Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Monday that state agencies will have until Feb. 15 to implement a new statewide security plan to ban the popular Chinese social media app TikTok. Abbott's move comes amid growing concerns from U.S. officials, including FBI Director Chris Wray, that the app operated by Chinese-based software company Byte Dance could be used to steal users data. Even so, Abbott ratcheted up the hysteria a couple of notches, suggesting in a statement that "Chinese Communist Party members" in the company's workforcer could have their sights on Texas' valuable data.
With Black History Month now underway, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is offering a river boat tour exploring the ongoing contributions of the African American community to the Alamo City. The two-hour tour will depart from SAAACAM at 218 South Presa St. at 1 p.m. on Feb. 11 and last until around 3 p.m. Guests will embark on a journey departing from La Villita, traveling north through the Museum Reach and Pearl District before heading back downriver toward the Alamo and Convention Center, learning about the African American history embedded into the culture of San Antonio along the way.
San Antonio's Last Place Burgers got major kudos from YouTube star and co-host of the Impulsive Podcast, Mike Majlak. In the most recent episode of the star's Nightshift vlog series, Majlak said Last Place is “the best burger I've had in my entire fucking life,” while standing outside Mark Villarreal's food truck. Majlak and Impulsive co-host George Janko were in San Antonio for the most recent WWE Royal Rumble event in support of their friend, Logan Paul.