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Just another article about the Spurs’ awesomeness.

NBA.com writer Scott Howard-Cooper says if Duncan and the Spurs lack the bombast and personality of some teams, it is by design.

“Personality is very important to the Spurs,” Howard-Cooper said. “They’re an organization that steers away from problems. That’s been at the core of their consistency. It’s not a place that has to deal with issues. There is a clear understanding of what it means to be with the Spurs. You show up to work you don’t make excuses and you put in whatever time you need to be successful.”

Howard-Cooper doesn’t think the Spurs are boring to watch, and he believes their success has as much to do with the front office as it does with the players.

“The players are what are making this happen, but it’s the front office that is getting the players, and that’s a huge part of what has happened here through the years,” Howard-Cooper said.

Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has chosen well, despite the disadvantage of routinely drafting at the bottom of rounds. All-Star point guard Tony Parker was a late first-round pick and Manu Ginobili was drafted late in the second round. Howard-Cooper said the Spurs front office has always known what it is doing. The proof?

“Look how many rising executives get hired away to work at other teams. Look how many coaches get hired out of San Antonio to go be coaches at other organizations,” he argued. “People know the background of this organization and they want that at their organization.”

Of course, of course, mhmm.

texaspublicradio:

Is San Antonio Ready For A Plastic Bag Ban?
Plastic bags are as much a part of the retail and grocery store experience as the milk and bread they carry, but recently, cities across Texas have been taking a journey down the road less traveled.
Brownsville, Laguna Vista, South Padre Island and now Austin are part of a growing movement to ban plastic bags.

Do you think San Antonio is next?
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Would be nice! They’re pretty unsightly when they end up in trees like this.

texaspublicradio:

Is San Antonio Ready For A Plastic Bag Ban?

Plastic bags are as much a part of the retail and grocery store experience as the milk and bread they carry, but recently, cities across Texas have been taking a journey down the road less traveled.

Brownsville, Laguna Vista, South Padre Island and now Austin are part of a growing movement to ban plastic bags.

Do you think San Antonio is next?

More…

Would be nice! They’re pretty unsightly when they end up in trees like this.

texaspublicradio:

From Cover To Cover: Book Stores In San Antonio

Over the next week, KSTX will take a brief tour of four book stores in San Antonio. Each store was selected to provide a wide range of industry perspectives, and each provides a deeper look at all the things working for the book industry in 2012.

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There sure is a lot in the news lately about San Antonio & our booming book industry.

I’m a mothatruckin’ hit, y’all.

I’m a mothatruckin’ hit, y’all.

texaspublicradio:

Supporters Rally For Equal Rights In San Antonio, Court Hears DOMA Case

The GetEqual movement spurred people – both straight and gay – to gather at Milam Park before heading to City Hall.

“This is a human rights issue,” Soto said. “This is about love.”

This week the Supreme Court is taking up California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, hearing arguments on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue. Although the high court did not appear to get anywhere Monday, marchers in San Antonio say they are not deterred.

They are resolved to keep up their work until everyone is treated the same.

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More momentum!

Does City And Public Space Design Contribute To Obesity?

Of course, this is the kind of thing that would fascinate yours truly.

[Director of public health for the City of San Antonio Dr. Thomas] Schlenker said too many people are sedentary at their jobs, especially in buildings with elevators and escalators.

You don’t say. Tell me more!

"Focal points in older buildings often were the stairs," said Schlenker. "They would have elaborate and beautiful staircases because escalators didn’t exist yet. But also because they were beautiful and impressive physical structures and it kind of made you want to walk up and down."

Did you say grand staircases? Our Hero loves him some grand staircases. Adores ‘em!

Schlenker said he is seeing more people get outdoors to enjoy San Antonio’s urban activities such as jogging on the Riverwalk or kayaking down the river, but said the city needs to pay more attention to shade so that people can continue to get outside during the summer.

Shade, huh? Our Hero can throw some shade.

Tuesday’s Built Environment Conference is part of the Texas Public Health Association’s annual conference at the St. Anthony Riverwalk.

Conference topics include: Strategies for incorporating the placement and design of stairs, elevators, and indoor and outdoor spaces.

You guys. There’s a whole. Conference. Dedicated to grand staircases. Where do I sign up?!

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I like cold water.: Where To See Oscar Nominees In San Antonio →

nathancone:

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Now that the OSCAR nominations are out, where can you catch up on your Oscar-nominated movie watching in San Antonio? Here’s the latest as of January 10:

Where Can I See Oscar-nominated films this weekend?

Best Picture:

Amour: Opens February 15 at the Santikos Bijou.

Argo:

Hey folks, why aren’t you following the resourceful & immensely helpful Nathan Cone of Texas Public Radio right here on Tumblr?

texaspublicradio:

We’re going to be talking about these guys on July 19! Join us as we explore growing our own food at home (and we would only eat the eggs not the chickens).
Photo: Backyard Pet Chickens in San Antonio Facebook Page

Backyard pet chickens in San Antonio, you say? My grandmother had a few of those when I was growing up. My idiot sister (not Sistra) would taunt a few of them until she pissed off the rooster, which would then proceed to chase after her around the backyard. While she was traumatized, we all thought/think it was hilarious.Serves her right.

texaspublicradio:

We’re going to be talking about these guys on July 19! Join us as we explore growing our own food at home (and we would only eat the eggs not the chickens).

Photo: Backyard Pet Chickens in San Antonio Facebook Page

Backyard pet chickens in San Antonio, you say? My grandmother had a few of those when I was growing up. My idiot sister (not Sistra) would taunt a few of them until she pissed off the rooster, which would then proceed to chase after her around the backyard. While she was traumatized, we all thought/think it was hilarious.

Serves her right.

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