Friday, March 30, 2018

The San Antonio Symphony Is Local Government's Baby Now

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Editor's Note: The following is Their Town, a column of opinion and analysis. The 79-year-old San Antonio Symphony is now effectively a ward of local government. Consider what happened at the symphony’s performance on January 6. As the Express-News reported, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and County Judge Nelson Wolff stood...

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VIA Offering Park & Ride Service to March Madness Music Festival This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:06 AM

If you're determined to brave the crowds to see Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 in concert (for free!), take advantage of VIA Metropolitan Transit's park-and-ride program this weekend. VIA will run its park-and-ride service during the March Madness Music Festival at Hemisfair Park from Friday, March 30, to Sunday,...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bill Clinton is Coming to San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 2:18 PM

Whether you like it or not, Bill Clinton is coming to San Antonio. The former president will stop by the Tobin on Monday, June 11, for "A Conversation with President Bill Clinton." He'll be discussing his book, The President is Missing, which he co-wrote with author James Patterson. According...

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Gregg Popovich: Donald Trump 'Brings Out the Dark Side of Human Beings'

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:47 AM

While in Washington, D.C., for the San Antonio Spurs matchup against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, head coach Gregg Popovich took the opportunity to once again tear President Donald Trump a new one. Before the game, Popovich spoke to reporters, who asked more questions about his political views...

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Pete Gallego Closer to Running for Uresti's Senate Seat After Conviction

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:27 AM

Former congressman and state Rep. Pete Gallego is a step closer to running in state Senate District 19, after the seat's current holder, San Antonio's Carlos Uresti, was convicted in February of 11 felonies. Gallego, a Democrat who spent a couple of decades in the Texas House, filed papers...

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Democracy Prep is Just Part of Pedro Martinez’s Radical Plan to Remake SAISD

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM

San Antonio ISD is in the midst of one of the most drastic turnaround efforts in the United States. If that sounds hyperbolic, just check out national education news websites like Education Week and the 74 Million. All eyes are on SAISD to see what superintendent Pedro Martinez will...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

San Antonio's Hospitality Industry is One of Its Fastest Growing – and Lowest Paying

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Editor's Note: The following is Their Town, a column of opinion and analysis. This weekend’s NCAA Men’s Final Four will put on display San Antonio’s go-to money-making skills – hosting big events, showing visitors a good time, and leaving national audiences with a favorable impression. The basketball spectacle starts...

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The NCAA’s Wild Ride Arrives at the Alamodome: What You Need to Know About Kansas, Loyola, Michigan and Villanova

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 2:22 PM

The Men’s Final Four Championship is back in town for the first time in a decade, as one of the wildest NCAA Tournaments in recent memory careens towards its much-anticipated conclusion in the Alamodome. This year’s field is a mix of long shots and powerhouses, with a trio of...

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Residents Draw a Line in the Sand Over Hays Street Bridge Development

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:46 AM

With the sun setting against the downtown skyline, 60 residents and activists gathered Monday at the Hays Street Bridge to blast City Manager Sheryl Sculley's recent approval of a controversial apartment development — albeit with conditions imposed — adjacent the historic walkway. Attendees said the five-story structure proposed by...

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Come On, Take a Free Ride for the NCAA Final Four

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 3:15 PM

SWell Cycle, the bike-share service formerly known as San Antonio BCycle, will offer free rides on Friday, March 30, for the start of the NCAA Final Four Tournament. Because, you know, nothing mixes like bicycles, busy downtown streets and inebriated NCAA fans. Fortunately, the free stuff isn't reserved just for big-spending...

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