San Antonio’s Bates Energy loses in Kansas court

Stan Bates, who was indicted earlier this year with state Sen. Carlos Uresti for allegedly defrauding investors, was a no-show this week for a Kansas court hearing in an unrelated case.

State District Judge Rhonda K. Mason entered an almost $650,000 judgment against Bates Energy Oil & Gas Wednesday, saying the company breached a lease with Caldwell-Baker.