Stories By Martin Kuz

  • King for a day: a steer named Checkers fetches $110,000 at... Celina teenager corrals top honors and a $10,000 scholarships at junior market steer competition.
  • Obama set him free. Then he landed back in prison. Bobby Gill returned to San Antonio after the former president commuted his life sentence in 2015. His new beginning didn’t last.
  • Afghan troops going AWOL from JBSA A federal watchdog has found that more Afghan troops sent to the U.S. for training vanish from JBSA than from any other military base nationwide.
  • Navy veteran sets sail on a voyage of healing Taylor Grieger and his friend Stephen O’Shea are sailing around Cape Horn to raise awareness about veteran suicides.
  • Shooting victim Tara McNulty tended bar, and treated patrons... Her two children, Hailey and James, were wounded are expected to recover.
  • JBSA sets up supply stations to aid Harvey victims A growing military mobilization is bolstering federal relief efforts to assist tens of thousands of people displaced by the storm.
  • The president’s decision to send 4,000 more troops to the country will make little difference without renewed efforts to find a diplomatic solution, analysts say.
  • VA policy hinders veterans courts in aiding thousands of vets... The courts help former service members with mental health and substance abuse problems. But veterans with other than honorable discharges are mostly shut out of the programs.
  • Troops survive battlefields only to be forsaken at home Greco belongs to the multitudes of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans separated from the military for misconduct while coping with mental health disorders connected to their service. During a recent five-year period, tens of thousands of troops...
  • Returns coming in; Warrick still behind and Treviño still leading Councilman Alan Warrick’s challenger Cruz Shaw was ahead 56 percent to 44 percent with just the early vote count in; Councilman Robert Treviño was head of his challenger, Michael Montaño, 53 percent to 47 percent.
  • The president has vowed “to do a great job for our veterans.” But his proposed budget could cut funding for the food program, which helps thousands of Texas vets.
  • Military veterans consider the president’s executive order bad news for U.S. military and intelligence personnel working in the seven countries named in the ban.
  • Fifteen years after U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, troops from Fort Hood and the Texas National Guard are training the country’s military.
  • Details emerge in hot air balloon crash; witness says basket looked 'full' MAXWELL - Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will comb the site of a hot air balloon crash in central Texas on Sunday, a day after at least 16 people are believed to have died in the worst such crash in U.S. history....
  • Hot air balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas, kills 16,... The Saturday morning accident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Safety Transportation Board.
  • Veterans lost to suicide and their surviving family members are uncounted casualties of America's 21st-century wars, a mounting toll that remains invisible to most of the country. Sara Mata has followed a morning ritual since marrying Manuel...
  • Mayor says San Antonio has “effectively ended” veteran... Ivy Taylor announced Friday that the city had found housing for 1,335 homeless veterans since January 2015
  • ‘Marijuana march’ builds support for grass-roots reform Second annual event provides chance to ‘come out of the cannabis closet’
  • Miller’s philanthropy began with school crossing guards In 1991, budget cuts had jeopardized San Antonio’s safety patrol program, which places adult volunteers near schools to supervise children crossing streets.
  • Crime, murder cast long shadow over neighborhood ice cream trucks / Murder of vendor highlights job risks "The customers -- sometimes they can be rude," said Sadeghi, an Iranian immigrant who sells ice cream from his battered 1972 Chevrolet van...