Why do the towns that have oil also have the best football players?
A doll-like statue of sugar-cane fiber and clay came to San Antonio from a village in Mexico. Twenty-four hours a day, residents of the West Side visited Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos.
The real Texas technology picture is much more intricate than either the mad hype of two years ago or the dire headlines of today make it out to be.
JOSEPHINE STREET CAFE is a classic Texas roadhouse in an era where there are no more roads, just freeways. In fact, the freeway—Highway 281—roars over the patio, but that doesn’t seem to deter the loyal patrons of this popular neighborhood hangout. Nor did the recent collision of a truck with
SAN ANTONIO’S LIBERTY BAR is a landmark for many reasons: it has been in continuous operation since 1890 and the building has been owned by the same family for just as long. But also the Liberty Bar has a certain status as one of the world’s “leaning“ landmarks, perhaps eclipsed
San Antonio city councilman Bernardo Eureste took a paltry arts budget and built it into a $3 million power base. Then he got mad and tore it all apart.
Pompeo Coppini’s heroic sculptures and European air were just what Texas’ fledgling gentry was hungry for in 1901. Since then his name has faded from memory, but his works endure.
Clinton Manges built his empire on brushland and oil wells, political contributions and lawsuits. His influence extends to the state capitol and oil company boardrooms. To get where he is, he studied under three masters of South Texas.
Hundreds of new computer companies have made Texas the likely successor to California’s Silicon Valley, and it all started with two firms in Dallas.
The three-to-eleven evening shift, Bexar County Hospital, San Antonio: nurse Genene Jones was on duty in the pediatric intensive care unit, and for months babies kept having mysterious—sometimes fatal—emergencies. Why?
Most of the time you’re a nice, ordinary businessman. But for one brief, shining moment you were King Antonio, monarch of San Antonio’s Fiesta and semi-beloved ruler of the one Texas city that still loves a good king.
Roy Kendall, self-taught lepidopterist, would want you to add this to the list of reasons for living in Texas: nowhere else in the U.S. are there so many beautiful and unusual butterflies.
The end of the Chagra family’s drug empire, a few words on murderer-for-hire Charles Harrelson, and the most incriminating tapes since Watergate.
Welcome—well, sort of—to San Antonio’s dowager bastion.
For years no one would drink Lone Star beer because rednecks did; then one enterprising man figured out that if it was marketed right, everyone would want to drink Lone Star precisely because rednecks did.
They’re ugly little things, but you’ve got to respect them.
Before Six Flags, before Astroworld, there was Playland.
Archbishop Patrick Flores acts like a country priest, but he has a tough job: he is the most powerful Catholic clergyman in Texas, and perhaps the most powerful Mexican American as well.
How you can—and why you should—go camping in the middle of the week.
There’s more for the traveler in San Antonio than meets the Alamo.
Strawberry sodas, vanilla Cokes, grilled cheese sandwiches. That’s what we love about soda fountains.
Whether you drink champagne or beer, wear diamonds or rhinestones, one thing about Fiesta San Antonio is the same for everyone: it’s fun.
Modern nuns have left the convent and entered the world. If they don’t like what they find, can they go home again?
Amid blaring trumpets, raised fists, bottles of beer, and a cheering mob stands the king of Saturday night.
Some disagree. They are wrong.
Texas’ oldest city is heading for a political showdown, thanks to some newcomers to the power game.
Burning a candle a day keeps the hexes away.
In San Antonio, some people feel that no News is good news.
The girl wanted love, the men wanted money, and when they all got together it was murder.
This is a free country. Isn’t it?
Choosing the best features of Texas newspapers is a thankless job, hard on the spirit, and difficult for all the wrong reasons.
Witches are where you find them. But where is that?
Fires, murders, robberies, assaults, highway accidents: they happen every day in the city, and what happens every day is big news on San Antonio TV.
A San Antonio patrolman tells what it is like on the job.
Jaded film buff? Try spending next Saturday night at the movies. The Spanish language movies.
Two women on a shopping trip in Dallas and San Antonio reveal the fashion secret rarely told--how to develop your own style.
Sam Corey runs a chain of massage parlors. He says they're all on the up and up.
At least 90 are already dead as drug lords fight for routes into Texas.
At last, two superb Chinese restaraunts in Texas.
Where to find the best food, crafts, and arts in the Alamo City.
A look at both sides of the 13-year skirmish over the North Expressway.