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As 2018 dawns, it’s clear many of the big daily newspapers are in trouble. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it’s not only the internet and social media that sounded the eventual death knell for the printed metros, but a growing divide bet…
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A long struggle to stem the tide of trash flowing into the Olmos Basin is getting a boost with a new cleanup initiative pushed by concerned residents and city governments. In what many are saying is the latest promising move, the Alamo Heights City Counc…
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ALAMO HEIGHTS — Blair Drought-Villarreal collapsed on the Blossom Tennis Center court in exaltation as screaming teammates rushed toward her. The ensuing Oct. 27 congratulations from teammates, seconds after a victorious nail-biter, signaled Alamo Hei…
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ALAMO HEIGHTS — Last June, when 96-year-old folk artist Barney Smith announced he was selling his Toilet Seat Art Museum’s collection, the world took notice. Dozens of news outlets covered the story. A book featuring 400 of Smith’s toilet seat plaq…
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Preservationists are questioning whether a zoning rule that allows extra homes to be built on lots near the city’s center isn’t also damaging the historical integrity of older neighborhoods. Large lots with small houses or no structures at all in mor…
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In San Antonio, no place does the holiday season better than downtown and the world-famous River Walk. “What makes the holidays in San Antonio so special? Simple, it’s tradition,” said Maggie Thompson, executive director of the San Antonio River Wa…
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THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED AN INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR San Antonio-based Credit Human of up to $5.9 million. In return, Credit Human will make a $113 million investment to construct its headquarters — including streets, sidewalks, shade trees and a pocke…
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Time marches on and San Antonio society is no exception. As memories of past parties fade, new memories are made by younger generations continuing the traditions of their elders. The Witte Game Dinner, “Carrying the Torch with a Texas Flare,” was cha…