Plus, the city opens a new 204-acre park.
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🤥 Sorry mom, I gotta lie for this one
Impress all your friends with a bit of SATX trivia. | Photo by SATXtoday team
Hello dear reader, we would never want to lie to you but let’s have fun with this little game, shall we?

The rules are simple, there will be three statements, two will be truths, and your job is to identify the one lie. Think you know San Antonio? Let’s give it a go.

There’s a Loch Ness Monster at Tom Slick Park.

If you’ve driven along 151 headed towards Highway 90, you’ve seen the swaths of solar farms and the shiny buildings in the distance.

That is the Southwest Research Institute. Originally supposed to be named Science City, the founder — Tom Slick — had an obsession with mythical creatures such as Bigfoot and the Yeti.

Cheetos were invented here.

Every wondered why Hot Cheetos with Ricos nacho cheese + jalapeno is a staple snack for Fiesta? The snack even has it’s own Fiesta medal since 2019.

The snack was created in 1932 by Charles Elmer Doolin, when corn was accidentally left in an animal feed machine, the corn nuggets puffed up, he seasoned them,and thus the Cheeto was born.

There’s a military gravesite for a horse.

Take a visit to Fort Sam Houston and you’ll find the grave for Pat — a Cavalry horse for the U.S Army. When the Calvary was decommissioned, he was elderly and the military had plans to put him down.

Soldiers at the base lobbied Washington D.C. to spare the horse, and they received approval. Pat spent the rest of his time at Fort Sam and passed away at the age of 45.
Which is the lie?

A. There’s a Loch Ness Monster at Tom Slick Park
B. Cheetos were invented here
C. There’s a military grave for a horse
Monday, May 22
  • 2023 Parade of Homes | Monday, May 22 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Country Village Estates, 1491 Country Lane, Castroville | $15 | Explore the newest San Antonio area gated community of Country Village Estates.
  • Yoga on the Creek | Monday, May 22 | 6-7 p.m. | San Pedro Creek Culture Park, 302 W. Houston St., San Antonio | Free | Take a stretch with nature tonight.
  • Break Fast & Launch Dinner Day | Monday, May 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Brick, 108 Blue Star, San Antonio | Free | Enjoy a night of food + drink with San Antonio’s newest culinary businesses.
Tuesday, May 23
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit Job Fair | Tuesday, May 23 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | VIA Metro Center, 1021 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio | Free | See if your skill sets match the open positions at this local transportation center.
  • Story Time with Ms. Kim | Tuesday, May 23 | 10-11 a.m. | Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | Free | Enjoy story time on the reading rug for Hemisfair’s book of the week.
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News Notes
  • Last week, Amor Eterno won the 2023 CultureMap San Antonio Bar of the Year. The bar was dubbed “the most inviting spot in the Alamo City.” You can find the Southtown retreat at 540 S. Presa. The bar is open Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. + Sunday 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Mission San Antonio de Valero — The Alamo — won USA Today’s “Best Free Attraction for 2023.” The attraction is Texas’ top tourist destination and was the only Texas site to make the list. The state’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site is Texas’ top tourist destination and was the only Texas site to make the list.
  • The city announced JobFest — a career fair for the public — is happening Thursday, June 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the AT&T Center. Find your next internship, part-time or full-time job. Register for free and you can have chance to win Spurs or San Antonio FC tickets.
  • While we’re on the topic of city news. The San Antonio Parks and Recreation opened a 204-acre park last week. Classen-Steubing Ranch Park (20240 Hardy Oak Blvd.) in the Stone Oak neighborhood, includes a baseball field, two softball fields, two soccer fields, small + large pavilions with picnic tables, walking trails, and restroom facilities.
  • Trader’s Village opened its 10-acre sunflower maze this past weekend. You can get lost in the flowers on Fridays from 6-9p.m., Saturdays from 9a.m.-6p.m, and Sundays from 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is $11.99 for individuals aged 3+.
  • Are you looking to make a change to your daughter’s education? Providence Catholic School provides girls grades 6-12 with a well-rounded education both in and out of the classroom. Explore what sets them apart and see if transferring to PCS might be a better choice for your child.*
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It’s [unofficially] International Travel Season
Passport photo
International travel anyone? | Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Do you have any upcoming travel plans that involve acquiring a passport? We rounded up the essential info on making this process as smooth as possible.

How to apply

To apply for a U.S passport you must:

  • Make an appointment at one of the 16 locations in town
  • Fill out this form
  • Provide evidence of U.S citizenship as well as a photocopy
  • Bring an official ID + a photo copy
  • Get your passport photo
  • Calculate your fees.


Besides the passport office in City Tower, San Antonio has 16 passport offices.
  • Arsenal Station, 1140 S. Laredo Street
  • Bexar County District Clerk, 101 West Nueva
  • Encino Park Station, 20403 Encino Ledge
  • Lockhill Station, 12951 Huebner Road
See the full list here.

Passport renewal

The Bexar County District Clerk’s Office can only process passport renewals if a passport has been damaged.
The Wrap
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From the editor
Good morning and happy Monday everyone. I had fun with this small historical game. I find history to be very interesting and I just have a knack for knowing weird facts.

Be on the lookout for our history of street names guide. I look forward to sharing that with you.
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