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Sundays aren’t the only day you can’t buy liquor in Texas

Sundays aren’t the only day you can’t buy liquor in Texas

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 26, 2019, 2:38 pmUpdated: November 26, 2020, 9:43 amTags: , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 26, 2019, 2:38 pmUpdated: November 26, 2020, 9:43 amTags: , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – Most Texans are aware that the Texas alcoholic beverage code prohibits the sale of liquor on Sundays but that’s not the only day liquor sales are prohibited in the Lone Star State.Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day are all on the naughty list when it comes to liquor sales - meaning you can’t buy any.And an even...

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Nov 26
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Texas woman arrested for punching officer who was trying to impound her pot belly pig, police say

Texas woman arrested for punching officer who was trying to impound her pot belly pig, police say

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 11:49 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 20, 2020, 11:49 amTags: , , A Texas woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly punched a police officer in the face for trying to impound her escaped pig.Officer Cole Ogden with the Hooks Police Department said in a probable cause affidavit that Arianne Swenson, the owner of the pig, punched him in the face as he and two public works department employees tried to capture the stray pig.The affidavit states that the pig was found in a yard in the 400 block...

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Mary Claire Patton
Nov 20
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Top 10 glamping destinations in Texas based on traveler wish lists

Top 10 glamping destinations in Texas based on traveler wish lists

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 6, 2020, 7:22 amTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 6, 2020, 7:22 amTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – You can escape 2020 in a treehouse, a yurt or maybe a tiny house with the top 10 most wish-listed properties in Texas.KSAT’s shown you but now has compiled a list that covers the entire Lone Star State.Glamping is an amalgam of “glamorous” and “camping” — basically a foofy twist on traditional camping with more amenities and higher comfort.These are the top 10 destinations glampers have added to their GlampingHub...

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Mary Claire Patton
Nov 6
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Can Texas secede from the US?

Can Texas secede from the US?

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 5, 2020, 10:10 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 5, 2020, 10:10 amTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – It’s a common adage in Texas that we are the only state that can secede from the U.S. -- but is it true?In short - no. Shocker right? Every Texan born and raised in our great state has heard the old saying about Texas being the only state that can secede.However, a so-called Texit, or Texas exit from the union, is a common myth mired in legal issues that would make secession controversial, if not outright illegal.Eric...

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Nov 5
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San Antonio shelter has highest live release rate in its history, Animal Care Services says

San Antonio shelter has highest live release rate in its history, Animal Care Services says

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 6, 2020, 1:43 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 6, 2020, 1:43 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s Animal Care Services just announced some of the best news we’ve heard all year - the shelter just ended its fiscal year with the highest live release rate for animals in its history.The 92% live release rate made ACS one of the “most successful animal shelters” in Texas, officials said.The live release percentage is determined by all pets that are adopted, rescued, transferred to another shelter or returned...

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‘How to roll a joint’ starts trending in New Jersey after state votes to legalize marijuana

‘How to roll a joint’ starts trending in New Jersey after state votes to legalize marijuana

, Digital JournalistPublished: November 4, 2020, 12:12 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: November 4, 2020, 12:12 pmTags: , , NEW JERSEY – Voters in New Jersey just passed legislation the authorize the legal use of recreational use of marijuana and now it seems some people are getting ready to partake in the once-illegal past time based on a unique spike of Google searches. a nearly 3,000% jump in the search term “how to roll a joint” on Tuesday evening as Garden State residents saw the ballot measure to legally smoke, grow and sell marijuana pass.In fact,...

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Nov 4
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Bexar County residents being targeted in new phone scam, BSCO warns

Bexar County residents being targeted in new phone scam, BSCO warns

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 28, 2020, 11:34 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 28, 2020, 11:34 amTags: , , BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about another phone scam that is targeting residents.Scammers are calling people and pretending to be from Bexar County offices with numbers that show up on the caller ID similar to 210-335-XXXX.Deputies say that the scammers are soliciting debt consolidation plans, accounting services and asking for payment or monies owed to the County for various...

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Oct 28
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Texas waterfowl hunters can help stop spread of invasive species

Texas waterfowl hunters can help stop spread of invasive species

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 29, 2020, 11:57 amUpdated: October 29, 2020, 2:52 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 29, 2020, 11:57 amUpdated: October 29, 2020, 2:52 pmTags: , , , , officials say waterfowl hunters can help prevent the spread of invasive species in the Lone Star State.Giant salvinia and zebra mussels are both invasive species that can be found in Texas waters and TPWD officials say it’s imperative that waterfowl hunters clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake in an effort to avoid...

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Oct 29
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Suspect charged for shooting black bear in Del Rio

Suspect charged for shooting black bear in Del Rio

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 28, 2020, 9:56 amTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 28, 2020, 9:56 amTags: , , , DEL RIO, Texas – A Del Rio resident has been charged with taking a protected state threatened nongame animal after fatally shooting a black bear on Oct. 16.According to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials, the suspect was charged on Monday in the Val Verde County Justice Court, Precinct 3.Black bears have a protected status in Texas because they are a threatened species and it’s against the law to hunt, harass or kill them.A news...

