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Special Report: Crockett Hotel & Double Decker Tours Giveaway Leads to Hopping Practice

•	Special Report: Crockett Hotel and Double Decker Tours Giveaway Leads to Hopping Practice

As spirited as the Lone Star State itself, The Crockett Hotel has been a beloved landmark of San Antonio for over a century. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Crockett Hotel offers easy access to iconic attractions like the Alamo and great family adventures along the River Walk. So when this historic hotel decided to team up with City Sightseeing Double Decker Tours, San Antonio’s premier hop on, hop off bus tour, they knew they’d need a special way to announce their partnership to the community. That’s when people got excited. READ MORE



Special Report: Pterosaur and Dinosaur Escape Witte Museum, Last Seen at the Marriott Riverwalk

Special Report: Pterosaur and Dinosaur Escape Witte Museum, Last Seen at the
Marriott Riverwalk

Reports are coming in that a pterosaur and a dinosaur have escaped from the Witte Museum and are at large downtown. Taylor Smith, age 12, reported seeing a huge shadow fly above him and tripping over massive foot tracks on the sidewalk. READ MORE



Mother Confused When Kids Stop Rolling Eyes

Mother Confused When Kids Stop Rolling Eyes

Margaret Reynolds had always told her kids to stop rolling their eyes, but when they finally did, she found that she didn’t know what to do. “At first,” she explained, “I thought they were just trying to be funny, but then…they just kept not rolling their eyes.” READ MORE



Courtyard San Antonio Marriott debuts blanket forts as alternative to traditional beds.

Courtyard San Antonio Marriott debuts blanket forts as alternative to traditional beds

If you know or have ever been a child, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the classic blanket fort. It’s what Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk is banking on with their new Blanket Fort Package, which switches out the hotel’s traditional bedding for a comfy fort with flashlights, a snack basket and ghost stories. READ MORE



Boy Refuses to Leave Cave After Discovering Bat Colony

Boy Refuses to Leave Cave After Discovering Bat Colony

Completely dazzled by his first sighting, 13-year-old Jay Smith has taken up residence at Bracken Cave to experience the nightly Bat Flight over and over and over again. Smith discovered this amazing display of animal behavior following a Discovery Tour of Natural Bridge Caverns that included a trip to the cave. When he witnessed the bats, the teenager was hooked. READ MORE



Free Family Day Leads to Mother’s Extreme Happiness

Free Family Day Leads to Mother’s Extreme Happiness

Jane Klein became San Antonio’s first known case of museum-induced joyfulness today after docents at the McNay Art Museum informed her that fun-filled activities for children were totally FREE. “I’ve spent thousands of dollars keeping my kids occupied at home, and all I had to do was come to San Antonio,” she explained through the smile she’d had for hours. READ MORE



San Antonio named best place in the country to see the Alamo

San Antonio named best place in the country to see the Alamo

A new study confirms what San Antonio locals have long been saying: If you want to see the Alamo, you’ve got to do it in San Antonio. The 10-year study questioned people who had either seen the Alamo, seen a picture of the Alamo or had expressed interest in seeing the Alamo. READ MORE



Girl claims mermaid heritage and royal lineage after swimming with dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio

Girl claims mermaid heritage and royal lineage after swimming with dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio

Sally Carson had enjoyed a full day at >SeaWorld San Antonio with her family, but after swimming with a dolphin at Discovery Point, her demeanor changed. According to mother Billie Carson, “the change was apparent as soon as she left the water.” Her chin held high, Sally explained to her family that a spell keeping her human had worn off during her interaction with the dolphin, known to her as Prettynose. READ MORE



Special Report: Youth Making Friends With Giant Insects

Special Report: Youth Making Friends With Giant Insects

Sally Hawkins, age 7, met her new best friend forever on Thursday at the San Antonio Zoo. When Sally saw the majestic red shell of “Ellie,” her nickname for the giant animatronic ladybug, she was mesmerized. READ MORE



Special Report: Man Spins in Circles While Being Dazzled by River Walk Views

Special Report: Man Spins in Circles While Being Dazzled by River Walk Views

Todd Jackson, age 34, confused passersby as he slowly spun on his heels at the River Walk during an afternoon stroll. Amazed by everything around him, Jackson’s feet seemed to have a mind of their own. “I just kept looking at one thing and then I’d suddenly shift to the next, but everywhere I looked, there was something new. I mean, there’s a lot of cool stuff here.” READ MORE



Family Goes 11 Hours Without Checking Phones

Mother feels guilt over level of relaxation

When Kim and Kevin Hartrich decided to vacation with their kids in San Antonio, they didn’t realize that their getaway would change how they spent time together. As the family enjoyed the attractions, food and culture of San Antonio, their phones remained in their pockets, charges fully retained. READ MORE



Mother Feels Guilt Over Level of Relaxation

Mother feels guilt over level of relaxation

Janet Hart of Plano recently found herself caught in a common San Antonio dilemma: When you feel amazing, should you also feel guilty? While she knew that her husband and kids were off having fun, she was sure there was no way they were having a better time than she was having being pampered at the hotel spa. READ MORE



World Heritage Site Missions Claim to Have Been Around for Centuries

World Heritage Site Missions Claim to Have Been Around for Centuries

San Antonio’s World Heritage Site missions have been causing quite a stir lately. The situation began when eight-year-old Clay Whitman, visiting from The Woodlands, claimed that the missions “weren’t that old.” READ MORE



Museumgoer Thinks She’s a Docent

Museumgoer Thinks She’s a Docent

Catherine Smith of Kerrville found herself taking the lead during a recent visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art. Whenever she saw groups of people standing around an artifact or work of art she knew something about, Smith would walk to the center of the group and begin a discussion based on the historical context of the piece. READ MORE



Generation of Children Convinced Founding Fathers of Texas were Actual Giants

Generation of Children Convinced Founding Fathers of Texas were Actual Giants

Justine Winkler, age 8, left a showing of The Saga at the San Fernando Cathedral with new views on Texas history, including the belief that the state’s founders were 20 feet tall. READ MORE

 

 

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