A Guide to Fall 2022 Housing Applications
While it can be daunting, there are steps below breaking down the Fall housing process. From applying for housing, finding roommates/suitemates, to which dorms will be housing for which year, this guide will help you through the process. According to a Residential Life email sent to the student body on March 2, housing applications on...trinitonian.com
Money-saving fall chores you shouldn’t ignore
Fall is the perfect time to make those necessary home fixes that may have slipped through the cracks over the summer but should definitely be addressed before winter. Not sure where to begin? Consumer Reports reveals the fall chores you can’t afford to ignore.
EXPLORING NATURE: FALL & WINTER BIRDS
After a scorching hot summer, here’s hoping fall is a tad cooler. And it would also be nice if winter is relatively mild and not another polar vortex like the last one.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
WET WEATHER AHEAD: NWS says weather pattern changes expected in San Marcos
It’s time for San Marcans to break out their umbrellas and rain boots. Fall has arrived and so has the potential for strong storms in South-Central Texas beginning this week.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Fall Vegetable Gardens
Ashley Gregory, Horticulturalist for Hidalgo CountyIt may feel a little early, but now is a great time to start planning your fall vegetable garden. Fall is the ideal time for a vegetable garden in South Texas. A soil analysis can provide nutrient availability information, soil pH, organic matter content and detailed salinity information, among other details of your soil. Unlike our landscapes, vegetable gardens need to be watered almost daily. For more information on soil testing visit http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/Ashley Gregory is the Horticulturalist for Hidalgo County with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.myrgv.com
7-year-old San Antonio girl creates ‘Blessing Bags’ and donates to those struggling with homelessness
Fall’s Blessing Bags have already benefitted 150 people across the city. Blessing bags were created and distributed to the homeless by a San Antonio 7-year-old. The bags are filled with different items including snacks, toiletries, socks and items specific to the season including a beanie and gloves. “It’s a poem by Ben Harper.”AdShe hopes her Blessing Bags encourage others to get involved with her mission or one close to their heart. For more information on the project or to make a donation, visit Blessing Bags’ Facebook page here.
This month's Paris Fashion Week goes totally digital
FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, a model wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men's and haute couture fashion shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)PARIS – Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. They were among four brands planning live shows this round. The Milan Fashion Week calendar from Jan. 15-19 is much scaled back from usual, with just 40 brands participating.
Rare opportunity to kayak along San Antonio River Walk business district extended through January
SAN ANTONIO – A rare kayaking excursion along the San Antonio River Walk has been extended through the holidays and into the new year. The City of San Antonio on Wednesday announced that the “popular” kayaking program will be offered on weekends through Jan. 31. “Kayaking on the River Walk is a unique experience that gives participants the opportunity to experience the beauty of the River Walk from the river itself,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a news release. City officials said about 1,800 people have kayaked throughout the River Walk so far. A portion of the funds from the kayaking reservations go to the San Antonio River Walk Association.
Which chainsaws are the best for fall cleanup?
CR looks for a number of safety features when assessing chainsaws. CR also looks for a chain break, which is designed to engage and stop the blade from spinning if you get a kickback while you’re cutting. The EGO CS-1804 for $350 is the best of the battery-powered models and is very easy to use. For smaller jobs, consider a CR Best Buy, the Ryobi 40550 for $250. For lighter-duty jobs, the Stihl MS-180 C-BE for $250 is a CR Best Buy.
San Antonio drive-in announces fall move lineup, appearance from ‘Jason’ actor
SAN ANTONIO – Halloween may be over, but the “chh chh chh ahh ah ah” is still echoing at the Mission Outdoor Theater. Jason Vorhees, or at least an actor who played him, will be at a meet-and-greet for a double feature of “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" and “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan." Additional movies are playing at the Mission Outdoor Theater this weekend. Fred Reyes, the owner of the Mission Outdoor Theater, previously told KSAT that “there’s a lot going on” at the theater right now as the drive-in concept becomes more and more popular. Mission Outdoor Theatre is located at 8069 Challenger Blvd.
Have fallen tree leaves covered your lawns yet?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leaves and other yard debris account for 34.7 million tons of waste per year in the U.S. Experts say yard waste generates methane gas, which pollutes the air we breathe, as well as the soil and water. Experts say instead of raking fallen leaves, mow over them with a lawn mower to cut them down. Experts say fallen leaves will help your grass if they are cut down, rather than lying flat on top. You can use shredded leaves as mulch to use in perennial garden beds before winter comes, and they will also help replenish your soil.
