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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
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
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
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
Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
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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
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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
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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
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Glitter Political: The eyes of Gerry Rickhoff are upon you

News When 61-year-old Gerald C. “Gerry” Rickhoff leads me to his office on the first floor of the Paul Elizondo Tower, he doesn’t appear... By Jade Esteban Estrada | 7/9/2014
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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

News: When 61-year-old Gerald C. “Gerry” Rickhoff leads me to his office on the first floor of the Paul Elizondo Tower, he doesn’t appear... By Jade Esteban Estrada 7/9/2014
Mayoral Horse Race

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News: In an op-ed in the last issue of the Current, Frederick Williams noted that District 2 City Councilwoman Ivy Taylor, who is being... By Mark Reagan and Callie Enlow 7/9/2014
The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas Reconnects Tejano Roots

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas Reconnects Tejano Roots

News: Texans have no shortage of pride when it comes to our history, which is filled with stories of the Alamo, Sam Houston and the Texas Rangers. For... By Eric Moreno 7/9/2014
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
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
The Mayoral Horse Race: Slow going for the ponies

The Mayoral Horse Race: Slow going for the ponies

News: Maybe it’s the calm before the storm, but about the only movement in the race for mayor... By Randy Bear 6/25/2014
Glitter Political: For 45th District Judge Candidate John Bustamante, politics is in the blood

Glitter Political: For 45th District Judge Candidate John Bustamante, politics is in the blood

News: In a cozy but over-sunlit corner of Local Coffee at the Pearl Brewery, John Marcus Bustamante, candidate for Bexar County’s 45th District Court Judge, sits... By Jade Esteban Estrada 6/25/2014
Will Google Fiber Bridge San Antonio\'s Digital Divide?

Will Google Fiber Bridge San Antonio's Digital Divide?

News: In February, Mayor Julián Castro, flanked by a handful of council members, the city manager and a former state representative, delivered an... By Mary Tuma 6/18/2014
  • Gov. Rick Perry orders Texas National Guard to the Rio Grande Valley

    Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:35:23 +0000

    As rhetoric and political maneuvering continue to revolve around border and immigration policies, Texas’ governor upped the ante and ordered the mobilization of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops, who will be sent to the Rio Grande Valley. “There can be no national security without border security, and Texans have paid too high a price for the federal government’s failure to secure our border,” Governor Rick Perry said in a news release. “The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and individual criminals who threaten the safety of people across Texas and America.” According to Perry, the National Guard will act as a force multiplier effect on the ground and will provide additional air support. In normal speak, this means bolstering local and state law enforcement agencies that are already working on the border. “These additional resources will help combat brutal Mexican drug cartels preying on our communities,” Perry said during the press conference, which was streamed live by the Texas Tribune. During the press conference, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst blamed the media for misrepresenting the border “immigration crisis” as being about undocumented minors, who are a […]
  • The Current Wins 3 Awards at Houston Press Club’s Lone Star Awards

    Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:26:52 +0000

    The San Antonio Current picked up three awards last night at the Houston Press Club’s annual Lone Star Awards. Held at a restaurant and banquet facility offering views of the Port of Houston Ship Channel, the ceremony united outlets from across the state (including reps from newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, and public relations firms) and followed a Texas history theme brought to life by a crew of historical reenactors. Having competed in the category of newspapers with a circulation under 50,000, the Current won first place for Print News or Feature Story with former staffer Michael Barajs’ “Portrait of a Shattered Family” (a moving profile of Charity Lee, a woman whose life has been shaped by murder and now helps counsel families of both murder victims and murderers), second place for Print General Commentary/Criticism with Editor-in-Chief Callie Enlow’s “Ride and/or Die” (a blog addressing cycling safety and sharing the road in the context of a hit-and-run accident) and second place for Journalist of the Year based on former staffer Mary Tuma’s coverage of reproductive rights in Texas, including the cover story “Texas Abortion Providers Fear They May Not Survive New Regulations” and the blog “Anti-abortion Bill Dies After […]
  • Living in Texas is Apparently A Terrifying Nightmare

    Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:11:21 +0000

    Residing in the state of Texas means living in a constant state of abject terror. That’s according to yet another nonsense ranking, courtesy of one of the many real estate blogs that specialize in nonsense rankings of American states and municipalities. According to the folks at Estately, a blog that previously made the bold claim that Arlington, of all places, was more taco obsessed than San Antonio, Texas is the third scariest state in the nation, whatever that means. As the self-appointed ultimate decider of such things, whoever compiled this list has determined that living within the vast borders of this state is like being trapped inside the realm of a perpetual horror film where you will most certainly die in the most gruesome of ways. That’s because every inch of this state is teeming with nightmare fuel. What sort of nightmare fuel are we talking about? Well, things like tall buildings and dentists and the prison industrial complex, you know, the standards in bone-chilling fare. Estately considered factors like the per capita incarceration rate, the number of skyscrapers and black bear populations to determine which states’ residents should fear for their lives. Only the people of Florida and Georgia, […]