San Antonio philanthropist, former Harte-Hanks CEO Larry D. Franklin is selling his longtime home

Executive and philanthropist Larry D. Franklin, the former CEO of media and marketing firm Harte-Hanks — once one of San Antonio's biggest…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio philanthropist, former Harte-Hanks CEO Larry D. Franklin is selling his longtime home
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Country legend George Strait's San Antonio home has finally sold after $3.1 million price cut

After sitting on the market since 2018 and having its price dropped by nearly a third, country music superstar George Strait's 8,000-square-foot…

By Sanford Nowlin

Country legend George Strait's San Antonio home has finally sold after $3.1 million price cut
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All the Christmas light magic at Old West Christmas Light Festival

We know San Antonians love their Christmas lights. That's why you shouldn't sleep on the breathtaking display at Enchanted Springs Ranch. Don't miss…

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All the Christmas Light Magic at Old West Christmas Light Festival
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20 San Antonio restaurants and bars that closed in 2021

Pandemic-related hardships, lease adjustments and labor shortages took their toll on San Antonio bars and restaurants this year. Sadly, plenty we saw…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Two Step Restaurant & Cantina
9840 W. Loop 1604 North
This Tex-Mex-inspired barbecue restaurant had been shuttered since last March, in what was intended to be temporary closure due to the pandemic, but its owner said the West Side business simply wasn’t able to regain its footing. 
Photo via Instagram / craze_killa
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Cancun Cruz, Isis Romero, Texas Coast Poop: San Antonio Current's most read news stories of 2021

We hope no one expected 2021 to be a slower news year than the shitshow that was 2020. Because it wasn't. Amid…

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20. Texas Governor signs new law requiring strip club employees and patrons to be at least 21
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Everything we saw during Khruangbin's second mind-bending night at San Antonio's Tobin Center

On Sunday, Houston trio Khruangbin played a second night at San Antonio's Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, treating the sold-out crowd…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw during Khruangbin's second mind-bending night at San Antonio's Tobin Center
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Everything we saw as Donovan Melero of Hail the Sun rocked San Antonio's Vibes Event Center

Donovan Melero, the singing drummer from post-hardcore band Hail the Sun, is also a solo artist — and he brought that side…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Donovan Melero of Hail the Sun rocked San Antonio's Vibes Event Center
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The best NSFW moments from San Antonio's Naughty or Nice? burlesque show on Friday

Haus of Erotique brought its Naughty or Nice? Kinky Christmas Party to 800 Live on Friday. Here are the steamy — and definitely…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The best NSFW moments from San Antonio's Naughty or Nice? burlesque show on Friday
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A San Antonio resident missed Arizona so much he built this hacienda-style home

You could call a newly listed real estate property in the northern suburb Spring Branch a home built to remind someone of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

A San Antonio resident missed Arizona so much he built this hacienda-style home
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San Antonios' essential spots for buñuelos and champurrado, or Mexican hot chocolate

It's that time of year where we just can't pass up stacks of sugary, cinnamon-dusted buñuelos. And a hot cup of champurrado,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Del Rio Tortilla
1402 Gillette Blvd, (210) 922-4810, delriotortillas.com
Though known for its tortillas and tamales, you’ll want to take advantage of the fact that you can also score buñuelos here. Whether its a regular morning or a special occasion, start your day off with these pinche puro treats.
Photo via Instagram / onexdeep
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The 25 San Antonio holiday traditions everyone should try at least once

San Antonians love to celebrate. Give us an excuse and we'll throw a parade, drink to excess or sleep overnight in the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Catch the Ford Holiday River Parade 
It's too late this year, but definitely pencil this one in if you haven't already witnessed brightly illumunated barges lighting up the River Walk.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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The 100 best bars in San Antonio 2021

It’s a longtime Alamo City ritual to swig from a longneck on the breezy patio of a neighborhood icehouse. But there’s also…

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15. Blue Bonnet Palace

The reincarnation of Blue Bonnet Palace, just a stone's throw from the original 1978 location on Interstate 35 in Selma, is where you'll find gimme caps, cowboy hats, tight jeans, short shorts and longnecks. Mixed drinks, shots and beers fuel the movement on indoor and outdoor dance floors. An outdoor concert venue can handle more than 2,000 people for the shows Friday and Saturday, which run 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. What's more, the Palace boasts two restaurants, Blue Pit Smokehouse and Fajitas & Margaritas Cantina, which serve Tuesday through Saturday. 17630 Lookout Road, Selma, (210) 651-6702, bluebonnetpalace.com. 