Here’s how to get into Texas State Parks for free Sunday
SAN ANTONIO – Texans needing a day of rest and relaxation after the chaotic election season can get into any state park for free on Sunday. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is waiving fees at all of the state parks in honor of Veterans Day. “The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas State Parks are proud to honor the men and women that serve our country in the military,” Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks, said in a news release. “What better way to celebrate their service and dedication than by spending the day at a beautiful Texas State Park.”Veterans Day lands on Wednesday, Nov. 11. TPWD is reminding happy campers that parks have capacity limits, and it is recommended that they reserve a day pass online or by calling 512-389-8900.
Tips for creating a warm and cozy patio space
This summer, many of us turned to the outdoors as a safe space to relax and get together with others. And as we head into fall and winter, they can still be a safe and cozy space to use with the help of a patio heater. Angie Hicks, co-founder of Angie’s List says gas heaters use either propane or natural gas and are a very effective way to quickly warm your space. Propane heaters come in many portable options, while natural gas heaters do require professional installation. Keep in mind that the average electric heater or fire table won’t be able to warm as large of an area as a gas heater.
Do these fall checks now, save hassle later
SAN ANTONIO – As your change your clock and fall back to standard time this weekend, it’s a good time to test and replace smoke detector batteries and start checking off your fall to-do list. Fall back this weekend with end of daylight saving timeRoutine home maintenance now can save you headaches, hassles and money down the road. Fall back this weekend with end of daylight saving timeNext, take your tools and vacuum to the laundry room. Draining it once a year can help prevent water deposit buildup, extend the life of the water heater, help it run better and help you avoid cold showers. RELATED: 20 state parks for fall camping within a day’s trip from San Antonio
Enjoy shopping, rides, festivals and food at Traders Village this fall | SA Live | KSAT12
Enjoy shopping, rides, festivals and food at Traders Village this fall | SA Live | KSAT12Published: October 15, 2020, 1:46 pmThe Corny Maze is the largest in South Texas sitting at 10 acres and San Antonio’s first and only corn maze.
San Antonio Botanical Garden hosting Halloween events for families, adults throughout October
SAN ANTONIO – Several autumn and Halloween events are on the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s schedule this weekend — a perfect combination with the upcoming cold front. The Botanical Garden is hosting Fall-O-Weekends this month, along with other events for adults, children and horror fans. Tickets to the scavenger hunt cost $35, and they include a “garden-inspired tasting menu” and a pumpkin sangria. San Antonio Botanical Garden Chef Katrina Flores and Silo Terrace Oyster Bar Chef Joseph T. Martinez will be the instructors. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 29-31, Horror on the Lake will put a frightful twist on the Botanical Garden.
San Antonio drive-in theater adds Halloween lineup; ‘Child’s Play’ actor to attend showing
SAN ANTONIO – A drive-in movie theater in the Brooks community is serving up screams this month with a slew of scary movies. The Mission Outdoor Theater, which opened last month to give residents an outdoor entertainment option during the pandemic, has released its movie lineup for October, with more to be added. Fred Reyes, the owner of the Mission Outdoor Theater, said “there’s a lot going on” at the theater right now as the drive-in concept becomes more and more popular. On Oct. 17, the theater will present “Grease” for free, but guests must sign up online first. Here’s the movie lineup at the Mission Outdoor Theater in October.
DIY Fall wreaths and pumpkins
San Antonio – Design Improvised’s owner Haeley Giambalvo shows how you can create fall themed wreaths and pumpkins yourself and keep it inexpensive. The wreath that Haeley creates is made from a wire wreath form and burlap ribbon, and just requires you to bunch the ribbon through the wreath form, glue on your flowers and you are all set to hang it on your door this fall. For the pumpkins you can use vinyl stickers and spray paint from the craft store. You can set the stickers, spray paint the pumpkins and remove the stickers to spell out whatever you wish. For further instructions and more DIY design ideas, go to Design Improvised’s website.
Recipe: Get your pumpkin fix this fall with some pumpkin bread
SAN ANTONIO – Nothing is better on a cool, crisp, fall morning than sitting with some coffee and a slice of pumpkin bread. You can add your own variations by adding nuts or making pumpkin muffins instead of a loaf. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spice mix. Once mixed, add an egg and mix, then add the second egg and mix again. Now add the can of pure pumpkin and mix.
