SA Live Articles


During my Fall 2018 semester, I got the opportunity to work with SA Live at KSAT 12 Station in San Antonio, TX. I gained many different skills including learning how to use different softwares such as WildMoka, GMG Lakana, and ENPS, learning how to effectively write articles using AP style, and how to film and edit. I wrote a variety of articles for the show and also got to film, edit, and write my very own package about a small business in San Antonio that holds a very special place in my heart.You can read my articles and watch my package below!

Barrio Barista – Coffee, Cultura, Comida, y Familia!! 

Barrio Barista

Barrio Barista is a cute coffeehouse with an ambiance that will remind you of your abuelita’s house. They specialize in good food, good coffee, and good company.Owner, Gilbert DeHoyos created Barrio Barista after working in multiple food service positions because his main love in life is coffee. Inspired by his father, Gilbert established the coffeehouse so the west-side community would have a place to enjoy genuinely good food and customer service. He built the establishment with love and dedication and still runs the place with the help of his sons, Brian and Gilbert Jr.Gilbert Jr. says he loves that his dad is, “a self-starter. He doesn’t rely on anyone else. He is very self-sufficient.” After working in the corporate world, Gilbert Jr. left his bank job to help his dad run the business. He became a self-taught barista and created all of the social media outlets for the coffeehouse including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to help make his dads dreams come true.Brian says that Barrio Barista is very special to him as it is somewhere where people can expect to, “put their lives on hold, live in the moment, and be in the present in the exact space that will help you understand what life’s all about.” He is inspired by his dad since he created such a unique space perfect for anyone wanting to get away from all the stress of life and enjoy a cup of coffee.Barrio Barista is located on 3735 Culebra Rd. and open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. So go on out and enjoy coffee, comida, and cultura!

Here, we offer a second home unlike any other with culture and coffee roasting fresh every morning, and some tasty homecooked creations too. We hope to see you soon at your local, neighborhood coffeehouse. Gracias!


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Luminaria Arts Festival – DON’T MISS IT

Luminaria Arts Festival

Luminaria is an organization that created the annual event, the Luminaria Arts Festival. Luminaria works to help artists connect with the city through performances and visual art. The City of San Antonio sponsors the event to help people get in touch with their creative side.
It’s a weekend of dynamic art! Saturday, Nov. 10, will feature an after-dark festival of contemporary arts from 7 p.m. to midnight. Sunday, Nov. 11, will feature a community arts day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including brunch with the artists, artist workshops, vendors and more! Sunday will also feature a special evening performance by Agarita at Mission San Jose from 4 to 7 p.m. 
Bring the whole family to enjoy a weekend filled with music, art and fun!
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Honeysuckle Tea Time – DON’T MISS THEM TONIGHT

Honeysuckle Teatime

Honeysuckle Teatime is a catering business that serves delicious treats, perfect for any event.  
They offer a diverse menu and custom orders of tea-infused cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and more!
They also have many events and classes, offered to everyone at a low cost. 

Business Bites Event

You can try Honeysuckle Tea Time treats on Friday, Nov. 9,at Business Bites, sponsored by Chef Cooperative, a nonprofit organization that works to raise funds in support of farm-to-table initiatives and the prosperity of local farmers. 
The event will benefit Launch SA, a separate nonprofit organization that works to assist entrepreneurs, small business owners and food companies. 
Business Bites will feature 18 vendors with a diverse amount of food. Tickets are $45, but as an SA Live viewer, you can get them for $40 using this link. Don’t miss out on this event and the sweet treats that come with it!
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Fiesta Feet – Get Your Shoe Shopping On 

Fiesta Feet

Fiesta Feet provides shoes perfect for any occasion year-round. With the holidays approaching, they have many different styles that are great for holiday parties. These products are 100 percent handmade in Mexico with real leather for better comfort. Most shoes are made by single mothers, so they can provide for their families while doing something they love. They use the bright colors of Mexico as inspiration to create their beautifully designed shoes.Not only are these shoes made in Mexico, but part of the proceeds go to benefit a good cause in Mexico. Casa Kamami in Guadalajara, Mexico, is a foster home for abused girls that provides education and proper resources to young girls. Susana Cabrera, owner of Fiesta Feet, says this organization is funded by her aunt and uncle and it holds a special place in her heart. Fiesta Feet has shoes for adults, babies and kids — how cute is that? The company is an online store and provides free exchanges and returns, which makes things super convenient. They do, however, feature some of their products in stores, like GG’s House Boutique. Check them out online and get your cute shoe fix!

