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Alien invaders tried to mess with the gringos at the Alamo in 1836, but they didn’t count on brave defenders Laurence Harvey, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Steve McQueen, Gian Maria Volonte, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Far Alamo documents the epic battle they never taught you in school.

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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.


Tink-A-Tāko? TAY-KOH? What the heck is a tāko? Is it a San Antonio accent thing? Here’s a second Tink-A-Tako commercial with the same pronunciation: [Mas…]


Folk/country singer songwriter Tish Hinojosa sings a song about a pilgrim’s progress in America — a Mexican pilgrim in Texas. Felipe, the father, lived in San Antonio, on The West Side of Town. That’s were Felipe met Maria…

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TGIF Music Video: Rock your way into the weekend with Say by Girl in a Coma, an all-woman power trio from San Antonio, TX. The band is made up of pocha sisters Nina (vocals/guitar) and Phanie Diaz (drums) and long-time friend, Jenn Alva (bass).

78312_submitter_file3__imageHave the Space Brothers come to straighten out a screwed-up America and an especially messed-up Lone Star State? Were they here Monday?

Photos submitted to MUFON sure show something strange in the skies over a San Antonio high school named after the racist traitor Robert E. Lee. [All photos are minimized on this page. Click on an image to biggify.]

Here’s what the eyewitness/photographer reported to the Mutual UFO Network, and all of his photos: [Mas…]

The Krayolas election-inspired ranchera: Piñata Trump (video)

by Soy Capitan July 26, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio’s The Krayolas — known to their screaming fans as THE TEX-MEX BEATLES — crank up the accordion, tuba, and more cowbell for the ranchera-style Piñata Trump. Santiago Jimenez Jr. (Flaco Jimenez’s younger brother) guest stars on button accordion.

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El Charro de Oro Sebastien de La Cruz: ‘Star Spangled Banner’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 4, 2016 Cultura
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El Charro de Oro Sebastien de La Cruz sings The Star Spangled Banner at the NBA finals in 2013. This stunning performance wowed the fans and pissed off the haters. Screw the haters.

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Hey, baby, que paso? I thought I was your only vato (❤️ Day video)

by Soy Capitan February 12, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio Valentine’s Day Shout Out! “Hey, baby – que paso? I thought I was your only vato!” The Texas Tornados perform in a 1992 BBC video at the Gruene Hall, in Gruene, Texas. Want to sing along? We’ve got lyrics!

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ICYMI: Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)

by Soy Capitan January 17, 2016 Cultura
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[Originally posted Tuesday January 12] David Bowie was an inspirational artistic entity from the multiverse, creating musical ripples in the spacetime continuum and, thankfully, in South Texas as well. Listen in as San Antonio’s all-women, category-breaking Mariachi Las Coronelas wins over a skeptical crowd in this stunning performance of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down. […]

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Vanessa Del Fierro is a coyote on a ‘Mexican Train’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 15, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio sensation Vanessa Del Fierro is the alt.mariachi chingona behind Las Coronelas, whose mega-viral David Bowie cover almost blew up POCHO’s servers this week. Vanessa also stars as an immigrant-smuggling coyote in a new video for her original composition Mexican Train. It’s a love song; too bad she’s in love with the wrong vato. Extra […]

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Mariachi Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)

by Soy Capitan January 12, 2016 Cultura
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David Bowie was an inspirational artistic entity from the multiverse, creating musical ripples in the spacetime continuum and, thankfully, in South Texas as well. Listen in as San Antonio’s all-women, category-breaking Mariachi Las Coronelas wins over a skeptical crowd in this stunning performance of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down. [Live club audio with video […]

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San Antonio artist Isabel Ann Castro dreams of Frida Kahlo

by HABLO PICASSO July 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Isabel Ann Castro — aka the Queen of Tacos, Texas — raises desmadre and makes art in San Antonio, Texas.  Last weekend she was holding hands with Frida Kahlo.  

