Friday, September 30, 2011

Climate scientists speaking in San Antonio last weekend (video)

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:11 AM

In case you missed the Moving Planet event last weekend, here are the talks by Texas A&M climate scientists Gunnar Schade and Gerald North, speaking in the offices of the San Antonio chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the Pearl Brewery Complex. (If you're feeling daring, play them...

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San Antonio resident's UFO video of triangular craft receives support from investigator

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 8:29 AM

UFO investigator Al Schuette for his opinion. Schuette, who has been evaluating Vallejo’s videos since 2005 said he has seen an identical light configuration in other UFO photos.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

A tipping-point for Keystone XL, and possibly the climate

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Inside the University of Texas' LBJ library Wednesday, the tame, sleepy nature of the public hearing betrayed the enormity of ideas floating around: property rights, indigenous rights, energy security, risks to water and air quality, worries over unemployment and fear of an impending climate disaster.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moving Planet event demands a move beyond fossil fuels

Posted By on Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM

San Antonio joined cities around the world in organizing to demand the nation's of the Earth move beyond fossil fuels, largely responsible for the climate change already changing the face of the planet.

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San Antonio, Texas Punk Rock Archive 1986-1989

Posted By on Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I was just a tween back in 1986. My favorite movie was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and for my brother it was Top Gun. Together we watched reruns of the Cosby Show and Growing Pains. Thanks to my parents we were exposed early on to everything from David...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Schmoozing for tar sands

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Has TransCanada been greasing the wheels at the State Department for easy approval of its proposed $7 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline to ship tar-sands crude from Canada down to Texas refineries? Recently released emails between the oil company and State Department officials show a far-too-cozy and possibly unethical relationship between a top TransCanada lobbyist and the State Department, which must approve the new pipeline.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Express-News fallout continues

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:06 PM

The quick exodus of the Express-News' top two editors since Tuesday has, by all accounts, left a newsroom grasping for any real explanation. The day after executive editor Bob Rivard stepped down, sending a rosy email to staff that left more questions than answers, the paper's no. 2, Brett Thacker, quickly followed, emailing staff his own frustratingly vague goodbye.

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Express-News fallout day 2: ME Thacker resigns

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Managing Editor Brett Thacker's letter to staff, as distributed yesterday.

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Fair Trade Fund releases app that measures your 'slavery footprint'

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

As a San Antonian I'm not voting for Elizabeth Warren. But her thought-provoking speech, well, made me think.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Foodways Texas cooks up history of Texas foods

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Whether you were born in Texas or just got here as fast as you could, you're sure to have tasted the many different cultural influences in Texas cooking. From Alsace-Lorraine, Poland, Mexico, Vietnam, and a host of other countries, immigrants have come to Texas with their ethnic foods...

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