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This week, I learned that when it comes to Rick Dyer, the rest of the Big Foot Community is basically Gretchen Weiners. The Big Foot hoaxer is back at it again. He’s trotted out another rubber suit and claiming it’s the carcass of a Big Foot he shot in San Antonio, and true believers are pissed that he is genuine Big Foot research and scholarship (things that apparently exist.)
Rick Dyer’s Big Foot Show Sells Out (Really?)

This week, I learned that when it comes to Rick Dyer, the rest of the Big Foot Community is basically Gretchen Weiners. The Big Foot hoaxer is back at it again. He’s trotted out another rubber suit and claiming it’s the carcass of a Big Foot he shot in San Antonio, and true believers are pissed that he is genuine Big Foot research and scholarship (things that apparently exist.)

Rick Dyer’s Big Foot Show Sells Out (Really?)

Today I wrote about how Big Foot is bullshit.

Today I wrote about how Big Foot is bullshit.

I’ve started blogging for the San Antonio Current. Here’s my piece on San Anto Cultural Arts’ latest mural. 

I’ve started blogging for the San Antonio Current. Here’s my piece on San Anto Cultural Arts’ latest mural

Hard times for UT’s Daily Texan could spell its end

It produced notables such as Walter Cronkite, Mike Godwin, Lady Bird Johnson, Willie Morris, Bill Moyers and seemingly half the state Capitol press corps.
Yet the Texan may only have two more years left to live because its advertising-dominated business model has been ravaged by the Internet, a problem exacerbated by falling circulation.

[San Antonio Express-News]

Hard times for UT’s Daily Texan could spell its end

It produced notables such as Walter Cronkite, Mike Godwin, Lady Bird Johnson, Willie Morris, Bill Moyers and seemingly half the state Capitol press corps.

Yet the Texan may only have two more years left to live because its advertising-dominated business model has been ravaged by the Internet, a problem exacerbated by falling circulation.

[San Antonio Express-News]

Night, y’all!

Night, y’all!

SB5 is dead. If it wasn’t so late, I’d photoshop a uterus over Gandalf with the text “You Shall Not Pass!” Someone please do this.

SB5 is dead. If it wasn’t so late, I’d photoshop a uterus over Gandalf with the text “You Shall Not Pass!” Someone please do this.

State Senators Leticia Van de Putte and Carlos Uresti tweet more evidence that the timestamp was changed.

State Senators Leticia Van de Putte and Carlos Uresti tweet more evidence that the timestamp was changed.

First photo shows the date of the passage of #SB5 which would drastically reduce access to family planning and abortion clinics as having occured after midnight when the legislative session was constitutionally required to end. 

Second photo shows time stamp changed by Texas GOP. 

texastribune:

Bracken Cave, just north of the burgeoning San Antonio metropolitan area, has been the summer home to the world’s largest colony of bats for thousands of years. But conservationists worry that a developer’s plan to build 3,800 homes next to the cave threatens the bats’ home.
What do you think? Should potential harm to this world’s-largest bat colony be enough to slow or halt development in the area?
Chris Hooks reports: http://trib.it/14CSOJr

texastribune:

Bracken Cave, just north of the burgeoning San Antonio metropolitan area, has been the summer home to the world’s largest colony of bats for thousands of years. But conservationists worry that a developer’s plan to build 3,800 homes next to the cave threatens the bats’ home.

What do you think? Should potential harm to this world’s-largest bat colony be enough to slow or halt development in the area?

Chris Hooks reports: http://trib.it/14CSOJr

No shit, Shiner.

No shit, Shiner.

texastribune:

Reading material at the Ted Cruz watch party.

Um… at least they are catering to the Tea Party’s reading level.

texastribune:

Reading material at the Ted Cruz watch party.

Um… at least they are catering to the Tea Party’s reading level.

Don’t Cry Over Burnt Milk In South Texas; Savor It

You can pick up cajeta in almost any form. In addition to the lollipops, cajeta comes in jars, squeeze bottles, in little bricks, in pinwheels with pecans, smeared between wafers, and rolled up like taffy in plastic wrap.

A great story from Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies for NPR’s Americandy series, which is showcasing regional confections. Davies’ story is about leche quemada, or cajeta, this sort of hardened goat’s milk caramel thing that you an find in every hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant here in San Antonio. 
Personally, I think is disgusting, but my mother lives for the stuff.

Don’t Cry Over Burnt Milk In South Texas; Savor It

You can pick up cajeta in almost any form. In addition to the lollipops, cajeta comes in jars, squeeze bottles, in little bricks, in pinwheels with pecans, smeared between wafers, and rolled up like taffy in plastic wrap.

A great story from Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies for NPR’s Americandy series, which is showcasing regional confections. Davies’ story is about leche quemada, or cajeta, this sort of hardened goat’s milk caramel thing that you an find in every hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant here in San Antonio. 

Personally, I think is disgusting, but my mother lives for the stuff.

inothernews:

THE ABSENT   An installation of 857 empty school desks, representing the number of U.S. students who drop out of school every hour, every school day, displayed at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images via The Telegraph)

Heard today on TPR that San Antonio’s drop-out rate is at 40 percent. That is just disturbing. 

inothernews:

THE ABSENT   An installation of 857 empty school desks, representing the number of U.S. students who drop out of school every hour, every school day, displayed at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images via The Telegraph)


Heard today on TPR that San Antonio’s drop-out rate is at 40 percent. That is just disturbing. 

texaspublicradio:

So Maruchan, the makers of the college dorm staple Ramen Noodles is opening up a plant in San Antonio. The city struck a $2.4 million deal on the company’s property taxes, so long as Maruchan  invests $318 million and creates more than 500 jobs.
But critics are complaining that the majority of those job opportunities are minimum wage. 

texaspublicradio:

So Maruchan, the makers of the college dorm staple Ramen Noodles is opening up a plant in San Antonio. The city struck a $2.4 million deal on the company’s property taxes, so long as Maruchan  invests $318 million and creates more than 500 jobs.

But critics are complaining that the majority of those job opportunities are minimum wage

texaspublicradio:

ARTSLAM! Turns Visual Art into Performance
TPR’s Paul Flahive was at The White Rabbit this weekend covering ARTSLAM! a night where visual art turns into performance art as painters conceive, paint and sell their art in one evening. The theme this past Saturday night was “8-bit Arcade.” (Photo: Paul Flahive/TPR)

texaspublicradio:

ARTSLAM! Turns Visual Art into Performance

TPR’s Paul Flahive was at The White Rabbit this weekend covering ARTSLAM! a night where visual art turns into performance art as painters conceive, paint and sell their art in one evening. The theme this past Saturday night was “8-bit Arcade.” (Photo: Paul Flahive/TPR)