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🧰 Boujie on a budget
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Learn about cost-effective home upgrades with the Casa Verde program. | Photo by CPS Energy
Homeownership is relatively affordable in San Antonio compared to other city metros. However, once you start to factor in day-to-day repairs, maintenance, and upgrades, you’re looking at a CVS receipt-length of costs. Thanks to these local rebates, incentives, and programs — you might be able to save some green, often by going green. A win win.

Weatherization

Who doesn’t love free? Let us introduce you to the Casa Verde Program by CPS Energy. For income-qualifying homeowners + renters, you can get a weatherization kit that includes free upgrades for attic insulation, air-sealing measures, LED light bulb replacements, duct sealing, and wall insulation.

Going solar

In sunny San Antonio, solar panels are a great way to cut energy bills, but they can be a huge investment. To offset the costs, homeowners with a solar system can utilize a 30% federal tax credit in 2024.

Don’t know where to start? Check out our solar panel guide and take a look at Bring Solar Home’s website. Here you’ll learn the fundamentals of installing solar panels on your home, deciding if it’s right for you, and applying for technical assistance.

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Make your home garden more eco friendly with water usage tips and rainwater capture systems.

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Photo by the City of San Antonio

Landscaping to last

Upgrade to the water-efficient yards of the future thanks to San Antonio Water System’s WaterSaver Coupons + Rebates — which includes lawn conversions, irrigation upgrades, and rainwater capture systems.

Need tools for your next home project? Browse through the Community Tool Shed program that allows you to borrow tools from the city for free.

Adding a money tree

Money may not grow on trees, but with CPS Energy’s Green Shade Program you can save some green by adding green. Simply plant up to five qualifying tree species and you’ll receive a $50 rebate for each tree planted. Be quick, applications for the rebate are on a first come-first served basis and are due on Wednesday, May 15.
 
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Events
 
Friday, Feb. 23
  • San Antonio Icehouse Week 2024 | Friday, Feb. 23-Sunday, March 3 | Various times | Multiple locations, San Antonio | Cost of purchase | Explore the Alamo City’s icehouse scene while enjoying drink specials + giveaways.
  • Family Flashlight Night | Friday, Feb. 23 | 6-8:30 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl., San Antonio | $0-$22 | Bring your family and flashlights to explore the nocturnal side of this garden by moonlight.
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele | Friday, Feb. 23 | Various times | The Josephine Theatre, 339 W. Josephine St., San Antonio | $35-$51 | Listen to the Listeso String Quartet play a musical tribute performance featuring songs from this famous British pop-star like “Someone Like You,” “Rumor Has It,” and “Water Under the Bridge.”
Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Amigas Market | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Kulture Kafe, 6021 Callaghan Rd., San Antonio | Cost of purchase | Bring your best friends and shop the Artesania Latina Market featuring local vendors.
  • Baby Alpaca Cuddling and Wine Tasting | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 2 p.m. | Grapetown Vineyard & Farm, 8142 Old San Antonio Rd., Fredericksburg | $52-$86 | Hang out with baby alpacas and sip some wine in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Star Party | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Urban Ecology Center Parking Lot, 8400 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio | Free | Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association for a night of learning about the constellations + planets and listening to stories with Ms. Blanca.
Sunday, Feb. 25
  • San Antonio Black History Bus Tour | Sunday, Feb. 25 | Various times | Carver Branch Library, 3350 E. Commerce St., San Antonio | $30 | Come for a ride with Melaneyes Media around the Denver Heights neighborhood and learn about the Alamo City’s Black history.
  • Hearts & Parts Dissection Workshop | Sunday, Feb. 25 | Various times | The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio | $65-$75 | Sign up for a family-friendly session to learn about the anatomy of mammals and explore their inner workings.
  • Sweetheart Sunday Funday | Sunday, Feb. 25 | 1-4 p.m. | Chiflada’s Cocktail Bar, 1804 W. Martin St., San Antonio | Free | Donate menstrual health products and listen to a panel of six women discuss business + media.
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News Notes
 
