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  • 3 hours Chefs Diego Galicia, Rico Torres Will Represent San Antonio at Hot Luck Fest in Austin This Weekend Sacurrent -Food
    Hot Luck Festival, chef Aaron Franklin's annual Austin food and music event — taking place this weekend — kicked off festivities Thursday with some of the best culinary talents in the nation, including San Antonio chefs Rico Torres and Diego Galicia of Mixtli. Now in its third year, the festival will welcome back the culinary duo and other renowned talents including Sarah Heard of Foreign & Domestic, Rebecca Masson of Houston's Fluff Bake Bar and Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice in Chicago.… ... more
  • 5 hours The Briscoe Launches Its Summer Film Series with Kirk Douglas Cowboy Epic Lonely Are the Brave Sacurrent -Arts
    This weekend, the Briscoe Western Art Museum launches its Summer Film Series in conjunction with its latest exhibition, "Into A New West: Contemporary Art from the Booth Museum." Showcasing art on loan from Castroville, GA's Booth Museum, "Into A New West" collects modern Western art produced from the 1960s to the present day, "[examining] an ongoing artistic evolution as artists continue to echo the changes in the values of American life in the West." Curated by Montana State University's Dr. Andrew Patrick Nelson, the Summer Film Series features four movies that focus "the changes in the values of American life ... more
  • 5 hours Actor Woody Harrelson Calls on Gov. Greg Abbott to Take Action Against Wild Hog Catching Sacurrent
    Actor and Texas native Woody Harrelson has spoken out against Bandera's "Bacon Bash," a pig-centric festival that rose from the ashes of the "Wild Hog Explosion," which was cancelled in early March when treatment center Warriors Heart pulled out of running the event after public outcry from animal rights activists. The Bash came together with surprising speed and included the widely criticized wild hog catching event, as well as ancillary events like hog calling, a bacon eating contest and a barbecue cook-off. For the wild hog catching competition, two teams of people attempt to catch a ... more
  • 6 hours Texas Breweries Positioned to Sell Beer-to-Go Following Senate Approval Sacurrent -Food
    The Texas Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to continue Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) operations, and restoring an additional measure to allow the state's craft breweries to sell beer-to-go. Texas, unlike other states, has prohibited its craft breweries from selling beer to-go, legislators argued.… ... more
  • 6 hours Check Out Kayaking, Live Music and More at This Year’s Museum Reach 10-Year Anniversary Sacurrent -Arts
    This weekend, the San Antonio River Authority hosts a three-day fiesta celebrating the decennial of the Museum Reach, a $72 million River Walk extension project that first opened in 2009. The Museum Reach, as many know, brought us a version of the San Antonio River that isn't flooded with tourists — meaning locals gained a thoroughfare for running and biking, plus easy river access from the Pearl and SAMA as well as Broadway attractions including the Witte, DoSeum, San Antonio Zoo and more. Festivities kick off on Friday and run through Sunday, but the biggest attractions all land ... more
  • 6 hours Eva Ybarra, Piñata Protest, Volcán and More to Play Talón Fest! Sacurrent -Music
    Pulling together arguably the most puro lineup we'll see this year, Talón Fest! will feature an eclectic array of talent from the Latin music scene in San Antonio — and elsewhere. The Saturday, June 15, event at Paper Tiger will feature performances inside the venue from accordion-punkers Piñata Protest, East LA cumbia-psych act Tropa Magica (formerly Thee Commons), Volcán and Los De Esta Noche.… ... more
  • 7 hours Las Vegas Show ‘Thunder from Down Under’ Going on Tour, Stopping in San Antonio Sacurrent -Arts
    San Antonio is about to get steamy, y'all. Las Vegas attraction "Thunder from Down Under" is taking its show on the road and will be stopping in the Alamo City this summer. The all-male, Australian-inspired revue show will set up at the Aztec Theatre for a performance on Wednesday, July 17. Sorry young 'uns, this show is 18 and up only. Tickets are available here and start at $20.… ... more
