Alamo Heights High School receives bomb threat, gives the all-clear

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UPDATE: AHISD spokesperson Patti Pawlik-Perales says in an emailed statement that Alamo Heights High School students were evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat was made by an anonymous caller. The city pushed out an alert through its emergency notifications services this afternoon around 3 p.m. warning residents to stay away and from the high school …

San Antonio schools announce closures as city preps for Arctic cold front

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The city of San Antonio has announced warming shelters are now open for unsheltered populations and the general public.  Unsheltered individuals: Non-Profits have open temporary shelters primarily for overnight including: Haven for Hope, Church Under the Bridge, Corazon Ministries, Life Restore Church, and City Church San Antonio.   General public: Four overnight warming centers will open …

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Absolut vodka launches gift registry for single people

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click image Instagram / absolutus Absolut vodka launched The Registry For Me on Jan. 8. Vodka peddler Absolut has partnered with gift-registry app Elfster to launch The Registry For Me, a wedding-free gifting experience exclusively for single people.  According to a release from the liquor brand, singles spend an average of $72 on each gift …

Fiesta Cornyation plans April return to officially crown Jesse Mata as King Anchovy LV

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Facebook / Fiesta Cornyation Jesse J. Mata was crowned King Anchovy LV. After a two-year hiatus, the board of Fiesta Cornyation, billed as Fiesta San Antonio’s  “raunchiest, cheapest event with a purpose,” announced the show will return this spring. Cornyation shared the update Monday in a Facebook post: “Hear y’all, hear y’all. By decree of His …

‘Zero contained’: Very active wildfire spreads over hundreds of acres near Bastrop

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Update, 7:13 p.m. Governor Greg Abbott released a statement about the wildfire saying: “The State of Texas has deployed numerous resources to assist local officials as they combat the Rolling Pines fire in Bastrop County. Texas A&M Forest Service has deployed three Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System strike teams which include approximately 75 firefighters.” …

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

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FARNOUSH AMIRI, Associated Press Jan. 18, 2022 1of6FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to some of …

Texas officials find a dozen vehicles beneath surface of lake amid cold case investigation

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Priscilla Aguirre Jan. 18, 2022 Texas officials find vehicles beneath Lake Whitney amid a 13-year-old cold-case investigation on Saturday, January 15. Bosque County Sheriff’s Office Texas officials found more than a dozen vehicles located beneath the surface of Lake Whitney on Saturday, January 15. Officials discovered the vehicles after following a tip that the remains …

Austin City Council approves marijuana decriminalization for public vote in May

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UnSplash / Sharon McCutcheaon Law enforcement organizations in some large Texas cities have adopted cite-and-release policies for small quantities of pot, but a new Austin ballot initiative would take the decriminalization a step further. Austin City Council voted 7-3 Tuesday to place an activist-led marijuana decriminalization initiative on that city’s May 7 ballot, news site …

Beto O’Rourke raises $7.2 million in first 6 weeks of campaign, while Abbott adds to his war chest

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Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore Beto O’Rourke speaks during a 2019 campaign event. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke raked in $7.2 million during the first six weeks of his campaign, while Gov. Greg Abbott, the Republican incumbent, raised $18.9 million over a six-month stretch. Both candidates revealed their latest fundraising data Tuesday as they draw …

Council members approve rezoning request for QuikTrip

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QuikTrip will make its presence felt in Converse after City Council approved a rezoning request for acreage on School Street that will be the future home of the gas-and-convenience store chain. City Council conducted a public hearing at its Jan. 4 meeting before taking action that evening to grant the rezoning request. The convenience store, …

Windcrest will not have a city pool this summer

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Windcrest voters went thumbs down in November on an aquatic center, and while City Council considers what to do next, one thing is certain: There will be no pool open this summer in Windcrest. Council members discussed their pool options during their Jan. 10 meeting after City Engineer Leonard Young reviewed the city’s pool effort …