Most talked about San Antonio Express-News stories

Ex-Coahuila official pleas to money laundering

mysanantonio.com — The former treasurer of the troubled Mexican state of Coahuila pleaded guilty today in a San Antonio federal court to two counts of money laundering conspiracy and one count of conspiring to transport stolen money in foreign commerce.
Sep 17, 2014

Developing, via @jlbuch & @gmaninfedland: Ex-Coahuila treasurer pleads to money laundering. bit.ly/1DkIslY

Sep 17, 2014

Former Coah treasurer who oversaw state’s $3 billion debt pleads guilty to financial crimes in SA ow.ly/3qSstX w/ @gmaninfedland

Dewhurst: I've told militia members to join the National Guard

mysanantonio.com — SAN ANTONIO - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he has talked to members of border militia groups and recommended they join the Texas National Guard to avoid confusion or "friendly fire" with agents, Guardsmen and officers on the Mexican border.

Contempt case renewed against Perry prosecutor

mysanantonio.com — SAN ANTONIO â€" San Antonio defense attorney Michael McCrum, the special prosecutor who obtained an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry, is back on the defensive concerning his own misconduct allegations.
Sep 17, 2014

Perry prosecutor Mike McCrum, of San Antonio, is back on the defensive in his own professional misconduct case. bit.ly/1DkHrdF

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

mysanantonio.com — WASHINGTON (AP) â€" The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.
Sep 17, 2014

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/news/world/art…

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

mysanantonio.com — Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. The nation's biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor's office to protect themselves against the flu, pneumonia and other illnesses.
Sep 17, 2014

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/business/artic…

Two militia members arrested after leaving illegal gun in store near Brownsville

mysanantonio.com — SAN ANTONIO - Two volunteer militia members who were arrested near Brownsville last week after leaving an illegal gun in a convenience store will not be able to rejoin the group, the leader of the militia group said. Steven Kurt Brooks and Richard Coonie Smith were arrested in Cameron County on Sept.
Sep 17, 2014

Two militia members were arrested in Brownsville last week after leaving an illegal gun in a store, lying to police mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

No Chipotle planned for redeveloped Rivercenter mall

blog.mysanantonio.com — The manager for Rivercenter mall confirmed that Chipotle Mexican Grill won't seek a home in the historic Joske's building downtown. During a tour of the former department store with Centro San Antonio members on Tuesday, Manager Chris Oviatt finally shared details of which new retail tenants will occupy space in the 127-year-old building when it reopens with a multi-level H&M store next spring.
Sep 17, 2014

I hate reporting this, but Chipotle definitely won't open in the new Joske's building blog.mysanantonio.com/clockingin/201… #CityNotOnTheRise

The best college quarterback in Texas is…

blog.mysanantonio.com — Numbers never lie, except when they do. Take, for example, the discussion over the state's best college quarterback. The most popular guy in Texas is usually the Longhorn backeup QB In most years not involving Vince Young and Colt McCoy, yes, that's true. Horn fans across the state are typically clamoring for the starting QB's head.

Courthouse high drama actually just high jinks

mysanantonio.com — Five French citizens arrested at the Bexar County Courthouse early Wednesday were partiers, not terrorists, local and federal investigators concluded after questioning the men and searching their vehicle. After entering through a window on the fourth floor, two intruders were seen on surveillance video swiping an oversized ceremonial gavel from a judge's bench and later donning sombreros found in a Bar Association storage closet.
Sep 17, 2014

No idea why, but my 2011 story on the French 5 break-in at the courthouse (bit.ly/1u1974u) apparently got 2,800 hits yesterday.

Fort Hood soldier allegedly smuggled immigrants through Border Patrol checkpoint

mysanantonio.com — SAN ANTONIO - A soldier stationed at Fort Hood is in police custody for allegedly smuggling undocumented immigrants through a Border Patrol checkpoint while in uniform. If convicted, Army Pvt. Eric Alexander Rodriguez, who previously trained at Fort Sam Houston, could serve up to 10 years in prison.
Sep 17, 2014

Fort Hood soldier allegedly smuggled immigrants through Border Patrol checkpoint ow.ly/BBE2P by @JFreports

APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

mysanantonio.com — The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring $1 million to $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale being held online and at its galleries in Calabasas, California.
Sep 17, 2014

APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/news/article/A…

Search for man resumes on San Antonio River

mysanantonio.com — A police dog and helicopter were called in to help search for the man, and when he was spotted in the wooden area, he ran into the river. The San Antonio River Authority closed the hike and bike trails from Southeast Military Drive to Mission Road Wednesday morning to accommodate the search crews.
Sep 17, 2014

E-N's @DrewQJoseph has more on the body found by divers this morning in the San Antonio River. bit.ly/1DjMA5t

Sep 17, 2014

RT @mySA: JUST IN: Divers found body of man who jumped in San Antonio River after a car accident Tuesday mysanantonio.com/news/local/art… by @DrewQJoseph

Sep 17, 2014

Mission Reach partially closed as authorities search SA River for man who possibly drowned while fleeing police. bit.ly/1DjMA5t

Heavy rainfall possible this afternoon

mysanantonio.com — Photo By courtesy, National Weather Service Photo By courtesy, National Weather Service Photo By courtesy, National Weather Service Photo By courtesy, National Weather Service SAN ANTONIO - Forecasters are warning that heavy rainfall could occur Wednesday in spots in San Antonio and around South Central Texas, with the possibility of rain sticking around until Friday.

Oil firms lectured on caring for Eagle Ford

mysanantonio.com — Photo By Photos by Bob Owen / San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO - The Eagle Ford Shale zoomed from basically nothing - a rock that companies drilled through on the way somewhere else - in 2008 to around 1.5 million barrels of liquid production per day now. But Marathon Oil Corp.

W. Commerce plan merits city help

mysanantonio.com — Investing in West Commerce improvements would be a smart use of transportation funds to enhance a part of the inner city that needs the help. [...] making the area more business-friendly has great potential to create jobs, generate tax revenue and improve quality of life in a historic neighborhood.