  • 7 hours San Antonio Lags Other Big Cities When It Comes to Parks, According to Report Sacurrent
    A new report confirms what many residents have known for years: San Antonio has a parks problem. The Trust for Public Land's annual ParkScore Index ranks San Antonio 72 out of 100 of the nation's biggest cities in terms of its public parks. Last year, it landed at 67.… ... more
  • 7 hours San Antonio Police Officer Shoots Burglary Suspect in Leg to Subdue Him After Pepper Spray Didn’t Work Sacurrent
    A San Antonio police officer reportedly shot a suspect in a car burglary Thursday morning after the officer said he believed he was on the "losing end" of a fight with the suspect. Chief William McManus told reporters that the officer was responding to a call about a man who was burglarizing vehicles in the Oyo Hotel parking lot on the city's Far West Side around 8 a.m. The chief said the officer attempted to de-escalate the situation but was unsuccessful. The officer then used pepper spray on the suspect, though it had no effect on him, ... more
  • 8 hours Taco Cabana Selling Bean & Cheese Tacos for a Penny Today Sacurrent -Food
    Finally, there's a reason to use all those pennies you find.… ... more
  • 8 hours Los Lonely Boys, Baby Bash and More Headlining Texas Taco Tequila & Music Festival Sacurrent -Music
    I guess it’s just the year of tacos and music — and festivals celebrating the love for both.… ... more
  • 9 hours A Sixth Migrant Child Died in U.S. Custody, Trump Administration Reveals Sacurrent
    The Trump administration has revealed that a 10-year-old migrant girl from El Salvador died in its custody last September, making her the sixth child in the past eight months to die while being held by U.S. immigration officials. The death was not previously revealed by the federal government, only coming to light Wednesday after a CBS News report. Citing a government spokesman, CBS reported that the girl had history of congenital heart defects and entered an Office of Refugee Resettlement facility in San Antonio last spring while in a "medically fragile" state.… ... more
  • 9 hours IKEA Releases Rainbow Bags Benefitting Human Rights Campaign Ahead of Pride Month Sacurrent
    Hey queens! Do you have the need to stunt on these basic folks with an accessory that will bequeath you “queen of the apartment complex?” Yes?… ... more
  • 10 hours Texas Senate Unanimously Votes to Allow Broader Use of Medical Marijuana Sacurrent
    In a significant victory for marijuana-reform advocates, the Texas Senate unanimously approved a bill expanding the number of serious ailments that can be legally treated with cannabis oil. The vote advances a bill by Texas Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, that broadens the state's Compassionate Use Program.… ... more
  • 10 hours Castro Twins Will Endorse San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s Reelection Bid Sacurrent
    After picking up endorsements this week from the Texas Organizing Project and the Texas Democratic Party, Mayor Ron Nirenberg soon will gain the backing of the Castro twins. Former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro, now chasing the Democratic presidential nomination, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro will make their official endorsement at a Saturday rally, according to a press release circulated by Nirenberg's campaign. Nirenberg, a single-term mayor with a largely progressive agenda, faced an unexpectedly tight May 4 election against Greg Brockhouse, a one-term councilman running a populist campaign. Neither reached the majority needed to close out ... more
  • 10 hours The Esperanza Center Promotes Grassroots Action with a Screening of Knock Down the House Sacurrent -Arts
    Tomorrow, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is hosting a screening of hit documentary Knock Down the House, followed by a community discussion. An underdog from the start, the film was produced on a shoestring budget of $28,111 raised on Kickstarter. Filmmakers Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick followed four female candidates spurred to action in the wake of the 2016 election – Cori Bush (Missouri), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), Paula Jean Swearengin (West Virginia) and Amy Vilela (Nevada) – chronicling the boots on the groundwork that these women undertook in the name of bettering our country. Bush, Swearengin ... more
