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Bexar County Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela defended herself during a news conference Monday, several hours after Texas Rangers and FBI agents raided her Gilbeau Road office.

No charges have been filed and no arrests were made.

Sheriff Salazar speaks at a press conference following the accidental releases of two inmates.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

After two inmates were mistakenly released from the Bexar County Jail within 24 hours of each other this week, Judge Nelson Wolff is calling on the sheriff to hire a new jail administrator.

Ariel Zambelich | NPR

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts is being remembered in a funeral in Washington, D.C. She died on Tuesday at the age of 75.

A live stream will begin at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time.  

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District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Judge Nelson Wolff  others stand with representatives from Navistar at a press conference.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Commercial truck and bus manufacturer Navistar, based in Lisle, Illinois, announced its plans to build a $250 million San Antonio plant and hire 600 workers.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Toyota is investing $391 million into its manufacturing plant on San Antonio’s South Side.

Two recreationists slide into Lake Placid.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Residents on four south central Texas lakes are celebrating Monday’s out-of-court settlement that will keep the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority from draining the waterways. Lakeside locals said they are trying to appreciate their lakes each day they have them.

A group of people swimming on Lake Placid.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

After hundreds of lakeside residents protested the proposed draining of four Texas lakes, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has agreed to hold off on the plan. 

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The 2020 budget for the City of San Antonio is the largest in the city’s history at $2.9 billion. 

In addition to funding the city’s essential services, it includes new money such as $1 million for domestic violence initiatives and about $500,000 dollars as seed money for a new institute on Mexican American Civil Rights.  It also includes the city’s first ever homestead exemption.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the budget – which began gathering council amendments recommendations this summer – is a moral document for the city.

Angela Hsieh | NPR

September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Eric Bell laughed and chatted with a group of tech workers on a sidewalk in downtown San Antonio. He was excited to tell them about his new company, Blue Duck Express.

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