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Our top choices for things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of August 5 2022 include TJH’s Superhero Car Show & Comic Con, Fit Family Challenge at Brooks City Base, Locals Day at the Briscoe, and more!
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The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin and Waco area.
Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!
Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio
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Let the kids have a night out at Clay Casa! The fun includes pottery, crafting, games, and an exciting theme. The ticket includes a snack and drink for each child.
When: Friday, August 5 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 502 Embassy Oaks, San Antonio, TX
How much: $40
 
Los Patios is hosting an outdoor movie night! Bring a lawn chair, and blanket, and enjoy the newest Jumanji film. If you come early, you can check out the bounce house and lawn games.
When: Friday, August 5 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: 2015 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
 
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If your child enjoys superheroes and cars, get your tickets to the Comic Con. This show features car creations from hit movies and tv shows. Meet your favorite superheroes and more.
When: Friday, August 5 | 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX
How much: $15 and up
Sur La Table Summer Camps in Houston
Kids and Teens Summer Series by Sur La Table calls on all young chefs to get ready for five fun-filled days of cooking, learning, and laughter at the Sur La Table kitchens.
The classes will be small and hands-on allowing for plenty of mixing, prepping and cooking. The instructors are both talented chefs and teachers, and they will make sure that everyone has a great time. Young cooks will explore menus full of exciting discoveries, from how to prepare favorite dishes to new twists on classic desserts.
Students receive a certificate of completion, a free apron (colors may vary) and a coupon good for 10% off an in-store purchase while class is in session! 
Location: Shops at La Cantera- 15900 La Cantera Parkway, #19120, San Antonio
Dates: Various 4 day and 5 day camps between May 31st and August 19
Cost: Varies
Check out our full list of Summer Camps 2022 in San Antonio
The Cherrity Bar and SAAACAM invite families out for a chance to receive school supplies! Backpacks, books, and other necessary school materials will be available so your child can go back to school prepared.
When: Saturday, August 6 | 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
 
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Get in one last summer challenge with the whole family! Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome. Themed t-shirts are first come first serve, and be sure to bring water!
When: Saturday, August 6 | 7:30 a.m.
Where: 8081 Inner Circle Rd, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
 
Did you know McAllister Park has some dirt trails? Take advantage of this free kid-friendly event to get out on the trails with a mountain bike. Kids will learn the basic skills – see site for details.
When: Saturday, August 6 | 9:00 a.m.
Where: 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
 
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Check out some old and new Mopar cars at this monthly family-friendly event! Whether it be checking out Chargers or Challengers or playing at the base of the Tower, this is a great night out with the family.
When: Saturday, August 6 | 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: 739 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
Drama Kids International Summer Camps are among the best summer camps in the San Antonio area. 
In the Super Heroes Camp at Drama Kids International, kids will perform mighty feats of strength and cunning as they write, solve, and act up in plays – created, directed, and performed entirely by THEM!
Campers will use all their superpowers to create a plot, characters, stage movement, songs, and more as they work together to save the planet (or whatever else they may wish to save). Campers will bring the house down during their end of camp DKI Playhouse Presentation, performing a play created by their team! 

We have rounded up the best summer camps in the San Antonio area. Drama Kids International is one of them. There are camps in areas of Sports, Outdoors, STEM and more! 
Check out our full list of the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in the San Antonio area!
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The Wild West is all around in Texas. Learn a bit more about it at the Briscoe Museum, which hosts locals day of free admission for Bexar County residents to enjoy!
When: Sunday, August 7 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
 
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Celebrate back to school at Brooster’s! This event will feature an in-house band, a live Mickey and Minnie guest appearance, and more!
When: Sunday, August 7 | 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 815 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
 
Spend some time down by the River Walk and check out local vendor booths at this Artisan Show. Booths will include all sorts of unique gifts or treats that the family can enjoy.
When: Sunday, August 7 | 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 602 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free
Image 5: Up to 18% Off Admission to SeaWorld San Antonio
What: One Single-Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio: Valid Through 01/03/2023. Attractions include roller coasters, up-close sea life interactions, and world-class shows at one San Antonio’s largest amusement parks.
Where: Sea World San Antonio – 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
How Much: Up to 18% discount on admission at Sea World and Aquatica, San Antonio
Also, check out our 20 Top things to do with toddlers & kids in San Antonio
For the latest events and activities, check out our weekly updates to Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend, and Things to do in San Antonio this Week 
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The wait is over as Powerball finally has a winner for its jackpot worth over $1 billion

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The wait is over as Powerball finally has a winner for its jackpot worth over $1 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny neighborhood store in downtown Los Angeles sold the winning ticket for the Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $1.08 billion, the sixth largest in U.S. history and the third largest in the history of the game.

The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s drawing were: white balls 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and red Powerball 24.

The winner can choose either the total jackpot paid out in yearly increments or a $558.1 million lump sum before taxes. Winners don’t have to come forward publicly but their names and the disposition of the money are public records, according to the California Lottery.

The winning ticket was sold at Las Palmitas Mini Market, which will receive a $1 million bonus from the lottery. The owner of the store is Maria Leticia Menjivar, lottery spokesperson Carolyn Becker said.