  • 11 hours Saint Sadist Straps Readers in for a Nihilistic Descent into Hell Sacurrent -Arts
    Back when I was a kid, my older brother and I used to walk across town to our local Hollywood Video.… ... more
  • 11 hours District 6 Candidate, Runoff Queen Melissa Cabello Havrda Maintains Her Cautious Optimism Sacurrent
    Editor's Note: Jade Esteban Estrada is the writer of Glitter Political, a series of articles detailing San Antonio's political scene.… ... more
  • 12 hours Rock Out with Danish Band Nekromantrix at the Vibes Event Center Sacurrent -Music
    Psychobilly, with its fevered fusion of rock ’n’ roots stylings with punk energy, might seem like a uniquely American genre.… ... more
  • 13 hours Get Ready to Swoon When Whitney Shay Fills Luna with Her Powerful Voice Sacurrent -Music
    Blessed with a powerful voice and overflowing charisma, Whitney Shay make soulful pop music that blends elements of jazz, swing, R&B, blues and soul.… ... more
  • 13 hours Thrash Metal Fans Will Jump For Joy When Sacred Reich, Sworn Enemy Descend Upon the Rock Box Sacurrent -Music
    Two thrash metal stalwarts, both newly active for the first time in years, descend on the Alamo City as one combined and freakish force of nature.… ... more
  • 1 day Environmental Groups Plan to Sue Valero Over Pollution at Port Arthur Refinery Sacurrent
    Three environmental groups plan to sue San Antonio's Valero Energy Corp. in federal court for violating the federal Clean Air Act at its Port Arthur oil refinery. The suit will allege that the refiner spewed out 1.8 million pounds of unauthorized pollution over the past five years in hundreds of separate "emission events" detailed in its own compliance reports.… ... more
  • 1 day Put on Your Pink Shirt for Friday’s 15th Anniversary Screening of Mean Girls at La Villita Sacurrent -Arts
    How much longer can the teen comedy Mean Girls remain relevant, relatable and quotable? Just ask Plastics infiltrator and reluctant mathlete Cady Heron and she’ll tell you: “The limit does not exist.” Penned by Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey, directed by Mark Waters and starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried in career-launching roles, the 2004 film has evolved from a high school movie about fitting in into an undisputed icon of pop culture — complete with a full-blown musical version that opened on Broadway last year.… ... more
  • 1 day Mayor Ron Nirenberg Got Endorsements From Texas Organizing Project and the Texas Democratic Party – Here’s Why That Matters Sacurrent
    Mayor Ron Nirenberg has landed the endorsements of a couple organizing heavyweights that sat on the sidelines in the run-up to May's citywide election. The Texas Organizing Project, or TOP, will officially endorse Nirenberg on Thursday, according to a statement from his campaign.… ... more
  • 1 day T.J. Maxx Distribution Center Brings More Than 1,000 Jobs to San Antonio Sacurrent
    Polish up those resumes, folks. T.J. Maxx is bringing a whole lot of jobs to San Antonio. On Tuesday, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran welcomed representatives from TJX Companies for the grand opening of a new distribution center for the discount retailer and $150 million worth of investments in Viagran's Southside district.… ... more
  • 1 day Appleseed Cast Makes Its Way to San Antonio this Summer Sacurrent -Music
    We must be in another wave of an aughts-indie revival, y’all. With Yeasayer, Built to Spill, Pedro the Lion, Neon Indian and Stereolab gearing up for dates here in San Antonio, it’s not exactly a shock that Appleseed Cast has now been thrown into the mix. While birthed out of the same '90s emo scene that brought us acts like Cap’n Jazz and Joan of Arc, Kansas’ the Appleseed Cast didn’t made a huge impact until the 2000s with their glittery guitar riffs and emotive singing. And while there was a sort of aggressiveness to ... more
  • 1 day Man Indicted After He Reportedly Pointed Laser Beam at San Antonio Police Department Helicopter Sacurrent
    A Schertz man has been indicted after officials said he pointed a laser at an aircraft earlier this year. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, officials said Justin John Shorey knowingly aimed a laser pointer beam at a San Antonio Police Department helicopter and its path on February 17. Police told News 4 San Antonio that the pilot was temporarily blinded and had blurry vision afterward. Chief William McManus said the 37-year-old man's actions endangered officers in the helicopter in addition to the public on the ground.… ... more
