Saturday, December 27, 2014

Can You Guess What Texas Sucks at the Most?

Posted By on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Texas is awesome at a number of things: organizing armed militias, extracting fossil fuels from the ground, burning meat on a grill. But, hard as it is to admit, this great state of ours isn't perfect. There are, in fact, certain areas where Texas frankly sucks, namely graduating high...

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New Year Ushers in Amended Distracted Driving Ordinance

Posted By on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM

In early November, San Antonio City Council amended the Alamo City's distracted driving ordinance to include talking on the cellphone. Come January 1, motorists battling San Antonio's traffic congestion and zipping through backroads to avoid traffic jams, will have to put the cellphone down. However, the San Antonio Police...

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Thu 12/25 Spurs vs. Thunder Perhaps the second most enjoyable moment of last year’s championship run came in the Conference Finals when the Spurs finally vanquished the relentless Oklahoma City Thunder. After splitting the first four games, it was Cory Joseph’s emphatic dunk on Serge Ibaka in their last...

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

13 Songs to Put on Your Feliz Navidad Playlist

Posted By on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Bust out the buñuelos, tamales y regalos, porque es Navidad y Pancho Claus is on his way. Here's a caliente playlist to keep things hoppin' on Christmas.  Guster, "¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?" Guster, perhaps best known as college rock favorite from the late 90's/early 2000's, play fantastic covers. (Their...

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The Most Annoying Song of the Year Gets the Spurs Treatment

Posted By on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Maybe it's because we actively avoid Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" if and when we have an opportunity to hear it (unless we're making a Hanukkah playlist), but we didn't know the most annoying song of the year now has a San Antonio Spurs remix.  San Antonio pop...

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Senate Approves Texas' First Openly Gay Federal Judge

Posted By on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed three Texas lifetime judicial appointments, and in doing so, confirmed the state's first openly gay federal judge. U.S. Attorney Robert Pittman was confirmed alongside Robert Schroeder III, who is a lawyer in Texarkana, and Judge Amos Mazzant III, a magistrate in Sherman. Pittman...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

7 Ways to Get Your New Year's Eve Drink/Grub on in San Antonio

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Close out 2014 with a bang, a great dinner or a bitchin’ shindig. Here are a few quick suggestions for welcoming 2015 with open arms. Stella Public House (1414 S Alamo, (210) 277-7047) will host two seatings, slated for 7 and 9 p.m., for their three-course farm-to-table dinner. The...

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FDA To Propose Lifting Lifetime Ban on Blood Donations From Gay Men

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

The Food and Drug Administration announced today it would lift a decades-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Per the proposed rule change, gay and bisexual men who have not had sex within the previous year will be able to donate blood.  In its statement, the FDA...

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Alamo Drafthouse to Screen 'The Interview' After All

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The Interview will be screened on Christmas after all. Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse movie chain, announced on Twitter this morning that Sony has authorized a Christmas release of the much-discussed film. The film will show at several independent theater chains, side-stepping the major national chains that...

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SA Special Elections: Who's In? And What You Need to Know

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM

As you celebrate the holidays this week with family and friends, don't forget that we aren't done with elections, San Antonio. Early voting to replace longtime San Antonio legislators at the Capitol begins Monday, December 29, with election falling on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Candidates interested in replacing State...

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