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Fourteen-hundred jobs and $23 million in foreign investment are coming to San Antonio’s South Side.

A deal between the city, county, and state to relocate the headquarters of Czech Republic-based Okin Business Process Services to San Antonio was announced Monday at Brooks City Base by Governor Greg Abbott.

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It might get easier for San Antonio seniors to live in an increasingly online world. A nonprofit expanding to San Antonio is addressing the digital divide for seniors.

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San Antonio College will be the first solo community college to be awarded a federal grant intended to create more cybersecurity professionals in government.

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Rockdale, Texas, was chosen as the site for what some describe as the biggest bitcoin mine in the country. A Chinese company plans on bringing 400 jobs, while investing $500 million in the mine, which is where rows of computer processors solve complex computations and are awarded digital currency. This comes after a series of booms and busts for this town of 5,600 people.


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Tech Bloc has regularly lobbied San Antonio government since its creation more than three years ago, beginning with its role in helping keep ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber in the city. But this November will mark the first time the technology industry advocacy organization has weighed in on a ballot measure.

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San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to adopt a six-month pilot program for electric scooters Thursday morning after a brief discussion. The ordinance creates a permitting system, asses fees and sets up rules for scooter companies.

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San Antonio's CPS Energy held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a solar power plant and storage facility it's building with Southwest Research Institute.

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For decades, scientists studying Saturn have been saying a small amount of water vapor and granules were falling from its closest ring — the D-ring — and into the planet’s atmosphere. These findings were based on observations from the spacecrafts Pioneer, and Voyagers 1 and 2.

But newly released studies Friday contradicted these decades-old theories with a paper in the journal Science written by scientists on the Cassini mission.


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It's been more than a decade since an American spacecraft passed Venus with the Mercury-bound Messenger probe

The Parker Solar Probe will pass the intensely cloudy planet Wednesday. It’s one of seven flybys by the probe on its way to the real scientific goal: our sun.

Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw at a meeting in February.
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After 18 months, the ordinance regulating homes listed on short-term rental websites like HomeAway and Airbnb has not been voted on. Now, at least four San Antonio City Council members prefer to wait until after next year’s legislative session to craft regulations.

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