Friday, August 30, 2013

Joaquín Castro presents HSF/People En Español scholarships to local students

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Raúl Rodríguez and Gisela Ortega, the recipients of the HSF/People En Español scholarships. OK, amigos, this is it. The second annual Festival People En Español was officially announced Friday at the Convention Center. Saturday and Sunday will be two days filled with free events at the Convention Center...

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Video: Gloria Estefan reunites with her 1st Grade Teacher in SA

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM

In town for the Festival People En Español, on Friday morning singer Gloria Estefan paid a visit to a San Antonio woman who marked her for life: Winston Elementary School teacher Dorothy Lee Collins, 81, who was her first grade teacher in 1963, when the Cuban-American singer spent...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

GIFs Now Allowed On Facebook (!!!!!)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:47 PM

It's finally happened! GIF search engine, Giphy, has cracked the GIFs on Facebook code. No longer will you suffer silently, unable to take to FB to express your joy/anger/grief/indifference/salutations/confusion/love for Tim Duncan and/or Jennifer Lawrence via that hilarious animated image you stumbled upon on Tumblr/Reddit/anywhere else on the internet but...

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HemisFair's Civic Park Public Survey Now Open

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Related: To Talk or Not to Talk: HemisFair and Convention Center designs, HemisFair Photos A survey regarding HemisFair renovations, specifically concerning programming of the northwest corner civic park, was released Wednesday for the community to have an opportunity to share their opinion on the plans to remodel. The...

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LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance Debate Sees Record Testifiers, Gets Rowdy

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:39 AM

In what sounded more like a sporting event than a city council meeting, last night’s B session and subsequent Citizens to be Heard once again revolved around debate over the city’s proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance– this time, with an even larger and rowdier audience. Nearly 500 people signed up...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Is 'Millennial' a Bad Word?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Current intern Maribel Hermosillo Related: The College Issue Millennials are taking over the world and they are doing so on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Twenty-something year olds are being labeled as a Millennial or generation Y by the media. It was bound to happen as the generations born before...

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MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, 50 years later

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM

"This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism." On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of history's greatest speeches from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in front of a...

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Texas Pastafarian First American To Don Pasta Strainer In License Photo

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM

KLBK News Texas Tech student Eddie Castillo had been battling DPS for a month before he was finally given the go-ahead to don a spaghetti colander on his head for his license photo. The headwear is the chosen religious apparel of Pastafarians, a religion which Castillo practices. We're...

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Mayweather vs. Canelo: The Biggest Fight in History?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 4:42 PM

The fight of the year is around the corner. Undefeated champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mexico's Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez will face each other at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 14. "The best against the best," said Mayweather, someone who doesn't usually give away praise easily....

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Friday, August 23, 2013

"Not a Single Word of Love": A Viral Sensation

Posted By on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Here's the story, in a nutshell: in 2011, Argentine Santiago Barrios bought an answering machine at a Buenos Aires flea market. Inside the machine was a cassette tape containing 12 messages, eight of which had been left 15 years ago by a distraught woman (María Teresa) trying to...

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