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'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

mysanantonio.com — Editor's note: In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.

TMF spends big on TV ads in SD 26 race

blog.mysanantonio.com — AUSTIN - State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer is reserving close to $300,000 in local TV time to air more than 1,100 spots over the next two weeks for his state senate campaign, according to public records. Fischer is vying against state Rep.
Dec 24, 2014

SD26 update:@TMFtx reserves close to $300K in local air time to run TV spots through 1st week of Jan: blog.mysanantonio.com/texas-politics… #txlege

AP Interview: Michaud's future remains uncertain

mysanantonio.com — AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - After losing his bid for governor and saying farewell to Congress, Mike Michaud has just two things on his agenda: spending time with his dog and finally getting to sleep at his northern Maine home. The Democrat, who lost to incumbent Republican Gov.
Dec 24, 2014

AP Interview: After losing the governor's race and leaving Congress, Michaud considers his next move bit.ly/1zU4Gc8

Live nativity scene brings Christmas Eve story to life

mysanantonio.com — There's no shortage of hotels near St. John's Lutheran Church, an 800-member house of worship nestled on a bustling downtown segment of West Nueva Street across from La Villita.

Cibolo council feud ends with apologies

mysanantonio.com — Residents in Cibolo are hoping their City Council can get back to governing the city after a council member and the mayor apologized for their actions in a feud between them that became public after the release of a private text message. The apologies came after Castro had filed an ethics complaint against the mayor on Dec.

Adopt a Family program provides gifts to more than 500 families

mysanantonio.com — "I love seeing the spark in their eyes when we give them a little bit of hope," she said. Since Dec. 8, Lopez, fellow caseworkers and an army of volunteers have gathered gifts for more than 500 families as part of the FSA's Adopt A Family program.
Dec 24, 2014

RT @encommunities: Via @VincentDavis Adopt a Family program provides gifts to more than 500 families. mysanantonio.com/news/local/com…

First openly gay NFL player to Oprah: 'I'm not the only one'

mysanantonio.com — Michael Sam, who made history earlier this year when he became the first openly gay NFL player, told Oprah in an interview that other secretly gay players have contacted him in solidarity.
Dec 24, 2014

First openly gay NFL player Michael Sam to Oprah: 'I'm not the only one' mysanantonio.com/news/local/art… by @JFreports

Former OU player: DeMarco Murray didn't have sex with my wife

mysanantonio.com — Former University of Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay has backed down from claims made on Twitter that his wife and former teammate DeMarco Murray, now running back for the Dallas Cowboys, were having an affair. Clay - who had tweeted alleged "sexts" between the two and claimed the exchange took place Oct.
Dec 24, 2014

Whew thank goodness for that RT @JFreports: RT @mySA: Ex-OU player: DeMarco Murray didn't have sex with my wife ift.tt/1wkvey5

Alamo Drafthouse in San Antonio will show 'The Interview' on Christmas Day

mysanantonio.com — NEW YORK (AP) - Several movie theaters said they will begin showing "The Interview" Thursday, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release. Sony's cancellation of the movie following terrorist threats from hackers drew widespread criticism, including from President Barack Obama.

Most influential people in San Antonio in 2014

mysanantonio.com — It was a big year for San Antonio. We have a new mayor, elected a new district attorney in a contentious race and watched two professional teams claim championship titles. A dazzling new performing arts center lights up downtown and a new pipeline deal will keep the water flowing in San Antonio for at least the next 30 years.
Dec 23, 2014

Lawyers Nico LaHood, Thomas Henry, Mike McCrum & Al Acevedo among 2014's most influential San Antonians. Here's why: mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Dec 23, 2014

RT @julie_ruff: Editors pick the most influential people in San Antonio for 2014: goo.gl/MQpNf8

Dec 23, 2014

It's a crime @IceJJFish did not make @mySA's list of San Antonio's most influential people of the year mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…

Football state championship TV ratings soar in Houston, North Texas

blog.mysanantonio.com — By the time the football state championships rolled around last week, all of the area's teams were knocked out of the playoffs and relegated to watch the weekend's festivities at home. And with no local teams in action at Arlington's AT&T Stadium, the ratings showed.
Dec 23, 2014

RT @Ben_Baby: #txhsfb #UILState TV ratings soar in Houston, North Texas and top an NBA game and four bowl games: bit.ly/1wizxu0

Dec 23, 2014

RT @Ben_Baby: #txhsfb #UILState TV ratings soar in Houston, North Texas and top an NBA game and four bowl games: bit.ly/1wizxu0

US economy grew at fast 5 pct. annual rate in Q3

mysanantonio.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a sizzling 5 percent annual rate in the July-September period, the fastest in more than a decade, boosted by strength in consumer spending and business investment. The 2007-2009 downturn, the worst since the 1930s, cost millions of people their jobs. [...]
Dec 23, 2014

RT @PaulWisemanAP: US economy expands at 5% rate in Q3. AP's Marty Crutsinger has the story: bit.ly/13X1Ubr

Dec 23, 2014

RT @PaulWisemanAP: US economy expands at 5% rate in Q3. AP's Marty Crutsinger has the story: bit.ly/13X1Ubr

Dec 23, 2014

US economy expands at 5% rate in Q3. AP's Marty Crutsinger has the story: bit.ly/13X1Ubr

Let public see CPS exit interviews

Holidays terrible time for an election

mysanantonio.com — Bexar County election officials - coming off a marathon of seven back-to-back elections - had planned to close the election office for the last two weeks of the year for some much-needed respite and to use hundreds of hours of comp time employees had accumulated during the course of the year.

Women deserve seat at top - without mandates

mysanantonio.com — At first blush, these types of quotas seem good for women, good for corporate governance and good for countries that are now underutilizing the human capital of the Second Sex. [...] among those companies that opted to stay public, quotas were associated with worse corporate performance. Of 185 countries studied, the U.S.

Putin’s macho posturing backfires

mysanantonio.com — as we're now seeing, it's highly vulnerable to financial crisis - a vulnerability that has a lot to do with the nature of the Putin regime. Extreme measures, including a huge rise in interest rates and pressure on private companies to stop holding dollars, have done no more than stabilize the ruble far below its previous level.

Local alcohol sales dip to $39.2 million in November

blog.mysanantonio.com — Hospitality International Inc. (JW Marriott Hill Country Resort): $813,830.90 Aramark Sports and Entertainment (AT&T Center): $672,264.93 Cowboys Dancehall: $393,791.94 HRHC Inc.
Dec 23, 2014

Mixed beverage sales in Bexar County topped $39.1M last month, down 1.5% from $39.8M in November 2013: blog.mysanantonio.com/sashoptalk/201…

The enduring greatness of Tim Duncan

blog.mysanantonio.com — Tim Duncan walks with a permanent limp. It's not obvious, but once you notice it's hard to ignore, the result of a degenerative left knee worn down by nearly 1,700 games since he entered Wake Forest as a freshman in 1993.

Fundraiser set for teen girl found dead under West Side bridge

mysanantonio.com — Photo By By Mark D. Wilson/San Antonio Express-News Photo By By Mark D. Wilson/San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO - A small shrine of stuffed animals, candles and flowers has slowly grown beneath the West Side bridge where the naked body of Natalie Chavez, a 15-year-old girl, was found Dec. 18.
Dec 23, 2014

Fundraiser planned for family of 15-year-old whose nude, strangled corpse was found underneath bridge last week. mysanantonio.com/news/local/art…