August hiring accelerates in Texas, San Antonio ahead of Harvey

Texas hiring accelerated in August as the state added 20,400 jobs, compared with 11,200 in July as the state braced for Hurricane Harvey’s impact, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reported Friday. Hiring was also good last month in San Antonio, which added 6,400 new jobs, the Dallas Fed said. That compares with just 400 new positions added in July…

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Charter schools become popular choice in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Grade school campuses that don’t belong to local public or private schools are popping up all over San Antonio. Tuition-free charter schools are becoming a popular choice for families in San Antonio. One charter school system that is rapidly expanding is GreatHearts. According to a spokesperson, GreatHearts is on track to build a new school in San…

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San Antonio Readies for Hurricane Harvey; Hundreds of Evacuees Arrive

Hundreds of evacuees arrived in San Antonio Friday morning as Hurricane Harvey inched toward the coast, but with the city expected to experience flooding of its own, officials were preparing for the worst. "We’re in a bit of flash flood alley … so we’re making sure everyone is aware of the weather situation," San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg said during…

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San Antonio Has Bragging Rights That Dallas And Houston Do Not

The state of Texas doesn’t do anything small. The state is huge, the population is huge, and some of the major cities aren’t exactly small either. The Dallas/Ft. Worth area is one of the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, home to a number of businesses and their headquarters. The city lays claim to fame through the Dallas…

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TEA is probing another San Antonio school district

Harlandale Independent School District is under a special accreditation investigation due to complaints about governance, nepotism, contract procurement and conflict of interest, according to a letter sent by the Texas Education Agency to board members and Superintendent Reynaldo Madrigal. The mid-sized school district on the South Side is the fourth in Bexar County to face an accreditation investigation in recent…

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8th Wonder approaches ‘regional’ milestone, expands to San Antonio, Galveston

Houston’s 8th Wonder Brewery has begun selling beer in San Antonio and expects within the next 30 days to be in Galveston. The moves beyond Beltway 8 coincide with the local craft’s entrance into the category of regional craft brewery, the next step in size beyond "microbrewery." Brewers Association guidelines describe a regional as one that produces between 15,000 and…

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San Antonio Spurs’ Assistant Coaches Among Nba’s Best

The San Antonio Spurs’ group of coaches are among the best in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs are one of the deepest teams in the NBA. Part of that depth is the assistant coaching staff. Gregg Popovich has groomed numerous young assistant coaches for two decades. It’s no wonder why so many of his assistants have become head coaches…

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San Antonio trailer deaths: Driver had license revoked in April, criminal history

The Florida man accused of allowing 10 people to bake to death inside a sweltering tractor-trailer early Sunday morning had his commercial driving privileges revoked in April — in addition to a criminal history that includes an arrest for grand theft and a conviction in a felony domestic violence case. James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Fla., appeared in…

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Report: Pau Gasol Opts out of Deal with Spurs, Plans to Re-Sign

While the NBA draft is important in determining the future of the league, it’s also a great place to see some flashy suits. USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports) Pau Gasol has declined the option on his contract for next season with the San Antonio Spurs, but it’s doubtful he’s going anywhere. Gasol declined the $16 million…

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Voters in San Antonio, El Paso Choose New Mayors in Runoffs

El Paso Mayor-elect Dee Margo (L) and San Antonio Mayor-elect Ron Nirenberg (Graphic via the Texas Tribune) The city of San Antonio is poised to usher in new leadership after a Saturday runoff election that saw incumbent mayor Ivy Taylor defeated by city council member Ron Nirenberg. And in El Paso, former Republican state Rep. Dee Margo defeated businessman David…

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