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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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heads up San Antonio - get it on the calendar...

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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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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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