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Mike Bloomberg: More Bucks for Less Bangs

April 16, 2014
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Mike Bloomberg: More Bucks for Less Bangs

I try to approach contentious political issues with an open mind, willing to be swayed by new evidence, or at least willing to acknowledge that the other side has some valid points. Surely my ideological opponent has logical thoughts, given their starting principles, right? I have no monopoly on good ideas, I remind myself,...
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Super Adorable Baby Komodo Dragon At The San Antonio Zoo

April 16, 2014
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Super Adorable Baby Komodo Dragon At The San Antonio Zoo

When Scatha, one of San Antonio Zoo’s resident Komodo Dragons, died back in December 2013 in a tragic fire, she left behind eight unhatched eggs.  On April 4, one of those eggs hatched: meet Phoenix, the San Antonio Zoo’s the newest male komodo dragon. According to San Antonio Express-News, Phoenix weighs 114 grams and...
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In Immigration Debate With Mayor Castro, Patrick Sticks To Politics

April 15, 2014
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In Immigration Debate With Mayor Castro, Patrick Sticks To Politics

After weeks of feuding over social media, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and state Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) finally met face-to-face in the Univision television studios to duke it out over immigration. The much-anticipated Tuesday evening debate, meant to be a refreshing departure from ideological posturing and an exchange focusing on policy rather than politics,...
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Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Peeing On The Alamo

April 15, 2014
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Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Peeing On The Alamo

A man who lacks original ideas was sentenced to 18 months in state prison yesterday for urinating on the Alamo. No, you haven’t been magically transported to 1982, and, no, that man is not Ozzy Osbourne. Meet Daniel Athens. The 23-year-old El Paso resident recently pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in February for not...
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Second Oil Spill From Calumet Refinery Creates ‘Troubling’ Track Record

April 14, 2014
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Second Oil Spill From Calumet Refinery Creates ‘Troubling’ Track Record

It’s environmental hazard déjà vu for folks living near the SA River. Just weeks after an oil spill from Calumet Specialty Products Partners refinery seeped into a creek connected to the San Antonio River, over the weekend a second spill—from Calumet again—polluted the same river. While transferring jet fuel to a rail truck Friday...
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Report: San Antonio Leads in Solar Power

April 14, 2014
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Report: San Antonio Leads in Solar Power

San Antonio is one of nation’s leading cities for solar power, according to a new study from Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. SA came in sixth based on a ranking of total installed solar PV capacity and also came in seventh among the cities with more than 50 watts of installed solar...
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Uber Offers Free Rides During Fiesta 2014

April 14, 2014
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Now you can drink responsibly all you want during Fiesta because uberX, an on-demand car service, is offering free rides during Fiesta. Uber is an app driven car service that works much like a cab. If you download their app from iTunes, or Google Play, you can order a car to pick you up almost...
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A Short History of the Newest Spur Damion James

April 14, 2014
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A Short History of the Newest Spur Damion James

The San Antonio Spurs announced yesterday that Damion James has joined us for the year. But what do we really know about Damion James? Does he understand the rules of basketball? Could he explain them to me? I scoured the Internet to see what I could dig up on Damion James and exactly how...
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Awesome New Car Engine is 15% More Efficient Than The One You’re Driving

April 14, 2014
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Awesome New Car Engine is 15% More Efficient Than The One You’re Driving

Those of you rolling around San Antonio in your Prius and other Hybrid cars, science is making a new car engine and it gets better gas mileage than you. Southwest Research Institute (SwRi) has developed a prototype engine. According to the SwRi press release, the engine is 15% more efficient than mainstream car engines...
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Bonehead Quote of the Week: Pastor John Hagee on the ‘Blood Moon’ Prophecy

April 11, 2014
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Bonehead Quote of the Week: Pastor John Hagee on the ‘Blood Moon’ Prophecy

Our resident megachurch pastor, John Hagee, recently issued an ominous warning to his SA congregation, beware of: “ world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015,” said Hagee. Hagee, leader of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church, is referring to the rare four ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipses expected to appear on April 15 and end on...
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