Multi-day, drive-in EDM, comedy, music performances headed to Freeman Coliseum
Electric-Fiesta has planned for a variety of drive-in performances, including comedy and EDM, for the Freeman Coliseum for Halloween weekend. The multi-day series starts with an interactive sing-a-long edition of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and a “non-essential comedy” show on Oct. 29. On Oct. 30 and 31, the EDM Drive-In, Volume 2, will call Virtual Riot, Etc! To adhere to social distancing guidelines, venues and promoters have switched to the drive-in experience for movie showings, concerts and performances. This summer, the EDM Drive-In made its debut at the Freeman Coliseum, with towers set up so Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputies could monitor at a safe distance and officers patrolling the grounds.
Recipe: Vanilla poached apples with granola and yogurt
Fall is officially here, and to kick off all the wonderful flavors of apples and cinnamon, H-E-B’s chef Scott Tompkins has the perfect recipe for breakfast. Allow to sit for 30 minutes or until apples are very tender and easily pierced with a toothpick. Strain off liquid place apples into a container with and refrigerate until fully cooled. For best results refrigerate apples overnight. To serve, place yogurt into bowls, top with apples and finish with granola.
Take advantage of rare opportunity to kayak along San Antonio River Walk business district
SAN ANTONIO – For the first time in 30 years, you can kayak through the business district portion of the San Antonio River Walk. Officials with the River Walk told KSAT this limited-time opportunity is only available on weekends in October, including Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 to 11 a.m.Reservations are required and cost $50 for two hours. If you chose to launch your own kayak, a reservation is still required and costs $15. “We’ve seen an enormous uptick in reservations the last 2 days, so we definitely expect a sellout,” said River Walk spokesperson Maggie Thompson. A portion of the funds from the kayaking reservations will go to the San Antonio River Walk Association to help fund future events as this year’s events have been mostly canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Get into the Halloween spirit with... pumpkin spice margaritas?
Well, Taco Cabana may have just the thing to snap you into a festive fall mood: Seasonal margaritas, including pumpkin spice, sour gummy and blood orange flavors. Rich Stockinger, CEO and President of the Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., said the company is releasing three seasonal margarita flavors following the success of the company’s summer margarita lineup. The new fall margaritas will be available at all locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. For more information on Taco Cabana’s new seasonal margarita offerings or other menu items, please visit TacoCabana.com. Related: Taco Cabana adds sopapilla shots and other adult beverages to menu
12 things to look forward to in San Antonio now that we’ve made it to October
SAN ANTONIO – Now that we’re past the first presidential debate in the year that feels like it won’t end - we have earned the right to celebrate making it to October. 2020 is not the kick-off to a new decade we were hoping for but thankfully there are some things to look forward to. San Antonio residents, in particular, have several things to be happy about this fall. Here’s a list of some of the things we are looking forward to:
Día de los Muertos celebrations should be kept small, outdoors due to COVID-19 risk, CDC warns
“Many traditional activities can put you at higher risk for exposure to COVID-19," the CDC states. “There are several safer, alternative ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Día de los Muertos festivities.”The CDC listed out three categories of activities — low, moderate and high risk — for Día de los Muertos, as well as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Moderate risk activities include hosting an outdoor parade, visiting cemetery graves and hosting small dinner celebrations. Higher risk activities include attending large indoor celebrations with singing or chanting or holding large dinner parties.
Backcountry campsites, overnight floating on Rio Grande reopen at Big Bend National Park
The Big Bend National Park is expanding its campsite options and recreational offerings after they were forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rio Grande will be available for overnight river trips, both commercial and private, too. The Chisos Basin Lodge and Restaurant, park visitor centers, Rio Grande Village campground, the Cottonwood campground and the Rio Grande Village RV campground remain closed at this time. Big Bend National Park's phased re-opening continues. The next stage will occur on Tuesday, September... Posted by Big Bend National Park on Wednesday, September 23, 2020Read also:
8 orchards and farms where you can pick-your-own produce in the San Antonio-area
Orchards are a great way to practice social distancing while still enjoying the freedom of leaving your house. KH Farms, which grows strawberries for the Poteet Strawberry Festival every year, is located at 200 W Tank Hollow Road in Poteet. Kosub FarmsThis pick-your-own strawberry farm is closed for the season but it’s a great place to visit when it reopens for the next season. Sonlight Apple Orchard is located in Mason at Hwy 29 East, just under half a mile from the courthouse. Call ahead to the particular farm or orchard you are hoping to visit to make sure they are open and accepting visitors.
