Thursday, February 21, 2019 Posted By Sanford Nowlin on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 11:39 AM Instagram / tamusanantonio Texas A&M-San Antonio as mascot, so why not sports teams? After becoming a four-year university in 2016, Texas A&M-San Antonio is ready to raise its profile again — this time by adding varsity sports. The Alamo City's newest university is preparing to sell both students and the Texas Lege on a plan that would roll out four Jaguars sports teams next year, according to News4SA. The school will need approval from both before it can raise $1 million to fund the launch. According to the report, students could be asked to pay as much as as $240 per academic year to fund the program. That may be a tough sell on a commuter campus where a large share of the student body is made up of working students and military vets. "UTSA is kind of our model," TAMUSA Vice President William Spindle told the television station. "We're like they were 30 years ago." … [Read more...] about Texas A&M-San Antonio Will Ask Students and the Lege to OK a Sports Program
click to enlarge Facebook / Olmos Pharmacy The good news is that the neon sign remains in place, signaling back to the history of the Olmos Pharmacy, which had done business since 1938. Volare has opened their doors for business in the old soda fountain. It is the pizzeria's second location, and owners Pilar De La Vega and Antonio Sorgente have expanded the menu to include a few seafood options. The iconic building had not seen any business since late 2017, when it was slinging milkshakes, sodas and occasionally some live music. The new tenant is another Italian concept for the area, which already has Barbaro, Pesto Ristarante and Tribeca 212 — not to suggest that there is ever too much pizza. Volare serves both hand-tossed and Naples style pizza. The Express-News reports they are BYOB until beer and wine can begin. The website advertises half-off appetizers from 2:30 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday. So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the … [Read more...] about Second Volare Pizza Location Now Open Inside Former Olmos Pharmacy
We’ve been led to believe that donuts are a morning indulgence and that beer should be reserved for sporting events and late evening socializing. Funkytown Donuts and Drafts is breaking those barriers by purposefully pairing brews and donuts seven days a week. I recently caught up Funkytown Donuts founder Brandon Moors as he finished mixing a batch of soon-to-be-fried dough at his downtown locale. Moors brought out his newest release: The Fort Worth Weekly, our paper’s first namesake donut. The donut is a palate-pleasing, chocolate-y smorgasbord that boasts hefty servings of Nutella and orange marmalade. (Everyone at our office dug it.) The donut meister is used to knocking out quirky, crowd-pleasing donuts. His first business opened three years ago near the Hospital District. Downtown Fort Worth was a logical next step for his second storefront, he said. Moors decided to add beer to his offerings to please the late-night crowds and because the world could benefit from … [Read more...] about On Tap in Fort Worth: Beers with Brandon Moors
Lemurs, dancers, and the question: Are queer spaces going extinct? By Lilli Hime, 11:15AM, Thu. Feb. 21, 2019 Tweet print write a letter I’ll be honest; I didn’t expect to like the lemurs. Going into director Clement Goldberg’s OUR FUTURE ENDS, OUTsider Festival’s 2019 kickoff event described as a multidisciplinary, satirical parable about anthropomorphized lemurs and their colonization-caused extinction, I felt like I’d been thrown into the deep end of a postmodern art pool. A scene from Clement Goldberg’s OUR FUTURE ENDS (Photo provided by Curran Nault) And while there were definitely parts of the performance that I am still making sense of, the deeper parallel and the questions it posed took center stage, along with the unmistakable essence of humanity embodied by both actors and lemurs alike. As City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan said in his opening remarks – before declaring … [Read more...] about OUTsider Fest Review: Our Future Ends?
The Texas Tribune Stretching from the northern corners of Dallas into the suburban areas of Richardson and Garland, Richardson ISD has seen its once-miniscule Hispanic population become the biggest demographic group in its schools over the last few decades – a pattern that has been repeated in other North Texas communities. In 1970, the district’s student population was about 96 percent White, 3 percent Black and less than 1 percent Hispanic. By last year, Hispanics had grown to 38 percent, White students had dropped to 30 percent and Black students had increased to 22 percent. But a study by University of North Texas researchers in 2014 found that Hispanics were woefully underrepresented or weren’t represented at all on many North Texas school boards, even as Hispanic students comprised at least a quarter, if not a majority, of the student population in some districts. Claiming that Richardson ISD’s at-large election system functions as a … [Read more...] about A demand for a quality and equitable education, Part II: A district’s changing face