HEADS UP: A STRONG cold front is moving through San Antonio Friday
It’s been a topsy-turvy week of weather across South Central Texas! More changes are on the way as a strong cold front is moving through the area Friday morning. Behind this front, there will be a widespread, late-season freeze by Saturday morning.
TABC agents go undercover to keep alcohol away from minors during spring break
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is working to keep alcohol away from underage people this spring break by having undercover agents visit liquor stores, bars and other locations where alcohol is sold to ensure laws are followed. With the statewide coronavirus restrictions lifted, agents with TABC will be busy this spring break. AdPorter said that, in years past, the agents conducted anywhere between 1,000 and 1,500 inspections statewide during spring break. “Of those, we generally see about a 95% to 98% compliance rate statewide, including at places like liquor stores and convenience stores,” Porter said. The agency said businesses that sell alcohol to people younger than 21 could face a civil fine or suspension of their license to sell alcohol.
Spring Break activities for kids
SAN ANTONIO – The world looks different for Spring Break 2021, but don’t let that keep your kids from having fun. Amanda Gentis founder of Alamo City Moms shares several ideas for keeping the kids entertained during Spring Break. Don’t forget that Spring Break camps are happening for kids. Alamo City Moms share a list of camps, here. Their website has a list of 30 ideas for family fun in and around San Antonio, here.
Some Texas colleges keep spring break while others adapt due to pandemic concerns
People gathered on the beach in front of Clayton’s Beach Bar during spring break on South Padre Island on Wednesday. In the early weeks of the pandemic in March 2020, colleges across the state extended spring break and then moved to online-only classes afterwards largely due to initial fears about facilitating the spread of the coronavirus. AdBut spring break for many is now coinciding with Gov. Ad“With spring break, the biggest high risks are going to be people who are young adults,” Cervantes said. “We encourage you to make good decisions during spring break, just as you did during winter break, and follow the university’s public health guidance: wWear a mask (double up!
3 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party & Spring Break Fun ideas
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San Antonio animal shelters offer free, discounted adoption fees for ‘big mutts’ during spring break
SAN ANTONIO – The Animal Defense League and San Antonio Humane Society are offering adoption specials for “big mutts” this spring break. ADL spokesperson Michelle Thorson said pets over 40 pounds will have their adoption fees waived through March 14. Instead, the animal shelter is asking for a monetary donation to help support the program and pets in need. At the San Antonio Humane Society, the “I Like Big Mutts and I Cannot Lie” special is offering a $25 adoption fee for large dogs that are at least 1 year old. Interested adopters wanting a meet and greet can email the Adoption Team at adopt@SAhumane.org and write “Meet and Greet” in the subject line.
Here’s what’s open for spring break staycations in San Antonio
Visitors wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic as they travel along the River Walk, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Antonio. Greg Abbott says Texas is lifting a mask mandate and lifting business capacity limits next week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
If you travel for spring break, get tested for COVID-19 or self-quarantine for 10 days, Metro Health says
SAN ANTONIO – Spring break is in full swing for several San Antonio-area schools and some families have traveled. But, with this in mind, health officials have some guidelines on how to return from spring break safely to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The safest way to spend spring break is to enjoy time with the people in your household, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. Get tested for the coronavirus 3-5 days after travel, and self-quarantine for a full seven days after travel. If you opt not to get tested, health officials urge you to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
5 DIY activities for spring break camp at home
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Aquatica San Antonio opening to guests just in time for spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Aquatica San Antonio at SeaWorld will reopen just in time for spring break. Waterpark officials said it will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. starting Saturday through Sunday, March 14. After spring break it will be open on weekends through June 4, then it will be open daily. “Starting this Spring Break, we are thrilled to welcome guests back to Aquatica and provide families a much-needed opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy quality time together, while doing so safely,” Byron Surrett, park president of SeaWorld and Aquatica, said in a news release. SeaWorld has been open since January, and will be open year-roundAdAlso on KSAT:
2021 spring break for Texas A&M students, staff shortened to just 1 day
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University students will have a shorter spring break than usual in 2021, according to university officials. The spring break changes were announced via email to students and staff Thursday as the university reached its midpoint of the fall semester. “I want to thank and congratulate our staff, students, and faculty for their outstanding work in this very unusual year,” Fierke said in a statement. Spring break for students and staff will be Friday, March 19. To view the full academic calendar for the spring semester, visit the university’s website here.
