US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

WASHINGTON – Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes represented a … Read more

Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins

MOSCOW – Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia’s parliamentary election. Unexpectedly long lines formed at some polling places, and independent media suggested this could … Read more

Longtime San Antonio eatery Tomatillos Cafe y Cantina leaving Broadway for Loop 1604

click to enlarge Screen Capture / Google Maps San Antonio staple Tomatillos will leave the Broadway corridor on Sunday, September 26. For more than 25 years, Tomatillos Cafe y Cantina has served up generous portions of Tex-Mex fare with a side of festive atmosphere on Broadway just north of downtown. But the fiesta is coming … Read more

Sunken Garden Theater could get $62 million makeover, if included in city’s 2022 bond

As plans ramp up for renovations in Brackenridge Park, the old Sunken Garden Theater has become a primary focus. Friday morning, city officials unveiled renderings at the 91-year-old attraction showing a revamped entertainment venue, with an enclosed stage and a covered pavilion over a fixed seating area. Mayor Ron Nirenberg and and Bexar County Commissioner … Read more

Golden Wok Lawsuit, Haunted Tavern Pop-up: San Antonio’s biggest food stories of the week

Posted By San Antonio Current Staff on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 2:13 PM click to enlarge Screenshot / Google Maps Owners of San Antonio’s Golden Wok restaurants are embroiled in multimillion-dollar lawsuit. When it comes to food news this week, San Antonio was all about the chisme. Looking at the numbers, readers were intrigued … Read more

Texas outpaces nation for COVID deaths, Washington Post study shows

A new data analysis puts Texas’ COVID-19 death toll in a harsh light. The analysis of federal data, published September 15 by The Washington Post, shows 1 in 490 Texans have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. By no means is that the worst death rate among the states — that dubious distinction goes to Mississippi … Read more