Friday, January 23, 2015

Three Pop-Ups On The Horizon

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM

The dining scene is getting more diverse with the addition of more pop-ups, restaurant concepts that take over other eateries or spaces for a short amount of time in an effort to wow our senses. And we've got three coming up within the next few weeks. Here's a quick...

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San Antonio Missing Among Cities Supporting Obama's Immigration Executive Action

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 5:53 PM

A coalition of over 30 mayors plan to sign on to an amicus brief in defense of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration reform. Notably absent from the list of city leaders is San Antonio's Mayor Ivy Taylor.  Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York City and Eric...

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Runoff Elections to Replace Key San Antonio State Legislators Set For Feb 17

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the runoff elections to replace State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and State Rep. Mike Villarreal, both longtime Democrats who are running for mayor of the Alamo City, will take place on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Texas House colleagues Trey Martinez Fischer and...

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Make it a Picasso Date Night Tonight at SAMA

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Valentine's Day is less than a month away, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to do a big romantic gesture. Tonight, the San Antonio Museum of Art is hosting Date Night Picasso from 6 to 10 p.m. to coincide with their exhibit of Nelson Rockefeller's...

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Castro Twins Join Matt Bonner on a Sandwich Hunt

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:28 AM

  Talk about three birds with one stone. When the Spurs visited with the White House and President Barack Obama rightfully celebrated America's team, San Antonio's favorite redhead decided to hook up with the city's favorite set of twins, Congressman Joaquin and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban...

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Mexican University in San Antonio Receives Full Accreditation

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:07 AM

The first Mexican university to receive full accreditation from the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA), which means the U.S. Department of Education recognizes it as an institution of higher learning, is in San Antonio. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) received accreditation last December. "San Antonio has symbolized...

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Austin Blind Salamander Added to Texas Endangered Species List

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Commission approved adding the federally endangered Austin blind salamander to the state's list of endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Austin blind salamander as endangered in 2013, and it was "inadvertently not added to the state endangered species list...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Limelight to Reopen Under Direction of 502 Bar

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Known for its green neon tenure on the St. Mary's strip, in 2015 the Limelight will be managed by Deric Wynne of the 502 Bar. Affectionately known as "The Slime," the bar at 2718 N St. Mary's will close at the end of January, reopening under 502 direction in mid-to-late...

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San Antonio Botanical Garden Set to Expand

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 4:28 PM

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Thursday that it awarded the San Antonio Botanical Garden a $1 million Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant for a 2.5-acre expansion. And the expansion will be one the whole family can enjoy since the grant will be used to build a Family Adventure...

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Texas Game Developers to Watch Out for at PAX South

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 4:20 PM

PAX South invades the Henry B. Gonzalez Center this weekend, attracting tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts all ready to play the latest games from dozens of exhibitors. Game developers from around the globe will spend the whole weekend trying to convince attendees why their game is more deserving...

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