The Source http://tpr.org en The Source: Hays Street Bridge In Court http://tpr.org/post/source-hays-street-bridge-court <p>The Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group sued the city of San Antonio in 2012 alleging that the city had broken a contract to develop donated land adjacent to the bridge into a park.</p><p>The city, which has sold the land to Alamo Brewing Company, says the land was never part of the deal to restore the bridge. &nbsp;The trial began yesterday.</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>:</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:26:10 +0000 Paul Flahive 34845 at http://tpr.org The Source: Hays Street Bridge In Court The Source: Public Safety Through Transparency Or Opaqueness? http://tpr.org/post/source-public-safety-through-transparency-or-opaqueness <p>The recent decision by Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop making the locations of Tier Two chemicals public has a lot of people talking.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:55:43 +0000 Paul Flahive 34839 at http://tpr.org The Source: Public Safety Through Transparency Or Opaqueness? The Source: This Week In Government Spying http://tpr.org/post/source-week-government-spying <p>We can neither confirm nor deny that clicking on this post will flag you with the National Security Agency.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:58:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 34832 at http://tpr.org The Source: This Week In Government Spying The Source: 'How Culture Affects Madness' http://tpr.org/post/source-how-culture-affects-madness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When Dr. Joel Gold met a patient who thought his every action was being filmed and broadcast to the world a la "The Truman Show" he was intrigued but it wasn't until a steady stream of people with similar delusions that he and his brother decided to write about it.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:05:16 +0000 Paul Flahive 34753 at http://tpr.org The Source: 'How Culture Affects Madness' The Source: SAWS Negotiates Big Deal For Piped-In Water http://tpr.org/post/source-saws-negotiates-big-deal-piped-water <p>Last week the San Antonio Water System trustees approved a deal to begin negotiations to pipe in 50,000 acre feet of water from the Bastrop area with the Vista Ridge Consortium.</p><p>The deal would increase the city's water supply by more than 20%. The cost per acre foot is expected to be more than twice that of Edwards Aquifer supplies and slightly more than that of the forthcoming desalinization plant.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:25:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 34750 at http://tpr.org The Source: SAWS Negotiates Big Deal For Piped-In Water The Source: Texas Only State To Not Require Workers' Comp Insurance http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-only-state-not-require-workers-comp-insurance <p>In his new series "<a href="http://apps.texastribune.org/hurting-for-work/" target="_blank">Hurting for Work</a>" the Texas Tribune's Jay Root explores the lack of protections for workers in Texas. &nbsp;</p><p>Some of the<a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/03/brief/" target="_blank"> main findings</a>:</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:36:10 +0000 Paul Flahive 34729 at http://tpr.org The Source: Texas Only State To Not Require Workers' Comp Insurance The Source: Two Very Different Views On What To Do About Border Crisis http://tpr.org/post/source-two-very-different-views-what-do-about-border-crisis <p>Today President Obama asked for <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/us/obama-seeks-billions-for-children-immigration-crisis.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;version=HpSum&amp;module=first-column-region&amp;region=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">$3.7 billion</a> to deal with large numbers of immigrants entering the country at our southern border.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and more than a 100,000 adults have crossed our southern border so far this year, already exceeding last years number with m Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:53:38 +0000 Paul Flahive 34686 at http://tpr.org The Source: Two Very Different Views On What To Do About Border Crisis The Source: Keeping U.S. Military Technology From Falling Into The Wrong Hands http://tpr.org/post/source-keeping-us-military-technology-falling-wrong-hands <p></p><p>The efforts to keep high-tech military technology out of the hands of enemy states and combatants&nbsp; comes to light in the book "Operation Shakespeare."&nbsp;</p><p>Investigative reporter John Shiffman tells us about Homeland Security's three-year effort to block and apprehend arms traders from accessing some of America's leading technologies.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>:</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 34633 at http://tpr.org The Source: Keeping U.S. Military Technology From Falling Into The Wrong Hands The Source: The Economic Impact Of Streetcar http://tpr.org/post/source-economic-impact-streetcar <p>A new economic impact study has tried to put a tangible number on the intangibles of the benefits from investing in streetcars.</p><p>$1.3 billion over 25 years is the expected benefit to the city for the $280 million investment.</p><p>The study, conducted by The<a href="http://www.saberinstitute.org/about-the-institute/" target="_blank"> SABÉR Research Institute</a>, says the 5.9 mile streetcar route will spur development and the ascent of property values.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:22:39 +0000 Paul Flahive 34623 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Economic Impact Of Streetcar The Source: Tracking The Political Media Landscape http://tpr.org/post/source-tracking-political-media-landscape <p>An estimated <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/7-billion-spent-on-2012-campaign-fec-says-87051.html" target="_blank">7 billion dollars </a>was spent in the 2012 elections, according to the FEC. And as anyone who lived in a battle ground state can attest, a lot of those dollars were spent on campaign and issue ads. Who is paying for what these days is a tough issue to tackle. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:32:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 34471 at http://tpr.org The Source: Tracking The Political Media Landscape