Photo: Photo by Callie Enlow, License: N/A 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... (read more)
Photo: Kevin Femmel, License: N/A The oldest elementary school in Bexar County is set to close for the 2016-2017 school year... (read more)

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October 1, 2014

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Will Austin Academy’s Fine Arts Program Survive?

Photo: Kevin Femmel, License: N/A The oldest elementary school in Bexar County is set to close for the 2016-2017 school year... (read more)

Funding Approved to Plan West Commerce Improvements

Photo: N/A, License: N/A Last week, District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales got one step closer to kicking off her West Commerce Economic Corridor project, which she’s named the... (read more)

Knife & Fork’s $10K Makeover and Taco Day activities

Photo: , License: N/A Saturday, October 4 is National Taco Day…which seems a bit silly for San Anto, but any excuse to load up on tacos, amirite? Viva Tacoland (103 W Grayson) will... (read more)

On the Rocks: Alternative delivery systems

Photo: Courtesy, License: N/A The crowd is three-deep at the bar, the ’tender is trying to keep from flaming out by shaking two drinks at once, and you’re invisible. But wait—there are... (read more)

Bavarian Brauhaus Packs in the Brats

Photo: Casey Howell, License: N/A Blame it on my love of accordions and early exposure to conjunto…but I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for German food. I was... (read more)

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: The Bolos

Photo: , License: N/A San Antonio garage act the Bolos plays a fuzz-enthused twang-infused brand of boozy blues that really crackles and cooks. With strong... (read more)

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Femina-X

Photo: , License: N/A What does a band that claims Aphex Twin, Erykah Badu, mariachi singer Vicente Fernández and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as... (read more)

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Lonely Horse

Photo: , License: N/A When the Lonely duo of guitarist Nick Long and drummer Travis Hild employs the ‘desert’ descriptor on their first EP, My Desert Son, it’s referring... (read more)

Savage Love: Friend in Need

Photo: , License: N/A A straight male friend practices sounding and has for years. I am pretty sure he does other things that he isn’t telling anyone about... (read more)

Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney interviews Catherine Lee

Photo: Courtesy, License: N/A If I ever found myself teaching an art class, I would pack up my students and drive them to Wimberley, where I would give them a tour of... (read more)

Free Will Astrology

Photo: , License: N/A ARIES (March 21-April 19): As I hike through the wilderness at dusk, the crickets always seem to be humming in the distance. No matter where I go... (read more)

Drama Texan Style: ‘Unbroken Circle’ lands at the Woodlawn

Photo: Courtesy, License: N/A The Biblical description of a jealous God “visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations” would... (read more)

Alamo City Comic Con Elevated by Mainstream Acceptance of Geekdom

Photo: Courtesy photo, License: N/A Credit the horde of Marvel blockbusters that have hit the theaters in recent years or the fostering of online communities amongst... (read more)

Simon Pegg on Traveling, Childish Glee and Tom Cruise

Photo: Courtesy, License: N/A Simon Pegg looks pretty bleary-eyed. It’s not because he’s hungover. It’s not even because he slept poorly last night. It’s because he basically just got off... (read more)

Simon Pegg Saves ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’

Photo: Courtesy, License: N/A In case you were wondering, yes, Simon Pegg does play yet another overgrown man-child in Hector and the Search for Happiness. It’s essentially the same... (read more)
2014 Best of San Antonio

Best DIY Venue

Photo: N/A, License: N/A We admit this is not the answer we expected for this subcategory, but SoFlo is so darn cute it deserves the hype. (read more)

Best Pan Dulce

Photo: , License: N/A With four locations across SA, Horno Mission San Jose makes it hard to resist its pan dulce varieties. (read more)

Best Dive Bar

Photo: , License: N/A Possibly the only dive bar on the planet to offer duck confit on its in-house menu, Oak Hills surprises in other ways as well. (read more)

Best Sports Fan

Photo: N/A, License: N/A Much like his man-crush Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio native (though now Houston resident) Shea Serrano became a breakout star for media-obsessed Spurs fans during last season’s NBA Finals. (read more)

Best Place to Bargain

Photo: , License: N/A With tacky imports, new plastic toys and other landfill-destined unnecessaries now being the norm at most flea markets... (read more)
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