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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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Food & Drink: It’s been a year since I’ve taken up this gig of eating and drinking across San Antonio. Since then, no fewer than seven juice shops have opened in the area... By Jessica Elizarraras 8/20/2014
SA’s Gritty PuroSlam is Feared, Respected in National Slam Poetry Scene

SA’s Gritty PuroSlam is Feared, Respected in National Slam Poetry Scene

Arts & Culture: See, there is this place where people participate in a ritual derived from the verbal tradition of telling and retelling stories to a room of bodies... By Melanie Robinson 8/20/2014
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
15 Types of Commonly Encountered College Students

15 Types of Commonly Encountered College Students

College Issue 2014: Usually a freshman, this student tries to absorb everything the teacher says and immediately after class rushes to... By Alex Deleon 8/18/2014
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Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

News Earlier this month, mayoral front-runner Mike Villarreal clarified that he would not resign from his House District 123 seat before the November 4... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta | 8/20/2014
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SAPD warms to ride-sharing

News From sinister public-safety threat to an it-can-work attitude, the San Antonio Police Department has changed its tune on ride-sharing companies... By Mark Reagan | 8/20/2014
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Mayoral Horserace: Lone candidate continues raising cash

News Last week District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg was sworn in as mayor pro-tem. So when Mayor Ivy Taylor isn’t around, Nirenberg will play the... By Mark Reagan | 8/20/2014
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Glitter Political: Frankly, My Dears, Stephani Walsh Gives a Damn

News Stephani Walsh has read Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel Gone with the Wind near a dozen times. And each time she gets to the scene where the manipulative... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 8/20/2014
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Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

Voters will decide who replaces Mike Villarreal at the Capitol

News: Earlier this month, mayoral front-runner Mike Villarreal clarified that he would not resign from his House District 123 seat before the November 4... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 8/20/2014
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Glitter Political: The picturesque life of Karen Crouch

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The Mayoral Horserace Returns with a Bang

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

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

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Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

Cityscrapes: Streetcar squawking is nothing new for SA

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  • Topless Rally Planned For Sunday

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:44:06 +0000

    This Sunday, the girls are coming out. August 24 marks the 7th annual GoTopless Day, and 60 cities around the world will bear witness to a wave of demonstrations in the name of female equality as women march in protest for the right to air out their areolas. For those who are unaware, women have a pair of things on their upper torsos called breasts. They are often used as tools for seduction or as nourishment for infants, but most of the time they are just there. Breasts come in a variety of sizes, are often unwieldy, and society dictates that, while in public, they remain caged in these uncomfortable contraptions called bras, also known as the shackles of the patriarchy. But the women’s rights organization GoTopless believes that if men can peel off their shirts in public without inciting puritanical shock, women should be able to walk around with their breasts unencumbered by the confines of clothing. The group is staging topless protests worldwide to raise awareness about the issue. This year marks the first time a GoTopless demonstration will be held in San Antonio. Local organizers are planning a march downtown at the corner of St. Mary’s and […]
  • Survey Says: San Antonio is Satisfied with Services

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:36:11 +0000

    Are you satisfied? According to the City of San Antonio, residents rated overall quality of city services as “excellent” or “good” 70 percent of time, up from 66 percent in 2008. San Antonio released results from its fourth community-wide survey on Wednesday. The survey, which was conducted by ETC Institute, found that Alamo City residents are satisfied at a higher rate than Austin (63 percent), Dallas (61 percent) Fort Worth (58 percent) and Houston (49 percent). According to a news release, the Alamo City’s rate of satisfaction is also higher than Las Vegas (68 percent), Oklahoma City (66 percent), Kansas City (55 percent), Seattle (51 percent), Boston (46 percent), New York City (37 percent) and San Francisco (34 percent). But not everyone’s going to be satisfied. The survey found that overall satisfaction decreased in Animal Care Services (7 percent), Code Enforcement (7 percent), the quality of street maintenance, new sidewalks, flood prevention and drainage facilities (5 percent decrease), and Development Services (5 percent). However, there’s a lot of good news, according to the survey. The highest level of resident satisfaction landed with public library services (91 percent), fire services (91 percent), the San Antonio International Airport (81 percent), the 3-1-1 Call […]
  • Marijuana, Marriage and the Republican Liberty Caucus

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:01:56 +0000

    Medical marijuana almost made it onto the Texas Republican Party platform during the GOP’s June convention. Teresa Cleghorn, who founded the Bexar County Republican Liberty Caucus six weeks ago, said the language was tossed out of the platform by a 60 percent vote from delegates who were opposed to medicinal cannabis. “It was kind of what lead me to believe that if we started a liberty caucus here we have a chance at changing the Republican Party and reminding it of its roots,” Cleghorn said of the vote. “The Republican Party was built on the founding fathers belief of liberty and responsibility.” For Cleghorn, and the liberty caucus, the federal government’s “War on Drugs” has been a failure that resulted in an increase of people incarcerated for marijuana while drug use has increased. “I think there is a big difference between marijuana and meth,” she said, explaining that marijuana has medicinal uses. “Right now, the party platform doesn’t allow experimentation to see how it could be helpful to the medical field. We don’t think government should interfere with health care.” The pro-medicinal marijuana language was in the Temporary Platform Committee report under the Healthcare and Nutritional Supplements section. “We support the […]