Virtual open houses, tours keep housing market going
$100 million apartment project aims to be San Antonio’s new ‘front door’Still, March sales for San Antonio showed a modest 4% bump from the same time last year. Median prices rose, too, by 6%, according to data released by the San Antonio Board of Realtors. Now, he and other agents rely on it and other apps for virtual open houses. San Antonio remains a seller’s market with limited, but growing inventory. San Antonio realtors remain optimistic amid coronavirus fearsAs for Bartlett, he’s glad for the interest he’s still getting in his house.
Video: Here’s how to create a fun watermelon construction site
SAN ANTONIO – If you can’t get your kids away from the TV this spring break, we may have the answer. KSAT Kids has a snacktivity from Simplywholemoms that will encourage their creativity. Here’s how you can put together a watermelon construction site for your kids to play with. RELATED CONTENT:
24 San Antonio movie theaters to keep cool in this spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Temperatures are trending above average this spring break, meaning a day indoors doesn’t sound half-bad. Luckily, there are quite a bit of movie theaters scattered around San Antonio to visit. Some even have bowling alleys, large arcades and dining spaces. How Santikos became San Antonio’s theater chain, and its plans for two new locationsView the list below to see all the flick options in the Alamo City, from the South Side to Schertz. Far West SideRegal Cielo Vista & RPX: 2828 Cinema Ridge 4.1/5 stars on Google, 2/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, cafe, game room, self-service ticket kioskSantikos Silverado: 11505 W Loop 1604 N 4.4/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, Roughrider CaféSantikos Casa Blanca: 11210 Alamo Ranch Parkway 4.7/5 stars on Google, 4/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: 100% laser projection, electric recliners, bowling alley, arcade, event spaceAlamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes: 1255 SW Loop 410 4.5/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Seat-side service, local craft beer, reserved seating, barCinemark San Antonio 16: 5063 NW Loop 410 4.2/5 stars on Google, 2.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Newly renovated, reserved seatingFlix Brewhouse: 845 Loop 1604 4.5/5 stars on Google, 4/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Brand new facility, craft beer, seat-side service, cafe5 ways to get around San Antonio during spring break if you’re a tourist or a localNorth SideRegal Alamo Quarry: 255 E. Basse Road 4.1/5 stars, 2.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, beer and wine, game roomAlamo Drafthouse Park North: 618 NW Loop 410 4.4/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Seat-side service, local craft beer, reserved seating, barSantikos Bijou: 4522 Fredericksburg Road 4.3/5 stars, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, cafe, seat-side serviceSantikos Embassy: 13707 Embassy Road 4.7/5 stars on Google, 4/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Newly renovated, cafe, party roomRegal Huebner Oaks & RPX: 11075 Interstate 10 West 4.5/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, beer and wine, cafe, game room, party roomSantikos Northwest: 7600 Interstate 10 4.5/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, newly remodeledRegal Fiesta: 12631 Vance Jackson Road 4.3/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Game room, dollar moviesNorthern Loop 1604Regal Northwoods: 17640 Henderson Pass 4.5/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Cafe, game roomSantikos Palladium: 17703 Interstate 10 W 4.6/5 stars on Google, 3.5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, cafe, game room, IMAX, party roomAlamo Drafthouse Stone Oak: 22806 U.S. 281 4.4/5 stars on Google, 3.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Seat-side service, local craft beer, reserved seating, barDowntownAMC Rivercenter: 849 E. Commerce St. 4.4/5 stars in Google, 3/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Recliner seats, reserved seating, IMAX, MacGuffins Bar, discount Tuesday, cafe, located in Shops at RivercenterSouth SideCinemark McCreless Market: 4100 S. New Braunfels Ave. 4.3/5 stars on Google, 2.5/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Reserved seating, game roomSantikos Mayan Palace: 1918 SW Military Drive 4.5/5 stars on Google, 3/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Newly renovated, cafe, game room, bar, recliner seatsCity Base Entertainment: 2623 SE Military Drive 4.3/5 stars on Google, 3/5 stars on Yelp Amenities: Cafe, full bar, game room, party roomFun, free things to do in San Antonio during spring breakNortheast Side
Snacktivities: How to create an apple donut decorating party
A snacktivity is a great way to have fun with your kids during snack time. Simply Whole Moms shared a way to create an apple donut decorating party, using peanut butter, toppings and, of course, apples. It’s so simple and exactly what you think: cut an apple into slices to it looks like a doughnut and get creative with healthy toppings. Read also:How to keep your child entertained with art during spring breakFun, free things to do in San Antonio during spring break5 ways to get around San Antonio during spring break if you’re a tourist or a local
How to keep your child entertained with art during spring break
SAN ANTONIO – Keeping kids entertained at home may be a challenge during spring break, but Simply Whole Moms has shared tips on how to keep your little ones occupied. Today’s tip focuses on all about things you can do with butcher paper. View the video above to see neat ways to get artsy this week.
