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The above map is based on data from the San Antonio Fire Department. They began collecting data on Sept. 25, 2018. It is current to June 10, 2019. They began tracking time of incident in the dataset in mid December.

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While it's hard to imagine kids today won't get to experience the joys of a video store, it isn't hard to understand why: the annoyance of every copy of the hit movie you came to rent being gone, the lack of quality alternatives, followed by the some-percent chance you will have to go back because the DVD was scratched.

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The future of space exploration could be determined in San Antonio. NASA announced Monday it was creating two university-based institutes to delve into the technologies critical to keeping habitats alive and maintained in deep space travel, largely unmanned.

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Cyber criminals stole the health records of more than 9 million Americans last year, according to data from U.S. Health and Human Services. The data collected includes breaches from hospitals, health insurers and other health organizations covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which makes breaches public when they affect more than 500 people.

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Fewer e-scooters and e-scooter companies will be in San Antonio if a future city contract comes to pass, according to city officials and others with knowledge of the issue. San Antonio passed a six-month pilot  program for electric e-scooters in October that will be revisited on April 19. City staff will present a plan this month.

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San Antonio’s tech community held a job fair Wednesday night in at the Pearl, but it was a little different than most. First, it was private. Around a dozen employers from Amazon Web Services to H-E-B chatted with prospective employees. Beer and wine was served. A DJ played.

A San Antonio tech startup has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. FunnelAI announced the seed-round success Wednesday morning. FunnelAI uses artificial intelligence to connect car sellers with people searching for cars online.

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SpaceX could test its starship this week, and when it does you can watch live thanks to a surf school on South Padre Island, which is across South Bay from the company’s Boca Chica facility.

A new coalition of property rental businesses, travel sites and business trade organizations wants the Texas legislature to upend local ordinances around short-term rentals in lieu of one statewide law.

The years-old debate pits private property rights vs community concerns over the future of neighborhoods.

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Rural Texas businesses could gain $3.7 billion for local rural economies — more than any other state — by connecting them with digital tools and broadband internet access, according to a new report.

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