Looking forward to the future of journalism

How sexual assault victims in the military are declared mentally ill and booted out

Amazing reporting by Karisa King, who shows in excruciating detail how sexual assault victims in the military face retaliation and accusations of mental illness. Check out the “Twice Betrayed” home page with links to video interviews and the entire package of stories.

Learning about the arcane world of stock numbers and missile launchers

Jarrette Schule found what appears to be an anti-tank missile launcher on his rural property in the Hill Country. My video about this weird discovery was posted last night. Here’s the story with more details. One of the interesting things about journalism is you learn something new every day. And this odd story definitely qualifies. … Read more

San Antonio man finds missile launcher on property, can’t return it to military

I got a tip last night about Jarrette Schule, who found what appears to be a missile launcher on his rural property. I wrote a story that’s running tomorrow but the video is up right now. A lot of the in-depth stories I work on take weeks, even months, so quirky stories like this one … Read more

Developers, the U.S. Army and the golden-cheeked warbler

Nice animation by Mike Fisher at the Express-News highlighting the environmental conflict between real estate developers and Camp Bullis, an Army training ground. Mike did a great job showing how the booming population on San Antonio’s North Side is causing a major headache for one of the city’s top employers and economic generators.

A primer on Michael Fontana, a nurse accused of killing three patients

Last week military reporter Scott Huddleston and I covered the story of Capt. Michael Fontana, a nurse who has been charged by the Air Force of killing three patients at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. This is Military City, USA, and there’s lots of interest in the case and concern about it. Here … Read more

Invalid valor: Vet lied about his service

An article by Reporter John MacCormack is today’s most viewed, e-mailed, and commented-upon story on the San Antonio Express-News Web page. But it’s a story that very easily could have gone untold. There were no press conferences announcing it. There were no photo ops for television crews to get their images and soundbites. This was … Read more