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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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SAN ANTONIO XYZ - curated by Al Cannistra. Fun and happening goings on around San Antonio and Texas. #SanAntonioOne #SanAntonioXYZ  #AlCannistra
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A Wet Summer Bodes Well for a Colorful Fall at Guadalupe Mountains

A Wet Summer Bodes Well for a Colorful Fall at Guadalupe Mountains | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The national park’s fall color report keeps visitors apprised of when and where to see leaves changing
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colorful fall foliage in Texas
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Austin entrepreneur aims to bring back woolly mammoths within decade

Austin entrepreneur aims to bring back woolly mammoths within decade | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Austin-based entrepreneur Ben Lamm is teaming up with world-renowned geneticist George Church in bid for scientific advancement.
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and we thought Texas Longhorns are bog!

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Oktoberfest of Fredericksburg Texas

Oktoberfest of Fredericksburg Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg Texas is a celebration of our city's German heritage, Oompah at its Best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of prosit! October 2 - 4, 2020. Three full days of singing, toasting and dancing at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals. In its 40th year of celebrating the spirit of Texas gemütlichkeit!
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coming soon - just North of San Antonio

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23 Photos Of Old-School Parenting That Would Never Fly Today

23 Photos Of Old-School Parenting That Would Never Fly Today | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
These parents would have their kids taken away from them if these things happened today.
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funny thing - we survived....

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5 Small-Town Grocery Stores to Shop During Your Next Road Trip

5 Small-Town Grocery Stores to Shop During Your Next Road Trip | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
These markets carry everything you might need for a successful stay, whether it’s in a lakeside cabin in East Texas or a rustic teepee in West Texas.
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how about a little retro - from the big box supermarket to Mayberry'ish...  right here in Texas....

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"Dirtbagging" the Public Lands of Texas

"Dirtbagging" the Public Lands of Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Federally owned land offers free camping and recreational activities in the Panhandle and Piney Woods regions of Texas.
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find your way around 800,000 acres of federal land in Texas....

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A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939

A Nocturnal Motorist Stops for Gas at a San Augustine Sinclair Station in 1939 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Depression-era photographer Russell Lee took photos of life in the East Texas town
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fill'r up  - 19 cents a gallon

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Why Even Atheists Should Teach Their Children about God

Why Even Atheists Should Teach Their Children about God | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
As a therapist, Erica Komisar is often asked by parents, “How do I talk to my child about death if I don’t believe in God or heaven?” Her answer is always the same. Can you guess what it is?
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your thoughts?

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Historic Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine

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Giant new beer garden Camp 1604 coming to Northwest San Antonio this fall | Flavor

Giant new beer garden Camp 1604 coming to Northwest San Antonio this fall | Flavor | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The area around Northwest San Antonio's Rim Crossing Entertainment District will gain another attraction in September — a massive new indoor-outdoor beer garden called Cam
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this looks fun....

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Discover These 8 African American History Sites in Dallas | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Discover These 8 African American History Sites in Dallas | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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Historic Road Trip: Fredericksburg to Johnson City | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: Fredericksburg to Johnson City | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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The Great Texas Freeze of 2021 | PragerU

The Great Texas Freeze of 2021 | PragerU | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In February 2021, the temperature in Texas dropped below zero. Not a big deal, right? Texas is the energy state. Just go home, turn on the heat, and hunker…
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If you are from Texas, don’t get your panties all twisted – this is not a Texas bashing, it is a wakeup call to the USA. If you live in the USA – there is a BIG Texas style lesson to learn here. Heads up!

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Is Fort Worth the Next Great American Booze City?

Is Fort Worth the Next Great American Booze City? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
From locally sourced Texas-style bourbons to a number of experimental craft vodkas, it's a great place to distillery-hop
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a lot going on in the great state of Texas - who wants to move here?

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Impossible's plant-based nuggets are now available in select restaurants

Impossible's plant-based nuggets are now available in select restaurants | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Impossible's plant-based chicken nuggets make their debut..
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OK, I get the trend – but I am half Italian. Italians have been serving up fried vegetables, like zucchini since it was introduced in Pittsburgh in the 1950 era. And that dish may be a spinoff of “fritto misto” circa 1900 USA. I guess the part the Italians missed was how to change taste and texture to make it taste like chicken. In the day, they may have considered that impossible!

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The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents

The Unconventional and Idyllic Life of Lipscomb’s 44 Residents | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
In the tiny panhandle town, the locals treasure their rugged way of life and sense of community
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a bit of a ride from San Antonio -  in the far northeast corner of the Panhandle...

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McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Communities are Forming the World's Largest Dark-Sky Preserve

McDonald Observatory and Big Bend Communities are Forming the World's Largest Dark-Sky Preserve | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Local governments in the Trans-Pecos region have voted to adopt lighting standards that shield or cover lights to help protect dark-sky views
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on the must do list...   "Did you know that stars shine so bright in the West Texas desert that you can see in the dark on a clear night? "

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60 Years of Six Flags Over Texas: How the Amusement Park Transformed Arlington and Its Young Employees

60 Years of Six Flags Over Texas: How the Amusement Park Transformed Arlington and Its Young Employees | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Lone Star State's first amusement park opened Aug. 5, 1961 and was a take on Disneyland with pure Texas flair.
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fun times in Texas.....

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If You Smell This in Your Home, You May Have a Venomous Snake

If You Smell This in Your Home, You May Have a Venomous Snake | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Experts say copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes can emit the smell of a familiar vegetable, most commonly when they're frightened.
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I am so done with cucumber sandwiches...

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The Best Vacation Lake in Every State

The Best Vacation Lake in Every State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a sojourn at a lake, be assured that every state in the union has wonderful choices.
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FIND your lake! 

in Texas..  https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston...

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Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Top Picnic Spots with Texas History | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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a picnic in Texas....

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Historic Road Trip: Amarillo and Canyon | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: Amarillo and Canyon | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas Road Trip Amarillo

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Historic Road Trip: South Texas Coastal Bend | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

Historic Road Trip: South Texas Coastal Bend | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas South Texas Coastal Bend

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German Historical Sites in the Hill Country Region | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission

German Historical Sites in the Hill Country Region | THC.Texas.gov - Texas Historical Commission | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. Our nationally recognized programs bring awareness to Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks.
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see Texas German Historical Sites in the Hill Country

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