Photo via Instagram / bluebonnetpalace
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Everything we saw as San Antonio singer Chrystabell debuted material from her new album at Paper Tiger

San Antonio native and David Lynch collaborator Chrystabell leans into the alien aesthetic in her forthcoming album Midnight Star, for which she…

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Everything we saw as San Antonio singer Chrystabell debuted material from her new album at Paper Tiger
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This San Antonio home comes with arguably one of the best views of Texas Hill Country

A former model home near the Grey Forest area recently hit the market for $920,000, and so far as we know, it…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This San Antonio home comes with arguably one of the best views of Texas Hill Country
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Vintage holiday photos of San Antonio Christmas — Including Joske's and the Alamo Plaza tree

The holiday season has always been a big deal in San Antonio. The annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza…

By San Antonio Current Staff

In this 1950 photograph, you can see the Christmas lights hung on the Gibbs building. Note the Christmas tree, from the city's Rotary Club, set up behind the Alamo Cenotaph.
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The best new restaurants and bars to open in San Antonio in 2021

The San Antonio restaurant and bar scene endured many hardships during the COVID crisis, and it's now grappling with unprecedented supply chain…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Up Scale
1024 S. Alamo St., upscalesouthtown.com
The minds behind Southtown Instagram sensation Little Em’s Oyster Bar — opened this "sexy" new eatery this fall in the building that once housed brunch and dinner hotspot Feast. The new Southtown concept serves up seafood, steak and sushi, and is already racking up rave reviews. 
Photo via Instagram / upscalesouthtown
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The former San Antonio home of controversial Flip This House star Armando Montelongo is for sale

Armando Montelongo is one of San Antonio's most colorful characters. After becoming a reality show star thanks to the 2000s-era A&E series…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The former San Antonio home of controversial Flip This House star Armando Montelongo is for sale
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A home built by the developer of Olmos Park and the San Antonio Country Club is now for sale

A $2 million Olmos Park mansion designed by one of San Antonio's highest-profile early 20th century builders recently hit the market. The…

By Sanford Nowlin

A home built by the developer of Olmos Park and the San Antonio Country Club is now for sale
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Art-pop band Buttercup charmed the crowd at San Antonio's Pearl development on Thursday

Quirky art-pop band Buttercup performed an outdoor set Thursday at the Pearl development. As per most of its shows, the long-running San…

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Art-pop band Buttercup charmed the crowd at San Antonio's Pearl development on Thursday
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Everything we saw as Jinjer tore up San Antonio's Aztec Theatre on Wednesday

Ukrainian metal band Jinjer hit San Antonio Wednesday on a tour promoting its latest album, Wallflowers. All Hail the Yeti and Suicide…

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Everything we saw as Jinjer tore up San Antonio's Aztec Theatre on Wednesday
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Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern

Downtown nightlife stalwart the Esquire Tavern celebrated 88 years in business Sunday with live music by the Dirty River Jazz Band and a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern
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Everything we saw as Sammy Hagar and the Circle played San Antonio's Aztec Theatre

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar and his supergroup The Circle hit San Antonio's Aztec Theatre on Saturday. Here's everything…

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Everything we saw as Sammy Hagar and the Circle played San Antonio's Aztec Theatre
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These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years

San Antonio's urban scenery is changing so fast it's liable to give you whiplash. Some of those changes have been for the…

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These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years
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30 essential places to buy your holiday tamales in San Antonio

Nothing says "Christmas in San Antonio" quite like the smell of masa wafting through the air. The little, husk-wrapped packets of heaven…

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Tamahli
814 West Rhapsody Drive, (210) 877-9949, tamahli.com
You'll need to plan ahead when attempting to snag a dozen of these corn husk or banana leaf-wrapped tamales, because this spot makes 'em so fresh, they can't accommodate walk-in orders. 
Photo via Facebook / Tamahli
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The former CEO of San Antonio oil company Tesoro is selling his mansion in the Dominion

Retired oil-industry CEO Greg J. Goff has put his mansion in San Antonio's exclusive Dominion neighborhood on the sales block for $2.6…

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The former CEO of San Antonio oil company Tesoro is selling his mansion in the Dominion
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The most famous celebrities who were born in San Antonio

A bevy of celebrities are repping the 2-1-0 in Hollywood and beyond. Whether they were born in the Alamo City and quickly…

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Michelle Rodriguez
Action star Michelle Rodriguez came out kicking in San Antonio in 1978, and lived in Texas until she was 8. Her family later moved to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Rodriguez may be best known for playing Letty in the Fast & Furious movies, but she's also appeared in other iconic franchises including Machete and Resident Evil.
Photo via Universal Pictures
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's 40th Annual Holiday River Parade

The Ford Holiday River Parade took place Friday, marking the 40th installment of the Alamo City tradition. Here's what we saw as illuminated…

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Everything we saw at San Antonio's 40th Annual Holiday River Parade
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Silverstein brought its 20th anniversary tour to San Antonio and blew the crowd away

Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein hit San Antonio Saturday on its 20th anniversary tour. Can’t Swim and The Plot In You opened the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Silverstein brought its 20th anniversary tour to San Antonio and blew the crowd away
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27 cozy San Antonio bars for when it's getting too cold to drink outside

The weather is finally cooling down for the few weeks that Texas approximates winter, and we can't blame anyone who's breaking out…

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Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Skip the tavern and stop by the riverside bar instead. This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails. Go. Now.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
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The former San Antonio home of actress-turned-hatmaker Rita Crosby is for sale

Rita Crosby led a fascinating and varied life, according to her 2018 obituary. In the mid-1960s, she worked first in Manhattan, then in…

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The former San Antonio home of actress-turned-hatmaker Rita Crosby is for sale
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