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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 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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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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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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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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remote Texas....

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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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6 Scenic Overlooks In Texas....

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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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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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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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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, 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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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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