Saturday, December 31, 2011

TechTease Top 2K11 highlights in music, media, and technology

Posted By on Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 1:49 PM

(???) If you’re not totally over all of the year-end retrospectives...a few more highlights from 2011. The #SATX hashtag For a moment we almost lost our hometown Twitter category to South Austin, Texas tweets. Thankfully, San Antonio microbloggers out-tweeted the Austin based accounts enough to keep the #SATX hashtag homesliced....

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tom Slick, San Antonio's original monster hunter

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Throughout the years, the Alamo City has played host to some colorful and courageous personalities. Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and Theodore Roosevelt instantly come to mind. But perhaps the most flamboyant San Antonio figure was the celebrated millionaire and adventurer Tom Slick. Though he was born in Pennsylvania...

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Homeland Security to test thought-crime detection to weed out 'malintents'

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Since at least 2008, the Department of Homeland Security has been toying with mind-reading technology, trying to develop a system to identify and catch would-be criminals, terrorists, or other so-called “malintents” before they strike.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

New EPA mercury rule requires at least $16 mil in retrofits for CPS Energy

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

After 20 years, three presidents, and a last-minute lobbying tsunami of opposition by the power industry, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally released rules limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

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Sleeping in public?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Occupy SA peeved to find officer snoozing in his cruiser

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chimpanzees gaining new protections that may further limit medical use at SA lab

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM

The director of San Antonio's Southwest National Primate Research Center says that two chimp-centered studies here would likely still qualify under the new federal guidelines. Perhaps for a time.

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AG sues Texas Highway Patrol Museum

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM

That official-sounding Texas Highway Patrol Museum on the edge of Southtown? After an investigation into the group's dealings and finances, the State Attorney General claims the operation is a sham, filing a lawsuit against the museum, its affiliate organizations, and a handful of its top employees.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Arrests start at Occupy S.A.

Posted By on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 3:45 PM

By noon Monday, police had arrested at least six Occupy S.A. protesters, ending the remarkably calm and amicable relationship we've seen between city cops and protesters since the start of the local movement over two months ago.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Reader complaint: tacky and disrespectful (our mag & your city)

Posted By on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM

"I think the magazine's tacky overall, but to disrespect the law on top of your tackiness is like really distasteful. I think it just encourages the city to just continue in it's pit of darkness. It's a gross city to begin with."

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Friday, December 16, 2011

UFO symposium landing in San Antonio next year

Posted By on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Our planet’s skies are being invaded by extraterrestrials. Or, at least that’s what a group of experts who will be visiting San Antonio in March believe. I just learned that a UFO mini-symposium would be held in the Alamo City during the first weekend of March 2012, according...

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