Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Push for federal holiday to honor “Gold Star” families is creating painful division
Federal lawmakers introduced a bill to create a national holiday, making the last Monday of September the Gold Star Families Act Day. Their definition of what a Gold Star family is has caused some painful division among military families.
Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls wear costumes to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the biblical Book of Esther. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)JERUSALEM – Mass gatherings took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israelis celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Authorities had been concerned about a repeat of last year, when Purim celebrations helped fuel an initial wave of the coronavirus in the earliest days of the global pandemic. Purim marks the victory of Jews over a tyrant in ancient Persia and is celebrated with costumes, drinking and parties.
Here’s why you can wait to take down your Christmas tree
Now that Christmas Day has come and gone, how long do you keep up your holiday decorations? Some people take down their Christmas decorations right after Christmas Day, while some wait until Jan. 2. Jan. 6 marks the Christmas epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day, in many Christian calendars. It also celebrates the visit of the three wise men revealing the importance of Christ. It is now a tradition for churches worldwide to celebrate the epiphany for Jesus and the three wise men, or three kings.
Tips on organizing your holiday decorations
Trees, lights, ornaments, garlands, wreaths—there is a lot we can include in our holiday decor. Many of us could use a hand in organizing those holiday items that we only use for a few weeks each year. That way, it can be stored vertically inside of a storage container or set on a shelf. “Cardboard can weaken over time, and also can’t protect your decorations from pests or water damage,” Hicks said. “There are a lot of more efficient ways to store ornaments,” says Baer.
Trending: DIY holiday gnomes
SAN ANTONIO – They’re trendy and festive and you can personalize them to fit your holiday decorations at home! Stephanie Peña Frost, of Princess and the Monkey Home Decor, shares how to spruce up your craft store gnomes. All it takes is a little hot glue, some ribbon and whatever’s leftover from your other holiday crafts. Watch the video above for pointers and for a few other cute holiday crafting ideas, including a mason jar snowman. More holiday craft ideas:- How to make 2020 dumpster fire ornaments- How to pack and organize your holiday decorations- Holiday party crafts and snacks
Bird Bakery holiday cookie kits
San Antonio – Bird Bakery provides great holiday cookie kits complete with the cookies, icing and sprinkles you will need to make fantastic looking cookies for the holiday season that will taste great as well. With kit options such as gingerbread men, and Christmas tree sugar cookies, you can let Bird Bakery do the leg work for you, so that you can spend more time decorating and less time shopping and baking. They have 4 Christmas Cookie kits to choose fromGingerbread Cookie Kit ($25): 6 naked gingerbread men/women cookies, 1 bag of white royal icing, 1 bag of red royal icing, 1 bag of green royal icing, 1 bag of Christmas colored jimmies, 1 bag of sanding sugar. Christmas Tree ($25): 6 naked Christmas tree sugar cookies, 1 bag of white royal icing, 1 bag of red royal icing, 1 bag of green royal icing, 1 bag of Christmas colored jimmies, 1 bag of sanding sugar. To get your own cookie kit and other great options, head over to Bird Bakery’s website.
AP Source: Bucks getting Holiday to play with Antetokounmpo
The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The trade of Holiday was the second blockbuster involving a point guard since the league allowed transactions to begin again Monday. Holiday is due to earn $25.4 million this season and holds a $26.3 million player option for next season. And it’s now almost certain that the Bucks will have to fill out their roster for this season with several minimum-salary players, since they’ll owe about $86 million to just Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Holiday this season.
Holiday travel tips to stay safe and healthy
But with the holiday season approaching, some are thinking about venturing out again. The holiday season is usually primetime for travel. If you do decide to travel, don’t be fearful of planes. And don’t forget to pack the essentials. Most importantly, while you’re staying safe, don’t forget to relax and enjoy the holidays.
Popovich provides history lesson on Indiana lynchings, meaning behind Billie Holiday song Strange Fruit
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Gregg Popovich provided a history lesson Friday morning in an effort to keep awareness of racial injustices at the forefront of the NBAs restart in Orlando. Prior to the Spurs game against the Utah Jazz, Popovich discussed at length the details surrounding the 1930 lynchings in Marion, Indiana, which occurred 90 years ago Friday. It essentially became a protest song to detail the history of African-American lynchings. I read that and then learned that between the Civil War and 1950, there were 6,500 lynchings. Shameful.Popovich has been one of the most outspoken individuals on social justice since the NBA restarted play in Orlando.
