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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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State Photographer of Texas Gives Glimpse of Real Cowboy Life

State Photographer of Texas Gives Glimpse of Real Cowboy Life | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In a recent Facebook post, Wyman Meinzer, the official State Photographer of Texas, recently shared some amazing drone footage capturing life as a working cowboy.
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be a cowboy?

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Photographer John Dyer Drove 5,500 Miles to Document Texas’ Outer Limits

Photographer John Dyer Drove 5,500 Miles to Document Texas’ Outer Limits | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The edge of Texas is mighty big: 4,137 miles of boundary big. It’s so big that our state shares borders with four of the United States, four Mexican states, and one very large body of water. That fosters a variety of distinct cultures.
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explore Texas...

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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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Palo Duro Canyon Is The Grand Canyon Of Texas

Palo Duro Canyon Is The Grand Canyon Of Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Most of us have heard of Palo Duro Canyon, but it's a little-known fact that it's the second largest canyon in the United States.
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Texas Has A Grand Canyon...

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Mustang Island Has The Most Pristine Sand In Texas

Mustang Island Has The Most Pristine Sand In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Mustang Island has beautiful sand, blue water, and lack of an abundance of tourists, making you feel as if you've escaped to a faraway tropical paradise.
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somewhere to go - not far away from San Antonio - checkout Mustang Island....

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Rockport, Texas, Named #2 Best Coastal Small Town in U.S.

Rockport, Texas, Named #2 Best Coastal Small Town in U.S. | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Just heard some exciting news for Rockport, one of our favorite Gulf Coast towns. The small village was almost wiped out when Hurricane Harvey made landfall there in August 2017.
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not far from San Antonio..... 

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See The Congress Avenue Bats On Lone Star Riverboat In Texas

See The Congress Avenue Bats On Lone Star Riverboat In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
This sunset cruise takes passengers directly underneath the bat colony, offering a viewing experience like nothing you've ever witnessed before.
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Go BATS in Texas....

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10 Of The Best Small Town Restaurants In Texas

10 Of The Best Small Town Restaurants In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
These ten restaurants serve delicious food with the added bonus of having waitstaff full of Southern hospitality and a "mom and pop" atmosphere
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dining in small towns Texas....

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The Largest Wildflower Farm in the U.S. is in Texas and it's Breathtaking

The Largest Wildflower Farm in the U.S. is in Texas and it's Breathtaking | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The largest wildflower farm in the U.S. is located in Fredericksburg, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Experiencing its beauty for yourself is definitely bucket list-worthy.
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largest wildflower farm - right here in Texas....

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Texas Among Best Places For Bigfoot Sightings

Texas Among Best Places For Bigfoot Sightings | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Texas Among Best States For Bigfoot Sightings - Downtown Austin, TX - Lone Star State ranked 8th in a Travel Channel list of places where residents are most likely to see the elusive, hairy creature.
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BIGfoot in Texas - surprised?

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Stubborn Chicken Sits on Huge Snake: Texas Photo Goes Viral

Stubborn Chicken Sits on Huge Snake: Texas Photo Goes Viral | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever gathered eggs from a chicken coup in Texas, chances are you exercise a little caution before reaching for the eggs. After all, you never know when you might find a snake coiled up and enjoying a meal.
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classic "bird brain" or one suicidal chicken?

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Texas State Aquarium named as No. 4 on USA Today's list of North American aquariums

Texas State Aquarium named as No. 4 on USA Today's list of North American aquariums | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas State Aquarium announced today that it has been selected as the No. 4 aquarium in North America by USA TODAY, as chosen by online voters. The Texas State Aquarium, the largest in Texas, was nominated by a panel of experts in March for the 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in …
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definitely one for the bucket list - looks like a great place to visit...

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Rhinos and weird elephants once roamed Texas

Rhinos and weird elephants once roamed Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Researchers are calling the wild lands of 12 million years ago the 'Texas Serengeti.'
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Hmmm – Don’t mess with Texas – even 12 million years ago!

