San Antonio Local & National News – March 1, 2019
Written by KROV News Department on March 4, 2019
In Local News –
The City of Abilene is the first city in Texas and ninth in America to house all homeless veterans.
In October, Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams launched the Mayor’s Challenge to end veterans’ homelessness within 100 days.
The idea was to find housing for homeless veterans, which would help them start to turn their lives around.
“During the 100 days of this challenge, our local housing and service providers redoubled their efforts to house as many veterans as possible in order to make veteran homelessness in Abilene something that is rare, brief, and nonrecurring,” said the West Texas Homeless Network.
The mayor and West Texas Homeless Network were able to house the remaining 30 homeless veterans in Abilene.
They’ll continue working to reduce the overall homeless population in the city.
In National News –
Corey Jackson, a 12-year old aspiring rapper also known as Lil C-Note or Corey J, recently appeared in court to defend himself against felony charges.
Jackson, who went viral back in March 2017 for his appearance on The Ellen Show, has since continued his passion in music.
A few months ago, he was arrested by an off-duty police officer who accused him of illegally selling CDs inside the food court at the Cumberland Mall in Georgia when a police officer, who was off-duty at that time, grabbed his arm and arrested him for allegedly selling CDs.
Jackson expressed his reaction to his court appearance stating; “Seriously like I really wake up everyday asking myself why would this police officer tell these ludicrous/ridiculous stories on me that now have me having to go to court facing a felony at 12 years old as if I’m really a robber, killer / Murderer or some kid that cuss out and fight police officers!!”