Noon Fix: Alamo commissioners to weigh firing police chief; Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress; Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year; Letters to Santa

Alamo Police Chief Baudelio Castillo stands beside a truck seized during a drug bust made by the department's new K-9 unit Aug. 22, 2018. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)

Alamo commissioners to weigh firing police chief

ALAMO — Less than a year after hiring a new police chief following the retirement of their longtime chief who died of cancer in February, the board of commissioners here may fire Chief Baudelio Castillo.

In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meets with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington. Trump said last week he would be “proud” to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. (Evan Vucci | The Associated Press)

Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House is willing to work with Congress to avert a partial government shutdown.
Mission Veterans quarterback Landry Gilpin (12) carries the ball against San Antonio Wagner in Class 5A Division I regional final at the Alamodome on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in San Antonio.

Mission Veterans quarterback Gilpin named Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year

The Mission Veterans football season ended Dec. 8, but the acknowledgements and accolades have continued to roll in several days later.

Letter to Santa. (METRO)

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

The Monitor’s Festiva magazine wants to publish your children’s letters to Santa. Email your child’s typed letter along with their name, age and photograph to community@themonitor.com.