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Lorenzo Gomez is not a doctor, nor does he claim to be. The San Antonio tech industry advocate released his second book Tuesday, but it isn't about business or technology — it’s about mental health.

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The San Antonio City Council set out to select three out of nine scooter companies to operate in the Alamo City as early as Oct. 1. But the selection has not yet been made. So now what?


Port San Antonio on the city's southwest side will invest $50 million in a new building targeting cyber security companies. The port is trying to keep up with strong corporate demand to be near government cyber security and intelligence assets owned by the Air Force.

Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will travel to Texas on Saturday to give an update on the rocket he hopes will one day take the company to Mars. But before Mars, the company may have a tougher challenge, Texas homeowners. It wants to purchase more than a couple dozen houses it now says are too close to its launch pad. 

Pablo Navarro

Anne Sheldrake is one of those people you know who is seemingly perfect in every way. 

In her story, we meet a younger her, back when she was both whip smart and ambitious. She says there were two options when she moved to San Antonio: a Ph.D., or bust.

She literally couldn't imagine a scenario without attaining her doctorate that was not an abject failure.

As we hear in her story, the façade of perfection was hard to keep up and the burden had a heavy price.

Pablo Navarro

Dylan Farmer was born and bred in San Antonio, and spent a lot of his childhood watching television. His very favorite show, chock full of the ripped-from-the-headlines excitement he craved, was "Law & Order."

"In my head, the courtroom became a church - a solemn, holy place," Dylan says. 

Lo and behold, Dylan ended up a lawyer. But as his story shows us, don’t believe everything you see on TV. 

Bri Kirkham | Texas Public Radio

It’s been three years since Dorćol Distilling & Brewing Company started brewing their HighWheel brand of beer. And for three years, everytime patrons in their taproom ask to buy a six-pack or fill a growler to take home, they’ve heard the same answer: 

“No.”

That’s because of Texas laws — which will change on Sunday.


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City staff are proposing two autonomous shuttles on San Antonio streets by the end of this year. The testing ground for the project will be Brooks City Base, the former military base turned mixed-use development.

SpaceX Boca Chica Complex
Courtesy of Lab Padre

UPDATE: The Starhopper test was canceled shortly before its launch around 6 p.m.

Courtesy TechBloc

Technology startups from across Texas will compete ths October in the recently relaunched TechFuel pitch competition for $100,000 from Bexar County.

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