According to a report by Forbes, there are currently 2,755 billionaires on Planet Earth. I am willing to bet all my money — which is several zeros less than a billion — that you are not one of them. There are, however, 3 people living in San Antonio who did make the list.
Tourism in San Antonio may take a little bit longer to pick itself back up again. The Alamo City faces a loss of $21.3 million in economic impact after five conventions booked by Visit San Antonio for the fall canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 delta variant, said Visit SA spokesperson Richard Oliver on Tuesday.
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Constance “Connie” Andrews, founder of San Antonio's Golden Wok chain, has sued her longtime business partner and alleged common-law spouse Wai Hung “Kenneth” Lau for more than $2 million, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Andrews, 82, alleges that Lau, 69, misappropriated assets by using her share of their partnership to...
With the housing affordability crisis looming, San Antonio needs a multifaceted approach that brings overdue balance to the community. This is what the city’s housing policy framework sets out to do, and the San Antonio Housing Commission is rightly positioned to guide those policy solutions forward. Some housing strategies designed...
Restaurateurs Constance “Connie” Andrews and Wai Hung “Kenneth” Lau have had a partnership of 40-plus years with such ventures as the Golden Wok Chinese restaurants and a fast-food offshoot in San Antonio. They’ve operated a casino and Chinese cafe in Deadwood, S.D. And they’ve done some investing in real estate,...
A DoorDash driver quit working for the food delivery company after she said customers verbally harassed her and her family over a late delivery on Wednesday night. Alyssa Bowen, 21, said she dropped off the order to a family in the Castle Hills area about an hour late because of a wrong address. She said the family began yelling insults and racial slurs at her after she finally delivered the food.
Dust from the nearby Martin Marietta batch concrete plant in Kirby cakes on her windows, settles on cars and powders the water she stores in a bucket in the garage. Sanchez, 63, blames it for a deep cough that tightens her chest. “Even walking down to the street,” she said,...
A look at how San Antonio's Pioneer Flour Mills tower in Southtown has changed over the last 99 years
When San Antonio artist Ray Scarborough used to get lost in Southtown, he would just look up and find the Pioneer Flour Mills tower to orient himself. “You could say it’s like a beacon in Southtown,” Scarborough said. “I see it as an art piece in itself.”. The nearly century-old...
Every year Forbes releases its lists of billionaires across the globe. This year 2,755 billionaires lucky people made this list. Plenty of them live in Texas - 57 in total. Dallas/Fort Worth boasts 27 billionaires, followed by Houston with 17, Austin with 10, and San Antonio with 3.
Texas grocer H-E-B has opened the first of three planned James Avery Artisan Jewelry shops inside selected supermarkets. The first James Avery jewelry boutique, a 1,650-square-foot space, opened yesterday in the H-E-B store at 2755 E. League City Pkwy in League City, Texas. Plans call for the next jewelry “stores-within-a-store” to open inside H-E-B supermarkets in Portland (outside Corpus Christi) on Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 in San Antonio (at the grocer’s 211 and Potranco location).
Roberto Soto Jr. has two phones: one for his daily life, one for his shop life. Although you could make the argument that in many respects, his mid-century furniture store, San Antonio Furniture Finders, is what sustains him. Nestled on Blanco Road, not a far stretch from Blanco Cafe, the...
While Janie Martinez Gonzalez was growing up, she watched her mother set up tables at flea markets to make the family some extra cash by selling gloves and bracelets, like the ones Madonna was wearing, or nunchucks, when karate was popular — whatever would sell. “It was really neat to...
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Stone-clad pillars front this Alamo Heights home that, at first glance, appears to be just another one-story Craftsman bungalow. However, the 104-year-old property actually spans 3,000 square feet with lots of room to hang out thanks to a discreet second story not readily apparent from the curb. A sweeping flagstone...
SAN ANTONIO – Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 has led to five canceled conventions planned in San Antonio this fall, according to the city’s tourism bureau. Visit San Antonio officials confirmed the cancelations and said the events would have brought in roughly $21.3 million to San Antonio hotels and businesses. The events would have brought a total of 17,500 attendees to San Antonio and booked 45,633 hotel room nights.
San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled electric vehicle batteries. The memorandum of understanding between CPS, OCI Solar Power and Hyundai Motor Group aims to build the utility-scale system in exactly...
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San Antonio landed at sixth place in online tip site Gardens Alive's new study ranking the 50 largest U.S. cities on which has the best farmers markets. Researchers compared the metros on factors including their overall number of markets, number of organic markets and their walkability. After assigning “weights” to each factor, they gave each city a score of 0 to 50 — the higher the number the better — to determine its ranking.
SAN ANTONIO, TX - As we have reported many times before here on AndNowUKnow, innovation is a key differentiator in the produce aisle, leading to increased attention from shoppers and higher register rings. NatureSweet® has taken that cue, announcing the launch of its new “To Go” line nationwide, bringing together ready-to-eat snacking tomatoes, a single-use format, and crush-resistant packaging all in one line of products.
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q heir Douglas Miller might have to somehow work an old brothel and Boys Town building into his plans for a high-rise. The Historic and Design Review Commission approved a historic designation application Tuesday afternoon for a building at 503 Urban Loop, sparing it from demolition to clear the way for Miller's planned eight-story residential tower.
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Water System’s moratorium on shutting off customers’ water due to lack of payment is coming to an end in October. SAWS, the water utility for San Antonio, will resume disconnecting service for customers with large past-due balances. The water utility initially paused service shutoffs due...