Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:42pm. 1,093 Views, 0 Comments.
San Antonio was ranked number 33 in the category of "sustainable" cities by the Sustainlane.com website. Down from number 21 in 2006.
Sustain.com rated US Cities using indicators including air quality, public transit, availability of farmer's markets, renewable energy, water quality, local foods, real estate affordability, traffic congestion and development approaches to determine the overal ranking.
The city ranked highly in water useage conservation.
San Antonio's "Green" rating
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:41pm. 1,011 Views, 0 Comments.
San Antonio Shows off its Artistic Side
San Antonio is always a place that prides itself on its unique heritage and culture, and is quickly becoming known throughout the world for hosting art events and openings that are on par with, not only the bigger cities in Texas, but across the nation itself. September brings a dazzling array of expositions, shows, and festivals to the city, with something for almost all tastes.
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE is an annual international photography festival, which takes place throughout the entire month of September at a variety of location in San Antonio and the Hill Country. The show is heavy on local talent, with some of San Antonio’s finest photographers displaying their works,
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:41pm. 905 Views, 0 Comments.
Team USA Takes B-Ball Gold; Argentina Bronze, but Ginobili Injured
For Spurs' fans, the finals of the Olympic basketball tournament must have been a conflicting time. On one hand, Team USA rolled to the gold medal that eluded them four years ago in Athens, and put American basketball back on top of the world. On the other hand, the players representing the home town team were playing for the powder blue of Argentina. The San Antonio Spurs are like the UN of the NBA: there are so many nationalities and countries represented, that allegiances are sometimes tested.
Regardless of whether San Antonio Spurs fans were cheering for the home town boys' Argentine team or for the USA when the two squads met late in
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:40pm. 1,049 Views, 0 Comments.
Olympic Games Underway, USA Leads in Total Medals
With the Olympics in full swing, some dreams are being fulfilled, while others are being crushed. With just a few days before the closing ceremony, let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the games in Beijing.
San Antonio’s track star, Marshevet Hooker, (www.satxproperty.com/welcome) keeps running her best, although the Jamaican runners are blowing away all comers, and rewriting the record books in the process. In the 200m, Hooker ran a personal career best and finished in fifth place. Two Jamaican runners took the gold and bronze, while one of Hooker’s American teammates, Allyson Felix, took home the silver.
The American track teams have been…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:40pm. 1,218 Views, 0 Comments.
Veterans Land Board rates for homes goes up.
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Texas Veterans Land Board (TVLB)
Weekly Rate Sheet (Effective July 25, 2008)
Base Rate for all housing loans: 6.00%
Base Rate applies to all loans with a term greater than 15 years. The TVLB mortgage rates are effective for all rate lock applications received by CitiMortgage, Inc. after July 25, 2008 5:00 p.m. CST.
Available Discounts to Base Rate*
Discount for loans with a term of 15 years or less: -.25%
Qualified Veterans with Disabilities Program Discount: -.35%
Qualified Service Era Discount (Restricted Pool): -1.54%
*One or more of the above discounts…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:40pm. 915 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs 2008 Draft
The NBA Draft has once again come and gone, and if there's one thing that can be counted on-aside from New York fans booing every pick their team makes, and an assortment of questionable fashion decisions-is the San Antonio Spurs making some interesting picks, and choosing some players that most casual basketball fans have never heard of. The Spurs had a fairly good season last year, and were perhaps a Brent Barry foul call away from having a chance at extending their series against the Lakers, and meeting the Celtics in the Finals, and management stated soon after their season ended that they would not be blowing up the team this season and starting over.
San Antonio had three picks, the 26th in…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:39pm. 1,094 Views, 0 Comments.
South Texas on a Tank of Gas: Canyon Lake
Next in our series of places to visit on a tank of gas is Canyon Lake. Located just about an hour north of downtown San Antonio, one of the most scenic and beautiful lakes in the entire state waits to greet visitors. Boasting 80 miles of shore, Canyon Lake is created from the waters from another of the Hill Country’s natural landmarks, the Guadalupe River.
Whatever their preference, visitors to the lake will find almost any outdoor activity available that one could hope for. In addition to the lake itself, eight parks are located on its shores, including:
· Canyon Park & Canyon Beach Swim Area
· Comal Park
· Crane’s Mill Park
· Guadalupe Park
· Jacob’s Creek Park
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:39pm. 828 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Season Comes to a Close, Questions Coming in the Offseason
The Spurs' season ended against the Lakers, in a fairly close, but ultimately losing effort in Game 5. The final score was 100-92, and the Spurs were within striking distance late in the game, but no one could stop Kobe Bryant, who ended the game with 39 points, 17 of which came in the final quarter.
For San Antonio, the script was the same as it had been for the series. Tim Duncan did his usual thing, putting up a triple double with 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, and Tony Parker led the team with 23 points. As a team, the Spurs certainly scored enough to win, as five players scored in double digits. Offense was not the problem, as the…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:39pm. 846 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Down 3-1, Series Hangs in Balance
The Spurs now have their backs totally against the wall, after losing at home to the Lakers to fall behind 3-1 in the series. The 93-91 loss was a heartbreaker for San Antonio, who now must win three straight to have a chance to defend their championship. Tim Duncan can’t be blamed for the loss, as he gave a superhuman effort in the loss, scoring 29 points, and grabbing 17 rebounds.
The big man also added several blocks and assists to try to help his team move forward. With Manu Ginobili having yet another off night, Brent Barry stepped up, scoring 23 points, and missing a three as time expired, which would have won the game, and tied the series. There was obvious…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 7:39pm. 820 Views, 0 Comments.
Spurs Back Home, Rout LA 103-84
Finally back in the comfy confines of the AT&T Center, the Spurs showed that even down 0-2 they are far from done in this series against the Lakers, and even though they may be older, they’ve still got plenty left in the tank. Unlike in Game 1 of the series, this time the Spurs built a lead, and managed to hang on. For San Antonio, all the pieces were working for the first time in this series, and one of their main scorers, Manu Ginobili, finally found his shot. Ginobili had barely cracked double digits in the first two games, and was nursing a pair of injuries, but exploded for thirty points in the 103-84 win. In fact, Ginobili scored more points in the first half of the contest…