Autumn road trip? Here’s where to see fall foliage in Texas
Hues of yellow, orange and red will soon begin to paint over the Hill Country and Texas state parks now that the fall season has officially arrived. Images from last year show Lost Maples reached peak fall foliage by Nov. 26. A 2020 fall foliage prediction map by the website, Smoky Mountains, states the Hill Country will begin to see minimal fall foliage by Oct. 19. (Smoky Mountains)The Fall Foliage Map serves a planning guide for those wondering when changing leaves are coming. Here are some of the Texas state parks where fall foliage is common.
Too much fall? Kraft unveils pumpkin spice flavored macaroni and cheese
Nothing says fall like a mouthwatering cup of Kraft’s macaroni and cheese... with pumpkin spice! Kraft Heinz is branching out of its comfort zone and stepping into the all-things-pumpkin-spice trend with a new macaroni and cheese flavor. The food and beverage company announced its new pumpkin spice macaroni and cheese in a Starbucks-style coffee cup earlier this week on social media. Orders of the mac and cheese will be delivered in October, according to the company’s website. RELATED: Cheetos Mac 'n Cheese?
COVID-safe Halloween celebration ideas from San Antonio doctor
SAN ANTONIO – As the holiday season approaches, many families are wondering about the safety of Halloween traditions like trick-or-treating, gatherings or haunted houses in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Whatever you do for Halloween, those things still have to be going on,” Berggren said. “I think the old traditional Halloween evening of clumps of kids going along and pressing doorbells, maybe with sticky fingers and then footing. If you are hoping to spend the holiday with friends and family, trying coordinating a virtual meetup where everyone watches the same movie. Experts are promoting outdoor activities and warn against indoor activities like haunted houses and large parties.
20 state parks for fall camping within a day’s trip from San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – It’s officially fall and temperatures are (slowly) dropping, meaning it’s the time of year when it’s pleasant enough to head outdoors without immediately bursting into a sweat. We’ve compiled a list of Texas state parks around the San Antonio area that are perfect for a quick autumn outdoor getaway. Overnight camping is now allowed at these parks as Texas Parks and Wildlife has since lifted restrictions on new reservations. Some capacity limits, however, are still in place. Here are 20 Texas State Parks worth a quick drive for overnight stays or day use.
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg going virtual due to coronavirus pandemic
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – A year without Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is difficult to imagine. But, that’s why the annual event is going virtual this year. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg was originally canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced in July. The virtual Oktoberfest celebration is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 on the event’s website, www.oktoberfestinfbg.com. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg.
KSAT Kids: Flu season arrives just as more children are returning to classroom
Fall is officially here, even though the temperatures in San Antonio may not exactly feel like it. In this week’s KSAT Kids' student spotlight, we highlight 13-year-old Joanna Sohn, who was named a Top 30 finalist for Broadcom MASTERS, a national middle school STEM competition. And don’t forget, KSAT Kids has recently teamed up with the San Antonio International Airport in the creation of a coloring book campaign and we want your colored pictures. (KSAT)Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Where to find pumpkin patches around the San Antonio areaNow that it’s officially fall, pumpkin patches are starting to pop up in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, September 23, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, Jen’s live at The Bread Box with fall and Hispanic Heritage Month treats! Plus, family game night, the best tech for remote learning, how to de-skunk your pets, our “Dancing with the Stars” challenge and more. First, we want to know which fall flavor you like best: pumpkin or apple? Those fall treats are all the rage right now, and Jen is giving us a taste at The Bread Box! Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
The Social Justice Living Learning Community
Our Lady of the Lake University has a new program starting in the Fall of 2019 for incoming undergraduate freshman students called the Social Justice Living Learning Community. The students also get to participate in different events throughout the year and discuss social justice issues both in and outside of the community. This program is meant to help students foster a sense of community by living together on campus and show their interest in social justice and become leaders in their community. During this experience living in the learning community students learn life lessons and go through experiences that will help them learn how to be an advocate. The SJLLC program has taught this years students that their voice, culture, and just who they are is a power they can use to change society.lakefrontollu.com
