Monday, July 25, 2016

Mexican Cartel boss found guilty in San Antonio

For the past two weeks San Antonio’s federal courthouse has been flooded with tales of gruesome murders and widespread bribery of government officials. But why was the dirty laundry of the vicious Zeta Cartel in Mexico being displayed in San Antonio, and what lessons should we draw from it? Hear from two Express-News reporters who covered the story.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Respected judge fired, and no reason given

Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia told a disturbing tale this week about a good judge who was forced off the bench.

It wasn’t, as far as we can tell, because Judge Oscar Kazen was caught selling judicial rulings in exchange for auto repairs — the pathetic cause of the last untimely departure of a Bexar County judge.

Nor has Kazen been involved in any other public controversies.

Monday, July 18, 2016

New skyscraper will reshape city skyline

The downtown skyline is about to change for the first time in 17 years. A partnership that includes local developer Weston Urban, Frost Bank and the city of San Antonio has led to the design of the first skyscraper in San Antonio since 1989. The new Frost Tower would be the sixth tallest building in the city, with 23 stories rising 400 feet high.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Many have the wrong image of Dallas

For the first, oh, 30 years of my adult life I bought into the image of Dallas as a cauldron of right-wing paranoia and violence.

That image was cemented with the assassination of John Kennedy when I was a high school freshman, but it had an older and broader basis.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The next 1.1 million people

It took Bexar County nearly 300 years to grow to 1.9 million people, but the next 1.1 million people are expected to arrive in just 25 years. Mayor Ivy Taylor, a year and a half ago, began a process to deal with that oncoming train. And a year ago, Express-News reporter Vianna Davila began working on a special report called The Next Million. Hear Vianna discuss the challenges ahead.