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SAN ANTONIO XYZ - curated by Al Cannistra. Fun and happening goings on around San Antonio and Texas. #SanAntonioOne #SanAntonioXYZ  #AlCannistra
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Tulip field near San Antonio opening to the public in February

Tulip field near San Antonio opening to the public in February | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Spring is fast approaching and for anyone looking for a new hot spot for a seasonal photo shoot there may be a new option coming soon.
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tulips in San Antonio....

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First look: H-E-B’s massive headquarters expansion

First look: H-E-B’s massive headquarters expansion | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
H-E-B LP has submitted initial plans for the 170,000-square-foot tech center it is planning for its San Antonio headquarters to the San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission for approval at the commission’s Jan. 15 meeting.
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HEB growing in San Antonio...

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7 things to know about the amazing fruit bat quarters

7 things to know about the amazing fruit bat quarters | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
New quarters are coming and they star FRUIT BATS!

We are not far into 2020 yet, and it's already, you know, "interesting." As in, the news is stressful – koala bears on fire, impeachment chaos, earthquakes, thoughts of war ... take your pick.

But at least there is this: We are getting new quarters with fruit bats on them!
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fruit bat quarters....

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New Stone Oak Park Design to Wrap Up in Summer, Construction to Start in the Fall

New Stone Oak Park Design to Wrap Up in Summer, Construction to Start in the Fall | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Designs for Classen-Steubing Ranch Park, Stone Oak's third public park, will be completed this summer.
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a new park coming to San Antonio...

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Where I Live Archives

Where I Live Archives | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Nonprofit Journalism for A Better San Antonio.
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this is so cool....   want to share this with you - it is actually a series - and worth exploring San Antonio...

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Gift Guide: The 8 best holiday gifts for dogs and dog lovers

Gift Guide: The 8 best holiday gifts for dogs and dog lovers | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There really is something to that “four-legged family member” mindset.
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well....   obviously - pets are family too!

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This holiday light display brought to you by an electric eel named Miguel Wattson

This holiday light display brought to you by an electric eel named Miguel Wattson | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
An eel named Miguel Wattson is behind the holiday display at the Tennessee Aquarium.
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how to keep your cost of Christmas lighting down....  all you need is an electric eel.....

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Two Texas Towns Among Best Small, Southern Towns for Christmas Magic

Two Texas Towns Among Best Small, Southern Towns for Christmas Magic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Christmas festivities in two small Texas towns, Fredericksburg in the Hill Country and Grapevine in North Texas, made the list of best small southern towns for Christmas magic.
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Christmas magic in Texas...

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World’s largest chimp sanctuary closer to San Antonio than you think

World’s largest chimp sanctuary closer to San Antonio than you think | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Just across the border into Louisiana, about a six-hour drive from the Alamo City, and you’ll find Chimp Haven in the town of Keithville. At 200 acres, it claims the title as biggest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world.
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"within road-trip distance from San Antonio."....

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5 Remote Retreats in Texas

5 Remote Retreats in Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Whether your idea of getting away includes four-star meals or a retro camper in a dense forest, these five escapes promise serenity and seclusion
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remote Texas....

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San Antonio university declared one of the top schools in Texas

San Antonio university declared one of the top schools in Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Personal finance website WalletHub has released its 2020's Best College & University Rankings, just in time for the looming November 1 “early decision” college application deadline. And one San Antoni
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go San Antonio...

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Revel in Pumpkin Patches, Pet Parties, and Book Sales This Weekend

Revel in Pumpkin Patches, Pet Parties, and Book Sales This Weekend | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Mid-October is peak pumpkin season. Get your fill of the autumnal gourd and check out live music, dance performances, and outdoor shops this weekend.
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pumpkin weekend....

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And the most beautiful languages in the world are… ‹ GO Blog

And the most beautiful languages in the world are… ‹ GO Blog | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There are almost 7000 distinct spoken languages in the world today, but which ones are the most beautiful?
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oh lordy - over half of San Antonio is not going to like this one.....

