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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Op-Ed: Don’t deny Ivy Taylor’s chance to ‘evolve’

Op-Ed: Don’t deny Ivy Taylor’s chance to ‘evolve’

News: The San Antonio City Council may gain a major accomplishment in the city’s already progressive history in race relations. When Julian Castro announced his... By Frederick Williams 7/2/2014
Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
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The history of country music is full of greats who use two first names. There’s Gary P. Nunn and David Allan Coe, Jerry Jeff Walker and Willis Alan Ramsey, Ray Wylie Hubbard and even (ahem) Billy Ray Cyrus—but none of these mofos are as bad as Texas outlaw pioneer Billy Joe Shaver. (read more)


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Residing in the state of Texas means living in a constant state of abject terror. That’s according to yet another nonsense ranking, courtesy of one of the many real estate blogs that specialize in nonsense rankings of American states and municipalities. (read more)


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Safe Harbor: SA struggles to embrace its current refugee community

Safe Harbor: SA struggles to embrace its current refugee community

News: The refugee camps are packed with tents, bamboo huts and nationless people. There is no electricity to speak of and women, men and children wait in lines... By Bill Conroy 7/16/2014
Mayoral Horse Race: Interim mayor selection starts soon

Mayoral Horse Race: Interim mayor selection starts soon

News: Last week at a Centro San Antonio luncheon, the talk of the town was the future of San Antonio’s urban core and outgoing Mayor Julian Castro, whose... By Mark Reagan 7/16/2014
Happy Hour Hound: Tribeca Di Olmos

Happy Hour Hound: Tribeca Di Olmos

Food & Drink: The Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca—a portmanteau for Triangle Below Canal Street—is home to the namesake film festival... By Miriam Sitz 7/16/2014
Fresh, Local Comfort Food at Grayson Street Eatery

Fresh, Local Comfort Food at Grayson Street Eatery

Food & Drink: I’m not much for mystery. Surprise birthday parties aren’t my jam. I like knowing what I’m getting myself into. All. The. Time. I’m a... By Jessica Elizarraras 7/16/2014
Lunchtime Snob: Islander eats at L&L Hawaiian Grill

Lunchtime Snob: Islander eats at L&L Hawaiian Grill

Food & Drink: It’s been about a month since L&L Hawaiian Grill graced SA with its presence. The anticipation for the city’s first location of the... By Jessica Elizarraras 7/16/2014
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New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Music: Over the past six years Kevin Gilyard, better known by his rap name Kevin Gates, has fought successfully, with smarts and bravado, to carve his name... By James Courtney 7/16/2014
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San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

Arts & Culture: Ask San Japan community relations director David Ramirez how the local Japanese animation convention has changed over the last seven years, and... By Kiko Martinez 7/16/2014
In ‘South, America’ Texas Author Rod Davis Takes a Dangerous Road Trip

In ‘South, America’ Texas Author Rod Davis Takes a Dangerous Road Trip

Arts & Culture: The newest novel from author Rod Davis begins with a dead body on the curb in Marigny, downriver of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The deceased... By Laura Carter 7/16/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on, says satirical news commentator Jon Stewart... By Rob Brezsny 7/16/2014
Savage Love: Shorties

Savage Love: Shorties

Arts & Culture: Two questions, Dan. 1. Recently, I went to a bar with my brother and encountered a friend from high school. My brother told me that... By Dan Savage 7/16/2014
Surviving Splashtown

Surviving Splashtown

Arts & Culture: Surviving Splashtown, how do you do it? Why would you even try? I never imagined that I would be the one extolling the virtues of... By Joy-Marie Scott 7/9/2014
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Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Coasts on Smarm

Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’ Coasts on Smarm

Screens: There have been lots of words bandied about in critics’ circles following screenings of Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. Here’s a smattering of the... By David Riedel 7/16/2014
Still Mad as Hell: ‘Network’ surprises 38 years later

Still Mad as Hell: ‘Network’ surprises 38 years later

Screens: When I learned of the great film director Sidney Lumet’s death in 2011, I decided to memorialize him by diving back into his masterpieces. While... By Callie Enlow 7/9/2014
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2014 Best of San Antonio
Best DIY Venue

Best DIY Venue

Around Town: Reader's Choice: We admit this is not the answer we expected for this subcategory, but SoFlo is so darn cute it deserves the hype. 4/23/2014
Best Pan Dulce

Best Pan Dulce

Food: Critic's Pick: With four locations across SA, Horno Mission San Jose makes it hard to resist its pan dulce varieties. 4/23/2014
Best Dive Bar

Best Dive Bar

Nightlife: Reader's Choice: Possibly the only dive bar on the planet to offer duck confit on its in-house menu, Oak Hills surprises in other ways as well. 4/23/2014
Best Sports Fan

Best Sports Fan

People: Critic's Pick: Much like his man-crush Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio native (though now Houston resident) Shea Serrano became a breakout star for media-obsessed Spurs fans during last season’s NBA Finals. 4/23/2014
Best Place to Bargain

Best Place to Bargain

Shopping: Critic's Pick: With tacky imports, new plastic toys and other landfill-destined unnecessaries now being the norm at most flea markets... 4/23/2014
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