Famous barber creates haircut to honor Uvalde school shooting victims
A barber who got his start on the South Side and became famous by creating signature hairstyles featuring famous faces has now created a look to honor the 19 children and two teachers gunned down inside an elementary school classroom in Uvalde.
San Antonio restaurant facing continual struggles after food truck is reported stolen on Christmas Day
SAN ANTONIO – The owners of Fat Tummy Empanadas have kept bellies full and people smiling for the last three years. Co-owner Norah Saleh said the restaurant, located on South Murry and West Commerce, gained popularity after being featured on the Food Network. Saleh said they have been able to get by with curbside order, but she credits their food truck for keeping business alive. “Like every other owner, small business owner, it’s the fear that you’re going to have to close down,” Saleh said. Saleh said the food truck was a way to get out into the community, but now she hopes the community will come to them.
Tony Parker documentary about life in France and with Spurs now streaming on Netflix
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is now officially streaming on Netflix. But there is also footage from Parker’s final season in San Antonio and the injury that almost ended his career in the 2017 playoffs. It was produced by a French film crew and directed by French filmmaker Florent Bodin. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix said about the documentary. Parker also has an autobiography released in November called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”He is arguably the greatest French basketball player of all-time — now, meet the man behind the legacy.
Tony Parker documentary heads to Netflix, features interviews with Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, other NBA greats
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is heading to Netflix next month. “Tony Parker: The Final Shot,” a documentary about the point guard’s life as a professional basketball player, including its ups and downs, will air starting Jan. 6. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix says about the documentary. It features interviews from Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, former teammates Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen, and the late Kobe Bryant. I’d think, ‘I’m just different.’”Parker also has a new autobiography this year, called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”Parker retired after the 2018-19 season.
Walk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo Lights
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is bringing back the annual Zoo Lights holiday celebration and this year it also includes LEGO brick sculptures. All of the different areas of the zoo have been transformed for the holidays and tricked out in festive holiday lights. Whataburger Zoo Lights is included with standard zoo admission and free for annual pass holders and members. More than 95% of the zoo light displays are made using LED lights which are energy efficient and require a fraction of the electricity compared to regular incandescent lights, zoo officials said. The San Antonio Zoo is located at 3903 N St. Mary’s Street and is open seven days a week.
Former Spur Tony Parker announces split from wife on Twitter
SAN ANTONIO Former Spur Tony Parker, who played 17 seasons with the silver and black, announced Monday that he and his wife Axelle Francine are separating. This separation will be guided by complete mutual respect and the preservation of well-being of our two sons, Parker wrote in the Twitter post. Parker said he decided to go public with the decision to avoid rumors and speculation. Parker retired from the NBA in 2019 after playing one season with the Charlotte Hornets. He lives in San Antonio but spends time in France where he is president of the ASVEL basketball club.
Former Spur Tony Parker reveals two family members contracted COVID-19
In an interview with ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” former Spurs guard Tony Parker revealed that two of his family members had contracted COVID-19. “I got really close to my family, really close,” Parker explained. Throughout this pandemic, Parker has used technology to keep in contact with all of the players -- men and women -- on his teams and at his academy, Tony Parker Adéquat Academy in Lyon, France. Make sure your bank is going to help you through those tough times. It’s definitely through those tough times that you see where you are [financially], that’s for sure.
Texas Cavaliers announce Tony Parker as grand marshal of 2020 river parade
Texas Cavaliers announce Tony Parker as grand marshal of 2020 river paradePublished: February 10, 2020, 12:15 pmThe Texas Cavaliers on Monday announced Tony Parker as the honorary grand marshal of the 2020 river parade. The theme will be 2020 Vision.
Tim, Manu, bats return: 9 best moments from Tony Parker jersey retirement ceremony
Parker’s jersey was raised to the AT&T Center rafters and placed alongside his longtime teammates and fellow champions, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Manu Ginobili might be retired, but he's still ready to smack some bats at Tony Parker's jersey retirement 😂 pic.twitter.com/Oh3csArKjJ — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 12, 20198. #MerciTony pic.twitter.com/xYummOYYsv — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20197. - @theborisdiaw 🇫🇷#MerciTony pic.twitter.com/G6DMgPt3WC — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20196. #MerciTony pic.twitter.com/DNqrnZLRew — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20191.
Jackson, Grizzlies spoil Parker’s night, beat Spurs 113-109
SAN ANTONIO – Jaren Jackson Jr. had 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies put a damper on Tony Parker's jersey retirement by beating the San Antonio Spurs 113-109 Monday night. They led San Antonio to four of its five championships and have the most wins (541) of any trio in league history. Memphis won a coach's challenge that overturned a foul that would have put DeRozan on the line with San Antonio trailing 113-109. San Antonio shot 33 percent in falling behind 35-22 in the first quarter. ... Memphis is 39-8 against the Spurs in San Antonio.
San Antonio hosts East's best in LeBron, Cavs Thursday night
SAN ANTONIO – The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs squared off, it turned into one of the most memorable games of the 2014-15 regular season. Point guard Kyrie Irving scored a career-best 57 points and drained all seven of his 3-point attempts as the Cavaliers went into San Antonio and produced a 128-125 overtime victory last March. San Antonio continued its strong play with a 109-99 road win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday that represents its 16th win in 17 games. ABOUT THE SPURS (34-6): San Antonio has recorded 16 double-digit victories at home but received a stern test in its last game at the AT&T Center. San Antonio PF LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 13 rebounds against Detroit for his fourth double-double in his last six games.