Tuesday, December 16, 2014

8 Songs to Put on Your Hanukkah Playlist

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Spin the turntable, not the dreidel with our handpicked mix for the Festival of Lights.  The LeeVees, "How Do You Spell Channukkahh?"Does it begin with a "H" or a "C"? Are there two "N's"? Two "K's"? The LeeVees are here to enlighten us.  Balkan Beat Box, "Balkumbia" It's like...

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ACLU Sues Obama Administration For Detaining Migrant Women and Children

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its policy to detain migrant mothers and children fleeing violence from their home countries in Latin America, mostly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.  Specifically, the ACLU, its Texas and Pennsylvania affiliates as well as the...

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Marquise Jones Supporters to Hold Peaceful March

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Marquise "Skinnyblak" Jones was shot and killed by off-duty San Antonio police officer Robert Encina on February 28 at the drive-thru at Chacho's on the Northeast Side. Supporters of the slain man will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethel AME Methodist Church at 225 North Swiss Street, and...

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9 Free Events Happening This Week

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Thursday, December 18 Miracle on 34th Street This week's Wonderland of the Americas free movie the week is the timeless Christmas classic Miracle of 34th Street, a touching legal drama—as touching as legal dramas can be— about a institutionalized man who claims to be Kris Kringle. SPOILER ALERT: He...

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Former Bexar County Official Sylvia Romo Running for Van de Putte Senate Seat

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Sylvia Romo, former Bexar County Tax Assessor and Collector, formally announced Tuesday that she is running to replace State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte in the Texas Senate. Van de Putte is vacating her seat in the upper chamber to run for mayor of San Antonio.  Romo, a former...

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Win Free Tacos for a Year at Torchy's Tacos Public Preview

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

The Austin-based Torchy's Tacos doesn't officially open its first San Antonio location until Thursday, December 18. (They'll be giving away free breakfast tacos from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. One per customer.) But you can get an early taste to find out what everyone is making such a big...

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The Honest Trailer for 'Love Actually' Speaks the Truth

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:20 PM

When Love Actually premiered 11 years ago, it became an instant holiday classic. The Richard Curtis-directed film seems almost scientifically engineered to tug at our heart strings with its collection of loosely interconnected romantic vignettes that occur during the holiday season in London. Curtis, as many know, is the...

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Special Election To Fill SA Legislative Seats Set For Jan. 6

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Mark your calendars, San Antonio, elections aren't quite over yet.  Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled special elections to fill legislative seats vacated by Mike Villarreal and Leticia Van de Putte for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. A special election to replace outgoing State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt from Bastrop will also...

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El Paso Rep. Proposes $100 Fine for Small-time Pot Arrests

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

A Democratic state representative from El Paso proposes removing the threat of arrest, jail time and a criminal record for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and assessing violators with a $100 civil fine. Texas State Representative Joe Moody introduced the bill Monday in Austin at a...

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10 Christmas Songs We Never Want to Hear Again

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Bah! Humbug! There is something about holiday music that can make us insane. Maybe it's the incessant cheerfulness that drives us mad, or maybe it's the fact that during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, these songs are seemingly inescapable. Whatever the reason, these ten tunes are infectious Yuletide...

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