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Treat your shelf
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Let us know your favorite place to read in the 210. | Photo by @aedan_reads
What’s better than a good book? A good book written by your neighbor (or former neighbor). Brew up a batch of your favorite cup of tea or coffee and get ready to meet your next read, because we’re talking about locally written books in San Antonio.

Learn something new

  • Streets of San Antonio” by Eric C. Mapes | Release date: March 3, 2008 | Take a deep dive into the history of famous street names in the Alamo City — or check out our guide.
  • Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth” by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford | Release date: June 7, 2022 | Unravel the great Texas myth and learn from these researchers about one of San Antonio’s oldest landmarks.
A stack of three books by authors with local ties to San Antonio

Enjoy fiction and non-fiction reads with ties to the Alamo City with authors like Rick Riordan, Bryan Burrough, and Eric C. Mapes (to name a few).

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Photo by SATXtoday team

Part of a series

  • How to Kill a Goat and Other Monsters” by Saúl Hernández | Release date: March 19, 2024 | This queer writer from the 210 explores themes of grief, loss, identity, and lineage through his first collection of poems — part of the Wisconsin Poetry Series.
  • Fat Angie” by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo | Release date: Nov. 3, 2021 | Known for books with South Texas influences, this trilogy series is about finding your voice and embracing who you are.
City editor Iván holds up "The House on Mango Street" with a "Love Your Local" bookmark.

Pick up a copy of “The House on Mango Street” at one of San Antonio’s lovely book stores.

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Photo by SATXtoday team

Personal stories

 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, May 15
  • 42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Seniors Dance | Wednesday, May 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9186, 650 VFW Blvd., San Antonio | Free | People 55+ are invited to kick off the music festival with a morning of singing and dancing featuring music from Los Hermanos DeLeón and Felipe Perez y sus Polkeros.
  • Sustainable Landscape Designs | Wednesday, May 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave., San Antonio | $10 | Dive deeper into sustainable landscaping with new techniques and eco-friendly resources, plus get free seeds for your garden.
  • The Big Texas Author Talk | Wednesday, May 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Digital Event, San Antonio | Free | Level up your writing by learning from author Glenn Blake as he talks about his book “The Old and the Lost.”
Thursday, May 16
  • 6th Annual San Antonio Student Innovation Showcase | Thursday, May 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Durango Building at UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio | Free | Meet our Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for Climate Initiatives as they discuss a city-wide climate action plan.
  • Tie Dye Party | Thursday, May 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Legacy Park, 103 W. Houston St., San Antonio | Free | Get creative with the Legacy Park Social Club as you create a custom bandana while listening to music and enjoying snacks.
  • River Walk LIVE! | Thursday, May 16 | 6-10 p.m. | Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St., San Antonio | Free | Arrive early to claim your seat to see Jack Ingram with special guest Landon Hoffman.
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News Notes
 
Biz
  • Frost Bank secured a deal with Austin FC to become the team’s official bank sponsor. The new deal extends the visibility of the Frost brand throughout Central Texas, enhancing the business’s San Antonio-Austin mega metro connections.
Coming Soon
  • American boxer Floyd Mayweather is bringing one of his gyms, Mayweather Boxing, to the far westside of San Antonio. According to a filing, the gym will inhabit the Potranco Ranch retail space and is scheduled to start construction next month with a projected opening in September.
Arts
  • Local photographer Santiago Hernandez announced his debut solo show, “Images: Here And There.” Stop by for free at Revolución in the Rim (5846 Worth Pkwy. Suite 109) on Saturday June 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., where you can view five years of color + black and white film photography.
Eat
  • San Antonio is getting two Insomnia Cookies locations this year. The Philidalphia-based sweets chain is opening a location at the newly constructed Roadrunner Creek shopping center and another in the Mission Trace neighborhood. Stay tuned for grand opening dates.
Family
  • Jenschke Orchards in Fredericksburg opened up its U-Pick Peaches time slots. Bring the whole family up north for a peach pickin’ session which includes a wagon ride and a picking box. Visit the farm Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Asked
  • Where is the best place to find an agua fresca in San Antonio? We asked our audience on Instagram but want to pass the question to you. Comment on our post or email us with your favorite place for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
Regional
  • Apple Music is releasing 10 albums for the next 10 days for its inaugural “100 Best Albums list.” Golden, TX-born Kasey Musgraves made the list at No. 85 for her “Golden Hour” album. City Editor Nicholas can’t recommend this album enough.
Sports
  • Learn the biggest news + notes from the Cowboys’ Rookie Minicamp. Get the latest news, analysis, and insider information for the Dallas Cowboys with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
Home
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
Wellness
  • Cornbread Hemp’s CBD Sleep Gummies are available in two strengths and made with high-quality USDA organic CBD extract. Get 30% off with code CBDSLEEP30.*
 
 
Shop
 
It’s not just blue, it’s actually cerulean
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Browse through chic clothing options featuring retailers like Maxiss Modern at the SATX Vintage Crawl. | Photo by SATX Vintage Crawl
Shop ‘til you drop at the SATX Vintage Crawl happening this weekend on Saturday, May 18 at Brick at Blue Star from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual celebration of local second-hand businesses invites you to browse through racks and stacks of vintage clothing, home decor, and furniture. Come see your local favorites like The Thrifty Virgo and Retro Revibe at Brick along with 40+ more vendors and stores participating in the occasion across San Antonio.

Check out these two suggested crawl routes:
  • Along the “Blanco or Bust” route you’ll find San Antonio Furniture Finders, The Queen of Vintage, Urban Goods, GG’s Emporium, and Good Golly TX.
  • In the Deco neighborhood, check out “The Deco Drive” featuring retailers like Pink Dreams Vintage (one of City Editor Nicholas’ favorite shops), House of Trends, Satellite Shop at the Starlighter, and Hello Tallulah.
 
The Buy
 
Graduation gifts. Celebrate the end of the school year with graduation gifts for the recent grad in your life.
 
Answered
 
Do you think San Antonio can become a Dark Sky City?
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See the stars when the night is clear thanks to our Dark Sky certified neighbors.

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Photo by Nicholas Caballero, SATXtoday team

64% of y’all think we can’t because we have too much light pollution already, and 36% believe that with the proper work, we can become a Dark Sky city.
 
 
The Wrap
 
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Nicholas
From the editor
A trip to Nowhere Bookshop always brightens up my day. I picked up my copy of “Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth” from here and I’ll admit that I haven’t read it yet, but I will after I finish my current book.
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