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Driver in Deadly Human Smuggling Case Pleads Guilty in San Antonio

James M. Bradley Jr. left a federal courthouse after a hearing in San Antonio on July 24. A tractor-trailer driver accused of hauling undocumented immigrants in a scorching truck through South Texas in July, which resulted in the deaths of 10 men, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges. The driver, James M. Bradley Jr., pleaded guilty in federal court in San Antonio to one count of transporting immigrants resulting in death and another count of conspiracy. Police officers…

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Three questions the San Antonio Spurs must answer this season

The NBC/ProBasketballTalk season previews will ask the questions each of the 30 NBA teams must answer this season to make their season a success. We are looking at one team a day until the start of the season, and it begins with a look back at the team’s offseason moves. Last season: 61-21, advanced to the Western Conference Finals, where Kawhi Leonard rolled an ankle (thank you Zaza Pachulia) and they got swept by the Warriors. I know what you…

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America’s Progressive Developers, San Antonio Edition: Silver Ventures

The entrance to the Pearl. [This is installment #4 in the monthly cross-country series profiling America’s Progressive Developers. Here are the articles on Miami, Charlottesville and New Orleans.] In September, I wrote in this series about a waterfront development project in New Orleans that, despite some progress, was facing roadblocks. The city had launched a $300 million plan called “Reinventing The Crescent,” which was meant to create a continuous walkway along 4.5 miles of city waterfront facing the Mississippi River.…

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What Does San Antonio Have To Offer?

San Antonio may not be the largest city in the state of Texas but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer to those who choose to visit the area or to call it home. As a matter of fact, once you see all the different things that are possible to do within the area and outside of the city, you will find that it makes a perfect vacation destination. You may even want to visit more than…

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Ranked: Highest-paid city employees in San Antonio for 2016

City Manager Sheryl Sculley once again topped the list of highest-paid city of San Antonio employees in fiscal year 2016, according to data obtained by the San Antonio Express-News through an open records request. Sculley, hired by the city in 2005, pulled in nearly $590,000 in total compensation from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016. Total compensation refers to the employee’s base salary and any other benefits or financial incentives, such as car allowances, additional money for new certifications…

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Rudy Gay during press conference in San Antonio: ‘I’m a Spur for life’

The San Antonio Spurs signed veteran small forward Rudy Gay to a two-year day earlier this offseason. He was introduced to the team today. Top 7 Credit Cards For Those With Excellent Credit Gay, 31, has played eleven seasons in the NBA and has bounced around in recent years. He has experience with the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors as well as the Sacramento Kings. The Spurs will be his fourth team since 2013. However, he has already taken a liking…

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San Antonio company opens second oil and gas landfill in Permian Basin

San Antonio-based Petro Waste Environmental LP has opened its second of four oil and gas landfills planned for the Permian Basin of West Texas. The company’s Howard County landfill opened on Wednesday. Located off Interstate 20 between Big Spring and Stanton, the 144-acre facility will accept oil-based mud, water-based mud, oil-based drill cuttings, water-based drill cuttings, contaminated soil, and RCRA-exempt non-hazardous exploration and production waste. Aerial view of Petro Waste Environmental’s new landfill in Howard County. The Permian… more Petro…

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San Antonio’s best chicken is dirt cheap

(Photo: Larry Olmsted, for USA TODAY) The scene: A line outside a lunch joint is always a good sign, and it is even better if the line forms before the place opens. (It’s better yet if there are several police officers and construction workers waiting, because working in the neighborhood, they eat lunch every day, know all the options and appreciate hearty value.) So when we queue up by grabbing a seat on a bench outside Pollos Asados Los Norteños,…

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‘American Idol’ auditions coming to San Antonio, Houston in September

SAN ANTONIO – Think you’re cut out to be the next "American Idol?" Auditions will be held in San Antonio on September 4. The announcement came on Monday via a tweet from TV show host Ryan Seacrest which read, "By popular demand, 4 new open call cities have been added to the search for #thenextidol." By popular demand, 4 new open call cities have been added to the search for #thenextidol. Come see us! @AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/kdyDLgJ7yU — Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest)…

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An in-depth look at the new San Antonio Spurs Nike uniforms

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