Monday, January 21, 2019

Was The Nation's Largest MLK "Parade" A Bust? January 21, 2019

When we lived in San Antonio ten year years ago, the annual MLK parade/march was always one of the highlights of the year. It was the nation's largest MLK parades/marches in the US.

Today, doing a google search, not one news report of how the parade in San Antonio went showed up on the first page -- well, maybe one. But when I went to the link it said the parade started off a half-hour late but the "DJs kept the crowd entertained." The google search suggested that the big MLK parade in Texas this year was in Houston.

The San Antonio Express News/mySA appeared to have hardly covered the event at all. Here's the screenshot. Note that all there is on the "front page" is a link to photos elsewhere.

And "hundreds gather"? When were there a decade ago, it was tens of thousands.

One Thing Leads To Another

How about that Buc-ee's story. From this link:
The store in Baldwin County, Alabama, opened at 6 a.m. this morning, giving Alabama residents their first taste of unique amenities that became a staple in Texas since it opened in 1982.

The 50,000-square-foot store offers 124 fueling stations and "the biggest, most pristine bathrooms the state of Alabama has ever seen," according to a press release.

Judging by the turnout at the opening, it's clear the legend of the store's highly addictive snacks have spread well beyond Texas. Beaver Nuggets, a wildly popular product made of sugar, caramel and butter-coated corn puffs, may have had something to do with that. The store also offers barbecue, beef jerky and homemade fudge.

According to Forbes, Buc-ee's has "taken advantage of years of low interest rates to finance an expansion that is designed to make them a power across the southeast."

A second location outside Texas is projected to open this summer in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

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