Saturday, February 26, 2011

Magic Johnson coming to San Antonio to raise HIV/AIDS awareness

Posted By on Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:39 AM

NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson may be retired from the LA Lakers, but he is still a champion for charities. On Saturday, March 5, Johnson will be in San Antonio to advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and research, and social services for senior citizens — both charitable causes close to my heart.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

INFOGRAPHIC: History of computers, 1940's to the iPad

Posted By on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 4:42 PM

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Westside Cultural Resource Survey kick-off Saturday Morning

Posted By on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Do you currently live on the Westside of San Antonio? Maybe you grew up in a Westside neighborhood, but have since moved away. Or maybe you’re one of many San Antonio citizens who are concerned that culturally significant Westside neighborhoods and structures are continually overlooked with regards to historic preservation. If you fit any of these descriptions, you have somewhere to be at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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NRG Energy pitching 'nuclear socialism' back in San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM

NRG Energy is looking for three non-market funders: the federal government, the Japanese banks, and now they’re looking for captive customers. … It is the quintessential example of nuclear socialism.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Groups urge DHS to end new prison contract with GEO

Posted By on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Over a dozen Texas civil and immigrant rights groups this week sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano protesting the new privately-run immigration detention center slated for construction in Karnes County, saying the move goes against the department's promises to reform the immigrant detention system.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Required Black History Month reading — stick it to the Texas SBOE

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Every February since 1976, Americans have been celebrating Black History Month. Black History Month is an extension of Negro History Week created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland to make all of us aware of the significant contributions of black people to our country...

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Nick Flynn & Bittersweet Harvest

Posted on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-02-23 Two unrelated events are tempting us to drive 49.1 miles north for a dose of enlightenment courtesy of The Wittliff Collections. On Thursday at 3:30 p.m., playwright/poet/author Nick Flynn, best known for 2004’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (based in part on the...

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Alma de Mujer

Posted on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2011-02-23 The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s flamenco-centric “Alma de Mujer” unites dancer Olivia Chacón, singer Chayito Champion, guitarist Isai Chacón, percussionist Edwardo Rios, and choreographers Belinda Menchaca and Jeanette Chavez for “an artistic journey that interprets the soulful expression of women and the relationships that shape their lives.”...

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The Overtime Comedy Hour

Posted on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2011-02-23 The Denials, “San Antonio’s number three comedy troupe for one year running,” claim the Overtime’s primetime slot for a five-week run of variety shows that change each week. Directed by Scott McDowell and performed in the vein of Saturday Night Live, the Overtime Comedy Hour is scripted...

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26th Annual Tower Climb & Run

Posted on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2011-02-23 This 952-step challenge benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Lone Star Chapter can be tackled in a competitive or non-competitive fashion, either solo or as part of a team. While competitors will complete a chip-timed one-mile run around the Institute of Texan Cultures before bolting up...

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