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San Antonio surprisingly tops Austin among up-and-coming tech cities

San Antonio surprisingly tops Austin among up-and-coming tech cities | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In 2019, Austin topped a list from real estate website Commercial Café of the leading startup cities in the U.S. Fort Worth landed at No. 12, Dallas at No. 15, and Arlingto
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way to go San Antonio!

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2020 Taste of the Republic - Apr 16, 2020 - Members

2020 Taste of the Republic - Apr 16, 2020 - Members | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Join Chef Brian West and 13 talented local chefs as they explore the culinary expressions of the six regional flavors of Texas. Established and up-and-coming San Antonio talent, each taste will be paired with wine and beer to maximize your Fiesta VIP experience! VIP passes are limited due to space, so purchase
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heads up San Antonio - get it on the calendar...

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Cult burger chain slides into San Antonio with special pop-up eatery

Cult burger chain slides into San Antonio with special pop-up eatery | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, White Castle will spread the slider love February 14 and 15 with a pop-up restaurant at H-E-B’s store at 12125 Alamo Ranch Pkwy. in Northwest San Antonio.   Update: Since publication, all time slots for both February 14 and February 15 have been claimed. We will update this story if White Castle makes more available. 

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best news ever - until i found out "SOLD OUT" - come on White Castle - make it a WEEK here....

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Space and Time Continuim

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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Space and Time - the adventure.....

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Some of the Earliest Christmas Cards Were Morbid and Creepy

Some of the Earliest Christmas Cards Were Morbid and Creepy | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Santa kidnapping children and murderous mice were par for the course in the Victorian-era Christmas card tradition.
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over the years Christmas cards have changed - thankfully...

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Lift Aircraft says 13,000 people have signed up for drone rides –

Lift Aircraft says 13,000 people have signed up for drone rides – | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A year after its unveiling, Lift Aircraft says more than 13,000 people have signed up so far for rides on the Hexa passenger drone that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos checked out months ago.
Al Cannistra's insight:

WHAT HAVE I DONE? I just paid for a flight on this thing when it comes to San Antonio next year - not sure about dates yet... so, we'll see....
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hmmm - and, just in case I like it, need to figure out where to get an extra $495,000 to buy one!
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State Photographer of Texas Gives Glimpse of Real Cowboy Life

State Photographer of Texas Gives Glimpse of Real Cowboy Life | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In a recent Facebook post, Wyman Meinzer, the official State Photographer of Texas, recently shared some amazing drone footage capturing life as a working cowboy.
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be a cowboy?

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Guy Tweeted About How Women Prefer 'Losers' and Twitter Went Insane

Guy Tweeted About How Women Prefer 'Losers' and Twitter Went Insane | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In 2019, Twitter still had to school this weirdo who complained that women wouldn't date him even for all the things he could "provide," including hundreds of pounds of...beef.
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where's the beef?  ladies, what do you think of this?

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Photographer John Dyer Drove 5,500 Miles to Document Texas’ Outer Limits

Photographer John Dyer Drove 5,500 Miles to Document Texas’ Outer Limits | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The edge of Texas is mighty big: 4,137 miles of boundary big. It’s so big that our state shares borders with four of the United States, four Mexican states, and one very large body of water. That fosters a variety of distinct cultures.
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explore Texas...

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SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun

SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
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cannot get bigger than this....   Jack-o-Lantern Sun

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San Antonio-based H-E-B once again named America's top place to work

San Antonio-based H-E-B once again named America's top place to work | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of reasons why San Antonio-based H-E-B rules the market, and it's not just customer satisfaction. For the third year in a row, the homegrown grocer has bee
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3rd Year in a Row - GO HEB!

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Summer Itinerary: A Weekend in San Antonio –

Summer Itinerary: A Weekend in San Antonio – | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
How to spend a perfect few days eating, drinking, and playing your way through the Alamo City.
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how to spend a weekend in San Antonio

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