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Statement by Councilman Cris Medina on Temporary Leave of Absence
0 | By Colin Strother
San Antonio.- As part of my commitment to the military, I am required to attend professional military education training. As such, last year, I requested to attend military school to further my development as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. These slots are hard to come by for Reservists, but I was fortunate to be given a slot. With the mayoral vacancy, I had hoped to reschedule, but was informed this weekend that I would need to honor my commitment and begin training at the beginning of August.
A new bill would help fix the immediate crisis and assist thousands of children.
0 | By Sen. John Cornyn
Washington, D.C..- From its beginning, our nation has faced enormous challenges. During these times, leaders who didnt always see eye to eye came together to solve our nations problems. Looking at the current situation in Washington, I find myself wondering if those days have passed. I wonder if the youth of America will witness the same sort of great compromises and great results that fill their history books.
Virtual Kidnapping” Extortion calls on the rise
0 | By Michelle Lee
San Antonio.- San Antonio FBI seeks to warn the public regarding the rise in “virtual kidnapping” extortion schemes and the recent targeting of physicians in South Texas. Over the past several years, San Antonio FBI, along with many state and local law enforcement partners, received reports from the public regarding extortion schemes, often referred to as “virtual kidnappings.” These schemes typically involve an individual or criminal organization who contacts a victim via telephone and demands payment for the return of a “kidnapped” family member or friend. While no actual kidnapping has taken place, the callers often use co-conspirators to convince their victims of the legitimacy of the threat. For example, a caller might attempt to convince a victim that his daughter was kidnapped by having a young female scream for help in the background during the call.
Ballot Order for Nov. 4, 2014 Council District 2 Special City Election
0 | By Leticia Vacek
San Antonio.- Today, City Clerk Leticia Vacek conducted a drawing for placement on the ballot for the Special City Election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 to fill the vacancy in Council District 2. The ballot order is as follows: Norris Tyrone Darden, Keith A. Toney, Ntando McIntosh, Alan E. Warrick, Dori L. Brown, and Elmo Aycock.