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Jaguarundis: Is the Mystery of Texas Black Panther Sightings Solved?

Jaguarundis: Is the Mystery of Texas Black Panther Sightings Solved? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Jaguarundis are the covert cats of south Texas, but could a small population of them in central Texas explain the long-standing legend of black panthers roaming the Hill Country and surrounding areas?
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nice kitty kat - but keep your distance...

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Survey: Texan accent is sexiest in America

Survey: Texan accent is sexiest in America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
It's not surprising to us but a recent survey has determined that the Texan accent is the sexiest in America. A recent survey was done by Big Seven Travel across 1. 5 million social media users determined which accents from across the nation were the most attractive. The lists Top 10 sexiest accents include:TexanBostonianNew YorkMainerChicagoMississippiHawaiianPhiladelphiaSt. LouisCalifornianAn Oklahoma accent came in at 24th and a New Mexican accent was ranked the 30th sexiest accent.
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Y'all have any doubt about this?   (I still get caught with my Chicago accent showing itself and it has been 15 years!)

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Hell's Gates: A Haunted Texas Railroad Trestle Near Buddy Holly's Grave

Hell's Gates: A Haunted Texas Railroad Trestle Near Buddy Holly's Grave | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There’s a West Texas legend that the Gates of Hell itself are to be found at a historic railroad trestle not far from the grave of a rock ‘n’ roll hero. Buddy Holly, the 1950s rock pioneer, is buried in the Lubbock Cemetery among 60,000 other graves. The railroad trestle known as Hell's Gates is located nearby.
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haunted homes - 'eh, haunted trestle....

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Big Lou's Serves The Biggest Pizzas In Texas - Narcity

Big Lou's Serves The Biggest Pizzas In Texas - Narcity | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Big Lou's makes the biggest pizzas you've ever seen.
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seriously - a party size pizza!

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FCC robocall warning: What to do if a “one ring” scammer calls your ph

FCC robocall warning: What to do if a “one ring” scammer calls your ph | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The scam doesn’t require the receiver to pick up the phone, but to call back.
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started lat week - i have been getting some one ring calls - i never call back - or even look at the calling number!

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Atlanta to Appalachia: My wife has decided we're going to be chicken farmers

Atlanta to Appalachia: My wife has decided we're going to be chicken farmers | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Atlanta to Appalachia columnist Benyamin Cohen and his wife prepare for the arrival of their first chicks — and the wide new world of raising chickens.
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keeping chickens is quite popular in the San Antonio area...

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Rhinos and weird elephants once roamed Texas

Rhinos and weird elephants once roamed Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Researchers are calling the wild lands of 12 million years ago the 'Texas Serengeti.'
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Hmmm – Don’t mess with Texas – even 12 million years ago!

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Biggest Monarch Butterfly Migration In Decades This Spring In Texas

Biggest Monarch Butterfly Migration In Decades This Spring In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Record-breaking swarms of these beautiful insects are headed straight for Texas this spring, and it promises to be a breathtaking spectacle.
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300 MILLION of them! - welcome....

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It's not just old people who are digitally illiterate

People of every age are generating and circulating misinformation and lies, not just baby boomers.
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on a scale of 1 to 10  (10 best) - how would you rank your digital literacy?

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Kernza helps this new cereal and beer fight climate change

Kernza helps this new cereal and beer fight climate change | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Kernza is a type of wheatgrass that has vast environmental benefits over wheat. Now Cascadian Farm and Patagonia are starting to create a market for it.
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what do beer and cereal have in common?

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20 Hilarious Things Boys Were Told About Dating 50 Years Ago

20 Hilarious Things Boys Were Told About Dating 50 Years Ago | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
These are 20 amazingly absurd things that men were told half a century ago about the right and wrong ways to woo the opposite sex when dating 50 years ago.
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OMG - dating 50 years ago.....

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This Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farm in Texas is a Family Tradition

This Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farm in Texas is a Family Tradition | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
For many generations, Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas, has been the place to go for pick-your-own strawberries. Each spring, close to 150,000 people will make the trip.
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strawberry time....

