Since its inception a month ago, an online petition to remove a historical marker honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis from Washington Park in Brownsville has amassed almost 5,000 signatures.
The petition’s author, Brownsville resident Antonio Castillo, said his wife and children are of African American ancestry and that from the …… read more here.
From the New Braunfels Police Department:
In an effort to clear up any confusion concerning the two recent Aggravated Kidnapping reports, here are the details as we know them today:
- The first reported incident happened a little after 1:30pm on Saturday, Jan. 16th, in the 800 block of West San Antonio street outside of the McKenna Event Center. The 35-year old male victim reported that a unknown male entered his vehicle, displayed a firearm, and instructed him to drive. They traveled a short distance to the I-35 frontage road and the suspect exited the vehicle and was last seen on foot running southbound towards Ruekle Road. No injuries were reported. The suspect was ……. read more here.
Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market.
The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company’s 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue.
The first significant campaign finance disclosures of this primary election season were due at midnight Friday, and candidate reports trickled into the Texas Ethics Commission’s online system over the weekend. Here’s a first look at some significant reports.
Top state officials
Most of the top statewide offices are not on the ballot this year, but officeholders still have to file, and the most …… read more here.
An overzealous groundwater regulation in Montgomery County, at the behest of bureaucrats, is costing taxpayers millions, killing lakeside business, and driving property values down.
Last year, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District (LSGCD) placed a mandate on residents’ use of groundwater out of fear of over usage and the mandate impacts taxpayers within 147 local entities. Montgomery County residents, at last check, were pumping roughly 83,000 acre-feet of water per year out of the Gulf Coast Aquifer. In the name of conservation, LSGCD decided, without voter approval, to ……. read more here.
John Joe Gray isn’t the fugitive he was in 2000, when he and relatives retreated to his Trinidad land. The sheriff didn’t realize Gray’s charge had been dropped until recently.
TRINIDAD — How long can the Oregon standoff last? If the one that dragged on in this rural East Texas town is any example, the answer is at least a decade, and perhaps much longer.
In a wooded 47-acre compound on the Trinity River about an hour southeast of Dallas, John Joe Gray, 66, quietly carried out what some call the longest standoff in ……. read more here.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — – The Big 12 Conference got what it wanted and showed the smallest power conference in major college football still has some muscle.
A rule change approved Wednesday at the NCAA annual convention will allow the Big 12 to …….. read more.