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CyberSecurity San Antonio will have a new leader while Port San Antonio adds a new director of cybersecurity — moves some view as indicative of a growing industry.

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Georgetown, Texas, made headlines when it signed 20- and 25-year contracts with solar and wind energy providers at a fixed rate in 2012. The costs of energy have plummeted since then though, and the city is on the hook for excess energy it thought it could sell back for at least as much as they bought it for.


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Chinese cryptocurrency company Bitmain has suspended its operations in Rockdale, east of Austin. The future of what was billed as the biggest cryptocurrency mine in the country just a few months ago is now uncertain. 

NASA

Ultima Thule, the nickname of the Kuiper belt object and farthest object ever explored, is actually two different objects.

NASA

As San Antonio rings in the New Year, NASA expects to celebrate a historic first flyby on the edge of our solar system.

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Jessica Quintanilla, a hydrologist for the Edwards Aquifer Authority, sloshes back onto shore in her black waterproof boots from the middle of this creek just off Scenic Loop Road, south of Grey Forest.

“Next, we have to set up the peristaltic pump,” she said, as she inserts the white, quarter-inch tube she dragged 15 feet back to shore from her water sensor, before flipping on a generator and starting the pump.


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The Justice Department announced indictments against two Chinese nationals Thursday.

 

Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong are suspected of stealing hundreds of gigabytes of research, intellectual property and technology from more than 45 companies and agencies in 12 countries on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security, according to the indictment.

 

 

It's crunch time for getting packages delivered in time for Christmas, and companies like FedEx, UPS, the Postal Service and even Amazon are feeling the stress.

Online spending is expected to rise at least 15 percent over last year's record holiday season, according to Adobe Analytics.

Long before you click "buy" and type in that shipping address, most e-retailers have already anticipated your order.

In some cases, that item you just bought is already sitting in a nearby warehouse or fulfillment center and could be delivered in a couple of hours.

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AT&T is coming in just under the wire on fulfilling a promise it made in September to launch a mobile 5G network.  

Adam Gates likes a good challenge. In this story from the Worth Repeating stage, he explains how his love of Kung Fu helped him more fully embrace his profession. No, not as a bodyguard, but as an architect.

This story was recorded 12.11.18 at Brick as part of Worth Repeating's "Opportunity Knocks" show. 

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