  • 1 day New Details Emerge in Alleged Gang Rape in San Marcos Involving Five Servicemen Sacurrent
    More information has emerged about the alleged gang rape involving five servicemen arrested at Lackland AFB last week. Earlier reports named Dominick Burns, 20; Mauricio Chaparro, 28; Anthony Cooney, 21; Kenneth Johnson, 20; and Kyle Tuschmann, 19, as the five U.S. Navy servicemen accused of sexually assaulting a woman in San Marcos. Now, an arrest affidavit obtained by MySA.com reveals that the gang rape occurred in the back of pickup truck at a park in the Texas town. According to the affidavit, police were called to Rio Vista Park on the night of May 19, 2018.… ... more
  • 1 day Scene Alert! Emery and Hawthorne Heights Return to San Antonio on Joint Bill Sacurrent -Music
    Back in the early 2000s, Christian-based labels Solid State Records and Tooth and Nail Records signed bands like Norma Jean and Underoath, who brought metalcore to the masses. Hot Topic, of course, would sell all the bands' merchandise to mall rats, making fandom for so-called "scene" bands even more accessible. Of course, alongside Norma Jean and Underoath was the tamer yet emotive-as-heck Emery. Seattle-based Emery combined shimmery guitar sounds with heavy drum progressions as frontman Toby Morrell switched between singing melodies and unleashing screams. Hawthorne Heights were out there too.… ... more
  • 1 day Cinnabar Art Gallery Exhibition ‘Bruce Lee Shoes’ Pays Tribute to Kung Fu Movie Master Sacurrent -Arts
    Cinnabar Art tapped London artist Emanuel De Sousa for a poppy exhibit centered on kung fu movie master Bruce Lee's iconic yellow tracksuit. Ironically, despite the exhibition's title, "Bruce Lee Shoes," the subjects of each portrait are pointedly not wearing Lee's famous Onitsuka Tigers.… ... more
  • 1 day San Antonio Entrepreneurs: Oscar Perez of Tio Pelon’s Salsita Sacurrent -Food
    Architect Oscar Perez was in grad school and between jobs when he learned how to bottle homegrown produce and make salsitas — influenced by his Norteño heritage with less focus on tomato, and more focus on bold, bright flavors — that he could sell on Facebook. “I really didn’t start this as a business, I was just playing around,” Perez said. “It wasn’t until we got invited to [sell at a holiday marketplace] in 2015 that we got a lot of recognition.… ... more
  • 1 day Fine Print: Photograph’s Gentle Approach Overcomes Its Dawdling Pace in Mumbai-Set Romance Sacurrent -Screen
    In writer-director Ritesh Batras’ 2013 romantic comedy The Lunchbox, the Indian filmmaker delighted audiences with a heartfelt narrative set in Mumbai about a woman who begins an innocent penpalship with a stranger when the lunch she packs is accidentally delivered to him instead of her husband.… ... more
  • 1 day Squaring Up: Developer is Counting on New Restaurants to Finally Help St. Paul Square Live Up to Its Promise Sacurrent -Food
    When REATA Real Estate purchased Sunset Station and 11 buildings within St. Paul Square in late 2017, the firm had a vision of transforming the historic near East Side complex into a dining and entertainment destination.… ... more
  • 1 day San Antonio International Claims a Soaring Success, but the Numbers Offer a Grounding in Reality Sacurrent
    Editor’s Note: The following is City Scrapes, a column of opinion and analysis. “San Antonio International Airport is flying high,” declared the headline of a press release sent out earlier this year by the City’s Aviation Department.… ... more
  • 1 day Texas Boys Blue Water Highway Heading to John T. Floore Country Store Sacurrent -Music
    Hailing from Lake Jackson, Texas, but based out of Austin, Blue Water Highway is a fiery young five-piece that blends indie rock elements into its folk and country roots.… ... more
  • 1 day Once More, with Feeling: A Review of Once at the Public Theater of San Antonio Sacurrent -Arts
    Once: The Musical, now on the main stage of the Public Theater of San Antonio, delivers mightily on a recent agreement with Actors’ Equity Association: the production boasts no fewer than ten Equity-affiliated artists.… ... more
