The 15 best Christmas light displays within driving distance of San Antonio

While the holiday season doesn't look or feel quite the same this year, there is one tradition that can be safely enjoyed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Travis Park
301 E Travis St, (210) 207-3677, travisparksa.com
The holiday season in San Antonio officially begins with the lighting ceremony of the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree on Friday, November 27. This year's festivities will be virtual, so that everyone can enjoy safely from home. Just tune in at 7 p.m. to H-E-B's YouTube channel to enjoy the lighting, which will be followed by a performance by Mariachi Las Altenas. 
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
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20 things you probably didn't know about San Antonio fast-food icon Whataburger

From its 1950 birth in a portable building in Corpus Christi to its headquarters' eventual relocation to San Antonio and expansion beyond…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Yes, you can bring your horse to a Whataburger drive-through.
If you come riding in on a, shall we say, non-standard vehicle, they’ll still serve you.
Photo courtesy of Whataburger / Allison LaSalle Photography
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All the people we saw in San Antonio celebrating the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris win

San Antonio supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris hit the streets Saturday afternoon to celebrate…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the people was saw in San Antonio celebrating the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris win
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These San Antonio restaurants are taking orders for to-go Thanksgiving dinners right now

This year has been beyond stressful, which may explain why some of us just aren't up to cooking our own turkey and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Earl Abel's
1639 Broadway, (210) 444-9424, earlabelssa.com
This longtime SA diner is offering packages with the choice of roast turkey, hickory-smoked ham or eight pieces of their signature fried chicken, accompanied by mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Spend less than $50 to feed four people, with or without a whole pie. We vote ‘with!’ 
Photo via Instagram / earlabels_restaurant
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The blue wave didn't come to Texas, and Twitter users are in their feelings

While the 2020 presidential election is still up in the air, we do know one thing: the hoped-for blue wave all but…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The blue wave didn't come to Texas, and Twitter users are in their feelings
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20 of the most controversial people with ties to San Antonio

There are plenty of famous people with ties to San Antonio, but not all of them have pristine reputations. Even though we're…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Rodney Alcala
San Antonio loves to claim big names who were born here, but we may be loath to admit that Rodney Alcala is "one of ours." On September 13, 1978, Alcala won a date with Cheryl Bradshaw on The Dating Game, which would be small potatoes in the annals of television history were it not for the fact that by that time authorities said he'd already begun a killing spree. In 1979, Alcala was arrested in association with the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. He was later sentenced to death in California for five murders committed between 1977 and 1979. In 2013, he pled guilty to two additional murders committed in New York in 1971 and 1977, for which he was sentenced to an additional 25 years to life. However, some believe that his true victim count may be much higher, in part due to a cache of photos authorities found of women and teenaged boys, many of whom remain unidentified. For her part, Bradshaw didn't go on that date with Alcala. "He was acting really creepy," she told the Sunday Telegraph in 2012. "I turned down his offer. I didn't want to see him again."
Photo via ABC Television
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The absolute 20 best happy hours in San Antonio right now

It’s safe to say everyone appreciates happy hour. What’s not to love about boozy drinks and savory snacks at a discount? And…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Little Woodrow’s
Multiple Locations, littlewoodrows.com
This 21-and-up joint offers happy hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, featuring $3 house wine and domestic draft beers, as well as $3 wells. With ample outdoor space — and pup-friendly rules — this is a sweet spot for relaxing after work. 
Photo via Instagram / littlewoodrowsstoneoak
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25 badass San Antonio tattoo artists you should be following on Instagram

San Antonians love their ink. As a town steeped in Hispanic, rock 'n' roll and military culture, we've got plenty of skilled tattoo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@julietattoos
Photo via Instagram / julietattoos
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25 extremely outdoor dining options in San Antonio

Look, we get it — folks are itching to get out of the house. But they need to do it safely. That's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen 
103 E Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, (210) 446-9303, elsewheregarden.com 
The dog- and family-friendly spot was voted Best New Bar in 2020 by our readers, and it's easy to see why. Swing seats overlooking the San Antonio River, lush landscaping, a selection of brews and wine, and savory snacks create a perfect urban getaway. 
Photo via Instagram / elsewheresatx
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20 fun alternatives to trick or treating in San Antonio this Halloween

Who doesn't love Halloween in San Antonio? There are tons of ways to scare up fun as the cooler weather sets in.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Go All Out on Halloween Decor
The 12-foot-tall Home Depot skeleton may be out of stock, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find another way to dial up the spookiness to 11 at home.
Photo by NeONBRAND via Unsplash
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A spiral-shaped sand dollar house is on the market for $2.2M in Central Texas

Your eyes aren't fooling you. This white, spiral-shaped home along the shore of Lake Travis near Austin looks like a massive sand…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Spiral-shaped Sand Dollar House is on the market for $2.2M north of San Antonio
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All the tacos to devour during the inaugural San Antonio Taco Week

The first-ever San Antonio Taco Week is in full swing until October 4, celebrating the city’s favorite meal: tacos and Corona Extra.…

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Nashville Hot Pork Belly Taco, Alamo Biscuit Company
9630 Huebner Rd., (512) 937-2902, alamobiscuitco.com
Smoked Nashville hot seasoned pork belly with cilantro-jalapeno salsa, cabbage slaw and queso fresco in a warm flour tortilla + a Corona Cerveza.
Photo courtesy of Alamo Biscuit Company
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The best food and drinks in San Antonio, according to our readers