Natashas Kitchen: Diwali Delights
It only took me setting out to host my own Diwali dinner party to realize how complicated it really is. Although a traditionally vegetarian holiday, Diwali has quickly become a fun commercialized holiday, similar to how we celebrate Christmas. Channa Masala, Baingan Bharta (Indian mashed eggplants), raita, Chicken Biryani and a seasoned white rice. Here are some of my personal favorite and very easy Diwali recipes, for everyone else to try at home! In a small bowl, mix rose water and turmeric.trinitonian.com
The Lighthouse: A mesmerizing gem
The Lighthouse is one such example of creative filmmaking, yet it remains a hidden gem among the conglomeration of fall releases. Robert Eggers visionary horror flick maintains a simple premise: Two lighthouse keepers, Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson), struggle to uphold their sanity when stranded on a lighthouse island in the 1890s. The Lighthouse, while seeming to identify with the independent, exploratory realm of filmmaking, solidifies itself as a member of the horror genre. We, too, want Winslow to reach that lighthouse lamp, not for his supposed clarity, but for our own. While not being as popular or well-known as other fall releases, such as Maleficent or Joker, The Lighthouse remains a shining example of exploratory filmmaking done right.trinitonian.com
5 tips to budget for holiday shopping
It's also time to think about holiday shopping for your loved ones. We have some suggestions on how you can budget for the upcoming holiday season without breaking your wallet. If you have someone on your holiday shopping list who want an expensive gift, try to save up a little cash each month to make it easier on yourself. The next time you're at a shopping mall or even online, look at your list and stick to the budget. If you like to be creative, try to make some of your holiday gifts.
Baseball and softball begin at PAC
Jose Ramirez volunteered to coach the Mens Baseball team because hes always had a passion for baseball. The number of players that the Mens Baseball team has on the fall roster is 34. The mens baseball team will split into two teams, black and teal, in the spring, said Ramirez. The Mens Baseball team and Womens Softball team are currently club teams. 2019-2020 Palo Alto College Womens Softball teampacpulse.com
Port Aransas hosts SA Live for Beachtoberfest: Watch full show
This article is sponsored by the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau. If you're looking for family activities, Port Aransas' Beachtoberfest is running through Oct. 30. Tour the eight wonders of Port Aransas, and enjoy food, drinks and a parade. The eight wonders of Port Aransas include the lighthouse, the jetties, Tarpon Inn, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, the Port Aransas Museum, Farley Boat Works, the Chapel in the Dunes and the last Farley boat. Port A Market Days - Oct. 19Enjoy a pet-friendly market day for all ages at Port Aransas.
Fall foliage 2019: there's a map for that
Danny Murphy/CNN iReport(CNN) - It's finally October, which means one thing: Fall is in full swing. Curious when fall foliage will appear in all its glory in your area? The predictive map pulls historical data and seasonal forecast predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to predict the precise moment peak fall will occur county-by-county across the US. The map is one of the only fall leaf tools that provides accurate predictions for the entire continental US, according to the Smoky Mountains tourism site. The map appears to show that by November 2, every state in the US will see at least a little bit of foliage.
Fall began with 3 bizarre weather events
Michael Maier/CNN iReport(CNN) - Fall officially began on September 23, but clearly Mother Nature had other plans. The first few days of the season haven't felt much like fall at all for many across the United States. Here's a look at three wild weather events that marked the start of season. The city got 9.7 inches of snow on September 28 the highest one-day September snow amount in Great Falls history. History was made in Missoula, where the city broke its September snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.
162 heat records could be broken across US this week
'Tis the time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking 90-plus degree weather across the country! 'Tis the time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking 90-plus degree weather across the country! While some areas have been hotter than a pumpkin spice latte, Montana was buried with record-breaking snow over the weekend. Browning, Montana, got 48 inches of snow and Great Falls, Montana, hit a new one-day September snow record with 9.7 inches. Shifting temperature patterns across the globe fueled several dangerous summer heat waves that broke records in Europe and the US.
A peek at Hollywood's must-see autumn offerings
The summer movie season is fading away. Fall’s most anticipated blockbusters range from the film adaptation of best-selling novel “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, to the Whitey Bulger true-life crime drama “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp. Movie critic Matt Singer joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with his list of must-sees.cbsnews.com