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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.

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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.

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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. 

Scooters parked on a sidewalk in San Antonio.
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City Council is poised to award three exclusive electric scooter contracts to Bird, Razor and Lime Thursday that will shed several companies currently operating on city streets and reduce the total number of scooters in San Antonio to 3,000. It will also lift the ban that has prevented scooters from operating between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. that has been in effect since February. 

Doctors watch an example of a medical cyber attack during the CyberMed Summit at the University of California-San Diego.
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When Jay Radcliffe hacked his own insulin pump on stage at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2011, the room filled with applause.

Diagnosed with type one diabetes at age 22, he had just demonstrated how a bad guy could really mess him up.

“You could give me insulin right now, without my authority,” he said from the stage. 

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Robert Marbut Jr. was named as the next head of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Wednesday. This largely unknown independent agency coordinates homlessness policy across more than a dozen federal agencies. 

Who has internet and who doesn’t is the focus of a new survey launched Monday in San Antonio. The digital divide survey and assessment aims to paint a geographic portrait of the city’s internet chasm. 

A screenshot from a YouTube video of SpaceX's Starship Mk1 prototype experiencing a failure during cryogenic pressure testing.

SpaceX’s Starship prototype Mk1 suffered a catastrophic failure on its Boca Chica launchpad in South Texas Wednesday afternoon.  

Lyft officials announced plans to pull scooters from San Antonio and other major cities.

Officials with Lyft announced on Thursday it will remove its scooters from San Antonio later this month. It is also exiting Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio.