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Zoo's 'Cry Me a Cockroach' Promotion Is Back for V-Day

To, er, celebrate Valentine's Day, San Antonio Zoo will feed a roach named after your ex to an animal

(Newser) - If you're not especially looking forward to Feb. 14 due to a recent breakup, one Texas venue has a promotion that could help mitigate the pain with a little old fashioned spite. The San Antonio Zoo is once again hosting its "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser , with all...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Parents Say Teen Shot by Rookie Cop Is 'Mutilated'

Erik Cantu is still fighting for his life more than 3 weeks after shooting in McDonald's parking lot

(Newser) - The parents of a 17-year-old boy shot by a rookie San Antonio police officer while he was eating a hamburger in a car in a McDonald’s parking lot is still hospitalized and fighting for his life with a bullet lodged near his heart, his parents and attorney Ben Crump...

Ex-Cop Charged in Shooting of Teen Who Was Eating a Burger

San Antonio police chief had already fired James Brennand

(Newser) - Update: A San Antonio ex-cop has been charged after he was seen on surveillance video shooting an unarmed teen boy who had been sitting in his car in a McDonald's parking lot eating a hamburger. James Brennand faces two charges of aggravated assault by a public servant, KHOU reports....

'Perla' Lured Them Onto Planes: 'This Woman Lied to Us'

Woman allegedly involved in Martha's Vineyard flights IDed as ex-counterintelligence agent

(Newser) - As a class-action lawsuit proceeds against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his role in transporting mostly Venezuelan asylum-seekers from Texas to Martha's Vineyard, apparently under false pretenses, media outlets are reporting more on the woman who supposedly lured them onto the planes that took them there. Attorneys for some...

Survivor of Migrant Trailer: Friend's Advice Saved Me

Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás was told to stay near the door where it would be cooler

(Newser) - Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week on the edge of San Antonio. Speaking by phone from her hospital...

Officials: Suspected Driver of Migrant Truck Found High, Hiding

Officials say Homero Zamorano was found high on meth, hiding near truck

(Newser) - The man suspected of driving the tractor-trailer where 53 migrants were found dead earlier this week in San Antonio was high on meth when authorities discovered him cowering in the brush near the truck, according to a Texas congressman. Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar tells Reuters he was briefed by US...

She Told Sons: 'I Hope You Triumph.' They Died in the Truck

Tractor-trailer with migrants had passed through federal checkpoint hours earlier

(Newser) - Among the 53 people who died from extreme heat inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio this week are two boys from southwestern Guatemala, ages 13 and 14, and a pair of brothers from northwestern Honduras who'd hoped to buy their mother a home. Karen Caballero says her sons, Fernando...

What We Know About the Migrant Truck Deaths
What We Know About
the Migrant Truck Deaths
the rundown

What We Know About the Migrant Truck Deaths

With number of fatalities at 50, it's the worst such smuggling tragedy in reported US history

(Newser) - The discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday is the deadliest such incident in US history, reports the Washington Post . As of Tuesday morning, the death toll was at 50, per the AP , but others remained hospitalized. Three suspects are in custody,...

46 Found Dead in 18-Wheeler in San Antonio

16 others hospitalized

(Newser) - Inside an 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas, a horrific sight: 46 bodies, and another 16 people still alive but in dire shape. Shortly before 6pm Monday, a worker in the area called police after hearing a call for help from the truck, the Texas Tribune reports. Authorities arrived to find...

2 Dead, 5 Hurt After Drive-By Shooting at Family BBQ

All 7 shot in San Antonio incident were adults, though children were present

(Newser) - An early Father's Day barbecue in San Antonio, Texas, turned deadly Saturday night when a drive-by shooting took place as guests were gathered in the front yard of a home. Two men, ages 45 and 46, were killed; five others, ages 19 to 44, were injured, KSAT reports. About...

Cops: Carjacker Dies After Beating Up Senior

You might say it was karma; Shirlene Hernandez would not

(Newser) - A Texas man beat up a 72-year-old great-grandmother so as to take her car, only to die later in a crash, according to San Antonio police. Shirlene Hernandez, who was left with a nasty black eye and bruising covering half of her face, was assaulted as she headed into a...

Girl, 3, Disappears From San Antonio Playground
Reward Grows to $250K
for Missing 4-Year-Old

Reward Grows to $250K for Missing 4-Year-Old

Lina Khil was last seen on a San Antonio playground on Dec. 20

(Newser) - Update: The search for a young girl who went missing from a Texas playground in December goes on. KSAT reports the reward in the case has been increased to $250,000, thanks to offerings from the local Crime Stoppers and the Islamic Center of San Antonio. Lina, who turned 4...

Man Going to Prison for Post About COVID, Grocery Stores

He falsely said an infected person was licking groceries

(Newser) - A Texas man who posted a COVID-19 hoax on social media in the weeks after the pandemic was declared will spend the next 15 months in federal prison. FBI agents in San Antonio launched an investigation in April 2020 after authorities were sent a screenshot of a Facebook post in...

Trump Wax Figure Shelved After Too Many Punches

Former President Obama's figure suffered similar abuse

(Newser) - You will no longer find former President Trump's wax figure at a museum in San Antonio, Texas. As the San Antonio Express-News reports, the statue was removed from public view at Louis Tussaud's Waxworks because people kept punching it. It "sustained multiple beatings" to the point that...

Migrants' 911 Calls Spur Search for Truck: 'We Are Dying'

Local authorities in San Antonio, DHS desperately seeking white tanker that may have 80 trapped

(Newser) - Authorities from the San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and even the Department of Homeland Security have embarked on a desperate search for a tanker truck that may be crammed with dozens of trapped migrants in a human smuggling operation. Sheriff Javier...

Here Are the US Cities Hardest Hit Financially by COVID

Half of America's top 10 are located in one state

(Newser) - With more than 225,000 dead and 8.6 million cases of COVID-19 in the US, the health consequences of the virus are obvious. But the financial repercussions have also been devastating, and some areas are suffering more than others. WalletHub looked at the biggest US cities across nine metrics...

Texas AG Says Controversial Chick-fil-A Decision Reversed

However, San Antonio does not appear to agree

(Newser) - A year and a half after it was denied a lease at the San Antonio International Airport, Chick-fil-A is apparently being offered one. As Fox News reports, the March 2019 denial, which came from the city council , was reportedly due to what it called the fast food chain's "...

Judge Says Lowe's Customer Smacked Him Over Mask Rule

Texas judge intervened after hearing man berate worker who told him he needed a mask

(Newser) - A San Antonio man who berated a Lowe's worker after being told he was supposed to wear a mask was spoken to by another customer—the judge who issued the order requiring masks. But after Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff tried to give the man his business card so...

A Rejection, Then Gunfire: 'Don't You Know Who I Am?'

8 hurt outside San Antonio bar Friday night

(Newser) - A man apparently upset that a Texas bar wouldn't let him in opened fire Friday night, wounding eight people, cops say. KSAT reports there were no fatalities from the incident at San Antonio's Rebar, where around 11:30pm, the suspect and the group he was with were turned...

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