Monday, July 27, 2015

It Might Never Be Cold Again

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Remember a couple months ago when it wouldn’t stop raining? Wouldn’t say no to a little bit of that now. After an early-summer reprieve, the heat is here to stay. Here’s your forecast for the next 10 days, according to weather.com: Brutal. I won’t use this space to...

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Welcome To Maryland, Where Your Brisket Is Mistaken For A Dead Body

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Here in Texas, we had the Brisket Bandit. Up in Maryland, a state that's not Texas, the brisket crimes take a more gristly turn.  According to a police log published in The Andover Townsman — Maryland has some classy newspaper names — someone called the police on July 13 to...

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Tex Pop Announces Terror In Taco Town Punk Exhibit Opening August 9

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Tex Pop, San Antonio's weird little sanctuary of Texas music culture, announced its next exhibit: Terror in Taco Town. Opening on Sunday, August 9, the show focuses on San Antonio punk in its halcyon days from 1978 to 1986. Like many of the gallery's exhibits, Taco Town will tell...

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Astronaut Tweets Texas From Space, But Mostly Misses San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Need a picture of (most of) Texas from space? Astronaut Scott Kelly has got you covered. Kelly tweeted out this image on Friday from the International Space Station: Unfortunately, the image — astonishing as it is — gives short shrift to San Antonio. You can’t see all of...

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Five Shows To See This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Monday, July 27 Tera Ferna Tonight, San Antonio pop-rockers Tera Ferna release the video for “Sundown Shadows” on the Alamo Drafthouse big screen. Free, 6pm, Alamo Drafthouse Park North, 618 NW Loop 410, (210) 677-8500 Tuesday, July 28 Joe Reyes Whether he’s performing solo, with Buttercup, Mitch...

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Whataburger Rightly Named Best Burger In America

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 12:23 PM

In an age where Donald "They're All Rapists" Trump is leading in national polls, it's reassuring to know that democracy still works sometimes.  How do we know? Because Whataburger was named the best burger in America in a bracket-style poll issued by Fast Company.  We can talk about how...

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5 Things You Have To Do This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Monday, July 27 The Mr. & Miss Texas Continental Pageant  Co-hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Alyssa Edwards and Shangela, this “Aztec Goddess”-themed pageant judges contestants in five categories (interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear and onstage Q&A) and features performances by Joey Taylor, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Xavi Mathews,...

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The SA Zoo Has New Lion Cubs

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Tiny lion cubs will soon be available for viewing at the SA Zoo.  Here's what the organization released this morning via Facebook: The San Antonio Zoo is excited to announce the birth of three African Lion cubs born on Saturday, July 25, 2015. First time parents, "Tau" and "Sarabi",...

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Federal Judge Rules That Detained Immigrant Women And Children Should Be Released

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:20 AM

A federal judge ruled that holding immigrant women and children in detention facilities violates an 18-year-old court settlement, and they should be released.  U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee cited "widespread deplorable conditions" for women and children in U.S. Homeland Security Department facilities in her ruling. Such conditions violate...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Casino Night With Former-Spur George Hill

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM

It looks like San Antonio is still a second-home for Indiana Pacers' point-guard, and former Spurs' fan-favorite, George Hill. While playing his first three NBA seasons Hill became popular with the Spurs' fans not only for his play on the court, but also for his charitable work in the...

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