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Spurs take back series

May 30, 2014

Young horses run fast but old horses know the way. That adage proved true on Thursday, May 29, as the Spurs defeated the Thunder 117-89 at the AT&T Center to regain control of the Western Conference Finals with a 3-2 series lead. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 22 points, 12 rebounds and two ...

UT Board of Regents approve the creation of UT Rio Grande Valley

May 27, 2014

On May 15, the UT System Board of Regents voted to merge the UT Brownsville and UT Pan American to create a new university, UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The proposed university will span across the Valley, with campuses in Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen and McAllen. Three important items were...

Spurs stun Thunder in Game 2

May 24, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs took decisive control of the Western Conference Finals on May 21, after a stunning game two victory over Oklahoma City, defeating the Thunder 112-77 at the AT&T Center. The victory puts the Spurs in sole control of the Western Conference Finals, with a commanding 2-0 se...

Spurs breeze past Blazers

May 15, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs brushed aside the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday, May 14 in a dominant 104-82 home win in game five of the Western Conference second round series. With the win, the Spurs now advance to their third straight Western Conference finals. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green ...

Another Alamo to remember

May 7, 2014

For college students in San Antonio who enjoy watching movies to escape the drudgery that is higher learning, there is one venue that has challenged and attacked the generic movie theater. This venue — The Alamo Draft House, is leading the way as a cinema-friendly, pop-culture and dinner-and-a-movie expe...

Spurs soar past Mavericks

May 5, 2014

The San Antonio Spurs soared past the Dallas Mavericks 119-96 in a game seven thriller on Sunday, May 4 at a sold out AT&T Center. After losing a heartbreaker in game six, San Antonio came out full of grit, determination and intent as they played in front of a raucous 18,581 fans. Tony ...

Behind the Beat: Jakob Lopez

May 4, 2014

This is the last episode of Behind the Beat for the semester. I threw together something special by providing an in the studio acoustic performance by the Paisano managing editor, Jakob Lopez. Jakob and I also discuss some plans for this summer and I suggest some shows to check out during the summer in the San Antonio area. Take a listen, spread the word, and GET BEHIND THE BEAT! ...

Mavs defeat Spurs, even series 1-1

April 24, 2014

The Alamo City was largely despondent Wednesday night, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 on April 23, in front of a sold out AT&T Center to even the first round series 1-1. Turnovers plagued the Spurs throughout the night, as they could not shake the urge to giv...

The rising Latino majority

February 25, 2014

Will Latinos become the majority demographic in Texas? UTSA’s Dean for the College of Public Policy Dr. Rogelio Sáenz published a report earlier this month that examines the factors behind the fast-growing Latino population rates. According to the report, high birth rates, low infant morta...

Gay marriage battle for next Attorney General

February 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ When two same-sex Texas couples challenge the state's gay marriage ban in a San Antonio federal court this week, they'll carry the momentum of recent legal victories in conservative Utah and Oklahoma. Whatever the outcome, the three Republicans running to become the next Texas attorney general will ta...

UTSA drops fourth straight

February 6, 2014

Photo Credit: Vicente Cardenas / The Paisano The UTSA women’s basketball team (11-10, 2-6 C-USA) played tough defense, but were bettered by the Florida International Panthers (11-10, 5-3 C-USA) 53-40 at the Convocation Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in a hard fought contest. The Roa...

Spurs drop third straight

January 31, 2014

For the first time this season the San Antonio Spurs have lost three straight games, and in fitting fashion, it came as the first loss endured in a back-to-back situation. Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 12 rebounds; while Joakim Noah nearly had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds an...