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Historical panel votes to keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza

Sep. 22, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state historical review panel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against relocating a monument to the 200 Alamo defenders killed by the Mexican army in 1836. The killings during the war for Texas independence gave birth to a rallying cry used during the eventual defeat of the Mexican...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at n during an NCAA college football press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. His wife and daughter tested negative Saturday morning, he said. (AP Photo/Phil Sears,  File)

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Sep. 19, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. He said his wife and daughter tested negative Saturday. Florida State...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, Chick-fil-A signage is displayed in downtown, Athens, Ga. Chick-fil-A said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented and agreed to let it do so after more than a year of legal wrangling. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Chick-fil-A: No longer seeking lease at San Antonio airport

Sep. 14, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chick-fil-A said Monday that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented after more than a year of legal wrangling that began when some city leaders opposed the fast-food chain getting a spot, citing donations made by company...

HFM*A photograph of Army veteran Damian Daniels is displayed before mourners during his funeral at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala., on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Daniels, an Alabama native who served in Afghanistan, was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy at his home in San Antonio, Texas, last month. Relatives say he was troubled mentally. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Combat vet killed by Texas deputy buried in Alabama on 9/11

Sep. 11, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — His Army stint complete after serving in Afghanistan, Damian Daniels left Alabama to begin a new life in Texas. He bought a house, enrolled in college and supported the Black Lives Matter movement. Black himself, Daniels was working to start a new business when paranoid...

SeaWorld Entertainment lays off 242 employees in San Antonio

Sep. 9, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Theme park company SeaWorld Entertainment is laying off nearly 250 employees at parks in San Antonio in the wake of declining attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 242 people will be let go from the company, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday. All full-time...

Man fatally shot after stabbing Texas officer identified

Sep. 7, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A shoplifting suspect who was fatally shot after authorities said he stabbed a San Antonio police officer in the face and a supermarket loss prevention officer in the head has been identified. The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that the Bexar County medical examiner's office...

Electric scooters set to roll in Mississippi city

Sep. 5, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Electric scooters are just days away from being available in a Mississippi city. Blue Duck, a San Antonio, Texas-based company, announced Friday it will begin rolling out an electric scooter service in downtown Vicksburg on Sept. 17, The Vicksburg Post reported. It will be the...

Police: Shoplifting suspect shot dead after stabbing officer

Sep. 4, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer and a security guard fatally shot a Black shoplifting suspect Friday after he stabbed the officer in the face, officials said. The shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of an H-E-B supermarket in northwest San Antonio. Police Chief William...

Black veteran was 2nd person in mental crisis deputy killed

Sep. 3, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a troubled Black veteran last week near San Antonio also shot and killed a man suffering from a mental health crisis 10 years ago. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office identified John A. Rodriguez, 52, a 14-year member of the force, as...

Mathias Ometu speaks outside the Bexar County Courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 to the media in San Antonio, Texas.  Police officers detained Ometu while he was jogging on Aug. 28,  as a suspect in a nearby domestic violence call, saying he resembled a sketchy description given by the complainant. However, the complainant refused to come to the scene immediately to positively identify Ometu.  The delay in his positive identification led to a two-day jail stay until he was cleared. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Black jogger jailed after mistaken ID arrest speaks out

Sep. 3, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Black jogger who spent nearly two days in jail after mistakenly being arrested by San Antonio police because they said he fit the description of an assault suspect says it was a traumatic experience that no one should have to go through. Mathias “Marty” Ometu, a...