Friday, March 17, 2017

Off-Duty DPS Trooper Shot In Home Invasion


An off-duty trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety was shot during a home invasion in Kirby, officials confirmed early Friday morning.

Police with the city of Kirby were the first to respond to the scene just before midnight Thursday in the 5100 block of Tom Stafford Drive not far from Binz-Engleman Road.

According to information provided by DPS, the trooper was investigating an intruder in his backyard when he was attacked by a man who tried to force his way into the residence.

During the struggle the trooper's firearm discharged and the round was stopped by a protective vest he was wearing, the DPS said.

DPS said the male suspect fled on foot following the shooting.

According to the Kirby Police Department, the trooper suffered a non life-threatening wound and was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

The Texas Rangers are investigating and are being assisted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the San Antonio Police Department and the Kirby Police Department.

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Source: KSAT

Naked Man With Shovel Bit Deputy


A Bullard man who was found naked and carrying a shovel is behind bars after allegedly biting a deputy.

About 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Smith County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 16800 block of Deer Cove Road in Flint. When they arrived, they found Justin Carsten, 22, of Bullard, nude and carrying a shovel.

Officials later learned that Carsten was allegedly going door-to-door in his underpants, asking for work.

As deputies arrived, Carsten began to strip off his underwear. Deputies attempted to subdue Carsten, who appeared to be intoxicated or on some type of drugs, officials say. Carsten resisted arrest and deputies used a Taser, which officials say was ineffective.

A struggle ensued and Carsten allegedly bit one of the officers on the leg.

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Source: KLTV

Arrested For Forcing Teen Into Prostitution


A Houston woman forced a 14-year-old girl to have sex with dozens of men, according to prosecutors.

Denise Coronado, 19, was charged Friday with compelling prostitution.

According to Harris County prosecutors, the girl told authorities that she was kidnapped while she was walking down the street and was held in a wooded area for five days. The girl said she was taken to a Houston motel, where she was introduced to Coronado. The girl said she was threatened and burned with a cigarette.

Coronado took a picture of the girl and used it in an online advertisement, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said the girl was forced to have sex with more than 24 men within a week, before she escaped.

Coronado was expected to appear Monday in court.

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List Of J.C. Penney Stores Closing In Texas


J.C. Penney on Friday listed the 138 stores it is closing.

The move will impact about 5,000 employees, the company said. J.C. Penney said it will provide outplacement support for those who will lose their jobs.

Most stores will start the liquidation process on April 17, and the closures will be complete by June.

The closing stores represent about 13 to 14 percent of the company's portfolio, and less than 5 percent of annual sales.

Here's a list of the stores closing In Texas.

Athens
Borger
Early
El Paso (Downtown)
Marshall
McAllen (Downtown)
Nacogdoches
Seguin
Stephenville

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Which Is Best For Sandwiches?


Here are the contenders. A: Hellmann's B: Duke's C: Miracle Whip

A: America's #1 Mayonnaise is made with real*, simple ingredients: eggs, oil and vinegar. Hellmann’s® Real products are made with cage-free eggs. Our authentic mayonnaise is rich in Omega 3-ALA (contains 650 mg ALA per serving, 40% of the 1.6g Daily Value for ALA, 10g fat, and 1.5g saturated fat.) Use it to make outrageously juicy meals like our Parmesan Crusted Chicken!!

B: Duke’s is more than just a century-old southern recipe, it’s the secret to great food. Well, it’s not really a secret these days. After 100 years of adding creamy texture and tangy flavor to tomato sandwiches and potato salads, people can’t help but spread the word. Try some for yourself to taste the mayonnaise everyone is talking about.

C: And though Kraft keeps Miracle Whip's exact oil content a secret, the company confirms that it is too low to meet the mayo standard. What makes it different: While it contains mayo's key ingredients (egg, soybean oil, vinegar, water), Miracle Whip sets itself apart with a sweet, spicy flavor that some folks prefer.

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Texas Style Chicken Fried Steak At Mama's


Who knew this Hispanic city was such a hotspot for southern fried goodness? You'll find all the standard country fare at this cute cafe: biscuits and sausage gravy, fried okra, mashed potatoes, etc...but once you sink your teeth into their chicken fried steak, you'll never order anything else. The cut of meat is so plump and full-bodied, and it's breaded just right to not lose that tenderness in an ocean of crust. Come get you some, y'all.

Location:
Mama's Cafe
2442 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX 78217
Phone: 210-826-8303

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