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BSA Revises Scout Law

“A Scout is Hypocritical” is the new thirteenth point of the Scout Law. That’s the only logical conclusion from this week’s vote that opens membership to gay youth, but leaves in place a ban on gay adult leaders. The Chief … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 5K

As an outgrowth of my personal fitness journey over the past year, I decided to participate in the Commitment Day 5K organized by Lifetime Fitness. The event was originally scheduled to take place in downtown San Antonio, kicking off at … Continue reading

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BSA’s LGBT Ban by the Numbers

For those wondering what’s behind the BSA’s continuing ban on LGBT folks, here are some numbers to consider. Bear in mind that the organizations that sponsor the most troops and/or have the greatest enrollment of Scouts exert great influence over … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to BSA National Leadership

Ladies and Gentlemen: As an Eagle Scout, the BSA’s continuing ban on the membership of gay and lesbian Scouts and Scouters saddens me beyond measure. The BSA’s position on this matter is a clear violation of its own Declaration of … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Connecticut Connection

When visiting San Antonio’s City Hall, one finds a statue of Moses Austin on the gounds there, across the way from the Spanish Governor’s Palace. Moses Austin is a native Connecticut son, born in Durham, Connecticut in 1761. His life’s … Continue reading

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The Monterey Offers Epic, Eclectic Eats, Beers, Wines & Sake!

This post is so overdue it’s not funny. Waaaaay back in March, thepixelarchitect and I discovered a true gem on the San Antonio foodie scene when we went to The Monterey (Facebook | Twitter | Yelp) for Sunday brunch. We … Continue reading

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SA Cocktail Conference is coming! Be there or be Square!

The folks over at the Bar at Bohanan’s are organizing the first-ever San Antonio Cocktail Conference, set to take place January 26-29, 2012. Ocho Lounge at the Havana, Soho Wine and Martini Bar, and Rio San Antonio Cruises are co-sponsors. … Continue reading

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Top Chef Mania Hits San Antonio!

MySA is reporting that Bravo director of communications Tory Brody has confirmed that “a large percentage [of Top Chef’s next season] will be in San Antonio.” In fact, the season is focusing on Texas, not just San Antonio, with filming … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’ in San Antonio

As summer speeds by, I’m struck by how livable the weather has been, despite consistent temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s. We have yet to experience any real humidity — perhaps because we’re in the midst of one … Continue reading

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Bitter Brown Coffee — What To Do?

I don’t typically write about politics here on Texas Yankee. This is the first such post, and while I can’t say it will never happen again, I don’t anticipate doing so very often. On Friday, New York passed its historic … Continue reading

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