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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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Self-care matters more in stressful times

Self-care matters more in stressful times | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From sleeping and eating well to taking deep breaths, self-care is important when times are tough.
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don't overlook YOU....

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How modern, minimalist design (and washing your hands) can fight disease

How modern, minimalist design (and washing your hands) can fight disease | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The modern movement started as a way of dealing with tuberculosis. The same rules apply today.
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simple way to fight disease...

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How to make hand sanitizer

How to make hand sanitizer | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The threat of coronavirus has made hand sanitizer hard to find at stores. Here's how to make homemade hand sanitizer.
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make your own hand sanitizer...

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Find a New Texas State Park to Love This Spring

Find a New Texas State Park to Love This Spring | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Avoid the crowds this spring by exploring some lesser-known Texas state parks. These hidden gems are all within 90 minutes of major metro areas.
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find some (place) to love....

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Texas 2020 early voting ends Feb. 28. Here's what you need to know.

Texas 2020 early voting ends Feb. 28. Here's what you need to know. | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Primary election day is March 3. Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about casting a ballot in Texas.
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a Texas guide on those running for Office - customized to your address....

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Coronavirus hitting San Antonio where it hurts most — Fiesta

Coronavirus hitting San Antonio where it hurts most — Fiesta | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Local medal makers have received word from Chinese vendors that factories remain closed due to coronavirus — and time is running short.
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coronavirus impacts in surprising places...  Fiesta

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San Antonio Real Estate Blog: Texas Tulips San Antonio

San Antonio Real Estate Blog: Texas Tulips San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Find Texas Tulips in San Antonio
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grown'n tulips Texas style....

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50 things to know before moving to San Antonio, from breakfast tacos to bad driving

50 things to know before moving to San Antonio, from breakfast tacos to bad driving | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From barbacoa and Big Red to the annual cricket plague, here are 50 things San Antonio newbies should know.
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getting to know San Antonio....

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Chicago's "Green Hornet" Livery Coming to the F-line

Chicago's "Green Hornet" Livery Coming to the F-line | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
When Muni created its F-line PCC streetcar fleet in the early 1990s, they decided to paint the streamliner streetcars in the liveries (paint schemes) of some of the 30 North American cities that once operated this great streetcar design. Storage limitations at the time restricted the “palette” of colors they could use to eight.  That meant choices had to be made. Everyone wanted a streetcar to pay homage to Chicago, because the Windy City had one of the largest PCC… — Read More
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back in the day....

(more pictures)  https://www.google.com/search?sa=X&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS869US869&sxsrf=ACYBGNQsP-ya-ZT0FY0AwQz0j6Fhl-j06g:1579839242882&q=chicago+green+hornet+streetcar&tbm=isch&source=univ&ved=2ahUKEwjc6_7mr5vnAhXBna0KHa7OCkoQsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1294&bih=544

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Vista Ridge Water From 140 Miles Away Arrives in San Antonio

Vista Ridge Water From 140 Miles Away Arrives in San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Water from five counties away is gushing down Huebner Creek as testing on the San Antonio Water System's new pipeline begins.
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The Romans may have had the aqueducts but we have Vista Ridge, a water pipeline set to deliver 16.3 billion gallons per year…

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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
Al Cannistras insight:

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. 

Al Cannistras insight:

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

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How to stock a pantry

How to stock a pantry | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Keep these ingredients on hand so you can throw together a meal without having to run to the grocery store.
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seems like a good time to share this...  reminds me of an Aunt back in the days - she lived in Indiana - did not matter when you visited, 365 - her pantry was always well stocked - she did it ALL....

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If you have soap and water, don't fret about hand sanitizer

If you have soap and water, don't fret about hand sanitizer | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Coronavirus has led to a shortage of hand sanitizers, but worry not: The CDC generally recommends hand washing over hand sanitizers.
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old fashioned soap and water...

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Viruses love it when you touch your face

Viruses love it when you touch your face | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Experts say we make it easy for germs to invade by touching our eyes, nose and mouth.
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reminder when in public - especially something like the supermarket...

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San Antonio Says It's Prepared for Coronavirus. Are Federal Officials Ready To Listen?–

San Antonio Says It's Prepared for Coronavirus. Are Federal Officials Ready To Listen?– | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The city, which trained for a flu pandemic as recently as November, is ground zero for military medicine, officials say.
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the battle of local vs federal....

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Why Japan's Lost-and-Found System Works So Well

Why Japan's Lost-and-Found System Works So Well | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you misplace your phone or wallet in Tokyo, chances are very good that you’ll get it back. Here’s why.
Al Cannistras insight:

not necessarily the mechanics - it is the cultural standard that is the key to success...    what are your thoughts - would this work in the USA?

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Meet the Children Being Armed to Defend a Mexican Village From Drug Cartels - VICE

Meet the Children Being Armed to Defend a Mexican Village From Drug Cartels - VICE | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
“We are preparing the children because if they lose their parents, who is going to defend them?”
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this is a sad story - sad that it is even necessary for the children.....

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These Are the Names for People Living in Every State

These Are the Names for People Living in Every State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a resident, a visitor, or you’re just passing through, here’s what you should—and shouldn’t—call the folks who live in every U.S. state.
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some suggestions for when you want to call people something!  (keep it nice - these are real)...

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Henry Cisneros: ConnectSA has $1.3B plan to improve local transportation

Henry Cisneros: ConnectSA has $1.3B plan to improve local transportation | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The former mayor said this is no "shoot-for-the-moon" strategy, but a path to preventing economic gridlock.
Al Cannistras insight:

Transportation San Antonio - and, don't get me wrong, we need something - but check the next post - circa Chicago 1950 ish - and it was called The Green Hornet (some similarity?)

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Texas, By Itself, Is Now The World's Third Largest Oil Producer

Texas, By Itself, Is Now The World's Third Largest Oil Producer | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Thanks to the runaway train that is the Permian Basin, Texas is now producing more oil than Iraq and Iran and ranks third in the world.
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helps keep the Texas economy strong!

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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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