still underway by SA police for missing baby, mother who may be in danger
SAN ANTONIO – The search for a missing woman and her baby is still underway Saturday by San Antonio police, state and federal authorities. As of Saturday, a specialized FBI team dedicated to finding missing children assisted more than 50 San Antonio police cadets and officers, air assets, and K-9 search teams at at Pearsall Park, according to SAPD. Investigators have growing concern about this young mother and her son,” San Antonio police said in a statement. Ad“I would like to know how they came about knowing that they are in danger,” Gomez said. I don’t know how to keep taking that danger part.”Anyone with more information is urged to contact the SAPD Special Victims Detectives at 210-207-4093 or 210-207-2325.
SA family raises money for mother, daughter’s funeral arrangements
“It is hard to believe and to sink in because we just saw her earlier that day,” said Jessica Vega, Amanda Vega’s sister-in-law. “When (Amanda’s) mother died, she was the one that kept everyone together,” Jessica Vega said. She did any and everything for her children.”That wisdom carried on to Julissa Bocanegra as she grew up. In 2019, Amanda Vega lost her husband and the father of her children, Roger Bocanegra, in a hit-and-run. “They took that really hard and was still hurting from that because it is still fresh,” Jessica Vega said.
‘A piece of our heart is gone,’: Mother of 3 remembered for her kindness after fatal crash
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family is hoping their abrupt loss serves as a reminder to others to always cherish your family. Nina Leyva, 21, was a mother of three young sons ages 2-4. “A piece of our heart is gone and knowing that every time we wake up with one less sibling or family member breaks us,” said Angel Pacheco, her brother. Pacheco says the family is going to use any extra funds they raise to go towards the futures of her sons. “I just want anyone out there going through what we are going through, or anybody watching to know life if too short,” Pacheco said.
The Food Nanny shares her love for Kamut flour
SAN ANTONIO – Lizi Heaps is a mother of four and she loves to cook. Her new cookbook “For the Love of Kamut” shares a variety of recipes for families, using Kamut flour. “Kamut has changed our lives and we know it will change your too,” Hepas said. “This ancient grain is not only healthier for you, but it’ll actually enhance the taste of everything you make.”Kamut is made in Montana and shipped to Italy. Click here to purchase from The Food Nanny website.
West Side man: It’s ‘a miracle’ mother not seriously hurt when SUV plows into home
SAN ANTONIO – A West Side man is calling it “a miracle” that his mother escaped serious injury when a sport utility vehicle plowed into their home late Sunday night. Miraculously, Garcia said, his mother suffered only minor injuries, a small cut on her face and a possible broken nose. San Joaquin and Monterey crash image. The SUV hit a trash bin and a utility pole, causing it to splinter, took out a neighbor’s fence and tore up their front yard. Garcia said he believes a pet cat may have been killed when the SUV hit his home.
Two brothers desperate for answers after they say mother was found severely beaten downtown
SAN ANTONIO – Two south Texas brothers are desperate for answers after they say their mother, who is homeless and schizophrenic, was found severely beaten in the downtown area of San Antonio, not far from Haven for Hope. “An SAPD officer said it could have happened from her falling on the ground because they found her seizing out,” Matthew Bessey said, annoyed. “They need the proper help,” Matthew Bessey said. Matthew Bessey said he also demands the police to take his mother’s case seriously despite her being homeless. “The trauma surgeon and the doctors that told us everything,” Matthew Bessey said.
‘You messed with the wrong kid!’ Mother of missing teen speaks out at son’s prayer vigil
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mother is hoping for the best in the case of her missing 17-year-old son, Sebastian Vasquez Carpio. “Whoever did this to my son, I can tell you that I am not going to rest until I find justice for my son!” said Ana Carpio, his mother. Sebastian Carpio was last seen Friday near Burgate Farm. “My son did not deserve, if they did whatever they did to him,” Ana Carpio said. “You messed with the wrong kid!”If you have any information that can help San Antonio Police with this investigation, you are urged to call them at (210) 207-7660.
‘I’m not going to let her go': Son fights for answers after mother’s remains found in south Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Stephon Tatum says he misses his mother’s smile, their conversations and her love. The partial remains of his 55-year old mother, Connie Tatum, were found on July 28, 2020, in the 1500 block of Losoya Drive in south Bexar County. “You only have one mother, and you want someone to help you,” Stephon Tatum said. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has not said how Connie Tatum died, but the agency is investigating the case as a homicide. Stephon Tatum says he has not had a funeral for his mother because her body has not yet been released.
Man says his mother contracted COVID-19, dealt with other issues at rehab facility
The facility was considered the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the San Antonio area. There were nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 between staff and residents, and 18 residents died. Records detail deficiencies in San Antonio nursing homes COVID-19 control practicesDean Limes said his mother was one of the patients who was infected with the virus and survived. I saw it, the PPE that they were wearing, and it was weak.Limes said hes aware of issues at the facility that stretch back to when his mother went in for rehab after knee surgery three years ago. On Friday, the facility confirmed that Wallace went home with her son Thursday.
