SAN ANTONIO XYZ
4.2K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Al Cannistra
onto SAN ANTONIO XYZ
Scoop.it!

Gorgeous Northcote Hemp House Receives an 8-Star Energy Rating in Australia

Gorgeous Northcote Hemp House Receives an 8-Star Energy Rating in Australia | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Stefen Welsch Architects designed a home for three generation made from a combination of rammed earth, timber and Hempcrete.
more...
No comment yet.
SAN ANTONIO XYZ
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Aldi Plans to Add 700 More Grocery Stores Nationwide & Increase Its Fresh Food Items

Aldi Plans to Add 700 More Grocery Stores Nationwide & Increase Its Fresh Food Items | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Ladies and gents, welcome to the ring: Aldi — the no-frills German discount grocery chain that's stepping up its game to rival all you health-conscious grocery stores out there. (We're looking at you, Whole Foods.)
Al Cannistra's insight:

Looking forward to Aldi in San Antonio - this article indicates we do not have too long to wait  https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/local/article/German-grocery-chain-Lidl-officially-coming-to-12210227.php    

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Ted Cruz asks Trump to campaign for him in Texas

Ted Cruz asks Trump to campaign for him in Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has asked President Donald Trump to come to Texas to campaign for him. During a campaign stop in Seguin late Monday, Cruz said he has reached out to his former rival for the White House to help him with his re-election effort against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. “I would certainly welcome his support and I hope to see him in Texas,” Cruz said, standing outside the Dixie Grill in Seguin. “I think we are likely to see the presiden
Al Cannistra's insight:

GREAT - maybe President Trump will visit San Antonio....

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

The Best and Worst US Vacation Cities for Your Wallet

The Best and Worst US Vacation Cities for Your Wallet | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Find out where you can eat, drink and play for the best prices.
Al Cannistra's insight:

WOO HOO - San Antonio made the BEST list - 3rd best vacation city in the USA. Come on down folks...

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Google Expands Fiber Network to Northeast San Antonio

Google Expands Fiber Network to Northeast San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Beginning Tuesday, registration for Google Fiber is being offered in the Northeast San Antonio neighborhoods of East Terrell Hills and Wilshire Terrace.
Al Cannistra's insight:

OK Google - you are known for speed - so why so slow getting San Antonio fast?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Food holidays bring free chicken wings, lasagna and cheesecake deals

Food holidays bring free chicken wings, lasagna and cheesecake deals | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Whether chicken wings, lasagna or cheesecake is your favorite food, we've got you covered with freebies and deals. National Chicken Wing Day and National Lasagna Day are Sunday and Monday is National Cheesecake Day.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Sunday is National Chicken Wings Day.

.

Monday is a day of mourning for all the chickens that gave up their wings.

.

A chicken memorial will be held on Monday, celebrated by National Cheesecake Day.

.

For those who prefer not to eat fowl, Italians are serving up National Lasagna Day also on Sunday.

.

Lasagna fans, not to worry – you may enjoy cheesecake on Monday too!

.

Checkout the specials for wings and cheesecake…

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Popular festival returns to celebrate San Antonio's famous missions

Popular festival returns to celebrate San Antonio's famous missions | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
“The UNESCO designation of our beloved Missions as a World Heritage Site was a momentous occasion,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff in a release. “As the first and only World Heritage site in Texas, it’s great to see this annual celebration continue to grow over the last few years.”
Al Cannistra's insight:

Coming in September - celebration - started in 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of UNESCO’s designation of the San Antonio Missions as a World Heritage Sites...

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Airbus ‘Beluga Whale’ takes flight for the first time

Airbus ‘Beluga Whale’ takes flight for the first time | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The BelugaXL is a highly-modified version of the A330-200 jetliner.
Al Cannistra's insight:

i can see one of these things with the SeaWorld logo all over it...

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Finally answered! Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The granddaddy of causality dilemmas has a solution, and we have the simple science to explain it.
Al Cannistra's insight:

A proto chicken? Naw - egg happened first - or did it. Probably the most meaningless thing you can view today! Or is it?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

10 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in San Antonio - Online - July 2018

10 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in San Antonio - Online - July 2018 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Fourth of July in San Antonio
Al Cannistra's insight:

what'cha doin' on the 4th?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Kansas flamingo is living large in Texas

Kansas flamingo is living large in Texas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, No. 492 is still surprising Texas residents — like employees of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who reported seeing No. 492 in Lavaca Bay earlier this month.
Al Cannistra's insight:

i wonder why there is no group sponsoring a mate for this one - or, perhaps more of these birds since they seem to like our climate

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

12 plants that repel unwanted insects | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Whether you need extra protection for your garden or your skin, these herbs and flowers make great insect repellent.
Al Cannistra's insight:

get rid of them creepy crawlies!

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend: June 7-10 - Online - June 2018

Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend: June 7-10 - Online - June 2018 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Things to do in San Antonio this weekend, June 7-10
Al Cannistra's insight:

party time San Antonio...

