Tag Archives: Bexar County
A string of in-custody deaths over the past year point to inadequate treatment for inmates with serious medical conditions.
A string of in-custody deaths over the past year point to inadequate treatment for inmates with serious medical conditions. * by Michael Barajas January 23, 202...Read More
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is feuding with his deputies' union in the midst of a bout of scandals.
Javier Salazar has bounced between scandals since he took over the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in 2017. During his first year, the department drew national ...Read More
In the era of right-on-crime-backed efforts to curb mass incarceration, police unions have increasingly become a voice in the wilderness.
Jack Michael Ule’s death inside the Bexar County jail on April 18 struck a nerve. Arrested two weeks earlier for criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor, Ule...Read More
Janice Dotson-Stevens' death is another tragic example of how bad the criminal justice system is at dealing with mentally ill people who enter it.
by Michael Barajas January 4, 2019 Three days after Christmas, family and friends of Janice Dotson-Stephens packed into pews inside the Lewis Funeral Home in Sa...Read More
Organizers who raised money to bail out black mothers across the state are part of a movement seeking to end what civil rights groups call “wealth-based detention.”
Simone Oliver took her first-ever trip to the Bexar County jail on April 25, when she said an argument with her partner spiraled into a misdemeanor domestic ass...Read More
Texas Republicans have made gains in San Antonio, but Donald Trump may wreck their best-laid plans.
Philip Cortez is one of the Texas Democratic Party’s most important candidates this election, but for most of the year he’s been living on a different conti...Read More
Tarrant County won't issue licenses even if the stay is lifted; Bexar County will be open around the clock.
Same-sex couples in Fort Worth may have to go to Dallas to get licenses if a judge lifts his stay of a ruling striking down Texas' same-sex marriage bans. ...Read More