san antonio tx: Are Your Appliances and Gadgets "Electricity Guzzlers"? - 05/18/11 09:11 PM
We ALL have more appliances and gadgets these days.  Here are some tips on how to keep your "electricity guzzlers" in check and save a few dollars every month.                        
Turning off TVs and Computers when they aren't in use, can save you money. 
Desktop computers use 60 to 250 watts of electricity - turn off your computer and monitor when you're not using them.
A Laptop Computer uses 15 to 45 watts of electricity an hour - consider using a laptop instead of a desktop computer.
Computers use 1 to 6 watts in standby mode - set your computer to auto-sleep … (11 comments)

san antonio tx: FIESTA San Antonio, TX - 2009!!! - 03/25/09 09:27 PM
                                    
It's getting close, you can feel the excitement all over San Antonio as 101 Community Organizations  prepare for FIESTA SAN ANTONIO 2009!  The members of The Woman's Club of San Antonio are busy putting the finishing touches on their Official FIESTA Events and participation in the FIESTA Parades.
The Woman's Club's FIESTA Pins & Medals were designed in 2008 by a committee, which I chaired! They are now officially for sale.  You can contact The Woman's Club directly, contact me or you can purchase them at the FIESTA Store on Broadway.
The Fiesta Teen Queen has been selected and has already … (12 comments)

san antonio tx: Remembering the Alamo – Annual Memorial Service - 03/06/09 10:29 PM
 

Today is the 137th Anniversary of the fall of the Alamo.  There was a re-enactment of the battle this morning at 6:00 AM.  There are other FREE Events commemorating the Battle throughout the weekend.
I had the honor of attending an "invitation only" event this afternoon.  As a member of The Woman's Club of San Antonio, I was able to attend the Annual Memorial Service for the Heroes of the Alamo this afternoon at 2:30 pm along with other members of our Club.
I've been to the Alamo many times, always with friends or family wanting to visit when … (14 comments)

san antonio tx: Remembering the The Alamo - 03/05/09 11:44 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was February 23, 1836, when General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his army caught the defenders of the Alamo by surprise.  The Texians and Tejanos had prepared to defend the Alamo together and were undaunted.  Commander of the Alamo, William B. Travis sent couriers out to communities in Texas with pleas for help -- only one of the couriers was successful in bringing back help.  Charles Despallier, a 24 year old originally from Louisiana, left the Alamo sometime around February 25, 1836, and returned with the 36 men from the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers on … (13 comments)

san antonio tx: MARDI GRAS IN SAN ANTONIO, TX. . . - 02/27/09 12:28 PM
Just because you're in San Antonio, TX and not in New Orleans, LA (NOLA) doesn't mean you don't have an opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras.
I love Mardi Gras -- the colors (purple, green & gold), the music, the festivities.  Yep, I decorate my house for Mardi Gras -- but then, I am originally from Louisiana so it makes sense, right.  I can't always get back to Louisiana to enjoy the Mardi Gras Parties and Parades so I bring Mardi Gras to San Antonio. 
I've been a member of The Woman's Club of San Antonio since I moved here 12 years ago … (17 comments)

san antonio tx: San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo - 13th Annual BBQ Cook-Off & Concert - 01/28/09 01:53 AM
Do you like BBQ?  Why not attend the 13th Annual BBQ Cook-off & Concert?  This event will be held in the parking lot of Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Saturday, January 31, 2009.  Gates open to the public at 10:00 am until midnight.  Admission is $12 for adults - 12 and under are free.  Active Military Free with your Military ID - NO PETS are allowed and NO the Park will NOT be open.  Pre-sale tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo box office.  General Public Parking is FREE.
Over 200 teams will be … (27 comments)

san antonio tx: San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo - Cowboy Golf Classic - 01/28/09 01:33 AM
This is the 3rd of a Series of Posts about the Annual San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo.
 

