San Antonio Express-News

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Daily Show Comes To Texas This Week, Should Be Easy Pickins

    Good news, guys. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show will be making Texas the new (temporary) world news headquarters this week, just in time for midterm elections. In a segment they've dubbed "Democalypse: South by South Mess," Stewart will be in Austin from October 27 - 30, putting all of Texas' embar ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2014

    Democrats Not Racing to Stand With Wendy Davis

    Davis isn't getting a lot of love from home Democrats.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Wendy Davis' Chances Dismissed by Democrats

    It's one thing to have the opposing party saying a candidate doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell (or a Democrat's chance in Texas) but when the candidate's own party signals they aren't so sure, now that has got to be awkward. Case in point, state senator Wendy Davis became a political superst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cut In Funding Followed Early Release of Air Quality Study

    Just in case you had any doubts on the matter, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is really not into sharing information with the public before it has been vetted by the folks over at the TCEQ. Shocking, we know. The Alamo Area Council of Governments -- a state council that oversees 13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    When Dead Big Foot Came to Houston and Five Other Hoaxes

    So, if you paid cash to see An Evening With Big Foot when the tour stopped in Katy last month you maybe left a firm believer that the body supposed to be Bigs was real (after pounding several beers) or you took it all in fun. Self-proclaimed Big Foot master tracker, and hunter Rick Dyer revealed o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Will Texas Foot the Bill to Open National Parks?

    As the government shutdown drags on, it's created plenty of frustrating situations -- people who can't get into medical programs, thousands of workers furloughed without pay, and of course, the shutting down of all national parks. Texas has some great national parks within our borders -- Big Bend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    There Goes the Blues: Tributes Pour In For Texas Johnny Brown

    Even for an 85-year-old bluesman who wrote his best-known song during the JFK administration, Monday night social media was full of love for Texas Johnny Brown, the soft-spoken, sharp-dressed guitarist who passed away earlier in the day after a relatively brief battle with liver cancer. "It is with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Goodbye, Downtown Macy's (Nee Foley's): Six Oddities You May Not Know, Featuring Massive Fallout Shelters, Ghosts & Spider-Man

    It's a sad sight walking by the downtown Macy's these days -- a cheap-ass "Going Out Of Business" hangs from its walls, and if you go inside you'll find few floors open and everything -- even the fixtures -- on sale. It's an undignified ending for the old store, which opened as a Foley's in 1947. ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Sarah Tressler: Congrats on New Reporting Gig in San Antonio!

    Just when we thought we'd never read any more reporting from our favorite stripper-journalist-professor, Sarah Tressler has landed a job with the San Antonio Express-News. Editor Mike Leary told us in an e-mail that Tressler was tapped to be part of the paper's Go Team, which "covers breaking news, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    What Are the 30 Seminal Texas Restaurants?

    After reading Chris Gray's recent feature ("The Texas 30") on the 30 best Texas albums of the last 30 years, the question of the 30 best Texas restaurants naturally arose at the Houston Press offices. But not just the best -- the most seminal. What are the restaurants that are most essential to the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    50 Rad Things Now on the Sig's Lagoon Walls

    Within the past month, the walls of Sig's Lagoon have been transformed into a sprawling pop-culture collage of posters, photos, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, picture discs and cardboard cutouts courtesy of former Sundance Records owner Bobby Barnard. Since the longtime San Marcos music stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Eating Up San Antonio: La Gloria, The Monterey and The Esquire

    Until this past Tuesday, I didn't realize how easy a day trip to San Antonio could be. Thanks to the recently raised speed limit on I-10, you can speed to the Alamo in three easy hours (or less, if you set your cruise control just above the new 75-mile-per-hour speed limit...not that I'm advocating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Cynthia Stewart: Sexts to Teen Send Former Elementary School Counselor to Prison

    The verdict is in, and those of you who predicted a slap on the wrist for Cynthia "Cindy" Stewart will have to eat crow. The former elementary school guidance counselor from the San Antonio area has been sentenced to six years in prison after she was caught sending lurid photos and racy Facebook mes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd Has a Ring...a Drug Ring!

