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Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
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
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
A Look Back at SA\'s Homebrew History

A Look Back at SA's Homebrew History

The Beer Issue: Homebrewing is a foundational American virtue. Not just Sam Adams smiling back from the bottle that bears his name—virtually all the... By Lance Higdon 10/15/2014

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Zombies walk downtown, drive to Tonic bar

Photo: Photos by Chuck Kerr, License: N/A

Photos by Chuck Kerr

Josh Fahrenkrug gives Candace Blanchette a check-up

It must be tough to organize an army of the walking dead. Last Sunday, we clocked thousands of zombies (and a few unsuspecting walking meals) shuffling from HemisFair Park to the Alamo for the official 2011 Zombie Walk. Despite the huge turnout downtown, getting the zombie mass to hop in a car, cab, or (hopefully) carpool across town to Tonic Bar (5500 Babcock Rd, Ste 117) proved to be harder than herding undead cats — only about two dozen zombies attended the official Zombie Walk After Party.

But enthusiasm more than made up for the so-so attendance. Most of the zombies I met were excited first-timers for both the walk and Tonic Bar, and I was impressed with the bar's expansive, posh smoking patio (complete with foosball table, boxing game, and fully-stocked outdoor bar). Inside, DJ Flex tried unsuccessfully to get the zombies dancing, but he deserves props for dropping in "Thriller" — which he did at least three times. The real attraction was the costume contest to crown this year's Zombie King and Queen. That honor went to Michael Botello (zombie Amy Winehouse) and Lacie Dawn (aka Betty Off Dead). But the real night's winners were the thirsty zombies trying to squeeze a few more hours of bloody fun out of a typically boring Sunday night

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