Most talked about San Antonio Express-News stories

Arizona stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as new law crafted

mysanantonio.com — PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona regulators have stopped issuing citations to drivers for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft as the Legislature works to craft a new law to allow the companies to operate legally, new Weights and Measures Director Andy Tobin said.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @scfehr1: Arizona stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as lawmakers craft bill allowing them to operate legally. mysanantonio.com/news/article/A… h/t @AZdavenport

Jan 29, 2015

AZ stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as new law crafted. AP colleague's story: goo.gl/FfYCN0

Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court

mysanantonio.com — FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) - An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court. Nidal Hasan is scheduled to attend a hearing Thursday at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is being held on military death row.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @HearsaySA: Ft. Hood massacre convict, now on military death row in KS, to make court appearance today. bit.ly/18z5w5i pic.twitter.com/MAFxBfoe8h

Jan 29, 2015

Ft. Hood massacre convict, now on military death row in KS, to make court appearance today. bit.ly/18z5w5i pic.twitter.com/MAFxBfoe8h

Abbott tweaks controversial Perry email destruction policy

blog.mysanantonio.com — AUSTIN - Gov. Greg Abbott has changed a controversial policy put in place by former Gov. Rick Perry to delete emails every seven days, extending the period to officially scrub emails to 30 days. An Abbott spokeswoman said the governor initiated the new the record retention rule on his first day on the job, Jan 20.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @brianmrosenthal: Gov. Greg Abbott will retain emails for 30 days. Rick Perry kept them for just seven days: blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics… (by @davidSrauf) #txlege

Jan 28, 2015

RT @brianmrosenthal: Gov. Greg Abbott will retain emails for 30 days. Rick Perry kept them for just seven days: blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics… (by @davidSrauf) #txlege

Jan 28, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott will retain emails for 30 days. Rick Perry kept them for just seven days: blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics… (by @davidSrauf) #txlege

Jan 28, 2015

RT @amanbatheja: Gov. Rick Perry's staff would delete all emails every 7 days. Greg Abbott opting for monthly scrubs. h/t @davidSrauf blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics…

Jan 28, 2015

Gov. Rick Perry's staff would delete all emails every 7 days. Greg Abbott opting for monthly scrubs. h/t @davidSrauf blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics…

Show 6 more tweets from Kiah Collier, Omar Villafranca and others...

Magik Theatre job fair set for Sunday

blog.mysanantonio.com — Magik Theatre will hold its very first job fair from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday (Feb. 1) at the theater, 420 S. Alamo St. The theater is looking for performers - including actors, singers and dancers - for upcoming productions. There is also an opening for a pianist who can accompany live performances.

Witnesses describe bloodbath at Fort Hood

mysanantonio.com — Hasan also faces possible execution if convicted of the slayings of any of the 12 soldiers and one retired GI. Prosecutors have described the defendant as a radicalized Muslim who decided to wage jihad as he was about to be deployed to Afghanistan.
Jan 29, 2015

We covered every day of the Maj. Hasan death penalty trial in 2013. Here's one of the most dramatic days I attended: bit.ly/18z7YJ5

Large-scale meth bust snags woman who ran immigrant stash house

mysanantonio.com — A woman who ran an immigrant stash house at a South Side rental home is now facing up to life in federal prison after San Antonio police reported finding more than a kilogram of methamphetamine at her new digs. Investigators stopped her vehicle for a traffic violation and found small baggies of cocaine, meth and heroin, according to court records.
Jan 29, 2015

Woman already on federal probation for running immigrant stash house is snagged in 1.5 kilo meth bust. bit.ly/18yWcyp

Hot Pocket arrest uncovers mugshots tracking evolution of hipster Aryan Brotherhood member in Texas

mysanantonio.com — Photo By Austin Police Department A Texas member of the Aryan Brotherhood was charged Tuesday with felony theft after allegedly stealing $6 worth of Hot Pockets in December from a Walmart in Austin. One day after being detained for theft, Andrew Stephen Martin, a 28-year-old documented member of the white supremacist prison gang, was detained by Walmart security guards on Dec.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @KoltenParker: @gdinges hey, about the hot pocket guy... His mugshots are epic. From Jonah Hill to hipster Aryan Brotherhood mysanantonio.com/news/local/cri…

Jan 28, 2015

@gdinges hey, about the hot pocket guy... His mugshots are epic. From Jonah Hill to hipster Aryan Brotherhood mysanantonio.com/news/local/cri…

Jan 28, 2015

BEST HEADLINE: Hot Pocket arrest uncovers mugshots tracking evolution of hipster Aryan Brotherhood member in Texas — chron.com/news/local/cri…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @brianreynolds13: Hot Pocket arrest uncovers mugshots tracking evolution of hipster Aryan Brotherhood member chron.com/news/local/cri…

Show 2 more tweets from Beth Rankin, Craig Kapitan

Protesters expected at Texas Muslim Capitol Day

mysanantonio.com — Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll said the event began in 2003 and has never drawn opposition before, but this year online threats have prompted members to contact the FBI. In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, anti-Muslim sentiment has spread through Europe and parts of the United States.

Report: Iceman praises Thompson, but still claims record

blog.mysanantonio.com — Spurs legend George Gervin was one of the greatest scoring machines in NBA history, leading the league four times and holding several records, including the most points in a single quarter with 33.

