Wednesday, April 30, 2014

San Antonio Far From Most Exciting City in Texas

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Photo by Mayra Alexandra The people behind real estate websites can’t stop ranking cities into inconsequential and meaningless categories. Today’s ranking comes from Movato, and this compilation of Texas cities is notable for the fact that San Antonio isn’t on it. Behold the “Most Exciting Texas Cities,” an esteemed...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Interactive Map Shows Where We Run and Bike in SA

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM

A few days ago, District 5 City Council rep Shirley Gonzales wrote an opinion piece for the Express-News about our autocentric infrastructure and its literal impact on pedestrians and cyclists. To wit, Gonzales brought up a startling fact: Since she's been in office, there's been an average of...

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Early Voting For May 10 Election Begins

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Image via Creative Commons Early voting for SA’s special election and general elections are upon us. Among the ballot measures is a chance for voters to help fill the vacancy left by former District 9 council member Elisa Chan— after she (unsuccessfully) sought to ascend to higher office—and...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama To Stop In San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Image via Creative Commons First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to make a stop in the Alamo City this week to help promote higher education. On Friday, Obama will join Mayor Julián Castro for Destination College Week’s ‘College Signing Day,’ an event that allows high school seniors to...

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Spurs weigh in on Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Controversy

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Updated: 4/29 at 3:12pm In the early days of a thrilling playoffs season, the attention of the NBA has largely turned to the scandal of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In the throes of a legal battle with his girlfriend V. Stiviano, a tape emerged in which Sterling...

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Willie Nelson Helps Sen. Wendy Davis Fundraise

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Willie and Wendy via Wendy Davis Facebook page Legendary country musician Willie Nelson got on the road again to serenade state Sen. Wendy Davis and supporters during a Sunday campaign fundraiser for the gubernatorial candidate. Nelson (pictured above with Davis) entertained crowds at a Houston backyard BBQ event, effectively...

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May 6 Is The Big Give, A Day of Charitable Giving

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Critic's Pick for Best Nonprofit Mission: San Antonio Food Bank Critics here at the Current bestowed the San Antonio Food Bank with the “Best Nonprofit Mission” crown for ramping up services amid government food assistance cutbacks. The honor wasn’t voted on by Current readers, but on May 6,...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Bonehead Quote of the Week: Cliven Bundy On Slavery

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 11:01 AM

This week, a Nevada rancher set off a firestorm of criticism and disbelief when he pondered aloud whether African-Americans were better off as slaves. (Yes, really.) Cliven Bundy, known for staging a standoff against the federal government for his right to graze cattle on public land sans a fee, is...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Student Aid San Antonio Can Help You Hit That FAFSA Deadline

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Much to the disappointment of college students, modern science has yet to figure out how to make money, or a college education grow on trees. In turn, students must do things the old fashion way, and apply for financial aid. The task itself is tedious, important, and time...

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