Mother wants answers after son was killed while in a car with friends
San Antonio – A West Side mother wants answers after her son was shot and killed while in a car with his friends on Aug. 15. San Antonio police said Izaiah Riojas, 20, was hit with a bullet after a group was playing with a gun and it went off. “I get a call at midnight that my son was shot and I was like what son because I have three boys,” Castro said. Why did everyone run?”Sadly, Izaiah Riojas died at the scene and police said some suspects ran off, while some stayed for questioning. “Real hard.”Castro said out of all of her boys, Izaiah Riojas was the goofy one.
The crushing isolation of nursing homes during the pandemic
As the pandemic reached the U.S. and began ravaging nursing homes soon after most states with coronavirus outbreaks closed visitation at long-term care facilities. After the governor allowed businesses to gradually reopen in May and June, infections in nursing homes and assisted living facilities soared. At the end of July, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started sending devices to nursing homes that can perform antigen tests on-the-spot within minutes; 372 have been allocated so far at Texas more than 1,200 nursing homes. But the new requirement to test all staff weekly could be a Catch-22 for nursing homes: those with no active case arent prioritized to receive those testing devices. Werner and Margie Stalbaum in May 2020, about two months after Texas nursing homes were locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sumatran tiger cub learns to hunt from mother at Poland zoo
In this undated handout photo provided by the Wroclaw zoo, a little tiger is pictured at the zoo in Wroclaw, Poland. The 2-month-old Sumatran tiger cub is getting to know the world and learning to hunt from her mother at a zoo in southwestern Poland, the first such cub born there in 20 years. The as-yet-unnamed cub was born May 23 as her mother Nuris first offspring and the authorities at the Wroclaw Zoo are overjoyed that the mother is taking very good care of her. (Wroclaw Zoo via AP)WARSAW A 2-month-old Sumatran tiger cub is getting to know the world and learning to hunt from her mother at a zoo in southwestern Poland, the first such cub born there in 20 years. The as-yet-unnamed female cub was born May 23 as her mother Nuris first offspring and the authorities at the Wroclaw Zoo are overjoyed that the mother is taking very good care of her.
‘I want him to burn in hell’: Parents of woman allegedly killed by ex speaks out
“I had her when I was 22 and was scared half to death to be a father,” Scott Milowski said. “I remember I would have her in my arms when she was a year old,” Scott Milowski said through tears. “She also mentioned, ‘Make sure you tell my kids that I love them,’ Scott Milowski said as he got choked up. “She was a tiny, thin girl, and this guy savagely killed her,” Scott Milowski said. I don’t want to say what I would like to do to this guy, but it is nothing nice.”“I want him to burn in hell,” Kelly Milowski said.
These engagement-style photos of elderly couples will make you smile, guaranteed
A London-based photographer specializes in engagement-style photos of elderly couples, and the results are simply stunning. But also when I started to volunteer for this beautiful charity in the UK (called) Contact The Elderly,” Setia said. That’s what I love capturing about them.”Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographySee? Setia told CTV that it’s really funny to see the elderly couples’ reactions, when she asks to shoot photos of them. Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyAll photos copyright Sujata Setia/But Natural Photography[ READ NEXT: A woman posted online for a man needing a friend.
3 healthy puppies born in San Antonio, just in time for Mother’s Day
SAN ANTONIO – Three healthy puppies made their way into the world on Mother’s Day, all in San Antonio, according to San Antonio Pets Alive! The mother of the puppies, Jackie, a 1-year-old American Staffordshire blend, was first rescued by SAPA in the beginning of April. Jackie has been receiving care from her foster mom Amy ever since she was first brought in, SAPA said. 3 healthy puppies born in San Antonio, just in time for Mother’s Day (San Antonio Pets Alive!) According to SAPA, Jackie went into labor early Friday morning and delivered all three of the puppies.
Family hopes to rebuild after home filled with theater memories goes up in flames
San Antonio – A San Antonio family is asking for help from the community after fire officials told them a lightning bolt caused a fire that destroyed their mother’s home of 50 years. “My immediate response was, ‘What!’”Piano destroyed by fire (KSAT)“It was at about 3 a.m., January 11,” said Missy Miller Berlet, another daughter. Marjorie Miller (Courtesy Becky King) (KSAT)Marjorie Miller was sleeping when the fire broke out, but she made it out safely. She hasn’t seen it yet.”That home was filled with many theatrical memories as their entire family has always been a part of the theater. Marjorie Miller (Courtesy Becky King) (KSAT)“Our mother was on the board of the San Antonio Ballet Company, what used to be little San Antonio Theater, as well as Josephine Theater and Alamo City Theater,” King said.
Holiday tradition gives presents to San Antonio’s homeless community
SAN ANTONIO – The mother of a man who has been missing since November 2015 is continuing a holiday tradition she created in honor of her son. The tradition means giving presents to the homeless in the San Antonio community. Since then, she’s held Green Christmas for the Homeless as a way to raise awareness about those who have gone forgotten. It is also a way to encourage loved ones to keep searching, no matter what. They also enjoyed food, drinks, music and a prayer vigil followed by a balloon release honoring missing loved ones.