  • 2 days Contemporary Whatever Presents Free Improv Giant Peter Brötzmann in Duo With Heather Leigh Sacurrent -Music
    Experimental percussionist Claire Rousay’s Contemporary Whatever series has brought plenty of boundary-shedding musicians to San Antonio, but none with the heroic stature of Peter Brötzmann. The German saxophonist’s career in improvised music has spanned 50 years, multiple groundbreaking projects and included work on some of free jazz’s definitive albums. For this date, Brötzmann is collaborating with Heather Leigh, a former Texan now living in Scotland who’s pushing the sonic limits of the pedal steel guitar — an instrument most often used to lend a high and lonesome whine to trad country.… ... more
  • 2 days Celebrate Music Genius John Williams When the San Antonio Symphony Performs His Best Works Sacurrent -Arts
    Whether it be the fearsome “Imperial March,” the iconic alien communique from Close Encounters of the Third Kind or the magical celeste melody that set the tone for the Harry Potter universe, John Williams’ simple yet arresting motifs have enhanced the onscreen artistry of a vast array of beloved films. While many may think that he first hit it big with the dread-inducing two-note tuba riff that heralded the arrival of an infamous man-eating shark, Williams already had a bevy of credits to his name by the ’70s, including the scores of The Poseidon Adventure and John Wayne’s ... more
  • 2 days Savage Love: Hard Feelings Sacurrent -Arts
    Q: I keep running into the same issue with my best friend of five years.… ... more
  • 2 days Legendary Ska Outfit the Toasters Hit San Antonio This September Sacurrent -Music
    Following behind UK ska acts like the Specials, the Selecter and Madness, the Toasters helped usher the two-tone sound into the United States. The only remaining original Toasters member, Englishman Robert “Bucket” Hingley, moved to NYC in 1980 and managed the Forbidden Planet comic book store.… ... more
  • 2 days DEA Conducts Sweep Against the Tango Orejon Street Gang in San Antonio Sacurrent
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday conducted raids across the Alamo City to round up drug traffickers with ties to the Tango Orejon street gang, KSAT television is reporting. Will Glaspey, special agent in charge for the DEA's Houston Division, told the station officials have indicted 31 people as part of the operation.… ... more
  • 2 days San Antonio’s First Vegan-Friendly Festival Happening This Summer Sacurrent -Food
    The inaugural VegFest 2019, San Antonio's first vegan food festival, will bring dozens of vegan-friendly food vendors, speakers and live music performances to Sunset Station on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. The two-day event, hosted by local nonprofit Vegan Initiative Dynamic Association (VIDA), aims to highlight vegan food vendors, educate residents about factory foods and animal industry standards and inspire locals to live a more plant-based life. "In San Antonio, we're seeing more and more people [who] are willing to try plant-based options," said festival founder Akeem Best, who opened Go Vegan San ... more
  • 2 days As Downtown Development Spreads, Displacement and Gentrification are Set to Roll Over San Antonio’s West Side Sacurrent
    Chris Benavidez and Sheila Hyde, a retired couple who, in 2017, bought and rehabbed a craftsman-style house on West Houston Street, a few blocks from the Bexar County Adult Detention Center, welcome the wave of development that’s expected to enter the near West Side in coming years. After retiring recently — he from the U.S. Navy, she from teaching — the couple settled on San Antonio’s West Side for its affordability after spending many years in Seattle, Washington.… ... more
  • 2 days State Sen. Donna Campbell’s Firearms-in-Church Bill Gets Preliminary Approval in Texas House Sacurrent
    The Texas House on Monday gave a preliminary vote of approval to a bill by Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, that would let licensed handgun owners legally pack heat in churches and other places of worship. Campbell's Senate Bill 535 would erase language in current state law that bans guns from places of worship.… ... more
  • 2 days No Smoking Policy at San Antonio Parks, Plazas Takes Effect June 1 Sacurrent
