As CDC warns not to ease COVID rules, Texas’ governor says he’ll drop mask rule, business limits

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Courtesy Photo / Texas Governor’s Office Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a recent news conference. The day after the director of the Centers for Disease Control cautioned states against easing COVID-19 restrictions, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he’ll drop the statewide mask mandate and lift all restrictions on businesses. “With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody …

Pabst Blue Ribbon debuting new art gallery in San Antonio’s Southtown neighborhood

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click image Instagram / pabstblueribbon Boise, Idaho-based artist Dreyfus’ work will be featured on 12-pack cases and displayed in stores for the entire year. Art and beer collide in this month when recently added San Antonio corporate citizen Pabst Brewing Co. showcases work by emerging artists at its new Pabst Blue Ribbon Studios in Southtown. The …

Texas-based Martin House Brewing Co. launching Best Maid Spicy Pickle Beer this week

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click image Instagram / martinhousebrewing Better load up on michelada ingredients. Fort Worth-based Martin House Brewing Co. this week will introduce Best Maid Spicy Pickle Beer, the latest flavor in its line of pickle brews that’s gained a cult since the first release launched in 2019. The new version keeps the briny and sour character …

Spurs’ March 4 matchup with the Thunder will give a glimpse at San Antonio’s evolving backcourt

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click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio Spurs Back in January, when the Spurs and Thunder clashed in Oklahoma City, Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV led all scorers with 24 points in a 112-102 victory for San Antonio. Walker shared the offensive load with five other Spurs who scored in double figures, including Dejounte Murray …

Lawyer for Texas attorney general’s office repeatedly tries to block testimony and evidence at whistleblower hearing

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click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Department of Justice Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton The first hearing in a whistleblower lawsuit against the Texas attorney general’s office mostly consisted of objections Monday. The agency’s attorney William Helfand opposed the vast majority of questions that lawyers asked two former agency employees who testified in a …

The Mendoza Line: Ken Paxton accuses AOC and Beto of ‘help gouging’ during Texas freeze

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click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Dimitri Rodriguez (left) and Luke Harold (right) Help gougers: Texas AG Ken Paxton has accused AOC and Beto of “exorbitant and excessive fundraising” to help his constituents. We understand that in the current political environment it can be really tough to tell the difference between real news stories and …

Contemporary Art Month returns with a distance-friendly format

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click image Kellen Stanley via Instagram / bluestarart Blue Star Contemporary teased the CAM Kickoff with an enigmatic photo by Kellen Stanley, who collaborated with Xavier Gilmore on “AnOriginal Drive.” After being interrupted by the onset of COVID-19 cancellations and closures in 2020, Contemporary Art Month is returning for 2021 with pandemic safety in mind. …

Texas AG Ken Paxton now seeking ouster of San Antonio police chief in his immigration fight with the city

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click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / Ken Paxton Texas AG Ken Paxton Amid his own mounting legal woes, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is cranking up the heat on San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. Paxton — embroiled a legal battle with San Antonio since 2018 over how it handles suspected undocumented immigrants — filed …

National organization posts guide for employees advocating for LGBTQ workplace equality

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Wikimedia Commons LGBTQ+ corporate employees now have an online guide for advocating for workplace equality and inclusion. Advocacy group Out & Equal’s new guide is a potential tool for those seeking improved protections for LGBTQ+ employees at their workplaces. It’s intended for use by employee resource groups (ERGs), which are worker-led internal organizations formed to promote workplace diversity. “We …

San Antonio’s new greenway trails offer a view of the city we otherwise might zoom past

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click to enlarge Bill Baird The Howard Peak Greenway system offers a way for San Antonians to experience their city on foot. Inspired by the city’s network of greenway trails, I set out to do what seemed illogical, impossible or just plain idiotic: circumnavigating San Antonio on foot, utilizing the newly christened Howard Peak Greenway …

Global inequity in COVID-19 vaccination is more than a moral problem

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click to enlarge Courtesy / City of San Antonio Months before the first COVID-19 vaccine was even approved, wealthy nations scrambled to secure hundreds of millions of advance doses for their citizens. By the end of 2020, Canada bought up 338 million doses, enough to inoculate their population four times over. The United Kingdom snagged …

Dorćol Distilling, restaurant aid: San Antonio’s biggest food stories of the week

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Friday, February 26, 2021 Posted By San Antonio Current Staff on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 4:26 PM click to enlarge Instagram / dorcolspirits Dorćol Distilling and Brewing sued St. Elmo Brewing in federal court this week for trademark infringement related to Dorćol’s HighWheel Betty Kölsch. Last week’s winter storm carried over into this week’s …