San Antonio Native and Movie Star Dies in Houston

San Antonio native Wendell Burton, a film and TV actor whose most memorable big-screen role was opposite Liza Minnelli in the poignant college love story, “The Sterile Cuckoo,” died of brain cancer Tuesday at his home in Houston. He was 69. Burton was born in the Alamo City, where his military dad was stationed. He attended college in California, however, which also was the setting of his first professional acting job. That was in San Francisco, where he nabbed the…

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What to See and Do in San Antonio, Texas

Great Things to See and Do in San Antonio Just about everyone has heard of the famous San Antonio River Walk, with its guided boat tours and restaurants overlooking the scenic inner-city river flowing through the downtown area. But this city, the second largest in Texas and seventh largest in the United States, has a wealth of other attractions for visitors. San Antonio’s greater metropolitan area, which includes the charming German town of New Braunfels to the north, is home…

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Golden State Warriors Throttle Short-Handed San Antonio Spurs to Take 2-0 Series Lead

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (R) is greeted by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (L) after Durant scored a three-point jumper. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA OAKLAND, Calif. — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich expected more from his ballclub Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Golden State Warriors acting coach Mike Brown was happy to see his team stroll to a blowout victory, but he was prepared to head to San Antonio…

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Home Invasion Ends in Shootout

San Antonio police are questioning a number of people after a shootout erupted on the city’s west side. According to police, a man in search of drugs broke into an apartment at the Marbach Park Apartments in the 1800 block of Horal. 2 hospitalized after drive-by shooting Police said the man was unaware of the four men inside. Those men then wrestled the intruder onto the ground and held him at gunpoint. Police said the intruder was accompanied by two…

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Should You Be Using an Apartment Finder Service

There are many different resources that you can use to find an apartment in San Antonio, Texas. If it were me, I could use some personal resources because I have family that lives there. Well, that would help. It also helps you to hear from a person who lived there for 9 years if you aren’t from the area. If you already live in San Antonio, then you know the area, at least a little bit and know how large…

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Egypt’s Ballet Dancers Find Passion on an Isolated Stage

CAIRO (AP) — Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. “Every day, I cannot wait to come here. My oxygen is here,” he said. Ballet is in its own bubble in Egypt, removed from the surrounding society. The elite Western art form is far from…

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Safd Paramedics Help Paraplegic Mom Get Her Home, Life Back

SAN ANTONIO – A problem surrounding Mindy Silvestre’s spinal surgery left her paralyzed, and she lost almost everything. She said if it wasn’t for a pair of San Antonio paramedics, her life would still be in shambles. “I needed to have a laminectomy. Unfortunately, there was a mishap and I became paraplegic. Within months, I had a stroke. I was in a coma. I was hospitalized for almost three months. I was in a nursing home for two months,” Silvestre…

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This Is the Best City for Dating in America (It’s Definitely Not Nyc)

Want to improve your dating prospects? Move to North Carolina. Real-estate website Apartment List surveyed over 13,000 renters across the US to find the top 10 cities for dating in the country. Subjects were asked, “How would you rate your current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date and make friends?” Raleigh, NC, took the top spot, with 66.7 percent of its residents satisfied with the dating scene. It’s followed by San Antonio, Texas (62.5); Boston, Mass. (58.7) and Charlotte,…

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Another Apartment Complex Coming to the Pearl

Looking northwest (top) and northeast at the proposed Brewery South apartment building. The Historic and Design Review Commission Wednesday approved a 223-unit apartment complex near the burgeoning Pearl Brewery, adding to the flurry of residential and mixed-use developments going up in the area. The four-story, brick complex – called Brewery South – will be located on a 2.5-acre site on Newell Avenue, with Camden Avenue to the west, I-35 to the south, and Avenue A to the east. The site,…

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