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Former Austin teacher charged with biting student
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:36:52 UT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Austin elementary school special education teacher has been charged with biting a student. Officers say he bit the 11-year-old Kocurek Elementary School student on the arm on Nov. 10.

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.

Man arrested with 6 assault rifles during Texas traffic stop
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:12:19 UT
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with having banned weapons after police discovered six military-style assault rifles in his SUV. Georgetown police early Saturday stopped Garcia's SUV after receiving reports of a driver weaving through traffic on southbound Interstate 35.

Texas State Aquarium celebrates World Oceans Day on Sunday with ‘selfies’
caller.com / Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:00:00 -0000
Children had one minute to dig through sand and recycle as much trash as they could, for a chance to win a prize.

Austin teacher resigns amid sexual assault accusations
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:30:20 UT
Austin teacher resigns amid sexual assault accusations A district spokesman says school officials learned the math teacher was under investigation by Lago Vista police over winter break.

‘Saved by the Bell’ actor due in a Wis. courtroom
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:31:27 UT
A criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. A criminal complaint says Diamond and his fiancee got into a tussle with two men and a woman at the Grand Avenue Saloon Thursday night.

Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:41:56 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year. Last year, the black-and-orange butterflies covered only 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares) in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City, down from more than 44.5 acres (18 hectares) at their recorded peak in 1996. Because the butterflies clump together by the thousands in trees, counting individuals in near impossible; instead they are counted by the area they cover. Mexican writer and environmentalist Homero Aridjis, said the butterflies face a number of challenges, including climate change and illegal logging in Mexico, in addition to the loss of habitat in the United States.

Increase in unaccompanied migrant children reaches crisis proportion
caller.com / Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:30:00 -0000
The children travel from Central America to Texas on a train known as La Bestia, or Death Train. Many are teenagers, but a few are toddlers, even babies. They are raped by their traffickers. Others are sold into slavery when they reach the U.S.

Believe it or not: Texas could have stayed a country
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:07:00 UT

If Mirabeau Lamar had his way, the Republic of Texas would have mantained its own independence as a cotton and mineral-producing nation of North America.


Decision on Hayden’s bail reduction slated for Monday
caller.com / Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:00:00 -0000
A 28th District Court judge said she will probably make a decision Monday regarding Courtney Hayden’s bail reduction request for the murder and robbery counts she faces.

George Bush’s advice: Don’t paint your mom or wife
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:40:50 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: Bush has said that an essay by Winston Churchill on painting inspired him to take lessons after leaving office.

Carroll seniors first 2014 CCISD class to graduate
caller.com / Sat, 07 Jun 2014 03:20:00 -0000
Carroll High School seniors gathered for the last time as students Friday at the American Bank Center for the school’s commencement. Hundreds of students were joined by thousands of family and friends to cheer on the first Corpus Christi ISD senior class to graduate this year. Miller, Moody, Ray and King high schools will have commencements throughout Saturday at the American Bank Center.

Texas club’s latest auction: A hunt for African elephants
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:23 UT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino. The World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation group, regards it as "vulnerable," a step below "endangered" and defined as "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild." Animal welfare activists plan to picket the convention hotel Saturday, but the club's Executive Director Ben Carter says elephants "in fact, are overpopulated in certain areas of Africa."

Lawyer: ‘Nothing unreasonable’ about stun gun on 76-year-old
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:15:14 UT
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Robinson stopped Pete Vasquez for an expired vehicle inspection sticker, and video captured Robinson grabbing Vasquez's arm and pushing him onto the police cruiser. A criminal investigation into the traffic stop was completed by the Texas Rangers, who turned their findings over to local prosecutors for review.

Drones become popular holiday gifts
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:09:03 UT
The demand has grown as the industry and government are working together to address safety concerns. Michael Perry, spokesman for DJI, which makes the popular Phantom 2 Vision+ and new Inspire models, said demand for drones has moved "pretty dramatically out of being a pretty niche field into more of a consumer electronics field." All three of the biggest personal drone makers — DJI, Parrot and 3D Robotics — have formed a coalition to lobby the FAA to help develop standards for personal drone use. Additionally, on Monday, drone industry officials said they are teaming up with the U.S. government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign. The campaign includes a website — www.knowbeforeyoufly.com — which advises both drone operators of FAA regulations and how to fly their unmanned aircraft safely. The industry also said it plans to distribute safety pamphlets at industry events and work with drone manufacturers to make sure safety information is enclosed inside the packaging of new drones.

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