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Oct 28
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Bars allowed to reopen in Bexar County

Bars allowed to reopen in Bexar County

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 22, 2020, 12:49 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 22, 2020, 12:49 pmTags: , , , BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – An executive order from Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff declares that bars are officially free to reopen.The order was in effect as of noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20, but Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission gave the final approval to on Wednesday.While most of the more than 3,000 bars in Bexar County reopened as restaurants, astates that 425 establishments still had their doors closed., TABC guidelines allowed...

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Mary Claire Patton
Oct 22
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'On a Stick’ festival at San Antonio Zoo will celebrate all the festivals you missed in 2020

'On a Stick’ festival at San Antonio Zoo will celebrate all the festivals you missed in 2020

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 20, 2020, 7:46 amUpdated: October 20, 2020, 1:09 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 20, 2020, 7:46 amUpdated: October 20, 2020, 1:09 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – The is hosting “On a Stick: Festivals You Missed” in November to celebrate all the annual festivals Texans missed in 2020 due to the There are two ways to celebrate the San Antonio Zoo’s upcoming festival - with family on Nov. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 or an adult-only shindig for anyone age 18 and up and that will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on...

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Mary Claire Patton
Oct 20
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Bexar County’s 2nd HOV lane now open

Bexar County’s 2nd HOV lane now open

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 19, 2020, 10:36 amTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 19, 2020, 10:36 amTags: , , , , BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – San Antonio drivers in high-occupancy vehicles can now bypass traffic on two sections of I-10.The second-ever HOV lane in Bexar County opened Monday in the westbound lanes of I-10 from La Cantera Parkway to FM 3351 (Ralph Fair Road).Bexar County’s only other HOV lane is located in the eastbound lanes of I-10 from Ralph Fair Road to La Cantera Parkway.Officials also said an HOV lane is scheduled to open...

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Oct 19
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Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio with 24/7 livestream

Penguin Cam: Chill with the penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio with 24/7 livestream

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 12, 2020, 12:36 pmUpdated: October 14, 2020, 5:20 amTags: , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 12, 2020, 12:36 pmUpdated: October 14, 2020, 5:20 amTags: , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – What kind of food do penguins like to eat? Brrrrritos! Just kidding.SeaWorld San Antonio and KSAT are teaming up to bring you what we all need this year - a little happiness. This time, by way of the Penguin Cam.You now have 24/7 access to view the roughly 250 birds at SeaWorld San Antonio, which includes four species of penguins: king,...

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Oct 12
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Rare blue moon will illuminate Halloween sky in 2020

Rare blue moon will illuminate Halloween sky in 2020

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 28, 2020, 11:04 amTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 28, 2020, 11:04 amTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – This Halloween might look a little different for a lot of reasons including a rare blue moon illuminating the sky.The term “blue moon” refers to the second full moon in a single month and, , the phenomenon only occurs seven times every 19 years.Full moons are typically separated by 29 days but most months are 30 or 31 days, causing a blue moon to appear, “on average, every two and a half years,” according...

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Sep 28
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Port Aransas beaches will close to vehicles as mayor issues declaration of disaster

Port Aransas beaches will close to vehicles as mayor issues declaration of disaster

, Digital JournalistPublished: October 8, 2020, 10:20 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: October 8, 2020, 10:20 amTags: , , PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Port Aransas beaches will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 8 p.m. Thursday through at least Saturday.Charles Bujan, mayor of Port Aransas made the initial proclamation Tuesday and amended it Wednesday, keeping the time beaches will remain closed to vehicle traffic open-ended.Beaches will reopen to motor traffic “when the mayor deems the beach to be safely accessible by vehicles," according to the...

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Oct 8
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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

, Digital Journalist, Digital Journalist/Social Media ProducerPublished: August 28, 2019, 11:47 amTags: , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital Journalist, Digital Journalist/Social Media ProducerPublished: August 28, 2019, 11:47 amTags: , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – 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.Brad Wuest and Travis Wuest, who own and operate , were joined by Bill Steele on their journey into the uncharted portions of the cave.Travertine Passage is one of the new areas...

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Aug 28
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Where to find pumpkin patches around the San Antonio area

Where to find pumpkin patches around the San Antonio area

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 24, 2020, 7:36 amTags: , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 24, 2020, 7:36 amTags: , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – What did George Strait say to the pumpkin? I’m here for a gourd time.Now that it’s officially fall, pumpkin patches are starting to pop up in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.We’ve put together a map with locations of some of the more popular pumpkin patches people can visit but the list is quite a bit shorter than past years due to the Some local churches that are known for their pumpkin patches...

