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That’s right. One s. That is how you will have to spell the last word of their charity you wish to view their financial information on the IRS American government site. Just a heads up.

Moving on.

The Fiesta website boasts of bringing in millions of dollars in sales:

340 MILLION DOLLARS?! WOW! That’s serious! I am guessing their tax statement will reflect a majority of that if not all.  Let’s see what their tax statement says:

Screenshot_20190809-120742Ummmm, is that a typo? Perhaps some numbers are missing? Does that really read revenue minus expenses equals $15,272?

$15,272?

Fifteen thousand, two hundred and seventy-two U.S. DOLLARS?

But over 340 million in sales? Sounds legit. Maybe that’s why they have refused to respond to my request for transparency.  I guess they must be busy or something, you know, giving all that money in sales…all 15 thousand 340 million…back to the community like they say they do.

To Be Continued.

Have you been by the Fiesta Commission website lately? They’re just promoting their escorts right now in a fashion that only Heidi Fliess has perfected. The only thing missing on their online presence is any indication of all that money they say they ‘give back’ to the community.

Guess who received that friendly little message today?

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It looks like the city of San Antonio ‘audited’ the commission but it reads more like a vig:

Hey! Is that the mayor’s John Hancock front and center?! This is getting pretty deep.

To Be Continued.

Fiesta. A huge ripoff that benefits non-profit organizations that sell alcohol and STDs for profit. The law states that companies in business for reasons other than making money MUST disclose their financial statements.

In general, exempt organizations must make available for public inspection certain annual returns and applications for exemption, and must provide copies of such returns and applications to individuals who request them. (IRS.gov)

Enter The Junior League of San Antonio. Sounds reputable, right? They follow the rules and provide a wholesome atmosphere full of goodness and child-like wonder. No need to check them out or anything especially when they are promoting something as pure and gay as ‘Party’. Here is their annual report page:

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Seems legit. But click on that Financial Report link:

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What!? But…they involve kids and unicorns and pink fluffy clouds of purity!!! There is even a news story by none other than Maddy Skye (or Mendoza when she feels like being ethnic).

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So why no disclosure? Could the Junior League be nothing but a front for something more insidious?

Let’s look at their disclosure for 2016:

Investment income: $527,247.00

Now, let’s see what they told the tax man:

Investment Income: $28,890

😮 But it’s for the kids! THE KIDS!

To Be Continued.

Dog Days of Texas Summer

Posted: July 11, 2019 in entertainment

July 11, 2019 in Johnson County

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Join the Autism Treatment Center for an Elvis Birthday Bash on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at La Hacienda de Los Barrios (18747 Redland Road) from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy the music of Elvis performed by The Rick Cavender Band and win prizes playing Elvis Trivia. Tickets are just $35 per person in advance ($45 at the door) and include dinner, entertainment and a drawing ticket. Proceeds from this event support ATC’s programs for children and adults with autism in San Antonio.

For tickets click here.

Coffee ☕️ Festival 

Posted: January 4, 2019 in entertainment

San Antonio COFFEE Festival; January 5th 2019: 

NEW Enhancements at the 7th annual event: Areas have been expanded to provide more space. Admission will be limited only to ticket-holders to enable a more intimate experience for the Specialty Coffee Tasting Flights. A VIP ticket has been added to offer a more exclusive opportunity in the first hour of the event. The Specialty Coffee Tasting Flight will now include 5 tastings.

VIP Entry – 10am • General Admission – 11am • Ends at 5pm

The San Antonio Coffee Festival is a celebration of coffee. Taste amazing fresh, locally roasted coffee from all over the world. Meet local coffee artisans from 25+ different coffee roasteries who will roast and artfully brew 80+ coffees. Appreciate the many people who pilot a coffee bean from crop to cup. Stroll through the shops and the history of La Villita. Listen to good music. Eat some good food. Arts Shopping. Visit with friends and family. Learn about coffee in free demonstrations…all in a fun, comfortable community atmosphere.
Come be a part of history!

General Admission Advance Tickets are $7 + fees

General Admission Tickets Include:

    Festival entrance

    Specialty Coffee Tasting Flight (5 Tastings)

    Exclusive access to Specialty Coffee Exhibitors

    2 stages of entertainment

    Access to art and food vendors*

*FOOD AND ART AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

VIP Tickets Advance Tickets are $20 + fees

VIP Tickets Include (LIMITED):

    Early entry (at 10 AM) for one hour

    Commemorative San Antonio Coffee Festival coffee mug

    Specialty Coffee Tasting Flight (5 Tastings)

    Exclusive access to Specialty Coffee Exhibitors

    2 stages of entertainment

    Access to art and food vendors*

*FOOD AND ART AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

ADVANCE purchase is highly encouraged. Admission is limited and is expected to sell-out.

At Gate: $10 for day-of purchase (if not sold out already)

Free Admission only for Children 10 & under.

www.SanAntonioCoffeeFestival.com