Stories By Guillermo Contreras

  • 'Crime of the Century': Anniversary of Judge Wood murder nears It’s been nearly 43 years since a shadowy figure carried out what some call “the crime of the century” — the assassination in San Antonio of U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr.
  • Man pleads guilty in $1.4M scam of  S.A.-are trucking firm A payroll director for company allegedly inflated payrolls and skimmed money off the top. The company hauls fracking sand.
  • Schertz man gets 14 years for having sex with a 13-year-old Kraig David Van Winkle chatted with the Arkansas girl online, then brought her to his Schertz apartment for sex.
  • City agrees to settle the ‘George Floyd case’ of San Antonio The widow of Jesse Aguirre Sr., who died during an encounter with San Antonio police on a West Side freeway in 2013, has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit she filed over his death.
  • Immigrant stash house caretaker faces federal charge A man was living rent-free and paid $500 to watch over an immigrant stash house that was dismantled Thursday, according to federal agents.
  • S.A. homeowner shoots intruder; train hits man on Sunday The suspected robber tried to run away, but he was found by emergency medical services nearby.
  • Record high temperatures lingering in San Antonio San Antonio hit 101 degrees Saturday afternoon, breaking a record of 100 degrees set in 1998.
  • Immigrant smugglers in San Antonio are turning more violent For years, smugglers here have operated in the shadows. But now they have been blamed for cases of random violence.
  • Bexar DA: Women who get an abortion won’t be prosecuted here District Attorney Joe Gonzales said he will “absolutely not” prosecute women who get abortions in Bexar County or medical professionals who facilitate them.
  • Doctor charged with illegally prescribing opioids sent to rehab His medical license was pulled in March, but prosecutors say he continued to prescribe opioids in the names of dead people, fake patients and others.
  • Catholic Charities helps immigrants with temporary stays in S.A. The nonprofit is helping migrants find shelter and arranging for their travel to other parts of the country.
  • Feds: Texas doctor illegally dispensed thousands of painkillers He allegedly issued more than 500 prescriptions to himself, family members, dead people and fake patients for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other controlled medications.
  • Mayor seeks fed dollars to help with migrants coming to S.A. From March 19 to March 29, an average of 628 people were staying in local shelters, parks or at the airport, according to CNN, which obtained a leaked copy of the letter.
  • Feds: S.A. doctor illegally dispensed thousands of painkillers He allegedly issued more than 500 prescriptions to himself, family members, dead people and fake patients for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other controlled medications.
  • New federal courthouse grand opening celebrated by scores Officials naturalize 15 immigrants during the dedication of the United States Courthouse.
  • Settlement reached in 2016 police shooting Antronie Scott, 36, was holding a cellphone when he was shot in 2016.
  • Ex-engineer at Southwest Research Institute accused of bilking it Xiaojian Tao worked for SWRI and allegedly funneled business from the institute to a consulting firm he and his wife founded. Both are charged. Tao also is charged with shipping sensitive items to China in violation of U.S. export laws.
  • Capitol riot defendant from San Antonio convicted in gun case A San Antonio man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor last week for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol was found guilty of a gun charge during a trial on Monday.
  • Alleged cartel boss  'El Huevo' appears in San Antonio courtroom Feds say Juan Gerardo Treviño Chavez, 39, who pleaded not guilty, took the reins of the Zetas and renamed it the Cartel del Noreste.
  • Alleged cartel boss ‘El Huevo’ in S.A. facing federal charges Juan Gerardo Trevino Chavez, aka “El Huevo,” faces federal charges here for alleged roles with the Zetas and the Cartel del Noreste.