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Stay At Indian Lodge In Davis Mountains State Park In Texas

Stay At Indian Lodge In Davis Mountains State Park In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If camping isn't your thing, this gorgeous hotel in Davis Mountains State Park is the perfect place to stay. You've never seen a sunset quite like this.
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this looks like an interesting place to stay...

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Stubborn Chicken Sits on Huge Snake: Texas Photo Goes Viral

Stubborn Chicken Sits on Huge Snake: Texas Photo Goes Viral | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever gathered eggs from a chicken coup in Texas, chances are you exercise a little caution before reaching for the eggs. After all, you never know when you might find a snake coiled up and enjoying a meal.
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classic "bird brain" or one suicidal chicken?

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9 fascinating facts about the founder of Mother's Day

9 fascinating facts about the founder of Mother's Day | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day, then was dismayed how quickly the holiday became commercialized.
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the origin of Mother's Day - did you know?

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You Have to Sign a Waiver to Eat This Texas Hill Country Burger

You Have to Sign a Waiver to Eat This Texas Hill Country Burger | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Here, in the Lone Star State, we’re famed for loving great, not to mention spicy, food. If you count yourself among that segment of the market, you’ve probably heard of Chunky’s Burgers. This San Antonio restaurant is the home of the “4 Horseman” burger challenge, for which you have to sign a waiver!
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sign a waiver to eat a burger?  be ready!!!

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Texas State Aquarium named as No. 4 on USA Today's list of North American aquariums

Texas State Aquarium named as No. 4 on USA Today's list of North American aquariums | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas State Aquarium announced today that it has been selected as the No. 4 aquarium in North America by USA TODAY, as chosen by online voters. The Texas State Aquarium, the largest in Texas, was nominated by a panel of experts in March for the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in …
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definitely one for the bucket list - looks like a great place to visit...

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When 200 uninvited sheep come over to visit

When 200 uninvited sheep come over to visit | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it

All Scott Russo did was open the gate, hoping to give his daughters a peek of the flock of sheep behind their yard.

He didn't realize that in a blink of an eye, he would have 200 unruly sheep jammed into his fenced California backyard.
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having 200 sheep in your back yard, probably not a good idea - no matter what city...

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32 inspirational gardening quotes

If you feel unmotivated to start gardening this year, read these quotes. They will make you laugh, smile, think — and want to get your hands dirty again.
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something a little different to share with you today...

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15 Easter egg fillers that won't go to waste

15 Easter egg fillers that won't go to waste | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Skip the plastic toys and try these creative ideas.
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Easter thoughts....

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40 Common Older People Habits That Young People Just Don't Understand

40 Common Older People Habits That Young People Just Don't Understand | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From eating dinner at 5 p.m. to marveling about cursive, here are 40 older people habits that make young people scratch their heads in confusion.
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generation  g - a - a - a - a - p p p p....

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Instead of throwing away food, this Indiana school is sending it home with students

Indiana elementary school teams with 'food rescue' group to turn unwanted food into weekend meals.
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do we do this in San Antonio?

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The world's most famous moka coffee pot gets a redesign

The world's most famous moka coffee pot gets a redesign | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Italian moka pot is one of the greatest icons in coffee. I like this remake even more.
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Awesome design change. Two reasons I am sharing. My grandmother used to make the best coffee in hers (the round version) and my career before real estate was with one of the world’s largest housewares companies. Love this stuff!

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The Blue Hole in East Texas That You've Never Heard Of

The Blue Hole in East Texas That You've Never Heard Of | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
When someone mentions "Blue Hole," chances are you think of Wimberley. However, there's another one out in East Texas that has a pretty interesting history.
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looks like a great place to visit in Texas....

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Everything to know about Brooks, San Antonio's ambitious development

Everything to know about Brooks, San Antonio's ambitious development | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A former U.S. Air Force base is currently transforming into a massive mixed-use development destined to change San Antonio’s South Side forever. Known as Brooks, the 1,300-acre community is hom
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San Antonio Brooks...

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