San Antonio

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Future of Women's Healthcare in Texas Looks Bleak. What's Next?

    Listening to the oral arguments before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday confirmed what advocates for reproductive rights feared upon seeing the three-judge panel selected to hear the Texas' appeal of a lower-court ruling striking down two sections of House Bill 2, the 2013 legislation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Dallas-Area Officials Hoping to Lure Tesla's Gigafactory to Dallas

    The conventional wisdom at the moment is that when Tesla Motors gets around to announcing details of its highly coveted, $5 billion battery gigafactory -- the type of economic development that gives red-state governors with ill-concealed presidential aspirations wet dreams -- it will land in one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    San Antonio Wants To Mock Dallas' Death-River. How Cute.

    Two days ago, Mark Cuban took time out of his busy schedule to acknowledge the existence of San Antonio and its "muddy ugly-ass River Walk." The proper response would have a polite curtsy, if not gushing praise, from San Antonio, thanking Cuban for deigning to mention their humble burg and for his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Gun-Carry Rally Saturday at the Alamo: Once Again Yankee Ninnies Rise to the Bait

    Well, I see that Jerry Patterson, the state land commissioner, has accomplished his goal: The New York Times today is flouncing its long skirts and stamping its high-button shoes over a nutty gun rally Patterson has helped organize for next Saturday at the Alamo. Called "Come and Take It San Anton ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
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    March 6, 2013

    Puffy Taco Trend Coming To Dallas? Plus: How To Cook A Perfect Puffy Taco At Home.

    Back in December I started my search for the puffy taco, a deep fried delicacy, which according to popular convention hails from San Antonio, yet is impossible to find just a few hours away here in Dallas. That first blog post kicked off a dialogue with Eddie Dominguez, who says he's been tweaking h ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013
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    November 14, 2012

    The Rangers Will Play the First-Ever Baseball Game in the Alamodome This Spring

    San Antonio's Alamodome wasn't built for baseball. It didn't have a big league baseball team when it opened in 1993, and it still doesn't. In March, the Texas Rangers will fill that void, if only for a weekend. The club has inked a deal to bring the Rangers and the Triple-A Round Rock Express to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Photographer Brian Ullrich on Star Wars, Rush and Getting the Right Angle

    "When you're not shooting it, you're thinking about it. Part art, part science, it's all passion. Being in the moment through the lens, hearing the music, all you're thinking about is getting that one shot..." Thus begins the homepage of F/stopme Photography. Brian Ullrich scouts new and local mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Supreme Court Tosses District Judges' Redistricting Maps, Says Texas Needs a Do-Over

    ​Back in November U.S. District Judges Orlando Garcia and Xavier Rodriguez down in San Antonio drew up new congressional and state House and Senate maps, since they so hated the ones submitted by the Texas Legislature. The judges claimed the state willfully ignored the state's growing Hispanic pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Sign o' the Times: Pizza Climbs the Pop Charts as Vegetable

    Speaking of signs... Before we all stuffed our bodies with Thanksgiving last week, Congress declared pizza a vegetable. Only not really. Tomato paste, which is obviously associated with pizza, was declared a vegetable. We'll leave it to the Washington Post to sort out the nutritional madness. Meanw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    An Ode to HEB (and Not from an Annoying Austinite)

    ​Don't you hate it when the waiter at the Mexican food restaurant gets pissy when you ask for a take home box of 30-40 hot tortillas? Or when you ask your neighbor to make you some like she did in the old country and she gets all judgemental and is like, "I told you, I'm from Malaysia." Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Cost Taxpayers $200K More Than First Reported, Thanks to San Antonio

    ​We've been telling you since the summer about the estimated $400,000 the Texas governor's office agreed to pay the producers in exchange for them promoting the state's brand in the ongoing, Texas-centric season of Top Chef. Last we checked in, the producers, a California company called Magica ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2011

    Dough Pizzeria Napoletana: VPNot

    Preston Hollow's newest Pizzeria makes decent pizza, but it's not as authentic as the menu claims

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Total attendance at camp will soar over 90,000 after this afternoon's final open-to-the-public practice. The Cowboys have issued 279 media credentials for camp and on Monday Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings attended practice. The Cowboys' contract with the City of San Antonio is up after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.29.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know one practice doesn't make a career and, as Bill Parcells says, let's hold off on shipping that bust to Canton, but Cowboys' first-round draft pick Tyron Smith looks like a beast ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011
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    April 21, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    Artists Explain Themselves Before City Makes Its Call On Ross Ave. Underpass Proposals

    Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock with a model of their proposal for the Ross Ave. Underpass.​After the comments began streaming in on yesterday's preview of the public art proposals for the Ross Avenue Underpass, there was no way we'd miss a chance to hear direct from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Barring a Lockout, Here's Who Your Dallas Cowboys Will Play in August

    ​If the Dallas Cowboys have a training camp this summer, they'll spend it in San Antonio's Alamodome. That's great news for critics who reasoned that last year's 1-7 start that got head coach Wade Phillips fired was a product of a marketing campaign of a preseason that saw them play five game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Dallas Restaurants Shut Out of James Beard Contest

    Come to think of it, maybe we should have marked up the picture here instead.​Dallas chefs and restaurants, which collected an impressive five semi-finalist spots in this year's James Beard Foundation awards competition, today were shut out of the contest's final round. Stephen Pyles, The Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    The Difference Between What You Like and What's Good

