Joey Palacios http://tpr.org en Labor Secretary Visits Alamo Colleges; Toyota Program http://tpr.org/post/labor-secretary-visits-alamo-colleges-toyota-program <p>U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was in San Antonio this week to see the progress of a partnership between the Alamo Colleges and Toyota Motor Manufacturing. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>St. Philip’s College on the southwest side houses the Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program. Students who are accepted into the program receive jobs with Toyota while in school.</p><p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:06:11 +0000 Joey Palacios 34946 at http://tpr.org Labor Secretary Visits Alamo Colleges; Toyota Program SAFD: Fireworks Use, Posession, and Transport Illegal in City Limits http://tpr.org/post/safd-fireworks-use-posession-and-transport-illegal-city-limits <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Fourth of July draws closer the San Antonio Fire Department is urging residents not to use fireworks within the city limits.</span></p><p></p><p>In a demonstration, the Fire Department blew-up five hot dogs to illustrate the effects an accident can have on someone’s fingers. It also destroyed a watermelon, tomatoes, ground beef and a whole cooked chicken to show the explosive impact of mismanaged fireworks.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:51:38 +0000 Joey Palacios 34501 at http://tpr.org SAFD: Fireworks Use, Posession, and Transport Illegal in City Limits SAWS Enters Negotiations For Water Pipeline http://tpr.org/post/saws-enters-negotiations-water-pipeline <p></p><p>The San Antonio Water System is entering into negotiations on a water plan that would supply <span style="line-height: 1.5;">one-fifth of the total water the city currently uses.</span></p><p>The proposal from the Vista Ridge Consortium selected by SAWS will allow the pumping of more than 50,000 acre feet of water per year out of the Carrizo and Simsboro Aquifers northeast of Austin in Burleson County.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:03:44 +0000 Joey Palacios 34500 at http://tpr.org SAWS Enters Negotiations For Water Pipeline SA Reads' Summer Book Drive Kicks Off http://tpr.org/post/sa-reads-summer-book-drive-kicks <p></p><p>The fifth annual <a href="http://www.sareads.org/" target="_blank">SA Reads Summer Book Drive</a> is kicking off this week with a mission to provide books to children who may not have access to them.</p><p>The book drive was originally started by Congressman Joaquín Castro in 2010, but is now run by Literacy San Antonio. Executive Director Pamela Toman said their goal is to collect as many books as possible.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:34:27 +0000 Joey Palacios 34333 at http://tpr.org SA Reads' Summer Book Drive Kicks Off VIA Releases Economic Impact Study For Streetcar http://tpr.org/post/releases-economic-impact-study-streetcar <p>VIA Metropolitan Transit has released a commissioned study showing a $1.3 billion economic impact along the routes of its proposed streetcar system. Those opposed to the street car system say the transit authority is paying for exactly what they want to hear.</p><p>The economic impact study commissioned by the <a href="http://www.saberinstitute.org/" target="_blank">SABÉR Institute</a> at St. Mary’s University and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce predicts a multi-billion dollar return on investment over 25 years through VIA’s initial $280 million.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:26:17 +0000 Joey Palacios 34300 at http://tpr.org VIA Releases Economic Impact Study For Streetcar Deaf Exchange Student Inspires Sign Language Classes At Marshall HS http://tpr.org/post/deaf-exchange-student-inspires-sign-language-classes-marshall-hs <p>For the past year an exchange student from the Philippines has been living in San Antonio, but what separates her from her peers is that she’s deaf. Her impact at Marshall High School has prompted the school to offer American Sign Language as a course.</p><p>18-year-old Nicole Linsangan came to the United States in August of last year with a desire to see the world.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:01:01 +0000 Joey Palacios 34092 at http://tpr.org Deaf Exchange Student Inspires Sign Language Classes At Marshall HS Cruz, Abbott Tour Lackland; Blame Obama For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors http://tpr.org/post/cruz-abbott-tour-lackland-blame-obama-influx-unaccompanied-minors <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Greg Abbott toured Lackland Air Force Base today to see first hand the influx of minors who have crossed into the United States without their guardians. The two Republican figureheads are placing the blame on President Obama.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:30:09 +0000 Joey Palacios 33895 at http://tpr.org Cruz, Abbott Tour Lackland; Blame Obama For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors Speed Limit Changes Throughout Day In TxDOT Pilot Program On Loop 1604 http://tpr.org/post/speed-limit-changes-throughout-day-txdot-pilot-program-loop-1604 <p>Later this month, the speed limits on a portion of Loop 1604 will change, and in some instances, frequently change throughout the day with a new system being piloted by TxDOT.</p><p>Imagine driving on loop 1604 and a new digital speed limit sign on the side of the road changes from 60 to 55. The signs are a new variable speed limit system TxDOT is deploying here in San Antonio, in Eastland County and Waco. The system is used in other states like Florida.</p><p>TxDOT spokeswoman Laura Lopez said the system is designed as a safety measure.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:37:28 +0000 Joey Palacios 33690 at http://tpr.org Speed Limit Changes Throughout Day In TxDOT Pilot Program On Loop 1604 Spurs Close Fifth Championship With Alamodome Celebration http://tpr.org/post/spurs-close-fifth-championship-alamodome-celebration <p>Wednesday night Spurs fans flooded downtown for a celebration the city hasn’t seen in seven years; since the last time the team brought home an NBA championship.</p><p>The doors of the Alamodome opened at 4:30 p.m. and by 8 p.m. nearly every single seat was taken with nearly 70,000 people in attendance. Many fans waited up to five hours to see the team show off the five golden Larry O’Brien Trophies. Overhead, replays of game five and the Spurs river parade played on a large video screens as fans entered the arena.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:41:02 +0000 Joey Palacios 33674 at http://tpr.org Spurs Close Fifth Championship With Alamodome Celebration Fiesta Cornyation Donates $80,000 Each To San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Beat AIDS http://tpr.org/post/fiesta-cornyation-donates-80000-each-san-antonio-aids-foundation-beat-aids <p>Even two months after Fiesta is over, charitable donations are still being made from the event organizers. Cornyation is awarding over $150,000 to HIV/AIDS programs.</p><p>Cornyation is spoof of the Fiesta Coronation. Every year people pack the Empire Theatre for a glitzy and campy San Antonio-themed satire. All of the money generated from tickets and fundraisers is donated. At the Friendly Spot Ice House, Cornyation’s board announced it raised $168,000 this year.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:13:03 +0000 Joey Palacios 33640 at http://tpr.org Fiesta Cornyation Donates $80,000 Each To San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Beat AIDS