Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

Roadside Oddity: How a Champion Baton Twirler Inspired Benavides’ Welcome Sign

If you meet Yvonne “Bonnie” Palacios today, you’d be hard-pressed to learn she’s a six-time world champion baton twirler.

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

What’s That Smell? San Antonio Zoo’s Corpse Flower Is Ready To Bloom

The words “corpse” and “flower” are not commonly associated with one another, but the distinctive stench of the Indonesian rainforest plant Amorphophallus titanium is said to merit such a description.

Participants and Spectators Alike Cheer for the San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series

Participants and Spectators Alike Cheer for the San Antonio River Basin Paddling Race Series

For San Antonio canoeists and ultramarathon enthusiasts Marcus Monroe and Ryan Tedrow, racing beneath the skyline of their city has been a “bucket list” item since the River Walk section opened to paddlers last year.

De-Mythifying the Lesser-Known Story of the Republic of the Rio Grande

De-Mythifying the Lesser-Known Story of the Republic of the Rio Grande

“This is gonna make such an amazing miniseries one day, isn’t it?” gushes Brandon Seale in the eighth episode of the podcast “Republic of the Rio Grande.” As host and creator of the lively and ruminative 17-part series, Seale sets aside his day job as president of San Antonio-based Howard Energy Partners and takes on the role of avocational historian to delve into this lesser-known chapter of Mexico-Texas history.

Roadside Oddity: The Killer Bee of Hidalgo, Texas

Roadside Oddity: The Killer Bee of Hidalgo, Texas

There’s a line in Act IV of Hamlet, where Claudius says to Gertrude, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” Change the word “sorrows” to “bees,” and while the result may be an unpopular sentiment among Shakespeare scholars, it will assuredly resonate with people who have faced down the threat of a swarm of killer bees.

By Spreading the Word, Town Crier ‘Megaphone Myers’ Became a Beloved Part of San Antonio

By Spreading the Word, Town Crier ‘Megaphone Myers’ Became a Beloved Part of San Antonio

“Ladee-eez ’nd Jumpm’n,” bellowed San Antonio’s beloved town crier, Julius Myers, as reported in a 1920 issue of American Magazine.

With a New Bookstore, San Antonio’s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Returns to Its Literary Roots

With a New Bookstore, San Antonio’s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Returns to Its Literary Roots

With its deep roots in the San Antonio community, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has been promoting and educating through Chicano, Latino, and Native American arts and culture since 1980.

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