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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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Farmhouse Vineyards is Known Statewide For its Famous Grapes

Farmhouse Vineyards is Known Statewide For its Famous Grapes | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Not only does the fruit support the house brand of wines, but also contributes to 20 other Texas wineries
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y'all come to visit real soon...

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40 reasons why everyone should visit Texas

40 reasons why everyone should visit Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The second-largest state in the USA (surpassed only by Alaska), Texas is filled with delightful things to see, do and experience. Comprised of seven distinct regions, the Lone Star state offers everything from buzzy cities to charming beach towns on the Gulf Coast to rugged, rolling terrain in Hill Country. Join us as we take a look at the top reasons why Texas should be on your must-visit list. As usual, check state travel advisory and individual venue opening times before planning a visit.
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y'all come visit us soon....

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Cotton in Texas - Vegetable Resources Vegetable Resources

Cotton in Texas - Vegetable Resources Vegetable Resources | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Texas A&M University - Academic analyses and information on horticultural crops ranging from fruits and nuts to ornamentals, viticulture and wine.
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did you know - "Cotton is the leading cash crop in Texas. Texas ranks first in U.S. cotton production."
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How the Italian Beef Became Chicago's Most Beloved Sandwich

How the Italian Beef Became Chicago's Most Beloved Sandwich | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Made with hot, wet beef, giardiniera peppers and jus, Chicago's favorite sandwich is ready to take its show on the road thanks to Emmett's and Portillo's.
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This made my day! All I have to say is BRING IT ON - Portillo’s come to San Antonio!!!!

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Not a lot of folks here in San Antonio have had Chicago Italian Beef. As a matter of fact, neither have the Italians in Italy! (the usual reply there was “a what?”). But it is time to change that and the sooner the better IMO.

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Portillo’s is well known in Chicagoland, long lines to get a beef sandwich were normal – and, they had a lot of competition, very good competition! I heard when they first opened locations in Florida folks waited 2 or 3 hours in line! After living in San Antonio  over 15 years, only recently did I find a local “beef joint” worthy of a write up on the blog  https://www.sanantoniorealestate.blog/2021/08/chicago-hot-dogs-and.html (they do Chicago style hot dogs too – and they do it well.

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Now - I wait!

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The Great Texas Freeze of 2021 | PragerU

The Great Texas Freeze of 2021 | PragerU | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In February 2021, the temperature in Texas dropped below zero. Not a big deal, right? Texas is the energy state. Just go home, turn on the heat, and hunker…
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If you are from Texas, don’t get your panties all twisted – this is not a Texas bashing, it is a wakeup call to the USA. If you live in the USA – there is a BIG Texas style lesson to learn here. Heads up!

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The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents

The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In the tiny panhandle town, the locals treasure their rugged way of life and sense of community
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a bit of a ride from San Antonio -  in the far northeast corner of the Panhandle...

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McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Communities are Forming the World's Largest Dark-Sky Preserve

McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Communities are Forming the World's Largest Dark-Sky Preserve | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Local governments in the Trans-Pecos region have voted to adopt lighting standards that shield or cover lights to help protect dark-sky views
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on the must do list...   "Did you know that stars shine so bright in the West Texas desert that you can see in the dark on a clear night? "

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60 Years of Six Flags Over Texas: How the Amusement Park Transformed Arlington and Its Young Employees

60 Years of Six Flags Over Texas: How the Amusement Park Transformed Arlington and Its Young Employees | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Lone Star State's first amusement park opened Aug. 5, 1961 and was a take on Disneyland with pure Texas flair.
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fun times in Texas.....

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If You Smell This in Your Home, You May Have a Venomous Snake

If You Smell This in Your Home, You May Have a Venomous Snake | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Experts say copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes can emit the smell of a familiar vegetable, most commonly when they're frightened.
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I am so done with cucumber sandwiches...

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Historic Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine

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Giant new beer garden Camp 1604 coming to Northwest San Antonio this fall | Flavor

Giant new beer garden Camp 1604 coming to Northwest San Antonio this fall | Flavor | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The area around Northwest San Antonio's Rim Crossing Entertainment District will gain another attraction in September — a massive new indoor-outdoor beer garden called Cam
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this looks fun....

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Discover These 8 African American History Sites in Dallas | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Discover These 8 African American History Sites in Dallas | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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H-E-B planning $3.8 million expansion to already massive Far Westside store

H-E-B planning $3.8 million expansion to already massive Far Westside store | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Just weeks after H-E-B filed for plans to expand one of its older San Antonio stores, the grocery store giant now has expansion plans for the Far Westside. A project called "HEB SA32 Expansion" calls for a 24,000-square-foot addition to the H-E-B plus! at Bandera Road and Loop 1604, according to a recent filing with the Texas Department with Licensing and Regulation. The project has an estimated cost of $3.8 million with projected start dat
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if this one gets any bigger, it may become a weekend destination!  another 24,000sf - wow!

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The Haunted Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas

The Haunted Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The haunted Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas has a haunted history like none other. This 316 room hotel is at the top of Texas's Most Haunted list.
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just in case you are looking for a place to stay on Halloween night....

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Make the Giardiniera Lou Malnati's Uses on Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza

Make the Giardiniera Lou Malnati's Uses on Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
giardiniera
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So here I am posting the second Chicago story in one day to San Antonio XYZ! Not only that, I am sharing a recipe! Cut me a little slack today.

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On the Italian beef they mention “giardiniera” – here is a recipe from one of the best, nah – the best – pizza places in Chicagoland.

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A Wet Summer Bodes Well for a Colorful Fall at Guadalupe Mountains

A Wet Summer Bodes Well for a Colorful Fall at Guadalupe Mountains | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The national park’s fall color report keeps visitors apprised of when and where to see leaves changing
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colorful fall foliage in Texas
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Is Fort Worth the Next Great American Booze City?

Is Fort Worth the Next Great American Booze City? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From locally sourced Texas-style bourbons to a number of experimental craft vodkas, it's a great place to distillery-hop
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a lot going on in the great state of Texas - who wants to move here?

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5 Small-Town Grocery Stores to Shop During Your Next Road Trip

5 Small-Town Grocery Stores to Shop During Your Next Road Trip | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
These markets carry everything you might need for a successful stay, whether it’s in a lakeside cabin in East Texas or a rustic teepee in West Texas.
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how about a little retro - from the big box supermarket to Mayberry'ish...  right here in Texas....

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"Dirtbagging" the Public Lands of Texas

"Dirtbagging" the Public Lands of Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Federally owned land offers free camping and recreational activities in the Panhandle and Piney Woods regions of Texas.
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find your way around 800,000 acres of federal land in Texas....

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A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939

A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Depression-era photographer Russell Lee took photos of life in the East Texas town
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fill'r up  - 19 cents a gallon

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The Best Vacation Lake in Every State

The Best Vacation Lake in Every State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a sojourn at a lake, be assured that every state in the union has wonderful choices.
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FIND your lake! 

in Texas..  https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston...

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Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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a picnic in Texas....

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Historic Road Trip: Amarillo and Canyon | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: Amarillo and Canyon | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas Road Trip Amarillo

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Historic Road Trip: South Texas Coastal Bend | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: South Texas Coastal Bend | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas South Texas Coastal Bend

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