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The Source Today: A Little More In Taxes And A Little Less Water

In the First Segment:

Guest - San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro

Today is the first day that San Antonio will be paying the extra sales tax for the Pre-K 4 SA program, and with enrollment for the first two centers beginning in May and classes scheduled to begin in August there are still a lot of questions.

Castro talked about updates on the early childhood education program that is already hiring staff, building learning centers and getting ready for registration.  He fielded questions from both opponents and advocates. To one opponent who talked about building on what was already in our education program he replied, 

"This was something that was new. It's filling a gap. We found 5700 students citywide that were not getting High-Quality Full Day Pre-K"

Second Segment:

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Edwards Aquifer Authority Head, Roland Ruiz

Guest -Edwards Aquifer Authority General Manager Roland Ruiz

The state of San Antonio’s main water source as the drought gets worse and the water level continues dropping. San Antonio Water System announced last week that Stage 3 and 4 water restrictions could be in the near future and are urging customers to conserve water now to keep from draining the Edwards Aquifer too fast.

Ruiz talks about water restrictions, pumping limits and the future of water in the Alamo City.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive