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Screens: One of the first images in Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin is a tiny white dot at the center of a black screen. At what are we looking? An eclipse? The sun... By David Riedel 4/16/2014
Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News: After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
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
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There’s plenty to celebrate on the Old 97\'s 20th birthday

There’s plenty to celebrate on the Old 97's 20th birthday

Music: Back in the 1990s, when major labels would still propose multi-album deals to relative unknowns, Rhett Miller and the Old 97's sat in the offices... By Callie Enlow 4/16/2014
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Alamo Colleges Barely Passed Its Own Accountability Test

News After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out... By Mary Tuma | 4/16/2014
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Protestors Won’t Give Up on Immigration Reform

News “Obama, Obama, don’t deport my mama!,” chanted dozens of protestors at the University of Texas—Austin last week. In a call to President Barack Obama... By Mary Tuma | 4/16/2014
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Cityscrapes: A historic argument for a streetcar vote

News Here in San Antonio, we’re really, really good at remembering some things: Travis, Barrett, Crockett, the defenders of the Alamo and the story of the creation... By Heywood Sanders | 4/16/2014
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Glitter Political: Tommy Calvert’s political rebirth

News Tommy Calvert, candidate for precinct 4 Bexar County commissioner, says his love of reading has dramatically sharpened his skills in the art of... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 4/9/2014
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News: After months of passionate protest, petitions and public forums, faculty, students and administration of the five Alamo Community Colleges let out... By Mary Tuma 4/16/2014
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  • “Support SARA’s Goodwill”: a Big Green Recycle Event with a Medal

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:22:25 +0000

    Here’s a chance to shake off some bad juju from too much Fiesta polluting and declutter your pad at the same time. Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Goodwill and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are hosting a recycling jamboree. And prizes, there will be prizes to win, like the coveted Goodwill Fiesta Medal. Consider any one of the 30 day minimalist challenges that pepper the blogosphere, and you’ll likely find yourself willing to part with something like a sack of clothes, a bread machine, and a CD player, and hell, the TV, too.   You can drop off any used clothing, household items, and electronics at these four Goodwill locations: 3730 N. Loop 1604 East at Bulverde 727 NW Loop 410 at Blanco 3401 Fredericksburg Road 2514 SW Military Drive This is also the perfect time to come clean and cut the cord with the plastic bag – that whole stash of them in the back of your pantry. SARA will take them for you, no questions asked. Do it. Rid yourself of the bad karma that may haunt you if one of your finger-printed plastic bags finds it way into the San Antonio River. […]
  • Mike Bloomberg: More Bucks for Less Bangs

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:48:09 +0000

    I try to approach contentious political issues with an open mind, willing to be swayed by new evidence, or at least willing to acknowledge that the other side has some valid points. Surely my ideological opponent has logical thoughts, given their starting principles, right? I have no monopoly on good ideas, I remind myself, and the other side usually isn’t crazy. At the same time, people who I largely agree with, I also remind myself, deserve a skeptical look every once in a while. I think it’s a good idea to disagree with my ideological allies on a regular basis, because I’m a contrarian and it helps to sharpen my ideas. I hope this makes me not wishy-washy but, rather, nuanced. I want to be a complex thinker. Most things in the world are not black and white. And then there is the issue of guns in America. Stricter gun control, for me, is what a hero of mine calls a PMC – a Position of Moral Clarity. When it comes to gun control, I’m not interested in your nuance, your different starting principles. Don’t tell me about your 2nd Amendment Rights. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson did not contemplate […]
  • Super Adorable Baby Komodo Dragon At The San Antonio Zoo

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000

    When Scatha, one of San Antonio Zoo’s resident Komodo Dragons, died back in December 2013 in a tragic fire, she left behind eight unhatched eggs.  On April 4, one of those eggs hatched: meet Phoenix, the San Antonio Zoo’s the newest male komodo dragon. According to San Antonio Express-News, Phoenix weighs 114 grams and is almost 47 centimeters long.  Not a big fella yet, considering Komodo Dragons can reach up to 10 feet long and 300 pounds.  Though their diet consists of anything from deer, buffalo, carrion, Phoenix isn’t scarfing down anything like that yet.  Being only 14 days old, he’s only just eaten his first mouse. Phoenix currently resides in an enclosure separate from the other reptiles, but he won’t be joined by any siblings.According to the San Antonio Zoo, the other eggs were not fertile. He’s an only child. In the future, Phoenix may join McCloud, the adult Komodo dragon the San Antonio Zoo has on exhibit. But that day is still a long way off, and depends on several factors for them to become friends. In the meantime, what does a baby Komodo dragon do with its time?  The San Antonio Zoo tells us that he is […]