The people of San Antonio have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food and Drink winners for 2020.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Brunch
Magnolia Pancake Haus, 606 Embassy Oaks, (210) 496-0828, magnoliapancakehaus.com
Photo via Instagram /  magnoliapancakehaus
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32 celebrities that were born in San Antonio, including some that may surprise you

Whether they stayed in San Antonio for the long haul or grew up elsewhere, these celebrities were all born in the Alamo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki's breakout role may have been playing Dean Forester on Gilmore Girls, but he'll likely always be remembered for his 15-season run as Sam Winchester on Supernatural. The actor was born in the Alamo City in 1982 and graduated from Madison HS and now calls Austin home.
Photo via The CW / Supernatural
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These Animals Ready to Be Adopted Right Now in San Antonio Will Complete Your Family

As we transition into a new season, some of are seeking a new companion to join the family moving forward. These adorable,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cannoli, Pet ID 4442957
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Five gorgeous and secluded glamping sites within driving distance of San Antonio

Just because you want to head into the great outdoors doesn't mean you need to rough it. After all, not everybody is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Five gorgeous and secluded glamping sites within driving distance of San Antonio
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20 bucket list activities to do in San Antonio before summer is over

Summer is here. It's time to enjoy the warm weather and the kids being free from school. Check out this bucket list…

By San Antonio Current Staff

See an Outdoor Movie
Seeing a flick through the windshield of your car or in a socially distanced outdoor space is a great way to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Look for the offerings at Fiesta Texas and those from Slab Cinema, or work a road trip into the deal and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels. 
Photo Courtesy of Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater
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Texas' 10 Most Insane Weekend Getaway Rentals

There's a good chance you're planning some getaway time this fall. There's also a good chance that will involve finding a place…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Texas' 10 Most Insane Weekend Getaway Rentals
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San Antonio Spurs Fans Mourn the End of the Team's 22-Season Playoff Streak

The Silver and Black have been making it to the playoffs for so long, it had started to feel like a given. But…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fans React to the End of the Spurs' Long-Running Playoffs Streak
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22 must-see roadside attractions within driving distance of San Antonio

The great outdoors is nice and all, but hikes can get a bit old after a while, especially as temperatures soar. One…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Home of the World's Largest Pecan Historic Marker, Seguin, TX
101 E. Court St., Seguin, roadsideamerica.com
Seguin sits along the Guadalupe River, which was once known as the “River of Nuts.”  A 1000 pound pecan statue outside of Seguin’s city hall is dedicated to Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca, who survived on a diet of local pecans while being held captive in the area.
Photo via Instagram /  waffles_the_wonder_dog
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SA Artist Spotlight: Texture Culture Highlights the Natural Hair Experience in San Antonio

Earlier this year, art collaborative Texture Culture — helmed by Helen Holmes and Quiana Croom — broke onto the scene with an…

By Kelly Nelson

"Emily," 16" x 20" (framed), $150
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Newly Revealed Photos From the Library of Congress Show San Antonio’s Vintage Signs and Storefronts

Last month, the Library of Congress published more than 10,000 vintage photographs of American roadside curios snapped by photographer John Margolies. Margolies…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ray Rogers Mobil, San Antonio, Texas
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25 Homes for Sale in San Antonio With Completely Over-the-Top Pools

Home swimming pools are having their moment right now. First, it's really, really hot outside, and second, those of us who want…

By San Antonio Current Staff

200 Canada Verde St.
$750,000
We get that you might not want to encourage big splashes in an indoor pool, but with ceilings that high we’re surprised they didn’t go for a taller slide.
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Twitter Reacts to Now-Former Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale's Demotion

In an administration that's been a revolving door of staffers shouting "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" on their way out, former…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Twitter Reacts to Now-Former Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale's Demotion
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This Renovated 1929 Home for Sale in San Antonio Is the Ultimate Blend of Old and New

Modernizing a hundred-year-old property isn't easy. Too many sleek 21st century updates and a home loses all of his historical character. Too…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This Renovated 1929 Home for Sale in San Antonio Is the Ultimate Blend of Old and New
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This 1897 Bungalow Might Be the Cutest Little House for Sale in San Antonio Right Now

At 1,315 square feet, this historical home isn't exactly big, but it's mighty. Mighty cute, that is. In fact, if it was…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This 1897 Bungalow Might Be the Cutest Little House for Sale in San Antonio Right Now
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This Ivy-Covered Home for Sale in San Antonio Looks Like an English County Manor

This Alamo Heights home was built in 1953 but looks more English countryside than American Mid-Century. Maybe it's the manicured ivy that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This Elegant, Ivy-Covered Home for Sale in San Antonio Looks Like an English County Manor
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A 1915 Home for Sale in San Antonio Has Amazing Woodwork and Tons of Its Original Character

It's sad how many once-gorgeous old homes end up turned into messes by ill-advised additions or renovations that strip away too much…

By San Antonio Current Staff

A 1915 Home for Sale in San Antonio Has Amazing Woodwork and Tons of Its Original Character
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This All-Rock Home for Sale in Alamo Heights Looks Like a Gingerbread House

Folks in the real estate business would probably say the exterior of this Alamo Heights home possesses a certain "Old World charm."…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This All-Rock Home for Sale in Alamo Heights Looks Like a Gingerbread House
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These Photos Show San Antonio's Long and Powerful History of Street Protests

San Antonians have shown their dedication to racial justice by taking to the streets in recent weeks and raising their voices against…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Picketing City Hall, 1963
Two NAACP members, including Larry Burns (left), picketed outside of San Antonio's City Hall to protest segregation.
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