Special Coverage

Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 02, 2014

The 4th of July holiday is this Friday and with it comes the responsibility of families to celebrate safely and legally. The purchase, use and/or transport of fireworks within the city limits of San Antonio is illegal and the violation is a Class C misdemeanor which can carry a fine of up to $2,000. There were an estimated 17,800 fires started across the country by fireworks in 2011 resulting in 40 injuries and about $32-million dollars in direct property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 01, 2014

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) Revitalization Plan was approved last week by City Council in an effort to encourage reinvestment in the area.  Encompassing an area of approximately 1.8 miles, this plan focuses on two key commercial corridors:

  • Perrin Beitel Rd. (from IH 410 to Thousand Oaks Dr.)
  • Nacogdoches Rd. (from Thousand Oaks Dr. to O’Connor Rd.).

 

Written by VIA Transit on Jul 01, 2014

VIA Metropolitan Transit released the results of a study that examined the economic impact a modern streetcar system would have on the local economy, and the conclusions show that the investment of $280 million in the system will see a return of billions over the next 25 years.

The study was conducted by the SABÉR Institute of St. Mary’s University and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce under the supervision of Steve R. Nivin, PhD, who is the director and chief economist for the institute.

Written by deborah.charnes... on Jun 21, 2014

Progreso Financiero disbursed more than one billion dollars over the last eight years.  Through its network of more than 110 locations, including one at the HEB at McCreless Mall,  Progreso has provided over 700,000 loans to more than 370,000 customers, the majority of whom earn median incomes below $29,000.

Written by San Antonio Pub... on Jun 09, 2014

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) changes lives through the transformative power of information, imagination and ideas. As a community gathering place, the Library plays an important role in the freedom of access to information. In partnership with the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), the San Antonio Public Library is offering assistance in navigating the Affordable Care Act.