COVID-19 expected to affect spring break plans
SAN ANTONIO – Friday’s weather was made-to-order for visiting some of San Antonio’s biggest attractions, such as the River Walk and the San Antonio Zoo, ahead of spring break, which begins next week for many. Even so, on the minds of many visitors on Friday was the current outbreak of COVID-19. Many spring break plans revolve around the coronavirusBeatriz Galarza, who was at the San Antonio Zoo, said she’d decided to try to avoid large crowds. But Strawdernan said she wanted to accompany her son to San Antonio, where he’s attending a law conference. I think that’s a good way to live.”Everything we know about coronavirus in TexasThe manager of a restaurant on the River Walk said they’ve been busy ahead of spring break, but the true test of COVID-19′s impact will be over the next two weeks.
9 inexpensive ideas for your spring break staycation
Spring break is right around the corner, and you may be dreaming of a fun family vacation -- but what if a full-fledged vacation is not in the cards or the budget? Spring break is typically right around Easter, which is seen by many as a time of renewal. An Easter morning hike would be a great way to kick off your day, so lace up your shoes and soak it all in. Spring break is a great time for a movie marathon, so queue up your favorite streaming service or break into that stack of DVDs. Hosting a staycation is a great way to spend the Easter break, especially if you can keep the kids entertained and happy.
UIW cancels study abroad trip to Italy, urges precaution for other international travel
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word has suspended a faculty-led study abroad trip to Italy in light of a coronavirus outbreak in that country, and school officials are urging others to consider the CDC’s travel warnings before making plans to travel internationally. UIW officials also sent a message to student and faculty about international travel plans during Spring Break. They were also encouraged to “evaluate non-essential travel throughout the Asia region during the Spring semester.”Students from China were asked to contact the Office of International Services to advise of international travel plans in advance. The residence and dining halls will be open and fully operational during Spring Break for students staying on or near campus. UIW officials shared the following CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses:
No matter what you’re into, you’re bound to love one of these 7 vacation ideas for spring break
Spring break is a great time to cut loose and celebrate the end of winter. There’s a reason why destinations such as Mexico and Fort Lauderdale are so popular for spring break. If you’re going to a popular spring break destination, make your travel arrangements now, as accommodations might sell out. If you're looking to do something really different for your spring break, why not escape spring altogether with a trip to the Southern Hemisphere? From lounging on the beach to skiing to volunteering, these seven spring break ideas offer fun for people of all ages.
Spring break activities the whole family can enjoy
From the secrets of the rainforest to the ocean’s depths, a world of wonder awaits at Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens is a one-of-a-kind tourist destination located on Galveston Island that features attractions that blend education with fun hands-on activities that appeal to the entire family. Attractions include the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Reef Rescue Virtual Reality Experience, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and Discovery Museum. Two winners will each receive a family four-pack to Moody Gardens, and one grand prize winner will receive a family four-pack, along with a one-night hotel stay at Moody Gardens Hotel, plus a round of golf for two at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Moody Gardens us a public, nonprofit educational destination that utilizes nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.