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Sebastien de la Cruz sings ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ like a boss

by Verdana Bold July 3, 2015 Cultura
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Remember when the white wingers were hating on El Charro del Oro, the Mariachi Kid, Sebastien de la Cruz? No? Nevermind. This kid sings The Star Spangled Banner like a boss. (The old boss, Donald Trump, got fired.)

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Mr. Manager: WTF is this ‘Hispanic Option Dr Pepper’? (NSFW video)

by Lucida Grandé June 5, 2015 Cultura
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Excuse me, Mr. Store Manager in San Antonio, Texas. I see you’re selling Hispanic Option Dr Pepper. Is it good? Do you have White Option Dr Pepper? Black Option? Korean? Chinese? [NSFW adult language.]

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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 13, 2015 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Those Taiwanese animators recap the Spurs’ NBA victory (video)

by HABLO PICASSO June 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Maybe you didn’t see the San Antonio Spurs smoke the Miami Heat 104-87 for the NBA crown Sunday night, or maybe you want to relive the glory. Those wacky Taiwanese animators at TomoNews are here to help. Meanwhile in San Antonio (NSFW video): Post by Roberto Carlos Saldana. PREVIOUSLY ON SAN ANTONIO:

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RIP Jesus ‘Chucho’ Perales, Chicano rock pioneer (video)

by Soy Capitan June 9, 2014 Cultura
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Jesus “Chucho” Perales, a founding member and guitarist with Mando & the Chili Peppers, a band considered to be among the very first of the Chicano rock ‘n’ rollers in the mid-1950s, died Sunday. He was 78. My San Antonio writes: The Chili Peppers were the first Mexican-American group to appear on American Bandstand. The […]

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George Jones swings ‘Boogie Woogie Mexican Boy’ (video)

by MOON GUAC May 14, 2014 Cultura
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The late country music superstar George Jones wrote and sang quite a few standout songs. Boogie Woogie Mexican Boy (AKA Mexican Boogie) may not be among them. On the other hand, how many tunes do you know about a Mexican boy the girls like because he has “great big feet?” And how exactly did he […]

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Video: Texas leads nation in bad R&B/hot Latinas

by Dru Ron Ron February 18, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Texas is the state with the worst R&B in the nation, according to a new study by the University of Texas at Austin.  The Lone Star state, which has a earned a reputation as the home of blues legends such as Robert Johnson, Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan, has […]

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@SaraChicaD has a Latina Valentine’s Day dilemma (video)

by Barney Asada February 10, 2014 Cultura
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Sara Inés Calderón — POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews and @SaraChicaD on the Tuiter — is facing Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend, a novio. Her grandmother recommends a statue of St. Anthony, the marriage saint; with San Antonio, according to her abuela, she won’t miss the love train.

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Cuban Reds say Raul Castro-Obama handshake betrayed Revolution

by Comic Saenz December 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HAVANA) El Presidente Comrade Raul Castro’s handshake with imperialist war criminal Barack Obama at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa was a slap in the face of the workers of the world and a betrayal of Cuba’s Communist Revolution, an old school Communist Bay of Pigs veteran charged Tuesday. “That […]

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‘Chihuahua Country Safari’ launches Kickstarter campaign

by Victor Payan November 15, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Local breakfast taco deliveryman Ron Garcia is just $5,980 away from realizing his dream of starting the nation’s first wild Chihuahua sanctuary. The sanctuary, dubbed Chihuahua Country Safari, has a Kickstarter campaign that Garcia hopes will raise the much needed $6,000 to turn his backyard into a haven for the […]

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In San Antonio, the ArtSlam is turning Japanese (video)

by HABLO PICASSO October 1, 2013 Cultura
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San Antonio, Tejas, is apparently chock full of cool artists creating cool art and organizing cool art events. PuroPinche.com shows and tells in this video about the BIG IN JAPAN ArtSlam late last month.

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