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Southtown 101: Create Your Own Michelada

Southtown 101

Dress up your Michelada to accommodate your taste buds with Southtown 101. You can enjoy your customized Michelada with a scrumptious meal, too!
They have a fully-stocked bar with delicious burgers on the menu, which makes for a perfect football Sunday. Put your feet up and relax while watching the game on one of their many TVs. 
Need a new brunch spot? Southtown has just what you need! Take your Michelada and enjoy a delicious brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also live music on the patio and an option to add a $10 champagne bucket — what a deal! 
Stop by Southtown 101 for great food and a fun atmosphere at 101 Pereida St. They’re open Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m, Fridays from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Perfect for late night cravings! 
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Atkins Fall Health Tips

Fall Health Tips

Pat Baird, a registered dietician, has all the health tips to keep you on the straight and narrow as you head into the holiday season.
Her top three tips: 
1. Get a flu shot 
  • Anyone over the age of 6 months is recommended to get a flu shot. 
2. Avoid added sugar
  • Add fresh fruit to plain yogurt instead of eating fruit-flavored yogurt.
  • Try guacamole with sliced zucchini or hard boiled eggs instead of chips.
  • Put a Bumble Bee Chicken Salad in your bag for a healthy snack on the go.
  • To satisfy your sweet tooth, grab some Atkins Protein Wafer Crisps!
3. Get adequate sleep
  • Sleep deprivation can make you more vulnerable to illnesses – especially the flu. 
  • Make sure kids are getting the proper amount of sleep, too, so their immune system stays strong.

Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl Recipe

The Atkins websiteand cookbook feature many recipes that are filling, delicious and healthy! Pat helped Fiona make this delicious Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl as a healthy fall option.
  • 12 ounces raw chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2/3 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 each California avocado
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 carrot (7-1/2″) carrots
  • 2 large (1 inch to 1 1/4 inches diameter) radishes
  • 8 sprigs cilantro
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a small skillet with cooking spray.  Add the chicken and cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning once or twice to brown the chicken. Slide into the oven and bake 6 to 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center when sliced with a knife. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes, then shred. 
  2. Place the peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, hot chili sauce and 3 tablespoons of hot water in a large bowl. Whisk well until smooth. Divide the spinach and avocado between four bowls. Top with the chicken, zucchini, carrots, radishes and the cilantro.  Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.
For more delicious recipes, visit the Atkins website to learn how you can have a fulfilling, low-carb diet!
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Pico de Gallo – The Perfecto Margarita is NACHO Average Drink

Pico De Gallo

To celebrate November, Pico De Gallo is offering their perfecto margarita all month long! For something to go with your drink, try some delicious nachos. The beef nachos (Mike suggests topping them off with guacamole) will make all of your nacho dreams come true! To enjoy these menu items and more go to Pico De Gallo for breakfast, lunch or dinner at 111 S. Leona St. on Mondays through Thursdays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. or Sundays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.For more, visit any La Familia Cortez restaurant. Don’t miss out on these mouthwatering dishes and drinks! 

Perfect Margarita

Ingredients Needed:1 1/2 ounces Reposado Patron1/2 ounces Patron Orange Liqueur2 teaspoons Agave Nectar1/2 fresh lime (juiced)Recipe:Fill a shaker with Reposado Patron, Patron Orange Liqueur, agave nectar and freshly squeezed lime juice. Add ice into the shaker and shake well. Strain and pour into a martini glass and add any additional garnish. Enjoy! 

