This week's hot headlines
Mary Lou Retton interview tops this week's 5 most-read San Antonio stories
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1. Gymnastics hero Mary Lou Retton recovering at home in Boerne following health scare. Olympic gymnastics great Mary Lou Retton said she faces a long battle recuperating at home from a rare form of pneumonia in which doctors weren't sure whether she would survive. Retton sat down at her home in Boerne, outside San Antonio, for an interview with Hoda Kotb that aired January 8 on NBC’s Today show.
2. Another rash of closures darken San Antonio restaurant news. Not everyone participates in Dry January, but the second week of the month remains sobering for the San Antonio hospitality industry. The recent rash of closures continues unabated while corporations rush to snag the limited dining dollar.
3. Outdoorsy music festival near San Antonio to take place under total eclipse. Utopia, Texas (about 80 miles west of San Antonio), will be firmly in the middle of the solar eclipse on April 8. A music festival that originated there is returning to celebrate from April 5-9.
4. New seafood fusion restaurant hooks spot in darling SATX development. The Creamery, the ambitious mixed-use development near Pearl, soon will welcome the second of five promised concepts: Hook Land & Sea is set to debut on Monday, January 15. As the name implies, the menu features various seafood dishes alongside a few meatier options for landlubbers.
5. 2 San Antonio-area ZIP codes stand out in new list of hottest U.S. housing markets in 2023. Despite higher mortgage rates, San Antonio's housing market continued to attract more people to the suburbs in 2023, according to a new report by Opendoor. Two San Antonio-area ZIP codes were among the top 10 locales in the nation, coming in at No. 9.