Stories By John Gonzalez

  • North Side blaze kills 5, injures 18 The Castle Hills Fire Department first responded to the 6 a.m. blaze at Wedgwood Senior Living Apartments, an 11-story structure at 6701 Blanco Road that houses about 700 residents.
  • Teen births dropped 21 percent in San Antonio in last few years Teen births continue their decline in San Antonio, dropping 21 percent between 2010 and 2013, health officials announced Wednesday.
  • Memorial Day flood: one year later When the record-breaking rain finally stopped, almost 10 inches had fallen at the San Antonio International Airport but other places saw up to 15 inches.
  • SAN ANTONIO _ President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Mayor Julian Castro to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a White House official confirmed Thursday. Obama's choice will be announced in a White House...
  • Tuesday is the first of 11 days that voters can cast ballots.
  • New in City and County Government Once the program is fully established, it will comprise four centers of excellence around the city in addition to classrooms on existing school campuses. Of the initial eight-year term of the sales tax dedicated to Pre-K 4 SA, it's expected to...
  • Perry will announce his future plans at Holt Cat in S.A. Gov. Rick Perry will announce his future plans at the largest Caterpillar dealership in the country.
  • SAN ANTONIO - A panel of three federal judges on Monday rejected the state's request to end litigation over Texas House and U.S. House redistricting maps that were approved by lawmakers in 2011. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week said...
  • “We're involved because we want to keep kids moving, give them opportunities that they otherwise maybe wouldn't have,” added April Ancira, the company's vice president. Games are slated in track and field, soccer, swimming and basketball, with...
  • Obama's State of Union takes a populist tone In Obama's State of the Union address, amidst a wide-ranging speech about the economy, energy, climate change, national and cyber security, health care and gun control, the president touched on two themes particularly close to home for Castro —...
  • Steen is a past board member of the Texas Public Safety Commission and served as an appointee on other state entities. Perry, in a statement, described Steen as "uniquely qualified," with "strong business background and dedication to public...
  • Lending a helping hand Mark discovered his artistic talent at age 9, becoming a proficient sketcher in pencil and drawing his own tattoos as a teenager. Almost 17 now, he'd rarely worked with paint before, and his first opportunity to do so is providing what could be a...
  • War news arrives daily from Iraq, and most of it is bad. But for Summer Jones and Benjamin Downing, the ongoing mayhem was of minor consequence as they began to consider their future.
  • The rules of engagement, guidelines on such issues as use of weapons and lethal force, have yet to be finalized.
  • High school juniors in Texas significantly improved their scores on academic tests they must pass to graduate next May, but about 63,000 are in danger of not earning a diploma. Seventy-two percent of 11th-graders passed all four tests on the...
  • PC. JESSICA LYNCH, the Fort Bliss soldier rescued from captivity in Iraq, remains out of the public eye while recuperating in Washington, D.C., from war-related injuries.
  • One of the state's largest concentrations of military families is definitely feeling the stress of war.
  • No matter what happens in New Hampshire to the 1996 presidential dreams of Republican Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, Democrats are lining up to block his re- election to Congress, saying he has lost touch with the Lone Star State. [...] Gramm...