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Preserve Record Store Day

April 21, 2015

With 74 record stores in Texas participating, the eighth annual Record Store Day (RSD) took place worldwide on April 18. Though RSD was created to help the small, independent record stores around the world, those attending RSD have begun to experience problems. Since 2007, the event has grown to i...

Proposed bill would tie tuition to inflation

April 14, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Since 2003, The Texas Legislature has relinquished the ability to set the price of college tuition to the Board of Regents of Individual University Systems (BRIUS). Since the deregulation of tuition was passed, Texans have noticed a steady rise in the c...

Bill seeks to protect police, may make holding them accountable harder

April 7, 2015

Texans’ rights to film police may be under scrutiny after the introduction of House Bill 2918 — a bill outlawing the filming, recording, photographing or documenting of police within a 25-foot radius. Representative Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, proposed HB 2918in response to increasing police fi...

Local Congressman uses Twitter town hall to reach out to students, criticize opponents

April 7, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano In an effort to generate discussion on college affordability, Congressman Joaquin Castro held a Twitter town hall where he encouraged over twenty six thousand followers to tweet their education related questions using #UMatter. The discussion took pla...

5 DO’s & Don’ts for this spring

March 30, 2015

1. Do: Try adding flowers to your hair for a fun spring look Don’t: Wear a flower crown. Leave those in the past/never should have been 2. Do: Wear cut off shorts/High waisted shorts Don’t: Have your derrière hanging out the bottom. Those jean panty-looking shorts were a mista...

Spurs topple Grizzlies 103-89

March 29, 2015

D. Clarke Evans / NBA/ Getty Images The San Antonio Spurs (47-26) got a glimpse of their future Sunday night, as they followed the stellar play of Kawhi Leonard en route to a 103-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies (50-24). Leonard lit up the fourth quarter with 15 points on 6-of-7 sho...

Study finds huge impact of higher education on Texas’ economy

March 24, 2015

The economic impact of Texas colleges and universities can be summed up in two words: multiplier effects. Colleges and universities, including UTSA, have a huge impact on the Texas economy, not only by employing thousands of professors and other staff, but also by spending on outside goods and...

Liquor sales coming to Wal-Mart?

March 3, 2015

Robert Pistochi/ The Paisano Wal-Mart, the largest retailer of wine and beer in Texas, filed a lawsuit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for the right to sell distilled spirits at its Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations in Texas for off-premises consumption. Curren...

Rock Across The Pond: Zodiac N’ Black

March 1, 2015

The Paisano This week's episode of Rock Across The Pond features Zodiac N' Black from the U.K. Their gritty sound is enough to compete with the rest of the hard rock scene now and more! Enjoy and be sure to check out their Facebook page and their official website. Opening song: Goat Leaf ...

Behind the Beat: The Grave Babes

February 22, 2015

The Paisano In this episode of Behind the Beat I interview local band, The Grave Babes. Blending elements of shred metal, hair metal, and horror rock into a unique style, The Grave Babes are quickly making a name for themselves in the local San Antonio music scene. Listen to this int...

Open Carry coming to Texas?

February 17, 2015

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano Texas has taken another step towards joining the other 44 states in the country that allow guns to be carried openly. Making good on its promise to prioritize gun legislation, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted Thursday, February 12 to allow the open...

Film Crawl: Best of 2014 (Part2)

February 5, 2015

New year. New Name. On Tap returns as Film Crawl, the biweekly podcast where Nate Archer and a guest talk about movies, life, and share a few pints of beer. This week, guest Nathan Roberts and Nate discuss the best films of 2014, Nathan’s book deal, and their relationship over...