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Food & Drink: The answer came unanimously without prompting or hesitation, as if sent straight from the sexually liberated goddess of... By Melanie Robinson 7/30/2014
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
Pub: Stay Golden Social House

Pub: Stay Golden Social House

Flavor 2014: Puro meets Pearl-adjacent at this laidback joint that packs a punch with seriously delicious cocktails... 7/29/2014
Profiles in Cosplay from Ivy Doomkitty to Dog Groomers

Profiles in Cosplay from Ivy Doomkitty to Dog Groomers

Arts & Culture: Wizard World Comic Con graces San Antonio for the first time ever. The traveling pop-culture mega fest brings together comic... By Kyla Mora 7/30/2014
Chicken with a Cult Following at Pollos Asados

Chicken with a Cult Following at Pollos Asados

Food & Drink: It’s late on a Sunday morning, and the crowd that will soon fill Pollos Asados is just beginning to dribble in. Outside, the smoke from... By Ron Bechtol 7/30/2014
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Glitter Political: The picturesque life of Karen Crouch

News Kith and kin of the cosmopolitan Karen Crouch know that it’s rare to find the former judge at home on her birthday. And as she sits before me in her... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 7/30/2014
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The Mayoral Horserace Returns with a Bang

News With former District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor selected as interim mayor, potential candidates are weighing whether to run for San Antonio’s... By Mark Reagan | 7/30/2014
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Temps wanted for new City Council spots

News San Antonio’s city council will have two new members soon. The departure of District 7 Councilman Cris Medina to Fort Meade... By Mark Reagan | 7/30/2014
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Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

News If a petition meant to derail a $280 million streetcar project in downtown San Antonio isn’t successful, two... By Mark Reagan | 7/23/2014
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Glitter Political: The picturesque life of Karen Crouch

Glitter Political: The picturesque life of Karen Crouch

News: Kith and kin of the cosmopolitan Karen Crouch know that it’s rare to find the former judge at home on her birthday. And as she sits before me in her... By Jade Esteban Estrada 7/30/2014
The Mayoral Horserace Returns with a Bang

The Mayoral Horserace Returns with a Bang

News: With former District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor selected as interim mayor, potential candidates are weighing whether to run for San Antonio’s... By Mark Reagan 7/30/2014
Temps wanted for new City Council spots

Temps wanted for new City Council spots

News: San Antonio’s city council will have two new members soon. The departure of District 7 Councilman Cris Medina to Fort Meade... By Mark Reagan 7/30/2014
Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

Newsmonger: Creative arguments on both sides of the VIA streetcar debate

News: If a petition meant to derail a $280 million streetcar project in downtown San Antonio isn’t successful, two... By Mark Reagan 7/23/2014
Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

News: The increasingly overt and bitter fight over VIA’s proposed downtown modern streetcar should have come as no surprise to anyone knowledgeable about San Antonio... By Heywood Sanders 7/23/2014
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
Newsmonger: Digging into Castro’s Downtown housing claims

Newsmonger: Digging into Castro’s Downtown housing claims

News: During his last speech (we’ll see) as the mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro hailed the “Decade of Downtown” and lauded what he said was a significant... By Mark Reagan 7/16/2014
Glitter Political: The eyes of Gerry Rickhoff are upon you

Glitter Political: The eyes of Gerry Rickhoff are upon you

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Mayoral Horse Race

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The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas Reconnects Tejano Roots

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas Reconnects Tejano Roots

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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
Cityscrapes: Why smart San Antonians keep moving to Austin

Cityscrapes: Why smart San Antonians keep moving to Austin

News: Last week, a longtime University of Texas—San Antonio tech staffer stopped by my classroom to say goodbye. She announced that she was leaving UTSA for a... By Heywood Sanders 7/2/2014
Mayoral Horse Race: Villarreal makes it official, but can he campaign?

Mayoral Horse Race: Villarreal makes it official, but can he campaign?

News: With Mayor Julian Castro enjoying relatively smooth sailing toward his Senate confirmation for the HUD Secretary gig, some mayoral hopefuls are... By Callie Enlow 7/2/2014
  • Republican-led House passes bill allowing it to sue President

    Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:23:55 +0000

    With lessons learned from the attempted impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives instead passed legislation Wednesday that allows it to initiate litigation against the president. So instead of impeaching the second Democratic president to take office since 1981, Republicans will sue President Barack Obama. The House passed Resolution 676 today with 225 republicans voting against five other republicans and 196 democrats. The law will allow the Speaker of the House (John Boehner right now) to initiate litigation on behalf of the House of Representatives if the president, or any member of the executive branch, exceeds his duties under the Constitution with respect to the health care overhaul. The legislation was introduced on July 22 and is only two pages long. Who knows how this will play out, but with civil litigation generally taking quite a bit of time to wind through the courts, Obama might not even be president when any potential litigation ends. In the meantime, you can read the bill here: BILLS 113hres676ih
  • RIP Thelma and Louise: SA Zoo’s Two-Headed Turtle Passes Away

    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:36:43 +0000

    One of San Antonio’s most beloved and outlandish residents was lost on Tuesday. Thelma and Louise, the bicephalic turtle who received national attention for her uncommon condition, suddenly died yesterday of unknown causes. At just over a year old, she exhibited little growth in the past few months. Because of her unique needs, Thelma and Louise received special neonatal care, in a condition-monitored enclosure with ample room for swimming, eating and basking. Thelma and Louise was treasured by the zoology community, having been visited by thousands in her short lifespan. On her first birthday, hundreds of birthday card adorned her tank in the Friedrich Aquarium. She even has a dedicated Facebook page with over 8500 likes. The San Antonio Zoo is deeply saddened by her loss, but they encourage supporters to donate to turtle and tortoise conservation causes to help the reptiles that have had it much worse than her.
  • This Modern World

    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:22:18 +0000