Chris Eudaily http://tpr.org en Texas Interactive: How Literate Is Your City? http://tpr.org/post/texas-interactive-how-literate-your-city <p><em>"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them" -- Mark Twain.</em></p><p>Dr. John Miller, the author of the <a href="http://web.ccsu.edu/americasmostliteratecities/2013/rankbycategory/default.asp" target="_blank">America's Most Literate Cities study</a>, which ranked 77 of the nation's largest cities by six groupings of criteria, said that Twain quote perfectly encapsulates his attitude toward literacy.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:49:03 +0000 Chris Eudaily 27236 at http://tpr.org Texas Interactive: How Literate Is Your City? Texas Same-Sex Marriage Challenge Takes Comfort In Attorney General Holder's Support http://tpr.org/post/texas-same-sex-marriage-challenge-takes-comfort-attorney-general-holders-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government is throwing its weight behind efforts to ensure same-sex couples have equal treatment under the law. The attorney who represents two couples who are</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> challenging Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage in court this week said that declaration only helps their case</span>.</p><p>Speaking at a human rights event, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder directed the Department of Justice to give same-sex couples full and equal recognition to the greatest extent under the law.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:02:49 +0000 Ryan Poppe & Chris Eudaily 26504 at http://tpr.org Texas Same-Sex Marriage Challenge Takes Comfort In Attorney General Holder's Support Texas Universities & Colleges Some Of The Best For Veterans http://tpr.org/post/texas-universities-colleges-some-best-veterans <p>Texas schools placed well in the first U.S. News and World "<a href="http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/veterans" target="_blank">Best Colleges for Veterans</a>" rankings. San Antonio's St. Mary’s University ranked eighth in the West region.</p><p>Texas colleges and universities placed in two of the top five nationwide spots and five out of the top 15 in the <a href="http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-universities-west/veterans" target="_blank">West region</a>.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:52:02 +0000 Eileen Pace & Chris Eudaily 22350 at http://tpr.org Texas Universities & Colleges Some Of The Best For Veterans Election Day: What's On The 2013 Ballot And Where To Vote In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/election-day-whats-2013-ballot-and-where-vote-bexar-county <p><strong>Update (11/5):</strong> Today is Election Day and voting locations are different from early voting so make sure and pay close attention to your voting precinct. Polls close at 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:35:10 +0000 Chris Eudaily 20542 at http://tpr.org Election Day: What's On The 2013 Ballot And Where To Vote In Bexar County Cut Through The Affordable Care Act Clutter By Answering Six Questions http://tpr.org/post/cut-through-affordable-care-act-clutter-answering-six-questions <p>There are new websites going live every day to help people understand how the Affordable Care Act, which is over 2,000 pages long, actually applies to their individual situation.</p><p><a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/" target="_blank">Healthcare.gov</a>, which is the official website for all things ACA and the website where you can go to sign up, has only been up since the end of June. It is, for all intents and purposes, as comprehensive as you can get with the new health care law.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:31:04 +0000 Chris Eudaily 19406 at http://tpr.org Cut Through The Affordable Care Act Clutter By Answering Six Questions The First Look At How Much Insurance Premiums Will Cost In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/first-look-how-much-insurance-premiums-will-cost-san-antonio <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released<a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2013/MarketplacePremiums/ib_marketplace_premiums.cfm" target="_blank"> preliminary premium costs</a> for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces and the numbers are lower than even the Obama administration expected.</p><p>Though these are not reflective of the actual premiums that people will pay in the online health marketplace, these do give the public some idea of what to expect heading into the Oct. 1 opening of enrollment.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:21:51 +0000 Chris Eudaily 19103 at http://tpr.org The First Look At How Much Insurance Premiums Will Cost In San Antonio CPS Energy Makes Case For Rate Hike With Examples From 2010 http://tpr.org/post/cps-energy-makes-case-rate-hike-examples-2010 <p>If a proposed rate hike is approved by San Antonio City Council, households can expect to pay an additional $5.19 per month on their CPS Energy bills.</p><p>On Wednesday CPS Energy President and CEO Doyle Beneby delivered the first case for a rate hike to the council.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:22:40 +0000 Ryan Loyd & Chris Eudaily 18801 at http://tpr.org CPS Energy Makes Case For Rate Hike With Examples From 2010 Watch 10 Million Bats Emerge At Bracken Bat Cave -- From Your Couch http://tpr.org/post/watch-10-million-bats-emerge-bracken-bat-cave-your-couch <p>You usually have to sign up to go out to the Bracken Bat Cave to see the world's largest bat colony leave the confines of their cave home for the night, but now you can just pull up a website.</p><p>The <a href="http://batcon.org/index.php/get-involved/visit-a-bat-location/bracken-bat-cave/bracken-webcam.html" target="_blank">Bracken "Bat Cam" is now live</a> -- though there isn't much to see early in the day -- and the bats begin their exodus at about 7:30 p.m.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Chris Eudaily 18706 at http://tpr.org Watch 10 Million Bats Emerge At Bracken Bat Cave -- From Your Couch The Source: Treasury's War | Preferred Route Selected For Streetcars http://tpr.org/post/source-treasurys-war-preferred-route-selected-streetcars <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The war on terror was launched 12 years ago and since has transformed many bodies of government, creating whole new agencies and expecting the cooperation of bureaucracies, foreign governments and non-state entities.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:56:56 +0000 Paul Flahive & Chris Eudaily 18284 at http://tpr.org The Source: Treasury's War | Preferred Route Selected For Streetcars Six Driving-Related Law Changes You Need To Know For Labor Day Weekend http://tpr.org/post/six-driving-related-law-changes-you-need-know-labor-day-weekend <p>If you are about to head out of town for one last time this summer, or are just going to stick around the city on the long weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants you to know there have been some changes made to road-related laws that take effect Sept. 1.</p><p>While there is a chance that your <em>naiveté</em> on a few of these matters may get you off with a friendly warning, some of these infractions could cost you some serious money.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:50:05 +0000 Chris Eudaily 17630 at http://tpr.org Six Driving-Related Law Changes You Need To Know For Labor Day Weekend