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School-choice foe pledges $3.6 million to tech charter

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Education, News, Technology, Texas  /  No Comments

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School choice in Texas got a boost this month when grocery chain magnate Charles Butt pledged $3.6 million to kickstart a high-tech charter campus in downtown San Antonio.

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Austin is no smart city

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  News, Regulations, Texas, Transportation, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

TPPF felt compelled to step up and challenge Austin's growing nanny state, Quintero says.

On a day when U.S. Department of Transportation officials decided Austin was not a smart city, Austin moved on several fronts to prove them right.

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City’s $9 million sidewalk will slow buses, clog traffic

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  News, Texas, Transportation  /  No Comments

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At a cost of $9 million, San Antonio urban planners are ripping out a bus lane on one of the busiest transit routes in downtown. In its place, the city will widen a sidewalk where few people walk.

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Refugees double TB cases in Texas

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  California, Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, New York, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Newly arrived refugees have doubled the incidence of tuberculosis in Texas, Watchdog.org has learned.

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Tryba sees future for ridesharing nonprofit

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

TRYBA: Sees a viable future for nonprofit ridesharing in Austin.

“At the core of it, I believe that ridesharing is important to Austin,” Tryba said

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County appraiser blasts ‘corporate giveaways’

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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As San Antonio homeowners protest their property valuations, local politicians shielded almost $1.5 billion in commercial real estate from the tax collector.

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