Officials: 55 people found in tractor-trailer
Dozens of people, including some children, were discovered in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio.
KSAT-TV reports that authorities from several agencies were called to a North Side neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and found 55 people suspected of entering the country illegally in and around a tractor-trailer.
Homeland Security investigations spokeswoman Nina Pruneda confirmed that the agency is investigating.
San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood says all the people appeared to be in good health.
Hood said, “This truck was air-conditioned, thank God. This truck had water. So they were hydrated.”
Hood says five people were taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Except for the five injured, all the trailer’s occupants were taken to a detention center.
205 tons of beef smoked sausage recalled
A Texas company is recalling more than 205 tons of beef smoked sausage due to an ingredient issue.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall by J Bar B Foods of Waelder involves beef brisket smoked sausage. The problem, discovered Tuesday, prompted a recall of nearly 411,000 pounds of items with a pork casing not declared on the label.
Some consumers may suffer allergic reactions. No one has reported getting sick.
The ready-to-eat products were produced June 21, 2016, to May 29, 2018. The 12-ounce items say: “H-E-B Texas Heritage sausage smoked with natural hardwood beef brisket” and USDA number EST. 7066.
The meat was shipped to retailers in Texas.
Consumers should discard the recalled meat or return it to the place of purchase.
Woman takes bugs to council meeting
A South Texas woman gave a small bag of dead cockroaches to a city official to protest newly planted palm trees that she blames for more unwanted bugs in her neighborhood.
Patricia Polastri told the Corpus Christi City Council that she’s seen more rodents and unwanted insects, including cockroaches, since the trees were planted. Polastri, who lives on scenic Ocean Drive, also complained that the palm trees block her view of Corpus Christi Bay.
The college instructor gave the plastic bag of cockroaches to City Manager Keith Selman. She asked council members to reconsider the landscaping, which includes more than 150 palms, and to plant the trees across Corpus Christi.
Council members took no action on the remarks during a public comment period.