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Old 09-24-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Having been born and raised here I fret over the thought that certain community leaders are pushing and shoving us old timers into the new age.
I like the way SA has carved out its own personality and I reject attempts to make San Antonio into another San Fransisco or Austin. We need to stay original. No Metro trains, etc.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Let us hope that it is. Our local music scene is definitely taking shape. Trains please.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I agree with the guy above...

we need more new music and less music with old men in spandex
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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To the OP: As much as I would like to see SA become progressive such as a San Francisco or Austin, it will never happen. In the several years I've lived here I've seen so many sharp, educated, worldly people give it a try because of the lower cost of living here, and ultimately move on given the dead vibe here. I like to hold out hope that one day that will change, but those who would make the place better bail on it as they are not willing to sacrifice themselves to dig in their heels and enact change.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Windsor
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Haha. Don't worry, San Antonio will never be a modern city.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Having been born and raised here I fret over the thought that certain community leaders are pushing and shoving us old timers into the new age.
I like the way SA has carved out its own personality and I reject attempts to make San Antonio into another San Fransisco or Austin. We need to stay original. No Metro trains, etc.
Please elaborate. I don't have a problem with metro trains. What does the etc mean? How exactly are community leaders "shoving us into a new age?"
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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I fret over the thought that certain community leaders are pushing and shoving us old timers into the new age.
No one is "shoving" you into the "new age." You haven't yet, or have refused to adapt. Do you think we have been shoved into the "new age" from the 1950s to, now, the year 2011, or was that just a natural progression for a city our population size?

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I like the way SA has carved out its own personality and I reject attempts to make San Antonio into another San Fransisco or Austin. We need to stay original. No Metro trains, etc.
San Antonio will never be Austin. Austin will never be Harlem. New Orleans will never be New York. Louisville will never be Chicago.

Get my point? ALL cities are uniquely different.

Progress is one thing and should be encouraged, but I think it's pretty clear that San Antonio will always be San Antonio and we hope that we can improve on what we have now in order to make us a better city.

Maybe you're more of a "country" living out-in-the-boonies kind of person? If that appeals to you, then maybe that is more your fit than the city life.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Someone's getting old..... Maybe this is how your parents felt?
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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San Antonio has deeply entrenched socio-economic and cultural things going on that will keep it San Antonio. Probably forever.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yes Bexar County is liberal as is Harris and Travis, so what is your point?
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