Number
  • 5. That’s how much movie tickets cost in select formats at all Santikos theaters on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 12-5 p.m. Come celebrate the inaugural Famtikos Day with $5 house margaritas, Rico’s Nachos, laser tag, house wings, and more.
Development
  • In a closed-door meeting, the University of Texas Board of Regents approved a plan that would allow the sale or lease of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures land to the City of San Antonio. Specifics are scarce but the project is dubbed “potential downtown revitalization project.” (SA Express News)
Concert
  • Multi-genre musician Jelly Roll is bringing his “Beautifully Broken Tour” to the Frost Bank Center on Sept. 11, with music artists Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay. General admission tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Want more concerts? Give our guide an encore.
Plan Ahead
  • Live out your “Bridgerton” fantasy with Clementine’s afternoon tea offering. Join the restaurant on Saturday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. for tea time. Offerings include the classic cucumber sandwich, Smoked Salmon Pretzel Roll, Pissaladière, as well as scones, served with lemon curd, jam, and Devonshire cream. Book your reservation.
Opening
  • La Segunda Bartique & Gallery is moving into a new space at 3403 S. Flores. To commemorate the occasion, the gallery is hosting a three-day vintage market from Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Plan ahead to check out the food vendors, live music, and a bar for refreshments.
Arts
  • The City of San Antonio unveiled a new portrait honoring our former mayor, Ivy Taylor for Black History Month. Mayor Taylor was the second woman and first African American to hold the title of Mayor in our city’s history. Not familiar with our city council? See our city council breakdown.
Try This
  • Did you know you can join a silent book club? Let us introduce you to the Silent Book Club of San Antonio. This group is for those who love to read — you guessed it — in silence amongst friends. Looking to join more community groups? Check out our guide.
Shop
  • Local online store, Sandgrain Studio, released its first collection of shirts. Typically known for its minimalist posters — City Editor Nicholas has two — the brand is branching out into apparel. Scroll through the designs inspired by “The Goonies,” “The Office,” and “Interstellar.”
Sports
  • Learn about how the new college football playoff format affects your favorite teams. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Texas Longhorns with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
Finance
  • These four credit cards offer 0% intro APR for up to 18 months — meaning that when life piles up (unexpected tax payments, medical appointments, picking up the bill for the whole table at Landrace — you could have almost two years to avoid interest charges.*
 
Announced
 
SAFC 🤝 Community First Health Plans
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San Antonio FC Defender Carter Manley models the updated 2024 Primary Kit featuring the Community First Health Plans. | Photo by Rance Ristau/San Antonio FC
That new jersey smell (not be confused with the state of New Jersey). San Antonio FC (SAFC) announced Community First Health Plans as a new team jersey partner. This is the first professional sports partnership for the organization and is the only locally owned + managed non-profit health plan in the 210. Community First’s logo appears across the center of the first team jersey and practice gear.

Don’t have an SAFC jersey? Snag a new one on the team’s online shop today.

Beyond the patch

Outside of the shiny logo, Community First plans to make the soccer-going experience more inclusive with its sponsoring of ADA seating areas at Toyota Field in select seats across Sections 123, 127, 103 and 107.

In addition to the ADA seat sponsorship, the new partner will also fund the club’s first-ever sensory area pod, which will serve as a soothing space for those with sensory sensitivities.
 
The Buy
 
Chips and salsa, because honestly, is there a better snack? Sobremesa’s salsa is well worth the chip dip with flavors including layered, complex Mole Poblano + spicy Smoky Salsa Oaxaqueña.
 
Answered
 
How many local concerts do you attend annually?
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Catch live music performances at the Rustic during its free concert series.

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Photo by SATXtoday team

Earlier this week we asked how many concerts do you attend in a year, here’s what y’all said: The results were pretty close across the board with 36% attending two to four concerts, 32% will go to one or two, and 32% attend more than five in a year.
 
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The Wrap
 
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From the editor
I’m excited to see a new partner added to the SAFC jersey. I currently own two: One from last season and a warm up Spurs-themed jersey. I’m looking forward to seeing the team’s new Pride jersey this year.
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