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Georgetown, located north of Austin, was the first in Texas to go 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. Now, the city of nearly 70,000 thousand people wants to generate power locally in a move staff say could change how neighborhoods are designed in the future.


San Antonio’s share of a state fund to address pollution shrunk more than $12 million.

In an earlier draft of the deal, Bexar County was allotted $73.6 million as part of a settlement with Volkswagen for violating the Clean Air Act. The total was reduced to $61 million after pushback from other Texas communities. Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

It's Sunday, Nov. 4. Fredericksburg's Hannah Stone had attended church and had breakfast with her two kids, before dropping off her 14-year-old daughter Lauren to wait for a couple of friends on Main Street.

"The last thing I saw was her walking 10, 15 feet into the ice cream shop," she said.

Stone hadn't driven two blocks when her phone rang. It was a strange number, but she knew her daughter's cell phone was dead so she picked it up.

She heard a girl scream "mom" and the sounds of a struggle.

The competition for Amazon's second headquarters is over. Amazon announced Tuesday it would split its 50,000 jobs between Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia, which is in the Washington D.C. area — and many are crying foul.

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A local electric scooter company is hoping to take the company national.

Blue Duck, which was valued at $75 million last week, has collected a $15 million loan to expand and hire more employees, said company officials.

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San Antonio homeowners who rent out their properties on online vacation platforms like HomeAway and Airbnb have 90 days to register and start paying hotel occupancy taxes to the city. It’s all part of a suite of regulations and amendments to codes passed by City Council.

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A man riding against traffic downtown was struck by a car Tuesday night is the latest in electronic scooter-related accidents since the San Antonio Fire Department started collecting data at the end of September.

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Updated Oct. 26.

Lazarus 3D, Analytical Space and One Milo were the top three winners of the NASA iTech Forum, a pitch competition designed to engage entrepreneurs in developing the next generation of space exploration technologies. 

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San Antonio, it’s utilities and partners threw back the curtain on some of their data. The city’s first datathon concluded Sunday and was intended to find solutions through data on either transportation, sustainability or access to services.

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When former Rackspace chairman Graham Weston first met with the incoming University of Texas at San Antonio president, Taylor Eighmy, he was on a mission to get him to sell the downtown campus. Speaking Monday at the kickoff for San Antonio Startup Week, the billionaire investor and philanthropist said the campus needs to be with a school that wanted it.