Ozempic mania, Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup and Moses Rose’s Toughest Headlines of the Week

Did you spend spring break at the beach or visiting area parks? We are here to update you on the news of the week.

1. Ozempic deficiency not due to weight loss craze: San Antonio doctor

The final word on weight loss is Ozempic, a so-called wonder drug aimed at diabetics that TikTok influencers and celebrities have been touting. There has been a recent shortage of the drug, but not just because of the weight-loss craze that has fueled a surge in prescriptions.

Click through to learn more about the Ozempic craze, how it works, and why it might not be the answer to weight loss.

2. Inside the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, a Texas tradition

Those looking for a distillation of Texas politics in 2023 could do worse than the pride and economic engine of the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup.

Learn more about the tradition and how reform efforts have met resistance.

3. The owner of the Moses Rose hideout, Vince Cantu, wants millions for the property

The standoff continues between the city of San Antonio and Vince Cantu over his downtown bar. Records show Cantu valued Moses Rose’s stash at just over $500,000 as he protested its 2022 rateable value.

Find out why he thinks his value is now in the millions and why the city disagrees.

4. Did Spec’s thwart Walmart’s bid to sell liquor in Texas by buying a company once owned by the Gabriel family?

The family that owns Houston-based Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods recently purchased Gabriel Investment Group Inc., which retained ownership of an exemption held by the San Antonio family that owned and operated liquor stores Gabriel’s Liquor and Don’s & Ben’s. That exemption allowed it to sell liquor in retail stores despite being a public company.

Read more about Spec’s move, Walmart’s role, and legal battles over the exemption.

5. A San Antonio resident becomes an overnight Powerball millionaire

A San Antonio resident is now a millionaire after winning $1 million from a Powerball ticket. He finds out where the ticket was purchased and how close the person got to an even bigger prize.

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