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"City Hall To Go" is one of the R&D League's initiatives. The goal is to identify where department outreach and intake efforts overlap and to ailgn those efforts in a mobile truck that can deliver to low-income, hard-to-reach residents.
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Garbage trucks that map the pothole landscape and traffic signals powered by artificial intelligence are just two of the half dozen projects San Antonio is taking on. But to do it, city staff needs back-up.


While you can’t yet get a bachelor’s degree in Playstation, St. Mary’s University will let you play for the school team. On Tuesday, the San Antonio West Side University announced esports would become its 12th intercollegiate sport. The university is the first in San Antonio to announce the addition.

A billboard advertising Codebound found at I-10 and Callaghan Street.
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In December a post on LinkedIn celebrated the forthcoming launch of a coding program called Codebound, a partnership between San Antonio’s University of the Incarnate Word and local software studio Appddiction.

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A major economic development project on San Antonio's East Side is slated to complete its first phase Feb. 1. 

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Lime, one of the largest electric scooter companies in the world, has pulled out of San Antonio and will lay off staff.

Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

San Antonio is readying itself for 5G networks from big telecoms like AT&T and T-Mobile.

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On the banks of the Llano River, just south of Junction, Texas, amongst the cactus and mesquite trees sits a house that researchers hope will change the face of conservation.

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Brad Parscale was the San Antonio businessman who now runs President's Trump's reelection campaign. Two years ago, he sold his web marketing firm to an obscure penny stock company called CloudCommerce for $10 million and joined its board of directors.

But this month, he resigned from the board, just as 2019 ends, and the company's stock has lost 90% of its value.

Still, the company was just featured on the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500, a list highlighting some of the fastest growing tech companies in North America.

Kathleen Creedon

Julián Ledezma spent years trying to figure out how he could make his mark on the world through art. His sister, a singer, was there by his side as they went from one failed attempt to another, before Julián settled on photography.  

Little did he know that his passion for the medium would help him survive some of his darkest moments, including the death of the three women who raised him: his mother, grandmother and sister.

This story was recorded 12.10.19 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "#blessed" show.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Three companies were effectively awarded exclusive operating rights in San Antonio Thursday morning, capping more than a year of debate over regulatory uncertainty, pedestrian complaints and the city’s lacking infrastructure.