Bexar County

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Last-Minute Shit-Slinging in District Attorney's Race

    As the race for District Attorney continues to heat up, Democratic challenger Kim Ogg is talking weed policy again -- and this time, she's questioning the low number of burglary cases Devon Anderson, the incumbent DA, has prosecuted compared to misdemeanor pot charges pursued by the office. Citing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Appeals Court Strikes Down "Improper Photography" Law

    A Texas appeals court has ruled the state can't ban "improper photography" in public places, striking down a sweeping law that criminalized photos taken in public "with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person." Like many free speech battles, the underlying case that trigger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    "Reeferendum": This Election Season's Most Confusing Political Ad Yet

    We - and, judging by the email, nearly every other newspaper in the state - got a very perplexing message in our inbox yesterday from a brand new political action group calling itself the "Medical and Personal Freedom PAC." The message starts by pointing out how Texas feels mighty far behind on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Is This Houston Woman Running a Nationwide Scam?

    Kimberly Humphrey of South Carolina had a simple and noble goal: She wanted to start a nonprofit group, Teens of Power, to "encourage [t]eens to continually excel in their personal lives and environment." The dream got derailed, she says, when she entrusted a Houston woman to incorporate the group ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2014

    Texas Is Losing Out on Millions of Dollars Thanks to Its Defective Property-Tax System

    Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cover Story: Private Companies Score Huge Property-Tax Breaks, Homeowners Don't

    The old AstroWorld site, the Dallas Country Club, Valero refineries in the San Antonio and Port Arthur areas, and Western Refinery out in El Paso are a handful of high-end properties that have ditched millions of dollars in property taxes to the detriment of school districts, firefighters and emerge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Court of Criminal Appeals Hears Homicide "Junk Science" Case

    We don't know how 17-month-old Tristen Rivet died. Neither does the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy. The problem is, that medical examiner once thought she knew how Rivet died. Patricia Moore believed the toddler was murdered. And Moore testified to that effect in a Montgomery County c ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    A Young Man's Violent Threat on Facebook Lands Him in Jail, and Limbo

    Justin Carter said he would "shoot up a kindergarten," but is that a "terroristic threat" according to Texas law?

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    David Avalos: Ex-Con Contractor Allegedly Up to Old Tricks

    When we last met David Ringo Avalos, a San Antonio contractor with a history of civil judgments against him for ripping people off, as well as an open warrant for assault out of El Paso, the Bexar County District Attorney's Office had finally taken an interest in the complaints of all the people who ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 31, 2012

    Lawndale's Stellar Studio Show

    Three resident artists put on a strong group show.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Calvin Day: Alleged Pervy Dermatologist Loses License

    KSATJust walk away, Cal Day​The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of a San Antonio dermatologist indicted last month on two counts of sexually assaulting patients -- but what really got our attention is the part where he ordered an employee to stick a laser hair-removal device "int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    I-45 in Harris County: Most Teen Car Crashes in Texas

    Road higher insurance rates.​There's nothing like being a teen behind the wheel in summer. You've got your music blasting, you at least imagine the top's down, and the world is yours. Plus, if you're in Harris County, you have the added excitement of crashing at almost any moment. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Upcoming: Ana Gabriel, Deadmau5, Leon Russell, Etc.

    ​Ana Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solis: Sat., Aug. 20. Toyota Center. Ben Sollee: Thu., July 21. Fitzgerald's. Bexar County Bastards, Hell City Kings, Southbound Saints: Fri., June 10. Rudyard's. Black Congress, Milk Music, Chest Pain: Tue., June 7. Rudyard's. Bob Schneider: Sat., July 23. Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Santiago Martinez Jr.: The Wahoo King

    Dude seriously likes his beer.​Urban Dictionary defines the term "wahoo" like this: "To approach the alcohol isle calmly, grab a case of beer and run the hell out like there's no tomorrow." San Antonio's Santiago Martinez Jr. is the King of the Wahoo, or "El Rey del Guaju," if you're feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Upcoming: Amos Lee, Mogwai, Wu-Tang Clan, Etc.

    ​Adolescents, Lower Class Brats: Sat., Jan. 1. Walter's On Washington. A.J. Croce: Thu., Feb. 10. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Amos Lee: Sat., Feb. 12. House of Blues. Black Angels: Wed., Nov. 17. Cactus Music & Video. Cradle Of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas, Daniel Lioneye: Tue., Feb. 1. Wareh ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010


    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Raymond Garcia: I Wouldn't Have Abused That Kid If It Was A Girl

    Photo from Bexar County SORaymond Garcia: You'll never crack me, copper​There are ways to respond to police when you're being questioned about possibly sexually abusing a kid. Defense lawyers would probably not suggest using Raymond Garcia's template.Garcia, 24, was identified in a police lineup b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Texas Has Fewer Inmates; What The Hell Are We Doing Wrong?

    ​The U.S. Department of Justice recently released a report about state prison populations, and Texas was one of six states with large decreases in the number of people incarcerated.  These numbers continue, the report says, "the trend of slower growth observed in the prison population since 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    With Nothing Better To Do, San Antonio Cops Raid Porno Theater And Find Old Dudes Jacking Off

    ​There was a lot that puzzled us about this sordid little tale out of San Antonio.Bexar County deputies raided an adult video theater and arrested three men Thursday evening after they were seen performing sexual acts on themselves, officials said. Jose Valenzuela, 51, Alvie W. Baird, 83, and Rey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Old Man Interrupts Lovers In His Garage; Ends Up In Jail

    ​ UPDATE: San Antonio's Channel 5 reports that the mystery female tenant is Moore's approximately 40-year-old daughter. It's like a modern-day Texas version of one of the Canterbury Tales...Old men cling to younger women at their own peril.Septuagenarian William Moore awoke in the wee hours of ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    For Their Own Good

    Harris County juveniles certified as adults are jailed in isolation 23 hours a day — without being convicted of a crime.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Hurricane Gustav -- Already A Disaster

    It's officially a disaster! The TV weathercasters always get rapped for over-hyping approaching hurricanes, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about jumping the gun. From Austin, he's already declared the counties of Harris, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grime ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Chuck Rosenthal: So Tough on Crime That a Suspect Goes Free

    The DA doesn't make deals. And that's why Jesus Salazar is living the free life in Venezuela while a teenage girl lies dead, stabbed 26 times.

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Crooked Contractor

    A contractor convicted of theft and facing additional charges bounces around Texas till he hits Houston

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Oh, Baby Baby

    There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.

  • News

    July 15, 2004
  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Lethal Legacy

    Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    The Transgender Menace Next Door

    She's here. She's queer. The neighbors are used to it.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    XX Marks the Spot

    Christie Lee Littleton's chromosomes nullified her marriage, but paved the way for a groundbreaking one

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Good Times, Bad Times

    A federal lawsuit accuses the county of upping the pressure for guilty pleas

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Coming to No Good End

    Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.

  • News

    January 25, 1996


    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Making a Killing

    Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    The Trouble with Larry

    Could castration cure Larry McQuay of his urge to molest children? He thinks it can, and wants the state to nueter him. Others would just like to neutralize him.