Monday, June 30, 2014

VIA: Streetcar Will Have A $1.3 Billion Impact on Local Economy

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Photo courtesy of VIA Metropolitan Transit. The proposed downtown streetcar project is expected to have an economic impact of $1.3 billion for the city of San Antonio. That’s according to a study sanctioned by VIA Metropolitan Transit. (You can read the nine-page report here.) Dr. Steve Nivin, director...

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

10 More Things San Antonians Know To Be True

Posted By on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Ah, real estate blogs, they try so hard to pretend they have an intimate knowledge of our fair city, and their observations always appear slightly off. Whether they are declaring San Antonio the second most "country" city in the nation or not as exciting as Conroe, it is...

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Cute Baby Warthogs Piglets Debut At San Antonio Zoo

Posted By on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Courtesy Photo After a 172-day pregnancy, warthogs Sekini and Nikki now enjoy the pitter-patter of hoofed feet from their pair of adorable warthog newborns. Melanie Lough, Senior Zoo Keeper, tells the Current that these babies are developing wonderfully. Eight hours after they were born, they started walking. Two...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Keep Calm & Get Tested: Friday Is National HIV Testing Day

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 7:14 PM

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is providing free HIV testing and condoms at special testing events around the country. In October of 2012, the AHF awarded the San Antonio Aids Foundation (SAAF) a mobile testing van on a trial basis and...

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'Express-News' Reporter's Final Story Comes With A Hilarious Easter Egg

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Eva Ruth Moravec. Photo courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News. Eva Ruth Moravec, the county government reporter for the San Antonio Express-News is off to graduate school. After six years on the job, it's understandable that she wants to have a little fun while filing her final story....

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Phil Collins Publicly Announces His Donation of Alamo Artifacts

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Phil Collins, the world’s most avid rememberer of the Alamo, made it official this morning. The former Genesis vocalist and drummer (and honorary Texan) expressed his intention to donate his extensive private collection of artifacts from the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Dozens of tourists...

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Plans to Open More Shelters for Unaccompanied Migrant Children Include San Antonio

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 11:14 AM

City Councilman Ron Nirenberg represents District 8, where many refugees resettled by the Department of State now live. (Photo by Bill Conroy) U.S. officials are in the process of identifying additional properties around the country that can be used to temporarily house the tens of thousands of unaccompanied...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Senate Committee Approves Castro’s HUD Nomination

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Mayor Julián Castro addresses the U.S. Sentate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs on June 25, 2014. The political ascendancy of Mayor Julián Castro cleared its first major obstacle in Washington this morning. His nomination to join President Obama’s cabinet as the next Secretary of Housing and...

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Yo, What's Up With That?

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Over the last few weeks, various corners of the internet have been abuzz about the new app on the block, Yo. The app, available for iPhone and Android, takes the implied simplicity of texting shortcuts to a whole new level, merely sending the message "Yo" to one's contacts...

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Phil Collins Gifts His Grand Alamo Collection to Texas

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Phil Collins’ obsession with the Alamo, although crazy random, is no big news. We went wild over it in 2012 when he published The Alamo and Beyond, a catalogue of his obscure collection, known as the largest private collection of relics from the Texas Revolution – military hardware...

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