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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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What went wrong with the Texas power grid?

What went wrong with the Texas power grid? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Millions of Texans were without heat and electricity Monday as snow, ice an
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a whole lot went wrong...

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What Is the "Frozen Pants" Challenge and Why Are People Doing It?

What Is the "Frozen Pants" Challenge and Why Are People Doing It? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
You might've seen pictures of frozen pants floating around the internet and wondered what was going on. Well, we've got the answers for you.
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well, this is a 180 from "hot pants"

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Watch Stunning Color Footage of 1930s Downtown Dallas

Watch Stunning Color Footage of 1930s Downtown Dallas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Take a look into the past of a Texas city. The Dallas Morning News posted some amazing color footage of downtown Dallas in the 1930s. This color film provides a powerful look at a vibrant Texas city during an era most of us can only imagine.
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video - Dallas 1930, in color!  check it out.....

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If You Live in These States, You Can Get the Vaccine at CVS Next Week

If You Live in These States, You Can Get the Vaccine at CVS Next Week | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
CVS just announced they will begin administering the COVID vaccine in select pharmacies across 11 U.S. states starting Feb. 11.
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some locations in Texas - other sstates listed as well

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Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans to Drill for Natural Gas Next to Texas Launchpad - Bloomberg

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans to Drill for Natural Gas Next to Texas Launchpad - Bloomberg | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Elon Musk recently moved to Texas, where he launches some of his rockets and is building a battery factory. Now, for good measure, he plans to drill for natural gas in the state.
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got gas?

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Germans in the Texas Hill Country: History and Heritage

Germans in the Texas Hill Country: History and Heritage | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The history of Germans in the Texas Hill Country spans all the way back to Europe. Discover why German culture still influences the Hill Country today.
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German Immigrants - Texas in the 1800's...
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Say That Again? 5 Unique Town Names in the Lone Star State

Say That Again? 5 Unique Town Names in the Lone Star State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Niederwald
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Chillicothe, Cut and Shoot, Earth, Gun Barrel City, Niederwald - unique indeed!
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See the Most Photographed Church in the Lone Star State

See the Most Photographed Church in the Lone Star State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Even if you haven’t attended services in a while, you can appreciate the New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church, the most photographed church in Texas. The building took two years to build and was completed in 1923.
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about 2 hours north of us -  in Travis County....

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The World’s Smallest Target Store has Been Demolished

The World’s Smallest Target Store has Been Demolished | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The art installation in Marathon, dubbed the world's smallest Target, which was similar to the Marfa Prada store, was demolished last week as the owner of the former railroad building feared the now unstable edifice would harm a visitor.
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uhmmm - OK

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3 Trends Driving Hyperactivity in the Real Estate Market

3 Trends Driving Hyperactivity in the Real Estate Market | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Low inventory, bidding wars, and record-low mortgage rates are giving consumers a new sense of FOMO—fear of missing out—and fueling high demand. From NAR’s virtual Real Estate Forecast Summit, Dec. 10
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Real Estate Forecast 

 

And the long version: https://www.nar.realtor/events/nar-real-estate-forecast-summit

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Texas State Tree | Pecan Tree

Texas State Tree | Pecan Tree | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The pecan tree (Carya illinoensis) was designated the official state tree of Texas in 1919; the native pecan tree can survive more than a thousand years.
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Whataburger Zoo Lights

Whataburger Zoo Lights | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A holiday tradition for the whole family! Stroll under twinkling lights while you sip hot cocoa, roast s'mores, ride camels, and enjoy our light show.
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You can stay in a decommissioned helicopter on a former Army base in England for $78 per night — take a look inside

You can stay in a decommissioned helicopter on a former Army base in England for $78 per night — take a look inside | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Two guests can spend the night in the decommissioned helicopter located at RAF Wainfleet in Lincolnshire, England.
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stayed in many places around the world - not one looked this this for an overnight stay - looks fun!

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City unveils timeline for grand downtown San Antonio park

City unveils timeline for grand downtown San Antonio park | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking Hemisfair park project finally has a date for its anticipated groundbreaking. Construction on Civic Park, dubbed “the grandest of Hemisfair’s park series” and part of the three-park pla
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new park coming to San Antonio

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Video Series: Fishing on the River Walk

Video Series: Fishing on the River Walk | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
As part of our commitment to safe, clean, enjoyable creeks and rivers, the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) offers free park programming throughout our four-county service district in an effort to promote our parks and trails and forge meaningful connections to area creeks and rivers.
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fish'n on the River Walk?

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You can visit the second-largest canyon in the US right here in Texas

You can visit the second-largest canyon in the US right here in Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Sometimes referred to as the “Texas Grand Canyon,” Palo Duro Canyon has a rich history and is the second-largest canyon in the U.S.
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2nd largest - still pretty big!

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Ringtails, a catlike creature with the head of a fox, on the rise in San Antonio’s Stone Oak as sprawl takes over their habitat

Ringtails, a catlike creature with the head of a fox, on the rise in San Antonio’s Stone Oak as sprawl takes over their habitat | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The shy mammal is part of the raccoon family, and wildlife relocators are seeing more of them in Stone Oak.
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right here in my neighborhood!

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265 Best CELEBRITY SANDBOX stories | Martin Luther King Jr., Michael J. Fox, Celebrity Gossip

265 Best CELEBRITY SANDBOX stories | Martin Luther King Jr., Michael J. Fox, Celebrity Gossip | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Flipboard curates the world's stories so you can focus on investing in yourself, staying informed, and getting involved. With curated packages that offer insights and inspiration for any interest, Flipboard will make you feel like you’ve spent your time well.
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Featuring 4 stories on MLK today - check it out....

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Famous holiday lights on San Antonio’s River Walk extended through Valentine’s Day

Famous holiday lights on San Antonio’s River Walk extended through Valentine’s Day | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
San Antonio’s iconic holiday lights on the River Walk, which were lit early last year, will continue past the holiday season for some extended cheer.
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sure - everyone could use extended Christmas cheer - and to help this along, maybe even some light SNOW in San Antonio today 1-10-21!

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Largest U.S. land bridge for people and wildlife opens in San Antonio

Largest U.S. land bridge for people and wildlife opens in San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A very special public (and animal!) works project is now open in the Alamo City. Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge, the United States' largest wildlife crossing, opened in Northwest San Antoni
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only in San Antonio

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45% of Consumers Say They’d Move if Bosses Continue to Allow Remote Work

45% of Consumers Say They’d Move if Bosses Continue to Allow Remote Work | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The work-from-home trend is transitioning into a need-a-new-home trend.
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would you move?

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Holiday at the Arboretum

Holiday at the Arboretum | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
About Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition! Stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. In the evenings, the garden comes to life for a beautiful nighttime experience aglow with over one million lights. After Thanksgiving, enjoy …
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and North of San Antonio...

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San Antonio named a finalist for Space Command headquarters

San Antonio named a finalist for Space Command headquarters | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Military City USA could be the future site of permanent space command headquarters, and a final decision is expected early next year.
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SPACE COMMAND SAN ANTONIO may become a reality - what are your thoughts?

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