Texas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 murder

mysanantonio.com — The high court hadn't ruled on the request, but a federal appeals court late Wednesday rejected another appeal challenging the potency of the drug Texas uses for executions, saying the best course would be for the Supreme Court to rule on the matter.
Jan 29, 2015

East Texas man who beat mentally impaired woman w/hammer, set her on fire, set to die tonight. bit.ly/18yNS1A pic.twitter.com/kR4VqmO1zD

Rick Perry vows to keep fighting abuse of power charges

mysanantonio.com — Photo By Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Photo By Eric Gay/Associated Press Photo By Ralph Barrera/Associated Press Photo By Joel Martinez/Associated Press AUSTIN - Rick Perry promised to continue fighting Wednesday in the wake of a state judge's refusal to dismiss the indictment accusing him of abusing his veto authority to try to force out a local prosecutor.
Jan 28, 2015

Rick Perry vows to keep fighting abuse of power charges - Houston Chronicle mysanantonio.com/news/local/art… via @HoustonChron

Jan 28, 2015

RT @pfikac: Rick Perry vows to keep fighting abuse of power charges - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Jan 28, 2015

Rick Perry vows to keep fighting abuse of power charges - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Jan 28, 2015

Rick Perry vows to keep fighting abuse of power charges - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Celebrating Popovich's birthday: 22 facts you may not know about him

mysanantonio.com — Photo By Air Force Athletics Photo By photo illustration Photo By Bob Owen/Express-News Photo By Darren Abate/Special to the Express-News Photo By Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Photo By JERRY LARA/San Antonio Express-News Photo By KIN MAN HUI/Kin Man Hui/Express-News Photo By BOB OWEN/San Antonio Express-News Photo By Jerry Lara/Express-News Photo By Kin Man Hui/Express-News Photo By EDWARD A.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @FakeCoachPop: #23. I hate lists RT @mySA: It's Gregg Popovich's birthday! Here are 22 facts about Coach Pop: sntn.io/1ByrKhh pic.twitter.com/rVaQkHi1bG

Jan 28, 2015

RT @FakeCoachPop: #23. I hate lists RT @mySA: It's Gregg Popovich's birthday! Here are 22 facts about Coach Pop: sntn.io/1ByrKhh pic.twitter.com/rVaQkHi1bG

Spurs come alive in fourth, cruise past Charlotte

First impression: ‘True West’

blog.mysanantonio.com — When AtticRep is in the house at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, that's the place to be. Case in point: The company's reprise of "True West," which is bracing, violent and hilarious. Director David Connelly re-assembled most of his original cast, and they're all in top form.

Police: Woman stole more than $10,000 in down payments forwould-be home buyer

mysanantonio.com — When a then 34-year-old man attempted to purchase a new home back in May, he entered into an agreement with Ortiz, who would act as his real estate agent, an affidavit for arrest warrant stated. In November, the man asked another real estate agent about one of the homes Ortiz promised to move them into, detectives said.
Jan 29, 2015

Police: San Antonio real estate agent swindled customer into giving her $10k in what he thought were down payments. bit.ly/18yVb9n

Suspect in 2011 homicide sought

mysanantonio.com — Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating the suspect in the death of a man four years ago on the Northwest Side. Police responding to a call for a robbery Jan. 9, 2011, in the 7800 block of Callaghan Road found Daniel Meza, 40, with severe head trauma in his apartment, police said.
Jan 29, 2015

4 years later, police still looking for Daniel Meza's killer. Beaten to death during burglary. bit.ly/18yZeCL pic.twitter.com/8jfUPdggKd

Jury acquits man of life insurance murder plot

mysanantonio.com — SAN ANTONIO - Prosecutors were dealt a second major setback in as many months Tuesday regarding the murder of VIA bus driver Samuel Allen Johnson Jr., whose killers gave graphic descriptions of his beating, abduction and futile pleas for mercy.
Jan 28, 2015

Lots of weird twists in this case. Jury acquitted co-defendant after he claimed the victim volunteered to be killed. mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Judge refuses to throw out Perry indictment, case will proceed

mysanantonio.com — Photo By Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Photo By Eric Gay/Associated Press Photo By Ralph Barrera/Associated Press Photo By Joel Martinez/Associated Press AUSTIN - A state judge on Tuesday refused to throw out an indictment accusing former Gov. Rick Perry of abusing his veto authority to try to force out a local prosecutor.
Jan 27, 2015

Judge refuses to throw out Perry indictment in abuse of power case mysanantonio.com/news/local/art… via @HoustonChron

Jan 27, 2015

RT @chronsnyder: Judge refuses to throw out Perry indictment, case will proceed - Houston Chronicle mysanantonio.com/news/local/art… via @HoustonChron

Show 8 more tweets from Todd Stone, John Gravois and others...

Riverwalk hotel manager fulfills guest's ridiculous request for Nicolas Cage photos

mysanantonio.com — One guest's stay at the Hotel Indigo on the Riverwalk was weird in all the right ways, proving the hotel goes the extra mile to satisfy customers. Ramon Rangel received one of many interesting requests via a text-based concierge service from a female guest asking for a framed picture of Nicolas Cage in "Con Air" on her bed by 6 p.m.
Jan 28, 2015

NOT THE BEES! River Walk hotel manager fulfills guest's ridiculous request for Nicolas Cage photos. mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Jan 28, 2015

Riverwalk hotel manager fulfills guest's ridiculous request for Nicolas Cage photos - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…