In the really old days, they were called pictographs; later they were called emoticons. Now, though, they’re called emojis, a new word originating in Japan for those smiley-face, thumbs-up and I-heart-you icons all over electronic devices. Emojis now include airplanes, jack-o-lanterns, kittens and just about every other animal – or fruit or facial expression – that one can imagine.
The Republican Party of Texas was once the unwinnable team. Democrats were the party of the south and Texas reflected that election after election. So in 1978 when Bill Clements became the first republican Governor in over 100 years it was a surprise.
State democrats may have assuaged their fears with the knowledge that it was a off-election year and voter turnout was low, and--after all--it was only one office.
The San Antonio Symphony celebrates 75 years this season, and they are definitely celebrating in style. After a combined debut earlier this month with Ballet San Antonio and the Opera San Antonio, the symphony takes up residence at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on September 20. That night, super star soprano Renee Fleming will join the orchestra and music director Sebastian Lang-Lessing for an evening of incredible music making. The season officially starts on October 10 with a performance of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2.”
The San Pedro Creek project has been making a lot of headlines of late. This is a series to get Bexar County residents aware of what its creators say it will bring. First, you have to know where the project will happen. San Pedro creek flows roughly north to south on the west side of downtown. As far as being an attractive creek, it’s not.
"Over the years it’s become a highly neglected eyesore," said Precinct 2 County Commissioner Paul Elizondo, who cites its location and history.
The Bexar County Hospital District has requested a tax rate for the coming year with no increase in the tax rate itself. But the health system is counting on rising local property values to sustain its budget over the coming year.
The hospital district, now known as University Health System, submitted a proposal to Bexar County commissioners with a tax rate that is unchanged from last year.
The San Antonio River Authority is executing another massive project based on one of the city’s waterways.
Coming on the heels of its now five-year-old Museum Reach, and its nearly finished Mission Reach transformations of the San Antonio River, the San Antonio River Authority will soon exercise that authority over another of the city’s smaller waterways.