The story of State Rep. Aaron Pena and the band of veterans who are walking from Edinburg to the Alamo to highlight the need for a VA hospital in South Texas took a bizarre turn earlier today.
Around noon on Thursday the group reached San Antonio and were given a police escort through the city.
Late Wednesday night, city leaders met to discuss whether or not to escort them through the city.
At one point, the Bexar County Sheriffs Department called the group and told them they could not enter Bexar County or the city of San Antonio without a permit. If they did, they risked being arrested.
This morning both the mayor of San Antonio and the Bexar County Sheriff department denied having said that.
In the end, despite being briefly halted, everything was worked out, and the troupe will reach its destination around noon on Friday, Veterans' Day. I hope the mission that they set out to accomplish has as happy an ending as that.
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