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If You're Going to a Bar Tonight, San Antonio, Be Kind and Tip Big | Flavor

If You're Going to a Bar Tonight, San Antonio, Be Kind and Tip Big | Flavor

Switch to the of this page.More than two months ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, Gov. Greg Abbott an order temporarily closing Texas bars and restaurants. Nearly Texas hospitality workers have lost their jobs since then.Now, on Friday, bars will reopen, but with restrictions. If you plan on going out to celebrate, do it with the knowledge that things aren't going to be like they were before the stay-at-home order. In fact, things may never be the same.And that’s not your server’s fault. So be kind.Bars are only allowed to open at 25% capacity, which means you’ll likely wait in line...

May 22, 2020
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Hong Kong-Style Waffle Cone Shops in San Antonio Reopen Despite Getting Racist Messages | Flavor

Hong Kong-Style Waffle Cone Shops in San Antonio Reopen Despite Getting Racist Messages | Flavor

When the first Kuma shop  in Northwest San Antonio in 2017, locals were intrigued by its pillowy Hong Kong-style waffle cones loaded with ice cream and toppings. followed, generating plenty of Instagram-worthy photo opps.But, more recently, the outlets have experienced something else on social media: racist messages.Two of Kuma's three locations reopened last week for curbside service despite being targeted with racially charged messages, reports."People were messaging us some ignorant, ugly stuff," owner Kevin Chu told MySA. "I have a lot of younger Asian Americans that work for me, and my...

May 18, 2020
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New Study Shows Much of San Antonio Still Underserved When It Comes to Public Parks | The Daily

New Study Shows Much of San Antonio Still Underserved When It Comes to Public Parks | The Daily

Switch to the of this page.Anybody who's spent much time outside of Loop 410 has probably noticed the lack of city parks and green space there. And with Memorial Day nearly upon us, a new study is confirming why that's a problem.Even though the median park size in San Antonio is 10 acres, nearly double the national average, our city landed at No. 75 on the Trust for Public Land's , which ranks U.S. cities by green space.Outdoorsy Minneapolis topped this year's report, while concrete-smothered Oklahoma City ranked last at No. 97.The Trust for Public Land's index ranks cities by park...

May 22, 2020
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At Rally, Bexar County Republican Chair Cynthia Brehm Claims Coronavirus Is a Democratic Hoax | The Daily

At Rally, Bexar County Republican Chair Cynthia Brehm Claims Coronavirus Is a Democratic Hoax | The Daily

Switch to the of this page.Just when it appears Bexar County Republican Chairwoman Cynthia Brehm can't crawl any further down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, she manages to burrow deeper.Case in point, the and a handful of faithful gathered Friday in front of City Hall to decry local leaders' dangerous, liberty-crushing suggestion that folks might want to protect themselves with masks during a .Not only are face coverings an infringement on folks' constitutional rights, she said, but the whole coronavirus panic is something cooked up by Democrats to make President Donald Trump look...

May 23, 2020
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San Antonio Public Library Offers Free Access to Digital Reading. Here's How to Get Started. | ArtSlut

San Antonio Public Library Offers Free Access to Digital Reading. Here's How to Get Started. | ArtSlut

Switch to the of this page.A motherlode of reading material is available for free from the San Antonio Public Library — and you don't need to leave the house to access it.The content is available via the , which mobile users can access through the , an award-winning, one-tap digital reading tool used by thousands of public libraries.And we're not just talking e-books and audiobooks but magazines, online tutoring programs, auto repair manuals and school resources — all for free.The virtual access adds convenience as people hunker down during the pandemic, but Library Services Administrator...

July 16, 2020
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New Study Says Kimchi May Protect Against COVID-19; Here’s Where to Find it in San Antonio | Flavor

New Study Says Kimchi May Protect Against COVID-19; Here’s Where to Find it in San Antonio | Flavor

Switch to the of this page.Dr. Jean Bousquet, honorary professor of Pulmonary Medicine at Montpellier University in France, has published a study suggesting there's a link between low COVID-19 fatalities and national dietary differences, specifically fermented cabbage.According to a study Bousquet and his research partners , countries where fermented cabbage features prominently in the diet have had lower fatalities. He draws attention to both South Korea and Germany, where fermented cabbage is a dietary staple, in the forms of kimchi and sauerkraut respectively.High in antioxidants,...

July 20, 2020
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John Hagee's Cornerstone Church Sues San Antonio Officials Over School Reopening Order | The Daily

John Hagee's Cornerstone Church Sues San Antonio Officials Over School Reopening Order | The Daily

Controversial television evangelist John Hagee, his ministry and four parents of students attending his Cornerstone Christian Schools have sued San Antonio and Bexar County officials, alleging a local order delaying the start of the school year is unconstitutional.In a suit filed last week in Bexar County District Court, the pastor argues that a recent Metro Health order barring private and public schools from holding in-person classes until after Labor Day "unconstitutionally infringes on the religious freedoms of private religious schools like Cornerstone Christian Schools, which are...

July 28, 2020
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Report: There's So Much Poop Along the Texas Coast, Swimming Could Make You Sick | The Daily

Report: There's So Much Poop Along the Texas Coast, Swimming Could Make You Sick | The Daily

Texas beaches may be open during the pandemic, but that doesn't mean they're safe places to swim, according to a new study of levels of fecal bacteria along the Gulf Coast. And by "fecal," yes, we mean shit, or poo — or whatever brown-tinged euphemism you prefer to use.For the report, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center analyzed which beaches had fecal indicator bacteria levels last year that could result in illnesses for an estimated 32 out of every 1,000 swimmers.Turns out, Sylvan Beach Park along Galveston Bay in Harris County had bacteria levels above that safety threshold on...

July 23, 2020
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BiblioTech's Digital Libraries Help Bridge Digital Divide as San Antonio Weathers the Pandemic | ArtSlut

BiblioTech's Digital Libraries Help Bridge Digital Divide as San Antonio Weathers the Pandemic | ArtSlut

Switch to the of this page.Just before summer, an 11-year-old student visited BiblioTech's Public Library South location for help. The boy had been issued a laptop from his school, but he didn't have internet access at home and a language barrier kept him from understanding the login information.A librarian issued a hotspot for the student to access at home, then helped him set up a Zoom meeting with his teacher to figure out information needed to use the computer.The 11 year old had missed four weeks of school, but thanks to BiblioTech's help was able to make a virtual return to class."We...

July 27, 2020
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San Antonio's Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Adds 'COVID Meat Surcharge' to Prices | Flavor

San Antonio's Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Adds 'COVID Meat Surcharge' to Prices | Flavor

Switch to the of this page.San Antonio-based Bill Miller Bar-B-Q has joined the ranks of restaurants that are adding COVID-19-related surcharges to diners' tickets, .And some customers are finding out the hard way."This **** is ******** crazy right here, man," one customer, surprised at the drive thru by a $5 ‘COVID meat surcharge’ added to his final bill, told the station."I was like, why is it so much,” he continued. “She showed me the [itemized] receipt and that was it.”Coronavirus outbreaks at meat processing plants have disrupted the supply chain, recently forcing grocers to limit...

May 21, 2020
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