Santa Tim remembered for years of dedication to Alamo Quarry Market
San Antonio The Alamo Quarry Market is honoring a man known as Santa Tim for his years of service bringing joy to the San Antonio community. Unfortunately, Santa Tim passed away suddenly Tuesday. We all knew him as Santa Tim, said Prescilla Gonzaba, the senior property manager at the Alamo Quarry Market. Once they brought their first child to him, people would come back to have their special time with Santa Tim. Santa Tim would have done whatever he needed to do to help his neighbor.
Reminder: Hand sanitizer and fireworks a ‘recipe for disaster'
SAN ANTONIO – In this instance, hand sanitizer is not the way to go. Safety officials are reminding people ahead of Fourth of July celebrations that hand sanitizer and fireworks are a dangerous mix. While hand sanitizer has become the go-to precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic, it contains alcohol, which is highly flammable. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises keeping a bucket of water or a water hose nearby in case of a mishap. The commission also says young children shouldn’t handle fireworks, including sparklers, as some sparklers are hot enough to burn certain metals.
County park, boat ramps at Medina Lake closed for July 4th weekend
SAN ANTONIO – Medina Lake Park in Bandera County will be closed this Fourth of July weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. The park, which is operated by the county, will stay closed until Wednesday, July 8, due to the virus, according to officials. The boat ramp at the park will also be closed to the public. Medina Lake Park is just one of the dozens of recreational areas in Central and South Texas that will not be open during the biggest holiday of the summer due to the virus. Cameron County, which includes South Padre Island, has also announced all county parks and county beaches will be closed over the weekend.
Here is how you can show your support on this unique Memorial Day
And Monday marks Memorial Day, the federal holiday in the U.S. for honoring and mourning the military personnel who’ve died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s a great way to show your followers that this day means more to you than just a barbecue or the day off work. Another neat way to honor the ultimate sacrifice is to create an online memorial for a loved one with the Veterans Legacy Memorial Website. If you really want to show your support, hang up an American flag outside your home or perhaps honor the day with a sign or sidewalk chalk in your front yard. That’s likely the easiest way to honor the day while still socially distancing and following CDC guidelines.
Here’s what is open, closed this Memorial Day in San Antonio
Published: May 25, 2020, 7:13 amSAN ANTONIO – In observance of Memorial Day, several city offices in San Antonio will stay closed for the day. Public safety and emergency services will operate Monday, but here are the city services that will be open or closed:Open:Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collectedPolice, Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty3-1-1 Call Center will operate on holiday hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown visitors will enjoy a parking meter holidayDead animal collection crews will be on dutyAnimal Care Officers will be on dutySan Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston PlaceBitters Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Wurzbach ParkwayNelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson RdMagistrate Court and Detention CenterCity parks and trailsClosed:CPS Energy’s offices, customer service centers and call centerSAWS officesAnimal Care Services Adoption CenterBulky waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sitesMetro Health locations and clinicsMetro Health COVID-19 HotlineMunicipal Court ServicesPre-K 4 SA offices and centersSenior CentersSenior Nutrition Sites (seniors or the general public may contact individual nutrition sites for holiday schedule information)City of San Antonio Community Service CentersOffice of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and RecordsLa Villita Administrative OfficesMarket Square Administrative OfficesSolid Waste Management Administrative OfficesMcFarlin Tennis Center, 1503 San PedroSAPD Administration and Records SectionSAFD Administration and Records SectionAlamodome Administrative OfficesRead alsoWorld War II-era airplanes to fly over San Antonio on Memorial Day‘If I get it, everybody else is going to get it': Crowds head to Comal River over Memorial Day weekendYour Memorial Day BBQ will look a little different this year. Here’s how to make the most of it
Bloomberg: Saturday’s shopping set single-day sales record
Retail shoppers on Saturday set a new industry record, making it the single biggest day in retail history, Bloomberg reports. According to Customer Growth Partners, a retail research firm, sales reached $34.4 billion, topping Black Friday’s $31.2 billion and Cyber Monday’s $19.1 billion. The article said that the big retailers -- Walmart, Amazon, Costco and Target -- saw increased traffic and that job growth and an in increase in incomes have led to increased spending. Bloomberg said that despite foot traffic being down at malls, the number of people who went and actually made a purchase rose.
Local high school students create personalized food bags for children in need
SAN ANTONIO – Students from Brandeis High School volunteered their time on Thursday to create personalized food bags for some local children in need. The Bronco students went and worked at Carnahan Elementary to personalize, design, and fill bags of food for students who may otherwise go hungry during the Christmas break. 62 students from the elementary school received the bags, which will provide enough food for 16 days. The high school students used Cricut machines to design the reusable bags. Following the use of the Cricut machines, they were donated to Carnahan Elementary for students and teachers to use at the school.