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U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez and his wife defied property tax law for eight years by claiming two homestead exemptions

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In Texas, married couples generally can claim only one such exemption, meant to provide some tax relief on properties considered “principal residences.”U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez and his wife defied property tax law for eight years by…

Friday, Aug 19

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Leaving the restaurant industry saved me from a cycle of abuse and addiction

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Commentary: After 10 years enduring the worst of the restaurant industry, leaving was one of the best decisions I've made.Leaving the restaurant industry saved me from a cycle of abuse and addiction was first posted on August 19, 2022 at 9…

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Six Flags’ new CEO cuts down on discounts, chases more ‘affluent’ customers

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A year ago, Six Flags Fiesta's advertised discount prices as low as $30 for a day pass. Today its website advertises it for $60.Six Flags’ new CEO cuts down on discounts, chases more ‘affluent’ customers was first posted on August 19, 2022…

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This Colombian entrepreneur now helps her immigrant employees find success

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Colombian native Yulissa Martinez came to the U.S. seeking a better life. She lost everything before becoming a successful entrepreneur.This Colombian entrepreneur now helps her immigrant employees find success was first posted on August…

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San Antonio City Council approves purchase of $400,000 military-style tactical vehicle for SAPD

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The military-style vehicle called "The Rook" will be paid for by an urban area security grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, officials said.San Antonio City Council approves purchase of $400,000 military-style tactical…

Thursday, Aug 18

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San Antonio needs more cybersecurity software companies, Geekdom panel says

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"The problem is not building products in San Antonio, it's finding the funding to keep it here," said Charles Woodin, CEO of Geekdom. San Antonio needs more cybersecurity software companies, Geekdom panel says was first posted on August 18…

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Lopsided no more, Pearl restaurant set to open as Carriqui after 8 long years

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Restored and expanded to include a massive kitchen, smokehouse and patios, the "old Liberty Bar" restaurant has a new address and a new name.Lopsided no more, Pearl restaurant set to open as Carriqui after 8 long years was first posted on…

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Rockport’s artists bend but refuse to break after Hurricane Harvey

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The new Rockport Center for the Arts rises along the coast of Aransas Bay, a symbol of the seaport's resilience and recovery from Hurricane Harvey.Rockport’s artists bend but refuse to break after Hurricane Harvey was first posted on…

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San Antonio explores allowing seniors to pay property taxes with volunteer service

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It's the first solo policy recommendation from first-term Councilwoman Teri Castillo and has the enthusiastic support from Mayor Ron Nirenberg. San Antonio explores allowing seniors to pay property taxes with volunteer service was first…

A new tower on Broadway? City panel clears the way for developer to build as high as 15 stories

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A development node would allow Fulcrum Development to exceed the current building height limits by 50% east of the Pearl.A new tower on Broadway? City panel clears the way for developer to build as high as 15 stories was first posted on…

Wednesday, Aug 17

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Design options emerge for Alazán Courts redevelopment

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Once slated for demolition, Alazán Courts faces a major design renovation — and officials want to know what residents think it should look like.Design options emerge for Alazán Courts redevelopment was first posted on August 17, 2022 at 1…

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Spurs announce games in Austin, Mexico City — and the Alamodome

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The games will "engage and celebrate our entire Spurs following from Mexico to Austin,” RC Buford, the Spurs' CEO said in a statement.Spurs announce games in Austin, Mexico City — and the Alamodome was first posted on August 17, 2022 at 11…

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Trinity mural tells story of humankind in over 800 images

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James Sicner’s "Man's Evolving Images, Printing and Writing" wraps around the main staircase of the Coates Library at Trinity University.Trinity mural tells story of humankind in over 800 images was first posted on August 17, 2022 at 6:00…

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San Antonio seeks ways to force ‘bad actors’ to clean up dilapidated apartments

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San Antonio wants a new apartment inspection policy, but it's unclear what would serve as a meaningful deterrent to negligent landlords.San Antonio seeks ways to force ‘bad actors’ to clean up dilapidated apartments was first posted on…

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Council wants $75M in energy bill credits to skip big businesses

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City Council members said they want to explore options that would focus the city's surplus on residential customers, in particular ones who have struggled to pay their utility bills in the past.Council wants $75M in energy bill credits to…

Tuesday, Aug 16

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Pablo Vegas, a utility executive in Ohio, named ERCOT’s new CEO

