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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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Where to find bluebonnets in San Antonio while social distancing

Where to find bluebonnets in San Antonio while social distancing | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Spring has hit full stride in San Antonio, and while we remain under a shelter in place order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the essential activities we’re allowed t
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everything going on - the flowers still bloom....

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H-E-B LP to sell meals from San Antonio's Max & Louie's New York Diner

H-E-B LP to sell meals from San Antonio's Max & Louie's New York Diner | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
After laying off 90% of its staff in the midst of the pandemic, the restaurant is now bringing employees back to support this new initiative.
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HEB to the rescue - again!  thanks HEB....

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Historic St. Anthony Hotel to close its doors for now due to pandemic

Historic St. Anthony Hotel to close its doors for now due to pandemic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
This latest decision follows confirmation by the Crockett Hotel that is was also suspending operations effective March 27.
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another San Antonio hotel down - for now....

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H-E-B carts out employee pay raise during COVID-19 panic

H-E-B carts out employee pay raise during COVID-19 panic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
H-E-B, the San Antonio-based grocery chain that’s been at the forefront of helping Texans cope with the coronavirus pandemic, is temporarily bumping up pay for hourly employees by $2 a
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kudos again to HEB - first class company - never price gouging, supportive of the Texas community and giving their employees a raise in this time of crisis....  AWESOME FOLKS!

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H-E-B launches community care efforts across the state to assist our most vulnerable neighbors

H-E-B launches community care efforts across the state to assist our most vulnerable neighbors | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
H-E-B has launched Texans Helping Texans, a community-outreach initiative that’s guided by digital innovation, compassionate philanthropy and the generous spirit and strength that brings together all Texans during uncertain times.
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Texans helping Texans in many ways - kudos to HEB - let's help them too....  and thank you HEB....

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H-E-B cuts store hours in Texas amid coronavirus pandemic

H-E-B cuts store hours in Texas amid coronavirus pandemic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Beginning Sunday, H-E-B shoppers will notice changes in when their stores will be open.
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HEB adapts - new hours...

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Coronavirus emergency delays Fiesta

Coronavirus emergency delays Fiesta | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
After Mayor Ron Nirenberg declared a public health emergency, the Fiesta Commission decided to postpone the city's annual tradition.
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Fiesta - DELAYED...

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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.
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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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The 4 best mask designs you can make yourself

The 4 best mask designs you can make yourself | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The CDC is expected to recommend that all Americans wear masks in public. Here’s how to make the most effective mask possible, using stuff you have lying around the house.
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make your own mask...

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Health Care Workers Allegedly Asked to Leave Rentals

Health Care Workers Allegedly Asked to Leave Rentals | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Landlords have reportedly asked medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to vacate their rental properties out of fear that the virus will spread within their buildings.
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I sincerely hope this is NOT you - or happening to anyone.... I'd like this to be fake news.....  really I would....

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Crockett Hotel closing indefinitely because of pandemic

Crockett Hotel closing indefinitely because of pandemic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
One of San Antonio's more historic hotels is closing its doors for now as COVID-19 fears have pounded the visitor industry.
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Sometimes called collateral damage - nevertheless a huge loss for San Antonio….

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The drive-in movie theater may be just the cure for lockdown fatigue

The drive-in movie theater may be just the cure for lockdown fatigue | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
After years in decline, drive-ins are prospering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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oh lordy - i did not know there were any left locally - so i did the google thing and - surprise - we have THREE!!!....   what about your area?

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How to write a better grocery list

How to write a better grocery list | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
It's your guide to conquering the grocery store as efficiently as possible.
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so the grocery list might have 5 or 6 times on it, and the cart has 10 or 11 items in it by check out - assuming i am not hungry - or it could be much worse - just sorta happens...

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Finally, Some Good News: Warm Weather Shown to Slow Coronavirus Spread

Finally, Some Good News: Warm Weather Shown to Slow Coronavirus Spread | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Chinese scientists have published a study showing that sunny days might be ahead, literally and figureatively: Warm weather slows the spread of coronavirus.
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if this is right - BRING IT ON TEXAS....

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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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