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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 4:36pm. 1,828 Views, 0 Comments.
SATXBlog Crossword Puzzle 3-"It's a Numbers Game"Print and Solve the Crossword Puzzle. We also have a daily interactive crosswords puzzle, too!
"It's a Numbers Game" by Myles Mellor and Sally York
Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 10:06am. 1,440 Views, 4 Comments.
Best of Texas - Newsweek Says Texas Cities Can-Do
Five Texas cities “have it going on” even in the face of economic worries, according to a 2011 Newsweek comparison of the 200 largest U.S. cities.
El Paso leads the pack with strong scores for business development; transportation and infrastructure; sustainability; and livability. Assigning each of those categories a point value, Newsweek ranked its list of “Can-Do Capitals” while considering emissions, education levels and unemployment.
Texas Best Can-Do US Cities
|El Paso, TX||1|
|San Antonio, TX||3|
|Fort Worth, TX||14|
Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 1:06pm. 1,488 Views, 2 Comments.
San Antonio Home Uncluttering
One of my favorite moments from childhood was going to my aunt's house to hang out with my cousins. Aside from getting to play video games with my cousins, my aunt's San Antonio home was an adventure in itself. It was a quaint little house only five minutes away from my own house. It wasn't big at all, but what lacked in size made up for mini-adventures. Bookshelves stacked with large books about different wars, model airplanes, and chain mail and armor from the medieval times. My seven-year-old self would always look up at these things with awe. My uncle would continue to buy model airplanes, assemble them, and display them proudly up on his bookshelves. From an early age I knew that it was very "Look, but don't touch."…
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 11:37pm. 1,589 Views, 6 Comments.
City of Waters
It only makes sense that San Antonio would be most famous for – after the Alamo – for the Riverwalk. The downtown landscaped banks of the San Antonio River are a tourist draw without peer. Less well-frequented, or newer developments – say, through King William and Southtown, or along the new Pearl Brewery-Museum Reach are a secret and treasured green-space as well as a breath of fresh air for residents.
The existence of the San Antonio River is more than just a happy coincidence and landscaping opportunity; when San Antonio began to expand and industrialize in the late 19th century, the river provided power for establishments like C.H. Guenther's Pioneer flour mill – as well as power and a necessary ingredient for breweries like the…
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 8:38pm. 1,145 Views, 2 Comments.
San Antonio Airport International Passenger Numbers Soar
by Randy Watson
The San Antonio International Airport;s (SAT) International boarding passenger count had a major increase in 2011, reaching 182,031, or a 33.1 percent increase over 2010.
Domestic passengers continued to rise in 2011, totaling 7,898,793, up 1.2 percent over the previous calendar year. Total enplaned and deplaned passengers reached 8,171,824 in 2011, a 1.7 percent increase over 2010.
The large international passenger increase was primarily due to added seats in the market.
Source: San Antonio Airport System
Sunday, February 5th, 2012 at 9:16pm. 1,503 Views, 2 Comments.
SATXBlog Crossword Puzzle 2-"Papa's Gems"
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Papa's Gems' Crossword Puzzle #2 by Myles Mellor
Across1. Young salmon
14. Lowest point
15. ___ believer
16. Small gull
17. 1952 novel, with The
21. Rowboat adjunct
22. Not too brainy
25. ___ Rebellion of 1857-59
35. Sniff out 41. Author of 17 and 63 Across
44. Broad view
47. Che or gen followers
48. Item with a ladder
53. Pastoral poems (var.)
56. Wheels for mom
63. 1929 novel
66. Cost of living?
67. Ashtabula's lake
69. Deuce topper
70. Turned blue, maybe
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 11:03pm. 1,603 Views, 2 Comments.
Cold-Weather Supper – Chili and CornbreadSan Antonio online Home Search by Celia Hayes
On those few days in South Texas when the weather is cold, dank and rainy, our thoughts for what to have for supper turn to something solid and warming: chili, which goes with cornbread like chocolate and peanut butter, like popcorn with the movies, and like salsa and corn chips. Over the years, we've experimented with various chili recipes – there was one from the Sunset Favorite Recipe books which called for angostura bitters and beer, another rather good but strictly vegetarian one which featured kidney beans, fresh corn and zucchini squash – but the absolute best chili recipe we have discovered was taken from Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman, which was…
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 2:59pm. 1,103 Views, 0 Comments.
TEXAS' EXISTING HOME SALES UP 4 PERCENT
COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Sales of existing single-family Texas homes in December were up 4 percent from a year ago, according to the most recent Multiple Listing Services (MLS) data compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
More than 16,500 homes were sold, data showed. The median home price was $150,700, about the same as a year ago, and the state's overall inventory was at six months.
December 2011 MLS data for many Texas cities are available on the Center's website. Here is a sampling (data current as of Jan. 30, 2012):
Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 7:24pm. 1,871 Views, 0 Comments.
SATXBlog Crossword Puzzle #1Crossword Puzzle #1 by Myles Mellor Print and Solve the Crossword Puzzle. We also have a daily interactive crosswords puzzle, too!
Across1. 60s rock group, with Corner
14. Lion's beard?
15. Type of insurance for owners
16. Pointed arch
17. Nose out
18. Tapi endings
19. Rich tapestry
20. Place for pessimists
23. Virgo mo.
24. Cries at a circus
28. Swimmer's gear
30. Banned pesticide, for short
32. "Star-Spangled Banner" preposition
37. Invest in a risky fashion
42. Greyhound, e.g.
43. Magazine revenue source
44. Come back again
48. Go up and down
52. Grassy area
53. Investing term that came from poker
57. Salad oil holder
59. Old audio
Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 12:54pm. 1,080 Views, 0 Comments.
Checkout the Online Services of the State of Texas Website
by Randy Watson
I drove by the DPS Licensing office yesterday and there was a line out the door and around the building. Luckily, I didn't have to get my driver's license renewed, but what if I did? Could I renew my license on line? Hopefully, so... I wouldn't want to wait in line at the Driver's License Bureau if I didn't have to.
So, I did a quick check online to find out what all can be done. This is just a sampling of what you can do online at the Official Website of the State of Texas ... but, here is some of the more popular tasks you can do on the Official State of Texas Website. Need to renew your Texas CHL or Concealed Handgun License, renew your Physicians license, renew your…