Gulf team rescues baby dolphin netted while swimming with mother (Warning: Graphic photo)
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:05:00 UT
A young female dolphin ensnared in heavy fishing line in the Gulf of Mexico has been set free by combined human effort.
Gulf mammals under threat as marine ‘beachings’ remain high
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:20:00 UT
A new center to study marine mammal strandings is being built along the Gulf as the number of strandings remains higher than average.
The new center for the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network is expected to open mid 2015. It will allow Gulf marine biologists to complete complex testing of whales, dolphins and manatees found stranded on our beaches.
Fishermen oblivious as hotel guests cry “Shark!”
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:14:00 UT
A couple of early morning waders looking for a catch in the Gulf of Mexico have become an internet sensation after onlookers video'd them standing innocently by as a hammerhead shark swam right towards them.
Stealing an Aggie’s class ring and other Texas crimes that are worse than they sound
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:14:00 UT
Earlier this month, a Bryan man was arrested and charged with stealing the Texas A&M class ring of his employer. While, if found guilty the man could face anywhere from 180 days to 2 years in jail for felony theft, somehow the punishment doesn't just doesn't sound severe enough for such a heinous Texas crime. Stealing an Aggie's ring? Who would do such a horrible thing?
Mystery Texas baton twirlers baffle state archivists
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:31:00 UT
Do you know these twirlers?
A mystery video showing some of the state's most talented baton twirlers has emerged and archivists want your help to try and identify them.
The 1950s footage was found in a collection at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, so far all that is known about is that it was filmed at an apparent baton twirling summer camp known as "Ranch-O-Twirl."
National report identifies Texas beaches with polluted water samples
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:47:00 UT
Texas Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive caught in Nash
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:02:58 UT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A convicted felon on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted fugitive list has been captured in Northeast Texas. Latham was wanted for parole violation related to possession of drugs and weapons.
Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:47:56 UT
The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs "I Wanna Be Sedated," and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Clad in leather jackets and long black mops of hair, the group of motley misfits started out in legendary New York clubs like CBGB and Max's Kansas City, where they blasted their rapid-fire songs. Since its debut album in 1976, the band struggled for commercial success, but they left a formidable imprint on the rock genre. The Ramones' best-known songs reflected their twisted teen years in Queens: Beat on the Brat, ''Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, ''Teenage Lobotomy, ''Sheena Is a Punk Rocker.
Kemah Boardwalk bustles with activity
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:19:52 UT
Recently named one of the top 10 American Boardwalks by ForbesTraveler.com, Kemah is the ultimate place to eat, shop and play, boasting an estimated 3 million visitors annually to its half-mile-long boardwalk along the landscaped waterfront property. Throughout the year, the Kemah Boardwalk hosts special seasonal events, festivals, live entertainment and fireworks displays, most of which are free and open to the community. Additional rides include the Aviator, Jungle Bounce, Balloon Wheel, 65-foot Century Ferris wheel, 140-foot Drop Zone, Double Decker carousel, Pharaoh's Fury, the Boardwalk Tower, the Red Baron and Wipeout.
Major West Texas lake could become multi-million-dollar mud hole
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:07:00 UT
4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 UT
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. Prosecutors accused him of coordinating the delivery of large shipments of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. He's also accused of collecting and laundering drug money.
Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:13:04 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. Prosecutors in Michoacan state said late Tuesday that they arrested Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, after three city council members claimed he forced them to gather in a rural area, where cartel gunmen demanded each hand over 20,000 pesos (about $1,500). The "self-defense" vigilante movement that sprang up last year to fight the cartel had long claimed the Knights Templar controlled, or extorted money from, municipal governments in the western, largely agricultural state.
Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:14 UT
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. There have long been complaints that private security firms that provide guard and bodyguard services in Mexico, are often poorly regulated and infiltrated by criminal elements.
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