    San Antonio will enforce a new smoke- and tobacco-free policy for many major public plazas and recreation areas — including all city parks, Greenway Trails, Market Square, La Villita and the River Walk — starting Saturday, June 1. The new non-smoking ban, similar to those adopted by more than 50 other municipalities in Texas, aims to reduce tobacco and smoking use among San Antonio's younger residents and visitors. “By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate of tobacco use in the community and is demonstrating that our parks and public plazas are where ... more
  • 2 days Organizers Behind Barbacoa & Big Red Festival Respond to Criticism Sacurrent -Food
    The folks behind the annual Barbacoa & Big Red Festival have heard your complaints about the lines and heat at this year's event, and say they're dedicated to making improvements. In a post on the festival's Facebook page, organizers said they've been receptive to feedback from years past about the need for a bigger venue and more parking. This year, the fest moved to the Greenline SA, a move up from Rosedale Park, and brought more than 200 vendors. A bigger venue meant more attendees, and much of the complaints regarded the long lines both to get ... more
  • 2 days San Antonio Man Arrested After ‘Large Amounts’ of Child Pornography Found on His Phones, Computers Sacurrent
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office teamed up to take down a local man who allegedly produced, received and distributed child pornography. Lynn Maxwell Gerstner was arrested Monday on child pornography charges, according to a KSAT report. Authorities found that the 69-year-old man was in contact with "multiple underage female children." Last month, the sheriff's office executed a search warrant at Gerstner's residence and seized his cell phones and computers.… ... more
  • 2 days Rising Latin Star Brytiago Bringing the Party to the Aztec Sacurrent -Music
    Described by Rolling Stone as the leader of the freshman Latin Rat Pack, Brytiago is ascending from the massive shadow of Daddy Yankee, the Reggaeton giant responsible for getting the young Puerto Rican artist his record deal.… ... more
  • 2 days San Antonio’s The Lucky Odds Blasting Rockabilly Tunes at Bang Bang Bar This Week Sacurrent -Music
    The Lucky Odds’ sound brings forth an image of Fonzie using his office in the boys’ restroom for way more than business transactions — like blasting the Sex Pistols while having sex clad in his trademark leather jacket. The Lucky Odds stay true to rockabilly roots while adding a wild touch of psychobilly to the mix. Free, Thu May 23, 9pm, Bang Bang Bar, 119 El Mio Dr., thebangbangbartx.com. [location-1] Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning.… ... more
  • 2 days Get Down with the Super Talented Jon Stickley Trio at Sam’s Burger Joint Sacurrent -Music
    A band that refuses to confine itself, Jon Stickley Trio’s blend of drums, violin and guitar create music that wouldn’t be out of place at a medieval court, a progressive music fest, a gypsy campground or a bluegrass jamboree.… ... more
  • 2 days Brighten Your Week with Limelight’s Eclectic Lineup of Dega, Alyson Alonzo and HunnyBunny Sacurrent -Music
    Athens duo Dega know a thing or two about groove, ably matching dream-pop aesthetics with electronic pulses.… ... more
  • 3 days Women’s Group Calls On Voters to Sign Petition Calling Out Greg Brockhouse for Domestic Violence Allegations Sacurrent
    A group repenting San Antonio women is conducting an online petition drive charging that mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse hasn't done enough to address a pair of allegations of past domestic violence — and therefore shouldn't be elected mayor. The group Mētú — whose name plays on the #MeToo Twitter hashtag used to out famous perpetrators of sexual assaults — quietly posted the petition three days ago before calling a Monday news conference. At 3:30 p.m., its change.org petition had nearly 500 signatures.… ... more
  • 3 days San Antonio Public Library Jumps on the Bad Movie Bandwagon with the New Cinema Terrible Film Series Sacurrent -Arts
    Sometimes there's just nothing better than kicking back and watching a schlocky piece of cinema that can only be described with various synonyms of "awful."… ... more
  • 3 days First All-Texas Pale Ale Arrives at Southerleigh Sacurrent -Food
