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Stories tagged: san antonio

Shark Week heist: Thieves captured after making off with aquarium horn shark in baby stroller

Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium’s interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dies

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast

With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the …

Christine Flowers: Immigration politics implicated in tragedy

Instead of jockeying for moral superiority (Democrats) and pie-in-the-sky repeals of laws you’ll never erase (GOP), we should demand that our legislators do their job and fix the immigration system.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

SeaWorld’s last orca calf born in captivity has died

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.

Nobody hurt as 21 coal-hauling cars derail in San Antonio

Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas as temperatures reached the triple digits.

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was …

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

A San Antonio firefighter was killed and two others were seriously hurt while battling a blaze at a strip mall that grew so intense that fire crews were forced to …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017

1 dead, multiple injured in shooting at San Antonio shopping mall

A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken …

Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

Officials say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Slain San Antonio officer remembered at funeral service

The top leadership of Texas and law enforcement officials from across the nation joined family and friends of San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi to pay tribute to the officer …

Texas appeals court rules ‘San Antonio 4’ are innocent

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that four San Antonio women who served almost 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls …

San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday outside police headquarters by another driver who pulled …

San Antonio mattress store apologizes after its ad for 9/11 sale spoofs towers falling

A San Antonio mattress store says it will donate 30 percent of its sales this weekend to a 9/11 charity after drawing widespread criticism for an advertisement promoting a “Twin …

8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home

Authorities say they’ve rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a 2-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied …

Texas hailstorm caused record $1.36B damage, insurance group says

An insurance industry group says a hailstorm that hit the San Antonio area last week proved to be the costliest in Texas history, with damage estimated at nearly $1.4 billion.

Warriors-Thunder draws more than 5.3 million viewers

The Golden State Warriors are a huge hit on TV.

In brief – Miami sweeps Charlotte

NBA: LeBron James scored 31 points, and the Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats with a 109-98 victory Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. James scored 19 …

Geathers returns for Shock playoff push

Been here, done that. Defensive end Jeremy Geathers is back for his third stint with the Spokane Shock, just in time for another playoff run. It’s not really an on-again, …

San Antonio’s historic missions and beautiful River Walk demand visit

SAN ANTONIO – This city is known for the Alamo and the River Walk, and rightly so, but don’t stop there. The small downtown is packed with interesting sites, and …