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The board of Texas' power grid operator, ERCOT, announced the hiring of Ohio utility executive Pablo Vegas as CEO on Tuesday.Pablo Vegas, a utility executive in Ohio, named ERCOT’s new CEO was first posted on August 16, 2022 at 10:54 am.…

Bexar GOP decides against censure of Tony Gonzales, John Cornyn for gun law votes

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Bexar County Republicans declined to join two other counties in rebuking Rep. Tony Gonzales over his support for a bipartisan gun safety law.Bexar GOP decides against censure of Tony Gonzales, John Cornyn for gun law votes was first posted…

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San Antonio Council members will pitch competing plans to spend $75M surplus

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Council members interested in spending the $75 million windfall from CPS Energy will lobby colleagues at Tuesday's budget meeting.San Antonio Council members will pitch competing plans to spend $75M surplus was first posted on August 16,…

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Nearly 1,200 new apartments coming soon as neighborhood west of the Pearl evolves

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Four new developments are in the works near the Pearl, bringing more residents into a rapidly changing neighborhood.Nearly 1,200 new apartments coming soon as neighborhood west of the Pearl evolves was first posted on August 16, 2022 at 5…

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Bexar County elections officials, GOP chair propose cutting voting locations with low turnout

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Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen is proposing reducing the number of Nov. 8 polling locations, eliminating ones with low turnout in 2020.Bexar County elections officials, GOP chair propose cutting voting locations with…

Monday, Aug 15

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San Antonio school districts see first state accountability grades since 2019

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Most San Antonio school districts kept the same state district ratings, but some campus scores declined under the Texas Education Agency’s first accountability grades since 2019.San Antonio school districts see first state accountability…

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Drought leads to increased aquifer pumping restrictions but SAWS customers will be unaffected

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SAWS will not increase watering restrictions due to tighter pumping rules, but it is issuing citations for those flouting Stage 2 rules. Drought leads to increased aquifer pumping restrictions but SAWS customers will be unaffected was…

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San Antonio’s week in photos, Aug. 7-13

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Images from Army training exercises and border crossings by migrants make up some of our most meaningful photos of the previous week.San Antonio’s week in photos, Aug. 7-13 was first posted on August 15, 2022 at 6:00 am. ©2021 "San Antonio…

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Leon Valley sues owners of ‘dangerous’ apartment complex over persistent code violations

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The municipality is suing the owners of the Vista Del Rey apartment complex to force repairs at the troubled 453-unit property.Leon Valley sues owners of ‘dangerous’ apartment complex over persistent code violations was first posted on…

Sunday, Aug 14

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Down to four students, Sam Houston High’s marching band rebuilds to ‘wow’ again

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After the pandemic decimated its ranks in 2021, the band's longtime director built a new, and ultimately award-winning, group.Down to four students, Sam Houston High’s marching band rebuilds to ‘wow’ again was first posted on August 14,…

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For Harvey Najim, taking a step back doesn’t mean he won’t keep paying it forward

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Satisfied he has set the foundation he started in 2007 on a strong path with a capable leader, philanthropist Harvey Najim is pursuing new goals.For Harvey Najim, taking a step back doesn’t mean he won’t keep paying it forward was first…

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City Council should invest in climate mitigation as San Antonio endures its hottest summer ever

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Opinion: All of us should be concerned and committed to supporting citywide and individual actions to conserve water and energy and to slow climate change and global warming.City Council should invest in climate mitigation as San Antonio…

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As school begins, superintendents say they haven’t seen state’s promised $100M in safety funds

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At a school safety discussion Saturday, leaders from Northside and Judson ISDs said the state has stood in the way of their safety efforts.As school begins, superintendents say they haven’t seen state’s promised $100M in safety funds was…

Saturday, Aug 13

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Conservation Society to pursue historic designations for Institute of Texan Cultures building

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The Conservation Society of San Antonio announced its intent to secure state and national historic designations on Saturday.Conservation Society to pursue historic designations for Institute of Texan Cultures building was first posted on…

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Air conditioning technology needs an update — and San Antonio could be on the cutting edge

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Commentary: Air conditioning is an area ripe for improvement and, without exaggeration, necessary to our survival on this planet.Air conditioning technology needs an update — and San Antonio could be on the cutting edge was first posted on…