San Antonio Botanical Garden celebrates orchids in weekend-long event

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click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio Botanical Garden Roses are red, violets are blue … and orchids bloom in various colors depending on the region they grow in. Many of these breathtakingly beautiful plants, including some rare species, will be on display during the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Orchid Weekend. In partnership with the …

USAA provides $1 million grant to serve at-risk high school students in San Antonio

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Posted By Jay Moreno on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 12:43 PM click to enlarge Twitter / USAA Financial services company USAA is giving a $1 million grant to a San Antonio nonprofit to help local high school students strive for success and overcome socioeconomic hardships. Alamo City-based USAA and Communities …

San Antonio man charged after the Capitol insurrection will have case handled in Washington D.C.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Posted By Sanford Nowlin on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 12:11 PM TikTok / beccaboostanaccount Matthew Mazzocco was seen in this TikTok video which purports to show him participating the Capitol insurrection. The local man arrested on federal charges related to deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection will be tried in Washington D.C. …

San Antonio’s Box Street Social teaming up with Swine House to host a lunchtime pop-up

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click image Instagram / swinehousesa If treating yourself to a long lunch break is your favorite version of self-care, the teams of sustainable butcher shop Swine House and chef-driven catering company Box Street Social have you covered. The San Antonio-based businesses will join forces Thursday for a pop-up lunch serving high-quality, locally raised meats in …

Northwest San Antonio nightspot Sand Box cited twice in two days for violating COVID-19 orders

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click image Instagram / thesandboxsa Authorities issued popular UTSA-area hangout the Sand Box two citations in as many days for alleged violation of the city’s emergency declaration, MySA reports. City enforcement officials conducted proactive inspections of the nightspot Thursday and Friday of last week and wrote it a citation on each visit, according to the …

Sexy San Antonio bar Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern quietly reopens for weekend service

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click image Instagram / downstairsatesquire Get ready to get swanky, San Antonio. After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sexy cocktail-driven lounge Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern has reopened for weekend service. The River Walk-level establishment is now open from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings, according a social media post. …

San Antonio is worst-equipped big U.S. metro for working from home, new study finds

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click to enlarge Pexels / Tima Miroshnichenko As it becomes clearer that widespread telecommuting is a long-term, or even permanent, effect of the COVID crisis, a new study found that San Antonio is the least-equipped major metro for working from home. An analysis from online retailer Filterbuy.com placed the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro 53rd among …

Supreme Court strikes down case law that allowed Texas governor to ban abortions during pandemic

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click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Wikiwopbop The U.S. Supreme Court handed a win to abortion-rights groups Monday, eliminating lower court rulings that upheld Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on nearly all abortions during the early stages of the pandemic. Abbott, a Republican, mandated a statewide stop to “nonessential” medical procedures in March of last …

Texas GOP asks people to follow it on Gab, a social media platform used by right-wing extremists

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click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore Firebrand former congressman Allen West unseated James Dickey as head of the Texas GOP. The Texas Republican Party, under the leadership of firebrand former congressman Allen West, is asking supporters to follow it further to the fringe. On Saturday, the Texas GOP tweeted out a message urging …

Internet and phone services in rural Texas threatened as state slashes subsidies for providers

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click to enlarge Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune More than a million Texas households are in rural areas where network phone service is more expensive to provide, with fewer customers and longer distances between them. Some rural Texans are facing the threat of losing phone and internet service after the state recently slashed …