    ​While riding a northbound train last week, I was struck by the conductor's judicious use of his P.A. privileges. He pointed out the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He piped up again when we rolled past Lyndon B. Johnson's alma mater. And he made sure everybody knew the train was traveling p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Restaurant Journey Deep in the Heart of You Know Where

    ​Before you click the comment box, I know, I know: I missed some phenomenal eating opportunities this week. I was on the road reporting a feature story, which meant interviews and transcription sessions took precedence over meals. Had I structured my itinerary around restaurant visits, I surel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Culinary Institute of America Bakery: It's What's Cooking in San Antonio

    There's a new and affordable way for interested eaters to experience the Culinary Institute of America's San Antonio campus. The school's bakery, its first retail operation, was tentatively scheduled to open this week - although staffers were still experimenting with how to best position pastries i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Last Night: Leg Sweeper, B L A C K I E and Xry at Canton Co-Op

    Leg Sweeper, B L A C K I E, XryCanton Co-OpJanuary 18, 2010Better than: seeing a show at a venue that actually makes me pay for beer.Josh RobertsonLeg Sweeper's Justin "Boots" Gomez crowd surfs during his band's final song of the night.​ Tuesdays sometimes seem like the neglected middle child day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Dallas-FW, Briefly a Top-Five Contender in $1.5-Mil Food Bank Challenge, Is Falling Fast

    ​Two weeks ago today, Mayors Tom Leppert, Mike Moncrief and Robert Cluck asked locals to "like" Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together campaign, which is doling out $1.5 million to food banks nationwide -- $1 million to the top Facebook vote-getter, and $100,000 each to the next five highest-ranking c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Chili Challenge: Tolbert's Restaurant vs. Chili's

    Photo by Steven DoyleHold the baby backs; give us a bowl of red.​Sitting in traffic when it is 105 degrees outside takes a toll on a person's spirit. The heat in Dallas seems worse each year, but we are Texans, and we can handle a little weather. August was just as hot in the 19th century whe ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    KTCK's Mike Bacsik Learns the Hard Way Not to Tweet While Under the Influence

    ​This just in from KTCK-AM -- you know, The Ticket: Mike Bacsik, the former footnote in baseball history who became Norm Hitzges's producer-slash-co-host and weekend show host, has been suspended by the station. Why come? Well, for tweeting nine little words last night that the former Washington N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Mavs Down the Stretch: 6-2 Gets You No. 2

    ​Sure, the Dallas Mavericks produced an epic victory Monday night. Whipping the Denver Nuggets gave the inside track on the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs. But that momentum, that achievement - that seeding - could all be lost in the next 48 hours. Tonight the Mavs vis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
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    September 14, 2009

    Why Blame The Food?

    ​I think it was last week when I came across an AP story detailing the efforts of the San Antonio Restaurant Association to encourage healthier cooking at the city's Tex-Mex and Mexican eateries. Seems the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed San Antonio behind only Detroit, Memphis a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Gig Alert: The Ettes, THe BAcksliders, The Demigs Tonight at Rubber Gloves

    It's always a good sign for any scene to have shows where the local opening bands have just as much to say as the out-of-town headliners. Based out of Los Angeles, The Ettes is a charismatic trio that has previously been described as "trashy, disposable fun." And who am I to argue with that? Bits of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.31.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been buried in Camp Cowboys all week, but looks like 103.3 FM ESPN needs a new drive-time sidekick alongside Randy Galloway. Brian Estridge is leaving to co-host mornings on WBAP 820 AM with the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    10 Questions: Sam Dickey

    In two decades of cooking, he's handled everything from seafood to southwestern, including some time spent running a bakery. He's also worked in kitchens in San Antonio, Austin, Houston--at Cafe Annie, no less--and Dallas.Now he owns Lower Greenville's recently opened Zymology, a place for small bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Dallas, Where It's AT(&T)

    On its Web site moments ago, AT&T posted the news that it's moving its HQ from San Antonio to Dallas. Why come? "To gain better access to its customers and operations throughout the world," notes the announcement, "and to the key technology partners, suppliers, innovation and human resources needed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008
  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Girl in a Coma

    Thursday, August 16, at Andy's, Denton

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Dearly Departed

    As the sun sets over the rolling waves of Ventura County, the Cowboys say adios before moving on to...San Antonio. Not the same. Not even close. No one's particularly happy that the Dallas Cowboys have broken training camp in Oxnard, California, for the last time. Not the media, which drools over t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2002

    Firsts to Last

    The Contemporary opens its doors and two exhibits

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    12-year-old Killer

    The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2001

    Ride'em, Cowboy

    Dust off your Stetson and slip on your Wranglers; the Texas Stampede is in town

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Prose and Conjunto

    A new book finds the squeeze-box heart of Texas-Mexican music

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    High Spoons

    Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.

  • News

    July 20, 2000


    San Antonio conservatives and a professional road warrior try to hijack a DART rail election

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Victimless crime

    Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Gold gamble

    Voters would decide if Olympic efforts get up to $100 million in state subsidies

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    The Case of the Headless, Handless Corpse

    A reporter's tip helped detectives identify a mutilated body dumped along the Trinity, but finding the man's name led to a deeper mystery -- the disappearance of atheist gadfly Madalyn Murray O'Hair

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Holy handouts

    How taxpayers -- including you, if you hit the flea market in Canton -- are subsidizing the Christian right

  • News

    November 21, 1996
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