    The Stringer Bell School of Entrepreneurship.​I remember former Houston Texans (and now Washington Redskins) wide receiver David Anderson telling me a couple years ago about a program that the NFL offered players in which they could travel to prestigious universities during the off season and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Cynthia Stewart: School Counselor Sent 30 Nude Pics to 15-Year-Old Boy, Allegedly

    A school counselor has been fired for sending sexually explicit texts and nude pictures of herself to a 15-year-old boy, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Cynthia Stewart, 43, was fired by the Judson school district, even though initial federal charges of online solicitation of a minor have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    San Antonio Express-News: The big stink of the week still has to do with Top Chef: Texas, which -- so far -- is shaking out to be one of the worst decisions that Bravo has ever made with its successful franchise. The stinging insult of Houston being left off the list of Texas cities for the upcoming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    UH To The Big 12? Five Reasons It Would Be A Huge Boost

    Home sweet home for the Coogs?​Everyone's reporting that Texas A&M has all but decided to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, and the San Antonio Express-News adds an Aggie official says the Big 12 told the school the University of Houston would be a viable replacement. UH had been talking/hoping/t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Texas A&M Athletics: No Longer a Bridesmaid to UT?

    ​Maybe, just maybe, Texas A&M is about to stop being the University of Texas-Austin's bitch. On Thursday, the Texas A&M Board of Regents will meet in a closed-door, informational confab, according to a San Antonio Express-News report, to discuss the Longhorn Network, a 24-hour-a-day channel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Valerie June Out, Krayolas In At Leon's, Volcano

    Craig HlavatyValerie June at SXSW​Win some, lose some. Pete Mitchell, owner of Under the Volcano and the recently reopened Leon's Lounge, just called to bemoan the fact that rising star Valerie June had cancelled her July 26 solo date at Leon's. "She's doing a record with Dan Auerbach [Black ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Hearst & H-E-B: A Beautiful Friendship

    How Hearst approaches stories about H-E-B​A San Antonio blog has broken an interesting piece of news about the San Antonio Express-News, the sister paper to the Houston Chronicle (a relationship that gets closer and closer as budget cuts force consolidation). The Plaza de Armas story is behin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wilber Adalid Rodriguez: Homeless Man Murders Another Over National "Honor"

    Some things are better left unargued​You'd hope that San Antonio residents Wilber Adalid Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rodriguez would find a way to get along. As the old blues song goes, they were both poor boys a long ways from home: the 24-year-old Wilber hails from El Salvador, while Jose, 28 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    San Antonio Kidnapping Turns Out to Be Inception-Like Non-Event

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?​All San Antonio was aghast this morning at what looked like a dreadful crime: 28-year-old Adam Richardson told police that three to five armed intruders had broken into his apartment overnight and dragged his dad and sister off. He told police the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Falcon Lake: An Austin-Based National Defense Think Tank Chimes In

    They've got a theory​STRATFOR, an Austin-based think tank specializing in the Drug War and other national security measures, claims to have information shedding light on the disappearance and possible death of jet-skier David Hartley. Here's the scenario they unveiled in a press release yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Raymond Garcia: I Wouldn't Have Abused That Kid If It Was A Girl

    Photo from Bexar County SORaymond Garcia: You'll never crack me, copper​There are ways to respond to police when you're being questioned about possibly sexually abusing a kid. Defense lawyers would probably not suggest using Raymond Garcia's template.Garcia, 24, was identified in a police lineup b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Larry Kaiser of UT-Health Science Center: Still Getting That Sweet Commuting Money?

    Photo courtesy UTTwo years' worth of weekly Pennsylvania-Houston commutes​We first told you in November about Larry Kaiser, the head of the UT-Health Science Center here in Houston, and his seeming sweetheart deal on living and moving expenses.Kaiser claimed he couldn't sell his Pennsylvania home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    More Consolidation For Chronicle And San Antonio

    The Chron-Express News​Hearst's unending efforts to make the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News one and the same continue apace.The latest memo appoints several editors to oversee matters at both papers, and offers tips on how the two can share coverage.Chron editors Laura Goldberg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Chronicle Does Some Editing In Piece Questioning UT-Health Science Center President

