‘Oversight on my part’: Judge Speedlin Gonzalez found with loaded gun at San Antonio International Airport
A loaded handgun was found in the carry-on luggage of Bexar County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez at San Antonio International Airport last week, records obtained Tuesday by KSAT Investigates confirm.
’We’re here to watch history be made’: Bexar County judge in Washington D.C. for inauguration
SAN ANTONIO – The inauguration will look different today because of the pandemic and security concerns, but that didn’t stop Bexar County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez from making the trip with her wife. Once President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris were announced the winner of the 2020 election back in December, Gonzalez told her wife to book their flights. “We’re booking for Kamala Harris because she is going to be history-making as a woman of color,” Gonzalez said. “We’re here to watch history be made.”Despite tightened security because of the recent violent insurrection at the Capitol and the uncertainty of more possible violent protests, Gonzalez is not letting it scare her. Read also:Where, when to watch President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugurationPhotos: How Washington D.C. is preparing for the inauguration of President-elect Joe BidenHere are all the celebrities performing at Joe Biden’s inauguration
Some Bexar County residents hope next Supreme Court justice is selected after election
San Antonio – The community gathered at the Bexar County Courthouse steps for a vigil honoring the justice warrior who Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was before her death. “Notorious RBG to me was a voice for the voiceless,” said Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, a judge in Bexar County. She taught me that even if you have a smaller voice, you are not voiceless.”“She was a good and faithful servant,” said Stephanie Boyd, another judge for Bexar county. “She was respected as a very thorough justice,” Kauffman said. The community gathered at the Bexar County Courthouse steps for a vigil honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
25 influential Latinos in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio, a majority Hispanic city, has the fourth-largest Latino population in the United States. From chefs and political stars to entertainers, athletes and personalities bigger than the North Star Mall boots, here’s a look at 25 influential Latinos in San Antonio, in no particular order. Marina Gonzales: The former CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio is now the new president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Her resume also includes serving as the Chief of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Division at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and now is the 2020 Chairwoman for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Erika Prosper Nirenberg: Currently the first lady of San Antonio, Nirenberg has blazed her own path here in San Antonio and is influential to many.
Local judge working to improve domestic violence epidemic
SAN ANTONIO – Making the community a safe place is what drives Bexar County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez. Last November, Gonzalez was the first openly gay judge to be elected in Bexar County, and she runs one of two domestic violence courts. "Bexar County unfortunately hails as the record-holder for the most number of domestic violence cases, child abuse cases and drug cases in the state." HB 3529 will allow Gonzalez to establish a drug court within her court to provide court-supervised drug treatment. "We're going to try all those different things to turn this ship around that we know as a domestic violence epidemic in San Antonio and Bexar County," Gonzalez said.
Bexar County to have first domestic violence drug court in Texas for offenders
SAN ANTONIO – The state has made it official: Bexar County has the chance to be the first county in Texas to have a drug court specifically for domestic violence offenders. It's not popular to help the offender, but let's look at the problem with domestic violence. "Over 85% of the cases that come through domestic violence court involve substance abuse at some level," she said. Speedlin Gonzalez wants to take first-time offenders with any substances mentioned in their arrest and funnel them into a domestic violence drug court that's structured a lot like other specialty drug courts in our county. There are more than 400 domestic violence drug courts in the nation, but none currently in Texas.