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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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San Japan: Samurai 7 puts anime culture center stage

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Sail Away: Get on a boat in Canyon Lake

Sail Away: Get on a boat in Canyon Lake

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Surfing Wakes and Fakes in SA

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SA Author Karen Ranney Caps off Her Clan Sinclair Trilogy on an Erotic Note

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‘Life in Color’ Maps Modern Master Henri Matisse’s Evolution

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