    For most Texas breweries, hops — a crop that thrives in cool climates — is one beer ingredient that has never been sourced locally. Until now, that is. Hanks Hops, a Texas-based hydroponic hops farm, recently shared their first harvest with Southerleigh's head brewer, Les Locke. Thanks to the locally-sourced hops, Locke was able to create the first all-Texas ingredient pale ale beer, Texas Native Pale Ale, which is now available at Southerleigh. The new beer marks a milestone in Texas brewing, just months away from the Craft Brewers Conference's arrival in San Antonio in 2020.… ... more
  • 3 days All Hail the Queen: Todrick Hall Returns to San Antonio this November Sacurrent -Music
    Actor, dancer, director, drag queen, choreographer, songwriter and YouTuber, Todrick Hall is a driving force in the entertainment world that cannot be stopped. First gaining attention when he made it onto the ninth season of American Idol, Hall then started a Youtube Channel and became a judge and choreographer on the Emmy Award-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race. From releasing his own albums to staring as Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway, Hall is an omnipresent force in the entertainment industry that continues to stand up and represent the LGBTQ community. With his recent album Forbidden released ... more
  • 3 days Active Rockers Blue October Return to San Antonio Sacurrent -Music
    Although Blue October has shifted its vibe to a more mainstream “active rock” sound in the vein of bands like Nothing More and Imagine Dragons, if you listen hard enough, you can hear whispers of their Americana-influenced roots. After somehow grabbing the attention of Kid Rock’s former manager in the late ’90s, Blue October wound up on Universal Records relatively early in their career, and that launched the band into the arena of mainstream rock 'n’ roll. Originally hailing from Houston, frontman Justin Furstenfeld chills in San Marcos these days when not on tour.… ... more
  • 3 days Dallas Transgender Woman Brutally Attacked in Viral Video Found Fatally Shot Sacurrent
    A black transgender woman who was seen being brutally attacked at a Dallas apartment complex parking lot in April was found dead over the weekend. According to reports, Muhlaysia Booker, the woman in question, was fatally shot and left in the street Saturday. Police responded to a call of a shooting, at which time officers found Booker "lying facedown" and "deceased from homicidal violence," authorities told the New York Times. While police said there was no evidence that the April 12 attack and Booker's death were linked, the 23-year-old woman's passing comes as a reminder of the ... more
  • 3 days All Shows Must Die: What to Watch Next in a Post-Game of Thrones World Sacurrent -Arts
    If Game of Thrones has left a dragon-sized hole in your heart, never fear! While your love for Jon, Dany, et.… ... more
  • 3 days Canna Chill’s First San Antonio Event Offers CBD-Friendly Drinks, Eats and Community Sacurrent -Food
    CBD, the non-psychoactive compound extracted from cannabis, has sparked a new industry — with food, drink and tincture products — that promise to help with everything from anxiety to epilepsy, without getting a high. While the legal future of cannabis in Texas has yet to be decided, the U.S. CBD market is projected to become a $22 billion industry by 2022. Canna Chill, a cannabis-friendly group, is hosting its first local cannabis conversation, with CBD drinks and food at Ivy Hall in Southtown on Tuesday, May 21. The event invites both CBD novices and experts ... more
  • 3 days Driver Crashes Into Home After Leading Police on Chase Through San Antonio’s South Side Sacurrent
    A Chrysler PT Cruiser sped through San Antonio's South Side Monday morning and crashed into a home as the driver tried to get away from police. KENS 5 reports that a DPS trooper attempted to pull over a 24-year-old driver of a PT Cruiser near Loop 410 and Roosevelt around 7 a.m. Instead of obeying the trooper's command, the driver refused to stop. The chase ended when the driver crashed into a home on Felps Boulevard not too far from Kingsborough Middle School.… ... more
  • 3 days At Least 1,712 Other Migrant Children Might Have Been Separated From Their Families by the Trump Administration Sacurrent
