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The Source: Reporters' Round Table Tackles Tackled Refs And New Police Chiefs


Another iteration of our reporters roundtable brings big hits and big hires. 

After the intentional tackling and spearing of an official at the Marble Falls vs John Jay High School game this weekend, dueling complaints and a possible lawsuit wait in the wings. Yesterday, the University Interscholastic League, which oversees high school sports,  found that John Jay can still compete this weekend as long as the involved players aren't present. The two remain suspended along with Assistant coach Mack Breed, who was put on administrative leave while the investigation continues.

Allegations of racial slurs being used by official Robert Watts have been made and Northside ISD has said it will file a complaint. Robert Watts has reportedly retained legal representation for a possible lawsuit against the school. What happens now?

Also, City Hall sources are saying an announcement on the new Chief of San Antonio Police could come by the end of this week.  The city has been searching for a new chief since William McManus announced he was retiring more than a year ago. 

The City Manager's Office announced last month it had narrowed its pool to five, including interim SAPD Police Chief Anthony Treviño. The number fell to four when Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo announced he was pulling his name from the list and staying in Austin.

We talk about the remaining candidates and who might be San Antonio's Top Cop.


  • Ryan Poppe, TPR's Statehouse Reporter
  • Brian Chasnoff, Columnist for the San Antonio Express-News

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive