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Written by Rudy Arispe on Mar 04, 2015
The Hilton San Antonio Airport has completed its $12 million renovation of the interior and exterior of the property, as well as the addition of the new Asado Seafood & Grill, hotel officials announced. Renovations of the 384-room hotel, including approximately 17,000-square-feet of flexible meeting space, began in May 2014 and were completed Jan. 31, 2015. The Hilton San Antonio Airport, which opened in 1983, is owned by Los Angeles-based Laurus Corporation, a U.S. - based private real estate investment and development firm. 
Written by evrard on Feb 26, 2015
REPLAY the VIDEO: Watch the webcast from the March 4 Center for Public Policy Priorities annual Texas KIDS Count report on the very latest data about how kids are doing in Texas. A panel of policy, business, and research experts will discuss “Why Pre-K? Why Now? - Joining Forces to Make Kids a Priority.” Panelists include:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 19, 2015
Even before San Antonio City Council passed regulations governing Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft, supporters of the companies cried foul, claiming the rules were more burdensome than those for taxi cabs. NOWCastSA journalist Clayton Price knew first-hand that at least some of the rules for TNCs were more lenient than for other vehicles for hire. That's because Price, the human equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, was once a pedicab driver ~ and he had to play by the rules in Chapter 33 of the San Antonio City Code.
Written by City of San Antonio on Feb 19, 2015
REPLAY VIDEO: The City’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) unveiled a study evaluating the economic impact of historic preservation in San Antonio. The report titled Historic Preservation: Essential to the Economy and Quality of Life in San Antonio, was created by Donovan Rypkema, Principal of PlaceEconomics. The study “reveals historic preservation in general and neighborhoods in particular, are not only compatible with the goals of SA2020, but are an indispensable component towards achieving them,” said Rypkema.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 11, 2015
Almost 970,000 Texans signed up for health plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace of the Affordable Care Act, and 86 percent of them received tax credits to reduce their monthly premiums, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Feb. 5, 2015. Insurance policies purchased by people with lower incomes also have lower deductibles and lower caps on out-of-pocket spending. Without insurance, a serious illness or accident can leave a person with a very large debt to pay back over many years or, even worse, bankruptcy.