    Federal authorities have identified at least 1,712 migrant children that may have been separated from their parents in addition to those pulled away during the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration crackdown, NBC reports, citing transcripts from a recent court hearing. U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the administration to identify children separated before its zero tolerance order went into effect last May. More than 2,800 children were believed to have been taken from their parents as a result of that policy. Sabraw gave the Trump administration six months to sort through some 50,000 records to identify ... more
  • 3 days Man Allegedly Paid Teen Girl $100, Sexually Assaulted Her at Leon Valley Motel with His Daughter in the Room Sacurrent
    A man has been arrested after a teen girl said he sexually assaulted her at a motel in Leon Valley earlier this month. Markus Williams was taken into custody last week after the victim's older sister found the 14-year-old girl with a large amount of money. When asked about where the money came from, the teen said she was forced to "do things with males in exchange for money," according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KSAT television. The girl, who was reported as a runaway, said she was at the InTown Suites on Bandera Road on ... more
  • 3 days Texas House Gives Preliminary OK to Bill Stopping Cities from Partnering With Planned Parenthood on Health Services Sacurrent
    Under a bill passed by the Texas House on a preliminary vote Friday night, municipalities would be barred from working with Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers to offer services such as teen pregnancy prevention education, HIV tests and cancer screenings. Senate Bill 22 stops government entities from providing funds to any abortion provider or even sharing goods or services with them.… ... more
  • 4 days World Premiere: San Antonio-Based British Musician Joe Walmsley’s Music Video for Liverpool FC Sacurrent -Music
    There is a Red Fever rapidly spreading throughout San Antonio. Consider yourself warned.… ... more
  • 5 days It’s Her World, We’re Just Living In It: Ariana Grande Wows San Antonio During Sweetener Tour Stop Sacurrent -Music
    Days after a surprise stop at the Heat Nightclub, pop diva Ariana Grande appeared in front of an energetic AT&T Center crowd to prove why her mere presence is reason enough to freak out. The girl is damn talented — and her career is at an all-time high. As a fan that tuned into Grande's discography more seriously following the release of Sweetener, I left the show thinking that every detail of the tour supports that this isn't just Grande's year – during which she earned her first Grammy and broken records previously held by the Beatles. ... more
  • 5 days 24 San Antonio Restaurants Serving Up Authentic Vietnamese Food Sacurrent -Food
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  • 5 days “I Drink and I Know Things”: Enjoy This Drinking Game for the Game of Thrones Finale Sacurrent -Arts
    WARNING: Spoilers lie ahead! Read at your own risk! Game of Thrones has been driving us to drink since 2011, and after pulling the rug from under us yet again with the controversial #DrogonGate, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have set the stage for a shocking finale. Despite the show's insistence on subverting audience expectations at every turn (especially since the series surpassed the canon of the published A Song of Ice and Fire novels), there's nothing Thrones fans love more than to argue endlessly amongst ourselves about predicted outcomes for the story.… ... more
  • 6 days TYGA, PnB Rock, Chief Keef and More to Headline the Inaugural Sound of Summer Music Festival Sacurrent -Music
    Apparently, it’s the year of the music festival in San Antonio. On the heels of Essex Fest and Taco Fest comes Sound of Summer Music Festival, happening Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. Brought to you by I-35 Live, a “Texas grown concert production company,” the inaugural Sound of Summer Music Fest will be located at Nelson Wolff Stadium. The two-day festival will feature heavy-hitters from the world of hip-hop, R&B, EDM and Urbano Latino such as TYGA, PnB Rock, Chief Keef, Dej Loaf, Play-N-Skillz, Carter Cruise and Kelow Latesha.… ... more
  • 6 days Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Announces Policy Update, Including Cite-and-Release Changes Sacurrent
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