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These Are the Most Mispronounced Towns in the U.S.

These Are the Most Mispronounced Towns in the U.S. | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
All of these mispronounced towns are total tongue-twisters. Here's how to say their names correctly, so you'll sound like a local.
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our local Boerne made the list!  too bad they did not do counties...  our local Bexar is not pronounced  "bex  err"  :-)

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Germans in the Texas Hill Country: History and Heritage

Germans in the Texas Hill Country: History and Heritage | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The history of Germans in the Texas Hill Country spans all the way back to Europe. Discover why German culture still influences the Hill Country today.
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German Immigrants - Texas in the 1800's...
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Say That Again? 5 Unique Town Names in the Lone Star State

Say That Again? 5 Unique Town Names in the Lone Star State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Niederwald
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Chillicothe, Cut and Shoot, Earth, Gun Barrel City, Niederwald - unique indeed!
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See the Most Photographed Church in the Lone Star State

See the Most Photographed Church in the Lone Star State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Even if you haven’t attended services in a while, you can appreciate the New Sweden Evangelical Lutheran Church, the most photographed church in Texas. The building took two years to build and was completed in 1923.
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about 2 hours north of us -  in Travis County....

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The World’s Smallest Target Store has Been Demolished

The World’s Smallest Target Store has Been Demolished | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The art installation in Marathon, dubbed the world's smallest Target, which was similar to the Marfa Prada store, was demolished last week as the owner of the former railroad building feared the now unstable edifice would harm a visitor.
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uhmmm - OK

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3 Trends Driving Hyperactivity in the Real Estate Market

3 Trends Driving Hyperactivity in the Real Estate Market | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Low inventory, bidding wars, and record-low mortgage rates are giving consumers a new sense of FOMO—fear of missing out—and fueling high demand. From NAR’s virtual Real Estate Forecast Summit, Dec. 10
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Real Estate Forecast 

 

And the long version: https://www.nar.realtor/events/nar-real-estate-forecast-summit

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Texas State Tree | Pecan Tree

Texas State Tree | Pecan Tree | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The pecan tree (Carya illinoensis) was designated the official state tree of Texas in 1919; the native pecan tree can survive more than a thousand years.
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Whataburger Zoo Lights

Whataburger Zoo Lights | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A holiday tradition for the whole family! Stroll under twinkling lights while you sip hot cocoa, roast s'mores, ride camels, and enjoy our light show.
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You can stay in a decommissioned helicopter on a former Army base in England for $78 per night — take a look inside

You can stay in a decommissioned helicopter on a former Army base in England for $78 per night — take a look inside | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Two guests can spend the night in the decommissioned helicopter located at RAF Wainfleet in Lincolnshire, England.
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stayed in many places around the world - not one looked this this for an overnight stay - looks fun!

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Professor Praised for Buying Transparent Face Masks so Deaf Students can Lipread

Professor Praised for Buying Transparent Face Masks so Deaf Students can Lipread | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
While face masks are essential in a pandemic, they can be problematic for Deaf and hard of hearing people.
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sometimes we get caught up in the moment and overlook those with special needs - this Professor didn't....

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These Are the Most Mispronounced Towns in the U.S.

These Are the Most Mispronounced Towns in the U.S. | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
All of these mispronounced towns are total tongue-twisters. Here's how to say their names correctly, so you'll sound like a local.
Al Cannistras insight:

our local Boerne made the list!  too bad they did not do counties...  our local Bexar is not pronounced  "bex  err"  :-)

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24 Colorful Southern Sayings You Won't Hear Anywhere Else

24 Colorful Southern Sayings You Won't Hear Anywhere Else | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Southerners have always had a way with words, and this list proves it. Here are our 24 favorite Southern sayings and how they were born.
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I hear some of these in San Antonio - not that many....

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Postcard Arrives in Mail 100 Years After It Was Sent

Postcard Arrives in Mail 100 Years After It Was Sent | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Brittany Keech shared pictures of the 100-year-old postcard that arrived at her doorstep in a Facebook group.
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the mail must go through - even if it takes 100 years! good for the post office, not discarded - just a little late!

