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Texas mother receives two years in prison for tearing son’s scrotum in fit of anger

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A 34-year-old woman was sentenced in a U.S. federal court on Thursday to two years in prison for ripping a nearly two-inch (5 cm) tear in her 6-year-old son’s scrotum during a fit of anger, and then trying to repair the wound with…

El Paso man facing eighteen months in jail for taking a ‘whiz’ on the Alamo

An El Paso man is facing up to eighteen months in jail after pleading guilty to urinating on the Alamo, a national historic landmark in San Antonio. According to Reuters, Daniel Athens, 23, pleaded guilty in a San Antonio court on Tuesday to  felony charges of Criminal Mischief of a…

Fireworks blamed in Texas fire that torched hundreds of porta-potties

Fireworks are being blamed for an industrial fire in San Antonio, Texas at United Site Services, a rental business for portable toilets. According to MySanAntonio.com, the fire began around 10:30 p.m. and burned about 300 of the company’s units. Firefighters responded to the scene from Bexar County, Converse, Texas and…

Texas cop arrested for handcuffing and raping 19-year-old at traffic stop

A 40-year-old police officer in San Antonio, Texas is facing charges of felony sexual assault after a 19-year-old woman accused him of handcuffing and raping her during a traffic stop over the weekend. According to an arrested warrant obtained by the San Antonio Express-News, Officer Jackie Len Neal pulled over…

Conservatives upset as San Antonio extends protections to LGBT residents

The city council in San Antonio, Texas, voted on Thursday to extend its non-discrimination ordinance to cover members of the LGBT communities, amid continued objections by conservatives accusing the policy of violating their religious freedom. The San Antonio Express News reported that the council voted 8-3 in favor of the…

More than 200 evacuated, one dead as record flooding lashes San Antonio

A 29-year-old woman is dead and more than 200 people had to be rescued as record-setting flooding hit San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday. The Associated Press reported that the San Antonio Fire Department conducted 235 rescues during the day, pulling residents to safety from their homes and cars after the…

‘Sleeping Mexican’ proposed mural draws TX protest

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – A proposed mural of a sleeping, sombrero-topped Mexican man has created a cultural minefield in South Texas, where supporters say it’s a tribute to a classic image and opponents say it’s offensive. The image of a man sleeping with his back against a wall, knees…

Lost blind dog reunited with family

In perhaps the most touching story of the Christmas season, a dog born without eyes who went missing a month ago has found his way home thanks to a caring high school teacher and an ad on Craigslist. Belinda Gutierrez of San Antonio, Texas, took the blind cairn terrier mix…

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