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Cityscrapes: One More Hotelnew

Just one more hotel, and the city will boom. That has long been the mantra of this city’s business and political leaders. With her decision to support a new hotel tower atop the Joske’s building, City Manager Sheryl Sculley has now joined the crowd, fully backed by newly reelected Mayor Julián Castro.
San Antonio Current  |  Heywood Sanders  |  05-24-2013  |  Housing & Development

The nonprofit Scorpions finally brought professional soccer to SA, but will it stick?new

As President Obama was preparing to give his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 24, the San Antonio Scorpions had more pressing matters to attend to — a press conference at the Museo Alameda to announce the signing of the first Mexican international player in its roster.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  04-05-2012  |  Sports

Poet Laureate approaches while Grona closesnew

On Tuesday, April 3, Mayor Julián Castro will formally announce nationally recognized poet and author Carmen Tafolla as the first City of San Antonio Poet Laureate.
San Antonio Current  |  Scott Andrews  |  04-02-2012  |  Performance

Occupy San Antonio Prepares for the Long Haulnew

A homeless man crushed inside a city garbage truck Monday on the city’s Southside provided the rallying cry for Occupy San Antonio protestors gathered in HemisFair Park. As drums began to ring through the night air, the group of about 30 took to the streets in yet another show of insult and outrage in this Age of Austerity, as Republicans and Democrats negotiate major cuts in federal assistance programs to rein in a skyrocketing national debt.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  11-02-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Art for Autonomynew

David Zamora Casas wants to be understood as he inflames.
San Antonio Current  |  Roberto Ontiveros  |  10-20-2010  |  Art

A Tour of the Eco-Friendly, Low-Tech Porn Counterculturenew

What the fuck does it mean to fuck a bike?” Reverend Phil Sano asked the crowd at C4 Workspace on Monday, March 8. The dozens of San Antonians assembled in the community space were about to find out. Sano was screening Bike Porn 3: Cycle Bound.
San Antonio Current  |  Ashley Lindstrom  |  03-10-2010  |  Sex

The Mysterious Death of a Done Nuclear Dealnew

If CPS Energy, San Antonio’s City-owned utility, took a solitary human form, it would be a headless corpse bouncing gently under a white hospital sheet on its way to the morgue.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  01-06-2010  |  Environment

Cartographers Get By With a Little Help from Their Friendsnew

The lyrics for every Cartographers song, personal or poetic as they sound, begin as "placeholders," Jackson Albracht says, strung together to chain all those chord changes into songs, coherent musically if not always lyrically.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeremy Martin  |  07-29-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The New San Antonio Mayor Takes a Page Out of Rival's Staff Playbooknew

What draws attention about San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's administration is how closely the new mayor's team adheres to the template established by his one-time rival, former Mayor Phil Hardberger.
San Antonio Current  |  Gilbert Garcia  |  06-24-2009  |  Politics

Long-Running House Radio Show Returns to San Antonio's Limelightnew

Though it's been a decade since glow sticks ruled the night, the long-running KSYM House Nation radio program is marking nearly 15 years as the voice of San Antonio's electronic dance scene.
San Antonio Current  |  Johnston Farrow  |  06-24-2009  |  Music

Notes from San Antonio's Underground Economynew

San Antonio is engaged in a vast and diverse "shadow economy," a bajillion financial transactions by countless folks whose necessities are paid for through means not accounted for by the GNP, not measured in the Dow Jones, and usually not registered with the IRS.
San Antonio Current  |  Sarah Fisch  |  05-20-2009  |  Economy

Crime Scene Cleanup: Evidence of Toxic Chemical Leak Disappearsnew

As evidence in San Antonio's Toxic Triangle whodunit disappears, so does the possibility of justice for its victims.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg M. Schwartz  |  05-05-2009  |  Environment

Pablo Veliz and Manuel Garcia on Their Locally Shot 'Ghost Town'new

Why film in San Antonio when your gangster picture is set in Houston? It's cheaper, and Veliz, who's shot four other films here, none of which is set in San Antonio, has a reputation with the film commission.
San Antonio Current  |  Jeremy Martin  |  04-01-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

San Antonio's Own Buffalo Exchangenew

It's not often that when you leave a stable 9-to-5 to open your dream business, you hit the zeitgeist of the times so cleanly. Luckily, this is exactly what happened to Crystal Palmer and Sandra Huizar when they opened Stitch to Wear, a "recycled fashion" boutique in San Antonio.
San Antonio Current  |  Leigh Baldwin  |  04-01-2009  |  Fashion

S.A. X SXSWnew

Thirteen Alamo City acts are featured at Austin's biggest fest this year.
San Antonio Current  |  San Antonio Current  |  03-11-2009  |  Music

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