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Alamo Master Planners Present New Ideas for the Plaza

Alamo Master Planners Present New Ideas for the Plaza | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The $450 million public-private project to reimagine the space in downtown San Antonio would include a "Smithsonian-level" museum, visitor center, interactive exhibits, and more.
Al Cannistra's insight:

$450 MILLION????  seriously.....

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

People Are Sharing Their Most Heartwarming Encounters and It's Restoring Our Faith in Humanity

People Are Sharing Their Most Heartwarming Encounters and It's Restoring Our Faith in Humanity | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The world is a strange, strange place. Things feel especially out of wack these days — so much so that it can be hard to stop to appreciate beauty in small details or the kindness of strangers. After all, we arrived on this planet alone and we're bound to leave it the same way. But sometimes it's  important to take a second away from our personal struggles and self-absorption to remember that we don't live here alone — our actions affect people around us, and we are also bound to discover some joy at the hands of strangers if we can open our eyes to the world.
Al Cannistra's insight:

label it sheer kindness, pay it forward, and others - have you done something for someone recently (rhetorical - only you need to know)

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Europeans Explain Their Biggest Culture Shock Moments in America

Europeans Explain Their Biggest Culture Shock Moments in America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
They do things differently on the other side of the pond.
Al Cannistra's insight:

CULTURE SHOCK and hilarious looking as "us" from the foreign perspective!

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Do You Really Have to Register Your New Drone?

Do You Really Have to Register Your New Drone? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Drones require a $5 registration each, good for three years; you’re also required to mark your registration number on the drone itself. The potential penalties for not doing so? Up to $250,000 and three years in jail. Serious stuff.
Al Cannistra's insight:

up to 3 years in jail if you do not......  YIKES!

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

30 jobs that nobody does anymore

30 jobs that nobody does anymore | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Outdated occupations that have bitten the dust.
Al Cannistra's insight:

Imagine a job title of – “Knocker-upper” – yup, don’t think anyone does that any more (as it is meant in the article).

.

Reminds me of a real job we had at the company I worked for – that was a “hooker”!  Really – that describes a person who lifted one object at a time and placed it on a conveyor belt hook for further processing….   Surely, replaced by a robot arm these days (hmm – maybe not – never know when made in China)

.

So have fun down memory lane – jobs now gone!

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Taj Mahal threatened with demolishment

Taj Mahal threatened with demolishment | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Indian Supreme Court delivers a serious ultimatum to the government: clean up or tear down the ailing global architectural landmark.
Al Cannistra's insight:

once unthinkable!

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

The Texas Aggregate Industry is Crushing Hill Country Dreams

The Texas Aggregate Industry is Crushing Hill Country Dreams | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The Texas Hill Country is 18,000 square miles of natural wonders, economic resources, and a cherished way of life. In this unique place, the boom of construction and growth is sweeping in. In fact, Comal County is now the second fastest growing county in the United States. Unfortunately, the Hill Country’s natural resources and beauty …
Al Cannistra's insight:

should this be allowed to happen?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

What Car Insurance Costs Across America

What Car Insurance Costs Across America | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Think you pay a lot for auto insurance? People in one state would beg to differ.
Al Cannistra's insight:

OUCH! Texas is 3rd highest in the nation. Considerable spread from low to high...

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Chocolate

5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Chocolate | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Chocolate can enhance your health. The keyword here, though, is "can." Depending on the exact chocolate you use (and of course how much of it you eat), you may or may not reap the fermented dessert's wellness-boosting benefits.
Al Cannistra's insight:

do we REALLY need excuses (I mean reasons) to eat chocolate?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Dogs - Cutest Pet in San Antonio Contest - Online - June 2018

Dogs - Cutest Pet in San Antonio Contest - Online - June 2018 | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Cutest Pet in San Antonio Contest
Al Cannistra's insight:

will it be yours? mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the cutest pet of all?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

VIA opens 'first of its kind' park and ride in Stone Oak

VIA opens 'first of its kind' park and ride in Stone Oak | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
VIA Metropolitan Transit is celebrating the grand opening of its Stone Oak Park & Ride facility. VIA opens 'first of its kind' park and ride in Stone Oak Park (SBG San Antonio) VIA says the facility is the first of its kind for VIA and th
Al Cannistra's insight:

way to go Via.....  maybe they will build more if this is a success!

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Undersea memorial of reef balls pays tribute to lost submariners

Undersea memorial of reef balls pays tribute to lost submariners | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
'On Eternal Patrol' is a collection of 65 Eternal Reef Balls that honor the memory the 65 American submarines lost since 1900 and their crews.
Al Cannistra's insight:

NAVY - in memory of.....

.

.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Al Cannistra
Scoop.it!

Australia creates world's largest cat-proof fence

Australia creates world's largest cat-proof fence | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The 27-mile long electrified fence in Australia creates a predator-free area of almost 23,200 acres.
Al Cannistra's insight:

hmmm - maybe we should call their fence builders?

.

.

more...
No comment yet.