conservation http://tpr.org en City Planning Future Of Plaza De Armas, While Preserving Its Past http://tpr.org/post/city-planning-future-plaza-de-armas-while-preserving-its-past <p>Once a military training ground, the Plaza de Armas building near City Hall is entering a new phase of its historic life.</p><p>On Thursday, city council members approved an amendment to the design-and-build contract, increasing the project's cost by $1.4 million for a total of $11 million. The council also voted<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in favor of Executive Chef Chuck Hernandez's restaurant, </span>O'liva<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, being located within the complex of Plaza de </span>Armas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:13:40 +0000 Ryan Loyd 28672 at http://tpr.org City Planning Future Of Plaza De Armas, While Preserving Its Past City Seeking Input For Alamo Plaza Master Plan And Re-Interpretation http://tpr.org/post/city-seeking-input-alamo-plaza-master-plan-and-re-interpretation <p>The City of San Antonio is calling for a master plan for a re-interpretation of Alamo Plaza. Last fall, members of a panel met in an lively debate at UTSA about the future of the Alamo and Alamo Plaza. Diverse groups were outspoken about the issue.</p><p>District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal said ideally many entities will be involved with the goal of giving the Alamo a more appropriate presence and scope in the center of the city.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:39:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 25094 at http://tpr.org City Seeking Input For Alamo Plaza Master Plan And Re-Interpretation Bracken Bat Cave Gets Reprieve After Developer Opts Out Of Surrounding Property http://tpr.org/post/bracken-bat-cave-gets-reprieve-after-developer-opts-out-surrounding-property <p>A tentative buyer has declined to purchase the property -- known as Crescent Hills -- adjacent to the Bracken Bat Cave and now a coalition of potential buyers is hoping to acquire the land to preserve it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coalition is a loosely-knit group of people and organizations who want to see the land surrounding the bat cave permanently preserved instead of being open for development of houses and commercial activity.</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:40:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 24850 at http://tpr.org Bracken Bat Cave Gets Reprieve After Developer Opts Out Of Surrounding Property 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: Texas Cyber Security and The Future of the Alamo http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-cyber-security-and-future-alamo <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Carolina is still dealing with the ramifications of a month-long cyber incursion at their Department of Revenue last fall that saw millions of of citizens' banking information, social security numbers and other vital information stolen, costing the state $20 million so far.</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:43:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 10943 at http://tpr.org The Source: Texas Cyber Security and The Future of the Alamo How The Road To Rhinoceros Conservation Leads To San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/how-road-rhinoceros-conservation-leads-san-antonio <p>For Huyen Hoang and his identical twin brother -- who also has the same name -- the plight of the Asian rhinoceros was all but unknown, until one day a news report featured images of a Javan rhino poached for it’s horn.</p><p>Like many of us, the Portland State University undergraduate was unaware of the increasing black market for rhinoceros horn, and the keratin inside it. The price has jumped so high it at times rivals gold; by some estimates reaching $65,000 a kilogram.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:07:47 +0000 Paul Flahive 6256 at http://tpr.org How The Road To Rhinoceros Conservation Leads To San Antonio