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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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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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Outrageous moment BLM protesters scream 'f**k the white people' at elderly outdoor diners | Daily

Outrageous moment BLM protesters scream 'f**k the white people' at elderly outdoor diners | Daily | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
An unidentified man in Rochester, New York, was struck by a car during an anti-racism demonstration on Friday and 59 people were arrested in Portland, Oregon, between Saturday and Sunday.
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BLM's America....  but y'all should be really careful in Texas

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Hit These Hidden Hiking Trails of the Lone Star State

Hit These Hidden Hiking Trails of the Lone Star State | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The hiking possibilities are endless in Texas, especially in the Hill Country. Here are a few hiking options that are off the beaten path. Get out in nature and hit these hidden hiking trails.
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take a hike - in Texas....

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This Genius Trick Will Let You Hear How Your Voice Sounds to Others

This Genius Trick Will Let You Hear How Your Voice Sounds to Others | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
If the sound of your own voice makes you cringe, you're not alone. Try this clever trick for hearing your "real" voice, so you can learn to love it.
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so this may seem a little weird - but I tried it - and it works!

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The Soto office building now complete

The Soto office building now complete | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
One unique feature of the mass timber building will unexpectedly be a greater benefit during the pandemic.
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Texas’ first mass timber office building...

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San Antonio shutters all parks over Labor Day weekend to curb COVID-19

San Antonio shutters all parks over Labor Day weekend to curb COVID-19 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Planning a Labor Day picnic? Prepping for family fun in the park? Time to rethink those end-of-summer celebrations.  The City of San Antonio and Bexar County announced on August 2
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San Antonio playing it safe for Labor Day....

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This San Antonio Hotel is One of the Most Haunted Hotels in the World

This San Antonio Hotel is One of the Most Haunted Hotels in the World | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Haunted Hotel
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Looking for a Haunted Hotel?

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Tesla Designer Reinvents the Chocolate Chip

Tesla Designer Reinvents the Chocolate Chip | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Tesla senior industrial designer Remy Labesque, who normally works on solar panels and EV chargers, just reinvented the chocolate chip.
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chocolate chip cookies may never be the same!

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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.
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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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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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Fantastical Fredericksburg tree house roots among most popular Airbnbs

Fantastical Fredericksburg tree house roots among most popular Airbnbs | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Fredericksburg
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visit nearby Fredericksburg....
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5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List

5 Beautifully Breathtaking Drives in Texas to Add to Your Summer Road Trip List | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The list of scenic road trips you can take in Texas would stretch for quite a few pages, so here are just a few that are worthy of your time and gas money.
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Hit the Texas highways....

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A Purple Fence Post In Texas Could Get You An Orange Jumpsuit

A Purple Fence Post In Texas Could Get You An Orange Jumpsuit | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Driving around East Texas, especially on more rural roads, you've probably noticed a neighbor or two with a purple 'X' or mark on a fence post or a tree at the edge of their property. It's not lawn decor, or a display of your neighbor's favorite university. It actually represents a law in Texas that dates back to 1997, but still many outdoorsmen across the Lone Star State aren't aware of it.
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y'all be careful now - purple paint is a warning! 

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First Look: Plaza Club to get new home in Weston Centre tower

First Look: Plaza Club to get new home in Weston Centre tower | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The revamped venue will offer panoramic views from one of the highest dining spots in the region.
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new digs for the Plaza Club....

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Seefried Industrial Properties plans $200M fulfillment center on East Side

Seefried Industrial Properties plans $200M fulfillment center on East Side | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A national developer that recently built several recent warehouses for Amazon is planning an enormous East Side fulfillment center, according to state records, but it is unknown who could fill the future space.
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200 million bucks - something big cook'n

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Chocolate Factory Malfunction Led to Swiss Town Being Covered in Cocoa Snow

Chocolate Factory Malfunction Led to Swiss Town Being Covered in Cocoa Snow | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
A malfunction at a Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory in Olten, Switzerland led to tiny pieces of chocolate falling all over the town like snow.
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Sounds like an opportunity for a movie – maybe they could call it “The Chocolate Factory”

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