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Sep 24
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San Antonio realtor fired for threatening to ‘hunt’ Black Lives Matter protesters

San Antonio realtor fired for threatening to ‘hunt’ Black Lives Matter protesters

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 17, 2020, 1:45 pmUpdated: September 17, 2020, 2:24 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 17, 2020, 1:45 pmUpdated: September 17, 2020, 2:24 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – Ron Reyes, a San Antonio Realtor, has been let go from Keller Williams Realty after posting controversial comments on Facebook earlier this week. first reported the story Wednesday and shared a screenshot of Reyes' comment on a post from Sunday that reads:“I saw the news coverage of your pathetic parade or protest or whatever. 25 people max....

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Sep 17
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Help harvest hemp during tour of hemp farm near San Antonio

Help harvest hemp during tour of hemp farm near San Antonio

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 14, 2020, 10:45 amTags: , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 14, 2020, 10:45 amTags: , , , , , BERGHEIM, Texas – Tours at the , just outside San Antonio, are about to get a whole lot more interactive.It’s officially hemp harvest time and guests who book tours can participate in the harvesting process. The video above shows some of the hemp field at the farm.“Schedule a harvest experience and meander the hemp field, while engaging in an immersive sensory experience,” said officials at Pur IsoLabs.Pur Isolabs...

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Sep 14
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Trick-or-Treat from your car at Drive-Thru Zoo Boo at San Antonio Zoo

Trick-or-Treat from your car at Drive-Thru Zoo Boo at San Antonio Zoo

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 10, 2020, 9:39 amUpdated: September 10, 2020, 12:54 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 10, 2020, 9:39 amUpdated: September 10, 2020, 12:54 pmTags: , , , , SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot from us in 2020 but it’s also given in a few unique ways - like the drive-thru experience at the San Antonio Zoo.Starting Sept. 18 the zoo is kicking off the which will be running on select dates through Oct. 30.You can trick-or-treat from your vehicle while safely socially distancing and seeing...

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Sep 10
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Giant corn maze opening near San Antonio in September

Giant corn maze opening near San Antonio in September

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 9, 2020, 12:14 pmUpdated: September 9, 2020, 2:37 pmTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 9, 2020, 12:14 pmUpdated: September 9, 2020, 2:37 pmTags: , , , , HONDO, Texas – This year’s corn maze at South Texas Maize just west of San Antonio in Hondo is sending a message in celebration of its 20th anniversary.This year’s maze spells out “God Bless America” and “Land of the Free” with symbols of a church, dove, fish and praying hands.In previous years, the corn maze has paid homage to Texas-based grocery chain...

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Sep 9
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Disneyland is not moving to Texas from California despite rumor

Disneyland is not moving to Texas from California despite rumor

, Digital JournalistPublished: September 9, 2020, 9:20 amUpdated: September 9, 2020, 9:42 amTags: , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: September 9, 2020, 9:20 amUpdated: September 9, 2020, 9:42 amTags: , , , , Texas – The rumors about Disneyland leaving California for Texas are not true despite a rumor that has gained traction online.A satirical website called reported on Aug. 31 that the theme park would be relocating to Texas and noted that the new location would be revealed soon.The on the website clearly state that the website is satirical and has no basis...

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Sep 9
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H-E-B removes purchase limits on toilet paper

H-E-B removes purchase limits on toilet paper

, Digital JournalistPublished: August 5, 2020, 11:36 amTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: August 5, 2020, 11:36 amTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B has updated the purchase limits for products customers can purchase as the pandemic continues, including ever-so-coveted toilet paper.The product limits vary at select stores and are an effort to “protect the supply chain and make sure our customers can find the items they need,” H-E-B spokesperson Julie Bedingfield previously told KSAT.All H-E-B stores are still brisket purchases but toilet paper has dropped off...

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Manu Ginobili returns to world-renowned bat cave just outside San Antonio

Manu Ginobili returns to world-renowned bat cave just outside San Antonio

, Digital JournalistPublished: August 6, 2020, 1:05 pmTags: , , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: August 6, 2020, 1:05 pmTags: , , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – Spurs legend Manu Ginobili paid a return visit to Bracken Cave, and he posted about it on Twitter.The cave is home to the world’s largest bat colony and is located just 20 minutes outside the city of San Antonio.Every June, the Mexican free-tailed bats at Bracken Cave give birth to one pup each, bringing the total population up to about 20 million bats.The pups start flying in July which makes visiting the...

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Did you know the world’s largest bat colony can be found just outside San Antonio?

Did you know the world’s largest bat colony can be found just outside San Antonio?

, Digital JournalistPublished: July 24, 2020, 7:24 amTags: , , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Digital JournalistPublished: July 24, 2020, 7:24 amTags: , , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – The world’s largest bat colony can be found at Bracken Cave, just 20 minutes outside the city of San Antonio.Every June, the Mexican free-tailed bats at Bracken Cave give birth to one pup each, bringing the total population up to about 20 million bats.The pups start flying in July which makes visiting the cave in July and August the best for bat viewing, according to .“This vortex, a swirling ‘batnado,’ will...

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