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Rob the Original

Rob the Original is a traveling artist with many talents. He can make beautiful art out of anything, as seen in his amazing sugar skull piece made completely out of gunpowder!
Rob is a barber, tattoo artist and free-hand artist. His philosophy is he can use anything as a canvas. 
His words of advice to aspiring artists:  Put yourself out there! Social media makes sharing art easy and he feels artists should never be afraid to share their creations with the world.
Rob serves as an international educator and travels all around the world sharing his talents. He says he is grateful for the opportunity to inspire people to express themselves through art. His favorite recollection of his traveling is when he visited Brazil and saw children as young as 8 years old doing art with hairstyles.
For more on Rob the Original, check him out on InstagramTwitter and Facebook!
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Recipe: Spooky Cocktails

Dulce Vida

On Halloween, the kids get all the candy – the adults get all the drinks. In honor of the holiday, Milestone Brands Marketing Manager Kristen Ortiz came up with a couple boot-tiful Dulce Vida tequila beverages for adults to enjoy – and with Alamo City Comic Con in town, her guest bartender was none other than Flash Gordon himself, actor Sam Jones. 

The Perfect Paloma


InstructionsStart off with your Dulce Vide tequila in your cup filled with iceAdd a splash of lime juicePour in enough mineral water to almost fill the cup Optionally add 3 oz of lemon/lime sodaWrap lychee around a black cherry to make an “eyeball” and add it into the cocktailStir all the ingredients togetherAdd grapefruit, sip and enjoy! 

Black Magic Margarita


Instructions:Start off with Blanco Tequila in a shaker full of iceAdd Naranja Orange Liquor Splah 1/2 oz of lime juiceShakeAdd activated charcoal (1 capsule) Strain it into martini glassAdd black sugar on the rim for a spooktacular black cocktail! 

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RECIPE: Spooky Treats from The Bread Box

The Bread Box

Do you need a spooky-good recipe for your Halloween party? Look no further because The Bread Box has just what you need! You can make Dracula cookies, spooky eyeball cake pops, and candy corn cupcakes – creepy and delicious! If you prefer having a large cake for your event, The Bread Box also makes beautiful cakes for any occasion. The Bread Box may be popular for its delicious desserts including pies, brownies and cupcakes — but that’s not all. It’s a great spot for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. They feature a wide variety of menu items, sure to satisfy any craving. To grab a bite to eat or order in-store, The Bread Box is located at  555 W Bitters Rd.#115 78216 (Artisan Alley). Be sure to get there early for some freshly baked bread! 

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RECIPE: Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Ingredients:1 Medium onion, diced2 small bell peppers (any color)1 tablespoon canola oil1 garlic cove, minced1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin1 can (12-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes1 can of black beans1 can of pinto beans2 cups of vegetable broth4-1/2 teaspoons of chili powder2 teaspoons cumin2 teaspoons of paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon of cinnamonRed pepper flakesOptional:Sour cream or Greek yogurtShredded cheeseJalapenos1 pound of cooked ground turkeyDirections: Add oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Add onion and diced garlic. Cook the ingredients until the onion is translucent. Add diced tomato and bell peppers. Let the ingredients simmer for 5 minutes. Add pinto beans, black beans, solid pack pumpkin, vegetable broth, ground turkey (optional), chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Let all the ingredients come to a slight boil, then turn down the heat and cover the pan for 15-20 minutes. Once done, scoop chili into a bowl and add any toppings such as Greek yogurt or sour cream, jalapenos and shredded cheese. Let it cool and enjoy! 

