Editor's note: In addition to holiday festivities, a lot happened in Alamo City this week. From skyrocketing rents to what's brewing in Southtown, these are the stories that caught San Antonio's attention over the last seven days.
1. San Antonio residents spent whopping $26.8 billion on rent in the past decade. Rents in San Antonio jumped almost 50 percent from 2009-2019, and in total, local renters shelled out $26.8 billion for their living quarters in the last decade. Still, Alamo City is better off than Texas' other major metros, a report shows.
2. Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend. The weekend between Christmas and New Year's is full of festive things to do, including a one-night-only visit from the Elf on the Shelf.
3. San Antonio's newest craft brewery taps opening date in Southtown. This is opening weekend for an anticipated Southtown brewpub. Dos Sirenos, owned by father-son brewers Mike and Jacob Sireno, opened its doors to the public on Friday, December 27.
4. 5 San Antonio grocery stores open Christmas Day 2019. San Antonio is mostly a ghost town on December 25, but these stores were open to save the day with any last-minute holiday needs. Go ahead and bookmark this for next year.
4. Texas museum celebrates America's freedom with iconic Norman Rockwell exhibition. Only one Texas museum will host this poignant exhibition exploring former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's four freedoms. It's on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through March 22, 2020.