Lottery officials presented a giant symbolic check to the owner and her family, including her husband Navor Herrera, the manager, and hung signs saying “billionaire made here.”

Asked about the store’s million-dollar windfall, Herrera set his sights on the future.

“I have to make more bigger store, more items, good service for the people. That’s my thing now,” he said.

“The store is small” but the luck there is “big,” Herrera joked.

Located in the city’s Fashion District, the narrow minimarket is a few blocks from Skid Row’s scenes of homelessness and distress where thousands of people live in makeshift shanties that line entire blocks of the neighborhood.

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The 107-block district is both a center of the West Coast apparel industry as well as a low-income area where small stores offer clothing, accessories and fabrics that spill onto sidewalks. Bargain-seekers flock to the district, but many storefronts are shuttered.

The winner must come forward to the California Lottery to claim the prize — and should consider hiring financial and legal advisers, spokesperson Carolyn Becker told reporters.

“And then we have to spend time vetting the winner to make sure it is the right person,” Becker said. “Integrity and transparency are incredibly important to us, so we will probably not know for months and months.”

A crush of reporters descended on the narrow minimarket, creating an early morning stir.

Lucy Jamil, who works nearby, came to the market after hearing the jackpot news.

“I’m very excited — very, very excited,” said Jamil, an employee at a store selling items such as backpacks, strollers and makeup boxes. “This morning when I woke up I was praying to God, you know, God willing it’s gonna be somebody who works over here.”

Final ticket sales pushed the jackpot beyond its earlier estimate of $1 billion to $1.08 billion at the time of the drawing, moving it from the seventh largest to the sixth largest U.S lottery jackpot ever won.

The game’s abysmal odds of 1 in 292.2 million are designed to build big prizes that draw more players.

The largest Powerball jackpot was $2.04 billion in November, also in California, making Thursday the second time in less than a year that someone in Los Angeles County has become a Powerball billionaire.

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The last time anyone won the Powerball jackpot was on April 19 for a top prize of nearly $253 million.

Powerball is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Associated Press writers John Antczak and Amancai Biraben contributed.

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This story has been corrected to fix the spelling of Navor Herrera’s first name. It is Navor, not Nabor. It has also been corrected to show that Herrera is the store’s manager, not the owner.

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Body recovered from Lady Bird Lake Tuesday

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AUSTIN (AustinEnquirer.com) — A somber discovery unfolded on Tuesday morning as the Austin Fire Department retrieved the lifeless body of an unidentified man from the tranquil waters of Lady Bird Lake. The tragic event occurred in the vicinity of 1000 W. Cesar Chavez St., near the convergence of Barton Creek with the lake.

During a press conference, the Austin Police Department revealed that the circumstances surrounding the man’s untimely demise remain shrouded in mystery, prompting an ongoing investigation to uncover the truth behind this unsettling incident.

Prompted by an emergency call at precisely 10:28 a.m., the Austin Fire Department swiftly responded to the distressing scene. Despite their valiant efforts, the man was pronounced dead at 10:59 a.m., leaving the community shaken and searching for answers.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ power grid operator asked residents Tuesday to voluntarily cut back on electricity due to anticipated record demand on the system as a heat wave kept large swaths of the state and southern U.S. in triple-digit temperatures.

On the last day of spring, the sweltering heat felt more like the middle of summer across the South, where patience was growing thin over outages that have persisted since weekend storms and tornadoes caused widespread damage.

In the Mississippi capital, some residents said Tuesday that they had been without power and air conditioning for almost 100 hours, which is longer than the outages caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Entergy Mississippi, the state’s largest electric utility, said its crews had worked 16-hour shifts since Friday, but some officials expressed doubts about its preparedness.

High temperatures in the state were expected to reach 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday.

“The delay in restoring power has caused significant hardship for their customers and it is unacceptable,” said Brent Bailey, a member on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the state’s energy regulator.

The request by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which serves most of that state’s nearly 30 million residents, was its first of the year to cut energy consumption. ERCOT said it was “not experiencing emergency conditions,” but it noted that the state set an unofficial June record on Monday for energy demand.

In the oil patch of West Texas, temperatures in San Angelo soared to an all-time high of 114 degrees (46 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Many Texans have been skeptical of the state’s grid since a deadly 2021 ice storm knocked out power to millions of customers for days. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said improvements since then have made the grid more stable, but those improvement efforts continue to draw scrutiny.

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In neighboring Oklahoma, more than 100,000 customers were eagerly awaiting the restoration of power and air conditioning following weekend storms that downed trees and snapped hundreds of utility poles. Officials say at least one person in Oklahoma has died because of the prolonged outages, which could last into the weekend for some residents.

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday declared a state of emergency because of the weekend’s storms, citing damage from the weather and “numerous” downed power lines.

In Louisiana, more than 51,000 electricity customers were still without power Tuesday because of the storms that damaged more than 800 structures around Shreveport alone, according to Mayor Tom Arceneaux. Officials said more than a dozen major transmission lines were still awaiting repairs.

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Associated Press writers Michael Goldberg in Jackson, Mississippi, and Andrew DeMillo in Little Rock, Arkansas, contributed to this report.

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