Hey Golfers, here's a great way to enjoy a day of Golf and help raise money for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.  The fund provides financial support to cowboys injured while participating in a professional rodeo. 
  The 2009 Cowboy Golf Classic will be held at: 
 
The Republic Golf Club
4226 Southeast Military Drive
Tuesday, February 17, 2009.
Check-In begins at 7:30 a.m.
Entry Fee is $125/per person
Lunch included
2009 Confirmed Rodeo Contestants Play Free
 
 
For more … (13 comments)

san antonio tx: San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo – Longhorn Cattle Drive - 01/28/09 01:00 AM
 

Have you ever seen a real Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive???  I haven't!  For those of us who have never had the opportunity to experience one close up and personal - we have that opportunity this weekend - as spectators - my kind of cattle drive! 
Just like the "old pioneer" days, cowboys will "drive" a herd of Texas Longhorns right through the heart of San Antonio, where only trails existed 100 years ago.  I'd really love to get downtown to see this event.
The Cattle Drive begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January, 31, 2009, cowboys will guide the cattle … (7 comments)

san antonio tx: San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo - 4th Annual Stock Show Stampede... - 01/27/09 11:03 PM
This the second of a series of posts about the Annual San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo running from February 5 thru February 22, 2009 at the AT&T Center.
 
         
The 4th Annual Stock Show Stampede will be held on Saturday, Feburary 7, 2009 - it's not what you're thinking - it's not a cattle stampede through downtown San Antonio!  Well, it IS a stampede of sorts - a human stampede???  It's a 4 mile run and 1.6 mile walk. J 
Start Times 
8:00 a.m. for the 4 Mile Run
8:00 a.m. for the 1.6 Mile Walk
Start:  Rodeo … (8 comments)

san antonio tx: It's time for the Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! - 01/27/09 09:53 PM

Here's a little history about the Livestock Show & Rodeo...
In the 1940's, after years of San Antonio not having sufficient or adequate facilities to host the many fairs and expositions being held in the city; Mr. Joe Freeman began organizing volunteers to raise money to build a "multi-purpose coliseum" to hold the many fairs, expositions and specifically a livestock exposition for the Youth of Texas.  In January of 1948 construction of the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum began - it was completed in September of the same year and was opened to the public.
The first Annual San Antonio … (9 comments)

san antonio tx: Football & Tailgate Parties coming to University of Texas at San Antonio! - 01/09/09 09:47 PM
On December 18, 2008, The University of Texas System Board of Regents granted the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) permission to expand their athletics and add a football program!

UTSA will develop an $84 million athletic complex over the next several years and add an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly Division I-AA) football program to advance the athletics department existing 16 intercollegiate sports programs with the addition of an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS, formerly Division I-A) Conference.
The Athletic Program will be funded through student fees, corporate and private support and other revenue sources and will … (8 comments)

san antonio tx: COCO Chocolate Bistro & Lounge - A New Retaurant in San Antonio, TX - 10/24/08 08:31 PM
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 The members of The Soiree Round Table of The Woman's Club of    San Antonio held their October Dinner & Meeting at COCO Chocolate Bistro & Lounge last night!
 I was really looking forward to going to this new restaurant - I had    read the reviews, checked out their website and almost memorized their menu.  Oh, did I mention, I Love Chocolate!?!?
 When Kathy Tarkington  & Jean French (hostesses for last night's meeting) announced they had made arrangements for our Group to meet and have dinner at this new restaurant, I was just a little disappointed - not because I … (42 comments)

san antonio tx: Brandeis High School Broncos’ are almost ready to ride!! - 03/08/08 08:22 PM
 
Photos/drawings taken from the Northside Ind. School District Website.
Brandeis High School, located at 13011 Kyle Seale Parkway, a new High School in the Northside Independent School District of San Antonio, TX is on target to open it's doors to students in August of 2008.  Approximately 2000 students will attend the first year of the high school.  The school will pull students from Clark H.S., O'Connor H.S. and Marshall H.S.  Only freshman, sophomores and juniors will be enrolled the first year.  Seniors will graduate from their current high school.
The students who will attend Brandeis voted on their school mascot and school colors … (2 comments)