Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 10 Tips for Your Ultimate Alamo Bowl Tailgating Experience

Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Tailgate essentials, via Megan Ann on Flickr More than 65,000 University of Texas Longhorns and University of Oregon Ducks fans will flock to the Alamodome December 30 for the 2013 Alamo Bowl. Before the two teams from the Big 12 and the PAC-10, respectively, collide on the gridiron, fans...

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Top 10 Bonehead Quotes of 2013

Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Still in its infancy, we started our Bonehead Quote of the Week blog earlier this year to expose some of the hypocritical, nonsensical and just plain nutty remarks from our local, state and national elected officials and public personalities. From calling for the impeachment of President Obama to non-apologetic LGBT...

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

10 Most Newsworthy Local Stories of 2013

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM

H Photo by Mary Tuma 10. CPS Feels The Heat After Proposing Rate Hike: While top-level CPS energy executives enjoyed millions in bonus pay, the city-owned utility unabashedly asked customers to cough up extra cash for monthly electric bills—on top of the request, critics described the average $5.19/month as...

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Your Christmas on Instagram, SA

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:37 AM

What makes a Christmas story in San Antonio? It's not just the Riverwalk lights. For Christmas in San Antonio, Spurs tickets, Mi Tierra, familia, and much more. [View the story "Your Christmas on Instagram, SA (1)" on Storify] [View the story "Your Christmas on Instagram, SA (2)" on...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Trinity University Sends Pet Rock to College Applicant

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Photo courtesy of bennythriv, Redditor Meet Trinity University’s most adorable new mascot: LeeRoy, the pet rock. The school sent this personalized gift to Reddit user bennytheriv. Why? As bennytheriv explains, making pet rocks was the topic of his application essay to the school. The school admissions committee was...

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The Current Is Under New Ownership

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 12:11 PM

  Yep, we're still here I know, all y'all were on pins and needles for the past few months, after former parent company Times-Shamrock announced it would be selling off all its alt weekly properties. Now you can rest easy, we're giving you the gift of peace of mind...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Top 5 Bonehead Quotes of 2013: Texas Reproductive Rights Edition

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:20 AM

It was a dismal year for women’s health in Texas— the state legislature passed a sweeping package of some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws in the country, including a ban on abortion at 20 weeks, regulations on abortion medication and rules that creates hurdles for abortion physicians and...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Video Recap: Maidana Destroys Broner at the Alamodome

Posted By on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Maidana connecting one of many overhand rights. (photo by ESPN) On Saturday night, Argentina's Marcos "El Chino" Maidana pulverized previously undefeated champion Adrien Broner and took his AMB welterweight crown by unanimous decision in front of a vociferous crowd of 11,312 at the Alamodome. In case you missed...

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OPEN and closed? Future of CoSA's pop-up experiment uncertain

Posted By on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Katie Pell's furniture shop and art gallery is one of the pop-ups filling empty storefronts on Houston Street. Photo by Ben Judson. Ben Judson wrote a regular column on urban planning and public spaces for the now-defunct Plaza de Armas. A frequent theme was a better use of...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

San Antonio Zoo Fire Kills Komodo Dragon

Posted By on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

A fire early this morning on the San Antonio Zoo grounds killed a Komodo dragon (a larger than average lizard species), a lizard and a snake, according to KSAT. RIP San Antonio Zoo Komodo Dragon. Photo via Creative Commons Images. While there was no huge blaze, heavy smoke engulfed...

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