Richard A. Marini, S.A. Express-News

Richard A. Marini

S.A. Express-News

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • S.A. Express-News
Past:
  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Middletown Press
  • mySA
  • Inside Scoop SF

Recent articles by Richard:

Texas tribute bands keep classic rock alive for fans

Fans of bands like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty and the Grateful Dead are packing clubs for tribute shows. → Read More

Canyon Lake home's new outdoor kitchen blends in with the backyard

A couple's house is “a natural gathering place” for relatives in San Antonio and surrounding areas, and now an outdoor covered kitchen makes entertaining — and cooking — easier. → Read More

Canyon Lake home saves water with landscape featuring drought-tolerant plants, 500 tons of rocks

Canyon Lake home trades turf for stones in different colors and plenty of... → Read More

This Spurs Hall of Famer has never missed a game in 20 years

Play-by-play announcer Bill Schoening has tales to tell, songs to sing and four championship rings. → Read More

New $600,000 Blanco home combines antique furniture and architectural pieces

A couple, retired from NEISD, recently built a home near Blanco that was designed to... → Read More

$600,000 renovation updates '90s-era Fredericksburg home with million-dollar hilltop views

Tyler O'Brien's three-bedroom, two-bathroom house just outside Fredericksburg had two things that money can’t buy when he purchased it: great bones and a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside. → Read More

Century-old piano, saved from destruction at the last minute, will be restored

The baby grand piano, built in 1922 by the Starr Piano Company of Richmond, Indiana, was recently rescued from destruction by professional musician and activist Dana Clark. → Read More

Pickleball's popularity soars across the U.S. and in San Antonio, but so does the number of injuries

Experts say many pickleball-related injuries can be avoided by stretching, warming up and proper nutrition before, after and during play. → Read More

Kitchen and bath renovations take Alamo Heights home from 'tired' to spectacular

A little bit luxe, a little bit glam and lots of Patagonian quartzite key this three-phase refreshening in the Park at Lincoln Heights. → Read More

Covering 'San Antonio's beach,' the Port Aransas South Jetty thrives while many small-town newspapers lag

In addition to vacationing there, many San Antonians own beach homes or condos in Port A and rely on the newspaper to know what's going on. → Read More

Travis Park ice rink returns to downtown San Antonio for the holidays

The popular ice rink in Travis Park will return with double the capacity of past years,... → Read More

Fredericksburg home looks industrial on the outside, inviting on the inside

The modern house, dubbed The Outpost by architect Ignacio Salas-Humara, is made up of three separate structures that form a U-shaped compound around a central courtyard. → Read More

New two-story Alamo Heights home by Blair Jones stands out among its neighbors

Near-black facade contrasts dramatically with red brick in a 'modern... → Read More

San Antonio burger king Leroy Tondre of Floyd’s Dairy Bar dies

For decades, Floyd’s attracted hungry families with its signature five-burger special priced to accommodate even the tightest budget. → Read More

Here are the 25 best pumpkin patches open in San Antonio area

Many pumpkin patches also run fun fall events like corn mazes, petting zoos and other kid-friendly activities with most open right up until Halloween. → Read More

Disasters happen: Make sure you and your family don't go hungry if you have to shelter in place

Prepare in advance for going without electricity, running water or empty grocery store shelve for days, even weeks at a time, as experts warn such scenarios are becoming more common. → Read More

Cheryl Ladd hopes to make fans proud after close call on 'Dancing With the Stars'

The "Charlie's Angels" star and Hill Country resident barely escaped elimination on the... → Read More

Modern Mahncke Park home has bird's-eye view of San Antonio

The two-story modernistic home dubbed the Peregrine House enjoys a commanding view of the nearby San Antonio Country Club golf course, the University of the Incarnate Word campus and much of the rest of the city beyond. → Read More

Astroport receives additional NASA funding to develop '100 percent regolith' buildings

Astroport Space Technologies plans to send robots to the moon to construct buildings out... → Read More

Alamo Heights renovation project expands when part of the 1934 house collapses

Melanie and Thomas Tucker's remodel project, initially budgeted to cost $65,000, eventually topped $150,000. → Read More