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nothing to do with San Antonio - just a smile for today

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Astronomers Use Huge Space Telescope Camera to Photograph Broccoli

Astronomers Use Huge Space Telescope Camera to Photograph Broccoli | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Scientists are building the largest digital camera on Earth meant to observe the night sky. In a test, they took a picture of a head of Romanesco broccoli.
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it may look cool in space - but it is still broccoli - no matter what!

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265 Best CELEBRITY SANDBOX stories | Martin Luther King Jr., Michael J. Fox, Celebrity Gossip

265 Best CELEBRITY SANDBOX stories | Martin Luther King Jr., Michael J. Fox, Celebrity Gossip | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Flipboard curates the world's stories so you can focus on investing in yourself, staying informed, and getting involved. With curated packages that offer insights and inspiration for any interest, Flipboard will make you feel like you’ve spent your time well.
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Featuring 4 stories on MLK today - check it out....

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Famous holiday lights on San Antonio’s River Walk extended through Valentine’s Day

Famous holiday lights on San Antonio’s River Walk extended through Valentine’s Day | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
San Antonio’s iconic holiday lights on the River Walk, which were lit early last year, will continue past the holiday season for some extended cheer.
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sure - everyone could use extended Christmas cheer - and to help this along, maybe even some light SNOW in San Antonio today 1-10-21!

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Largest U.S. land bridge for people and wildlife opens in San Antonio

Largest U.S. land bridge for people and wildlife opens in San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A very special public (and animal!) works project is now open in the Alamo City. Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge, the United States' largest wildlife crossing, opened in Northwest San Antoni
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only in San Antonio

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45% of Consumers Say They’d Move if Bosses Continue to Allow Remote Work

45% of Consumers Say They’d Move if Bosses Continue to Allow Remote Work | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The work-from-home trend is transitioning into a need-a-new-home trend.
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would you move?

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Holiday at the Arboretum

Holiday at the Arboretum | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
About Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition! Stroll the garden to see the 25-foot-tall elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. In the evenings, the garden comes to life for a beautiful nighttime experience aglow with over one million lights. After Thanksgiving, enjoy …
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and North of San Antonio...

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San Antonio named a finalist for Space Command headquarters

San Antonio named a finalist for Space Command headquarters | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Military City USA could be the future site of permanent space command headquarters, and a final decision is expected early next year.
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SPACE COMMAND SAN ANTONIO may become a reality - what are your thoughts?

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The Strangest Thing That Happened the Year You Were Born

The Strangest Thing That Happened the Year You Were Born | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
There are average stories and then there are crazy ones. We've rounded up the wildest rides that have ever made their way to the news.
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some of these things may surprise you!

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Underground lakes part of major new discoveries at Natural Bridge Caverns

Underground lakes part of major new discoveries at Natural Bridge Caverns | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A 19-hour trip deep into the caves at Natural Bridge Caverns in July led to some major new discoveries, including underground lakes and massive rooms.
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take a trip underground....

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Parents Sent Kid to School Knowing He Had Tested Positive for COVID-19

Parents Sent Kid to School Knowing He Had Tested Positive for COVID-19 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
He knew that he had tested positive, his parents knew, and they sent him to school for the first day of in-person learning anyway.
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this story does not take place in San Antonio - but parents, what are your thoughts - if your kid had it - would you....  if your kid was exposed because other parents did - what do you think about that?

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H-E-B partners with Swisslog for automated curbside micro-centers

H-E-B partners with Swisslog for automated curbside micro-centers | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Swiss company uses robots to collect and fulfill orders already sitting in a condensed area, and now H-E-B will use this technology to streamline its curbside and delivery service.
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maybe they will call it the HEBot....

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New Braunfels and San Marcos banking on "mega region" economic plan

New Braunfels and San Marcos banking on "mega region" economic plan | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Municipal leaders along the Interstate 35 corridor are counting on a quick recovery from the pandemic, and these incoming developments should help.
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For decades we have heard “Dallas – Ft Worth” – will “San Antonio – Austin” be the new generation? Or might it be “Austin – San Antonio” – choice of largest or smallest city first?  Who knows.

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And this is an opportunity to once again suggest a hard look at creating an airport in between! Of course planes will fly again.

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