    Photo courtesy UTThe peripatetic Larry Kaiser​Last year we told you about the relatively new president of the UT-Health Science Center and the generous contract terms he was getting to have homes here and in Pennsylvania.The situation is still ongoing, and the Hearst newspapers have taken notice.G ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009

    Alamo Heights

    San Antonio's the Krayolas steam into their second act.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Houston Is The Villain In Nasty Newspaper Fight In Albany

    Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen came to town from Albany, where he was the editor of the Times-Union, another Hearst paper.He brought some people with him, and still runs movie reviews by Amy Biancolli, who still works in upstate New York.The Times-Union is, like many Hearst papers (and papers e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Chronicle's Robison To Work For Democrat

    Cue the outrage from right-wingy Chronicle hatahs -- former Austin bureau chief Clay Robison has got a new job working for a Democrat."Why not? He's been working for the Democrats all along," will be the refrain.In journalism's defense, any left-leaning tendencies in Robison's weekly columns were hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Further Breakdown Of The Chron Cuts

    Photo by Lori GreigIt might seem like we're harping on the recent round of layoffs at the Houston Chronicle just because we're journalists too ("Hey, how come you don't do ten posts about the layoffs at Schlumberger!!"), but -- as we've said before -- we perhaps naively hold to the thought th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Hearst Breaks Out The Ax In San Antonio; Houston On Deck

    Yesterday we noted that Hearst, the private company that owns the Houston Chronicle, was threatening to shut down the San Francisco Chronicle if union concessions weren't forthcoming.Today brings word of major cuts at another Hearst paper, the San Antonio Express, and ominous rumblings about Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    "100 Days Of Change" Coming To The Houston Chronicle

    Hearst is the privately owned company that owns a ton of magazines, TV stations and newspapers, including our very own Houston Chronicle.The longtime head of Hearst's newspaper division recently retired; the guy who replaced him has sent out a long memo to employees full of doom and gloom and re-inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Thanksgivings of Yesteryear

    On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1908, a classified ad appeared in the San Antonio Express for The Uneeda Dairy Lunch on Houston Street offering: Special Thanksgiving Dinner, 20 cents--Menu: Oyster soup, queen olives, celery, cole slaw, roast turkey with oyster dressing and cranberry sauce, creame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    The Houston/San Antonio Chronicle-Express Takes Another Step Forward

    Hey, copy editors and page designers at the San Antonio Express!!Like your jobs? Then you better hope you like Houston.A memo to staff from Express editor Robert Rivard offers more details on the coming consolidation of operations between the Express and the Houston Chronicle, both Hearst newspapers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Chronicle Hops On The Obama Bandwagon

    Eyebrows were raised all around Houston -- really!! We saw one!! -- when the Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama for president, their first Democratic-presidential endorsement since LBJ (What, Dukakis didn't excite them?) Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith predicted that all five of the state's to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Emilio Just Can't Catch a Break

    Tejano superstar Emilio Navaira, who nearly died when the tour bus he was driving crashed into the concrete barrier on Loop 610 near the Southwest Freeway intersection, was involved in another motor-vehicle accident this week. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Navaira's agent says the singe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Chronicle, San Antonio Paper May Share "Generic" Features

    You know what this town needs? A lot of generic feature stories in the daily newspaper. Editor & Publisher magazine is reporting that the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, both owned by Hearst Newspapers, "are in talks to share some feature-section production and design efforts, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Bold New immigration Plan -- Give Yourself Up

    The San Antonio Express-News is reporting (through a Chron link) that the federal government has a new, exciting plan to deal with undocumented/illegal aliens. Turn yourself in. "Operation Scheduled Departure" will take away all the hassle of getting arrested and deported, says Julie Myers, the he ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    He Won't Back Down

    The mayor was threatened -- or maybe he wasn't

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Burying the Past

    A farewell slap to a Chronicle columnist

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Pimpin' Ain't Easy

    Tension mounts at the Chronicle

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Lineup Change

    A new writer should shake things up at 801 Texas

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Hitting the Charts

    Better read the fine print when the Chronicle does a chart

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    Acting Out

    Hilarious Anton in Show Business sics the three furies on the theater world

  • News

    December 25, 1997
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