CHEF Program

CHEF is a dietitian-approved program that provides great recipes that are both delicious and nutritious. These recipes are great to cook with kids in order to encourage a healthy eating lifestyle.They have recipes for anything you need, including after-school snacks, drinks, breakfast items and sauces.For more information and recipes, you can visit CHEF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube

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Pinks on The Patio 

Pinks on The Patio is an event hosted by La Cantera Resort and Spa featuring cocktails (non-alcoholic drinks will be offered), food and live music in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. All of the proceeds from this event goes to WINGS  to provide breast health care services to women in the Central and South Texas areas — regardless of their financial circumstances.Their next event is this Thursday, October 25th starting at 4 p.m. to midnight.

Aperol Spritz Recipe

2 oz or hefty pour of Aperol Add Ice Top it off with ChampagneStir and enjoy! 

Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipe

Add 2 oz Seedlip Spirit Add a dash of Raspberry Syrup Add a dash of Lemon Juice Shake, pour, and enjoy!

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RECIPE: Mexican Beer Cheese and Bratwurst Tacos – OCTUBREFEST TONIGHT!

Mexican Beer Cheese

Simmer 1/2 sliced onions in oil at regular heatTurn the heat down and add 1 cup of light Mexican beerAdd 1 cup of meltable velveeta cheese, velveetaAdd 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddarUp the heat at regular and let the cheese simmerAdd 1 tbsp of stone ground mustardLet it cool and enjoy!

Bratwurst Tacos

Add oil and simmer 1/2 onion slicedAdd 4 Bratwurst to simmer with the onionsAdd 1 cup of light Mexican beer and then let it all simmer at regular heatAdd grainy mustard or mustard seeds in the mix Put the bratwurst and onions in flour tortillas and enjoy! 


La Familia Cortez is teaming up with Bier Garten to bring foodies everywhere their first Octubrefest! Bier Garten will be providing drinks and music while La Familia Cortez will be providing delicious food such as the bratwurst tacos featured in this video. Come out on Friday, October 12th from 4:00-10:30 PM for this completely FREE event! Come out for some food, dancing, and drinks!!

Bring your lederhosen and guayaberas and we’ll provide the cerveza, musik, and cultura. Prost! Salud!


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Recipe: Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Chocolate Crumb Pies

Tootie Pie Co.

Since 1998, Tootie Pie Co. has been featuring many different pies and cakes that are sure to make your mouth water. They are perfect for the upcoming holidays! The delicious pies featured in the video can be made at home or they can be ordered directly from the Tootie Pie website and you can have it shipped to you.Why be a high roller when you can be a pie roller? Joining the pie rollers has many benefits including access to exclusive pies so get your membership now so you can have unique flavored pies at your family Thanksgiving dinner. Check them out for more information and to order your own delicious pie that is sure to satisfy your cravings!Watch the video from this article here!

RECIPE: Frankenstein Burger

Frankenstein Burger Recipe

First, start off by cooking your sausage “Frank” Crack an egg on your skillet and prepare it over-easyToast your sesame bunsCook your sausage patty to your satisfactionAdd chipotle coleslaw onto your toasted bunsAdd the sausage patty on top of the coleslawPlace your bacon (can be cooked however you desire) on topAdd your sausage “Frank” on top Place the over-easy egg on top of the sausageDrizzle on your “radioactive” queso (the writer suggests adding green food coloring to your favorite queso recipe). Enjoy your Spooky burger! 

Hawx Burger 

Hawx Burger is a family owned joint that is popular for their unique and creative menu items along with their great customer service. Their goal is to provide delicious, gourmet burgers with the freshest ingredients. That is why they support local farmer and grow their sunny micro greens which are featured in a majority of their burgers. SA Live’s David Elder suggests the Aloha Burger with sushi-grade ahi tuna, avocado, grilled pineapple, and more. However, SA Live also suggests that you try every burger on the menu! They have so many different options from their “Feisty Chicken” to their “Egg-Ceptional.” Who doesn’t love a good burger? Check them out for delicious burgers and more at their Sonterra location and their Vance Jackson location. Follow them on instagram for more information and for their upcoming events!

“We aim to not simply please our guests, but to also make them happy that when they leave, they say to themselves, ‘I can’t wait to come back.’ Be happy and eat well!”- Christian Hawx


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