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Two Texas Towns Among Best Small, Southern Towns for Christmas Magic

Two Texas Towns Among Best Small, Southern Towns for Christmas Magic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Christmas festivities in two small Texas towns, Fredericksburg in the Hill Country and Grapevine in North Texas, made the list of best small southern towns for Christmas magic.
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Christmas magic in Texas...

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5 Remote Retreats in Texas

5 Remote Retreats in Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Whether your idea of getting away includes four-star meals or a retro camper in a dense forest, these five escapes promise serenity and seclusion
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6 Beautiful Scenic Overlooks In Texas

6 Beautiful Scenic Overlooks In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The hill country and West Texas are full of spots that will leave you in absolute awe of the beauty of our state. Here are six scenic overlooks that are particularly breathtaking:
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8 Places In Austin That Will Remind You Of The Caribbean

8 Places In Austin That Will Remind You Of The Caribbean | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From lovely cabanas to refreshing swimming holes, Austin is home to many places that'll make you feel like you're on vacation.
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HINT: If you are in Austin, you don't have to travel far....

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There's A Blue Hole Hiding Deep In The Angelina National Forest In Texas

There's A Blue Hole Hiding Deep In The Angelina National Forest In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Hidden deep in the Angelina National Forest, Blue Hole looks like a tropical paradise with its glistening turquoise waters.
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The Blue Hole - stunning waters here in Texas...

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Fossils of oddball crocodile relative found in Texas suburb

The newly described creature with an unusual jaw showcases the rich diversity of Cretaceous crocodyliforms.
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a Texas croc - or relative?

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Overlook Cafe: Safari Restaurant At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center In Texas

Overlook Cafe: Safari Restaurant At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center In Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
This two-story restaurant offers diners an aerial view of more than 1,000 exotic, endangered animals grazing on the African Savannah-esque landscape.
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observe exotic animals while dining - and not on them!  another Texas option...

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This Texas Theater Allows Dogs and Serves Unlimited Wine

This Texas Theater Allows Dogs and Serves Unlimited Wine | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A movie theater in Plano, Texas, allows dogs to enjoy the show too, and the theater serves unlimited wine (or four whiskeys, whichever is your pleasure)! Read that again, we’ll wait.
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FIRST of it's kind in the world - right here in Texas (Plano)...  bring the pooch to the movies with you. Cool or what!

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The Funniest Street Names in Every State

The Funniest Street Names in Every State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
You're about to learn the number one place you're sure to find a "Psycho Path" and why there's "Kno Place" like home, as well as the other oddest street names across the country.
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in Texas, it is "Hairy Man Rd" - nuff said...

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Jaguarundis: Is the Mystery of Texas Black Panther Sightings Solved?

Jaguarundis: Is the Mystery of Texas Black Panther Sightings Solved? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Jaguarundis are the covert cats of south Texas, but could a small population of them in central Texas explain the long-standing legend of black panthers roaming the Hill Country and surrounding areas?
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nice kitty kat - but keep your distance...

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Survey: Texan accent is sexiest in America

Survey: Texan accent is sexiest in America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
It's not surprising to us but a recent survey has determined that the Texan accent is the sexiest in America. A recent survey was done by Big Seven Travel across 1. 5 million social media users determined which accents from across the nation were the most attractive. The lists Top 10 sexiest accents include:TexanBostonianNew YorkMainerChicagoMississippiHawaiianPhiladelphiaSt. LouisCalifornianAn Oklahoma accent came in at 24th and a New Mexican accent was ranked the 30th sexiest accent.
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Y'all have any doubt about this?   (I still get caught with my Chicago accent showing itself and it has been 15 years!)

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32 inspirational gardening quotes

If you feel unmotivated to start gardening this year, read these quotes. They will make you laugh, smile, think — and want to get your hands dirty again.
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something a little different to share with you today...

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