San Antonio theater groups driven more than ever by inclusivity—on the stage and off

As local theater companies return to what could be their first normal season since the pandemic began, an urgency to tell new stories has formed. SAN ANTONIO — At San Antonio’s Classic Theater, the self-examination began with a frankly worded email sent to loyal patrons last spring. The subject line: “#RealTalk Changing Plans & Changing … Read more

‘Our children are being poisoned’: DEA warns of rainbow fentanyl used to target youth

The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, says drug traffickers are making fentanyl disguised as sidewalk chalk, sugar cubes and candy. SAN ANTONIO — Within the last month, three students within the same Texas school district died of an overdose. The Kyle Police Department believes they took pills laced with fentanyl. Experts say more and more … Read more

Neighbors make a stink over toilet stench

SAN ANTONIO — 89-year-old Doloris “Mama Dee” Williams said in the 1940s at her childhood home, they would sit on the porch and count the different colored cars that passed as a game. She said she would like to sit outside now and enjoy the evenings and wave to passing neighbors, but she can’t. Pointing … Read more

Michelle Barrientes Vela found guilty of tampering with evidence

The former county constable’s trial had received widespread attention. SAN ANTONIO — Michelle Barrientes Vela, the embattled former Bexar County constable, was found guilty on two counts of tampering with evidence by a jury Thursday afternoon. The verdict concludes a two-week-long trial centered around allegations that Barrientes Vela altered and created her own handwritten cash … Read more

‘It was frantic’ | Suspected migrants hit by a truck after escaping stash house at a Southside motel

According to San Antonio Police, four men ranging from 16 to 36 years old were fleeing two men holding them against their will. SAN ANTONIO — In a suspected case of human trafficking, four migrants were trying to escape after being held against their will at a Southside motel. San Antonio Police are searching for … Read more