local business http://tpr.org en Under New EPA Standard, San Antonio May Fall Into "Non-Attainment" With Clean Air Act http://tpr.org/post/under-new-epa-standard-san-antonio-may-fall-non-attainment-clean-air-act <p>The race is on for this area to stay in compliance with federal guidelines on air quality but local leaders are being pushed up against huge obstacles.</p><p>The biggest hurdle may be complying with a lower Environmental Protection Agency standard, currently set at 75 parts per billion. San Antonio is just outside that number, while technically still in attainment of the Clean Air Act.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:13:39 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30077 at http://tpr.org Under New EPA Standard, San Antonio May Fall Into "Non-Attainment" With Clean Air Act Local Security Expert Recommends Two-Level Authentication After Heartbleed Breach http://tpr.org/post/local-security-expert-recommends-two-level-authentication-after-heartbleed-breach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Heartbleed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bug may be old news by now, but companies with OpenSSL websites were still working over the weekend to determine their exposure.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Mention of the word 'heartbleed' early last week got an most a quizzical look, but by the end of the week people were cued in and some were a bit scared.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:35:21 +0000 Eileen Pace 29929 at http://tpr.org Local Security Expert Recommends Two-Level Authentication After Heartbleed Breach Houston Judge To Hear Taxi Drivers Case Against Ride-Sharing Companies http://tpr.org/post/houston-judge-hear-taxi-drivers-case-against-ride-sharing-companies <p>A U.S. District Judge in Houston has been assigned the case of cab drivers against two so-called ride sharing programs. The case stems from a lawsuit filed on behalf taxi drivers in San Antonio and Houston earlier in the week.</p><p>The Houston attorney representing the taxi drivers, Martyn Hill, who practices corporate law, said Thursday he would like to hear the companies, Lyft and Uber, tell the court what he said their services really are: vehicles for hire.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:18:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 29897 at http://tpr.org Houston Judge To Hear Taxi Drivers Case Against Ride-Sharing Companies The Source: San Pedro Creek, Once City Lifeblood, Being Improved http://tpr.org/post/source-san-pedro-creek-once-city-lifeblood-being-improved <p>San Pedro Creek is about to see big changes and the city and county are going to be shelling out big bucks. Bexar County alone is putting in $175 million to turn the West Side creek into a green belt of running trails and parks.</p><p>The hope is that the improvement will lead to additional business investment in the West Side according to Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Paul Elizondo, the Precinct 2 county commissioner, whose district covers the West Side.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:07:13 +0000 Paul Flahive 29822 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Pedro Creek, Once City Lifeblood, Being Improved The Source: Should Lyft Conform To City Ordinance? http://tpr.org/post/source-should-lyft-conform-city-ordinance <p>San Antonio Police have made their position clear;&nbsp;Lyft&nbsp;drivers will be stopped in the city when they are caught. Lyft, the app-driven, car-for-hire service, describes itself as a ride-sharing program, and is therefore not subject to the city's current ordinance, which includes fees and additional regulations.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:47:56 +0000 Paul Flahive 29633 at http://tpr.org The Source: Should Lyft Conform To City Ordinance? Lyft Drivers Still Operating, Despite Cease-And-Desist Order http://tpr.org/post/lyft-drivers-still-operating-despite-cease-and-desist-order <p>San Antonio Police have issued a cease-and-desist order for drivers of a so-called ride sharing program called Lyft.</p><p>But that hasn't stopped them, and instead they are rolling forward full throttle. For passengers, taking a Lyft is easy. A rider must download the app to their smartphone, enter their credit card information and phone number, and request the ride. A driver, whose car is marked with a pink mustache, will typically pull up to the rider's location within 15 minutes, and off they go.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:12:54 +0000 Ryan Loyd 29623 at http://tpr.org Lyft Drivers Still Operating, Despite Cease-And-Desist Order Reyna Family Recalls Childhood Trips In Wagon As Oldest Operating H-E-B Closes http://tpr.org/post/reyna-family-recalls-childhood-trips-wagon-oldest-operating-h-e-b-closes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The oldest H-E-B in San Antonio on Nogalitos&nbsp;Street <span style="line-height: 1.5;">has sold its last "Combo Loco" but a new supermarket is being built in its place to be the store of the future.</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1945, throngs of eager customers gathered for the store’s grand opening with its shiny new, curved block windows in the art deco style of the day.</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:36:48 +0000 Eileen Pace 29243 at http://tpr.org Reyna Family Recalls Childhood Trips In Wagon As Oldest Operating H-E-B Closes Texas Business Groups Oppose Path To Citizenship, Support Work Program For Immigrants http://tpr.org/post/texas-business-groups-oppose-path-citizenship-support-work-program-immigrants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A range of business associations in Texas came together today in Austin, hoping to catch the attention of Texas lawmakers in Washington, D.C., about the topic of immigration reform.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group, which doesn't support </span>amnesty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or a pathway to citizenship, said they are running out of their unskilled labor force.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:35:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29215 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Returns To Pre-Recession Job Growth In March Economic Report http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-returns-pre-recession-job-growth-march-economic-report <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio Economic Outlook for 2014 that came out Friday shows more optimism than caution for the next year.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio’s employment growth is back on track following the recession, thanks to the recovery of some key local industries.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More people are getting back to work in certain industries like construction, hospitality, retail, government and health services. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:45:58 +0000 Eileen Pace 29111 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Returns To Pre-Recession Job Growth In March Economic Report UTSA VP Joins Statewide Small Business Taskforce http://tpr.org/post/utsa-vp-joins-statewide-small-business-taskforce <p>Gov. Rick Perry has appointed <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert McKinley,</span> <span style="line-height: 1.5;">associate vice president for economic development at </span>UTSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,</span> to serve on a statewide taskforce that advises the state’s elected officials on issues related to small business.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:21:32 +0000 Eileen Pace 28853 at http://tpr.org UTSA VP Joins Statewide Small Business Taskforce