Bexar County http://tpr.org en Chikungunya Virus Reported In Five Texas Counties, Including Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/chikungunya-virus-reported-five-texas-counties-including-bexar-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although a handful of Texas residents have been identified as being infected with the </span>chikungunya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> virus, officials are working to get ahead of any possible panic situations in </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p><p>The Bexar County Emergency Management Office and the Metro Helath Department briefed county commissioners on the situation with the chikungunya virus in the local area. So far, cases have been confirmed in Gonzales, Harris, Travis, Williamson&nbsp;and Bexar Counties.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:31:19 +0000 Eileen Pace 35589 at http://tpr.org Chikungunya Virus Reported In Five Texas Counties, Including Bexar County The Source: County Businesses Recruiters Reined In http://tpr.org/post/source-county-businesses-recruiters-reined <p>A<a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJMmhMQ2otbWZyckk/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank"> review </a>of Bexar&nbsp;County's Economic Development Department resulted in a reorganization that removes independence and employs more oversight by integrating it into the county manager's office.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 35550 at http://tpr.org The Source: County Businesses Recruiters Reined In Alamo Area MPO Gathering Traffic Input From Boerne, New Braunfels, Other Newly Added Areas http://tpr.org/post/alamo-area-mpo-gathering-traffic-input-boerne-new-braunfels-other-newly-added-areas <p></p><p>The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is working this week with&nbsp;residents in&nbsp;its expanded metro area&nbsp;outside&nbsp;San Antonio to come up with a regional transportation and traffic safety plan for the next 25 years.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:40:50 +0000 Eileen Pace 33536 at http://tpr.org Alamo Area MPO Gathering Traffic Input From Boerne, New Braunfels, Other Newly Added Areas The Source: Are Changes Needed At The Public Defender's Office? http://tpr.org/post/source-are-changes-needed-public-defenders-office <p>The Bexar County public defender's office has been accused of having no leadership or management by a current appellate public defender.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:49:24 +0000 Paul Flahive 32843 at http://tpr.org The Source: Are Changes Needed At The Public Defender's Office? Calvert & Wilson Win Party Nominations For Precinct 4 Commissioners Court http://tpr.org/post/calvert-wilson-win-party-nominations-precinct-4-commissioners-court <p>The race for the Precinct 4 Bexar County Commissioners Court seat is now narrowed down to two people:&nbsp; Kirby Mayor Tim Wilson and KROV-FM General Manager Tommy Calvert.</p><p>Wilson held a small lead over Windcrest Mayor Alan Baxter with the early voting results and kept that narrow margin to the end, winning the Republican spot with just under 52 percent of the vote. Wilson said if he is elected during the mid-term election, his first move would be the elimination of projects like the streetcar system.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:56:38 +0000 Joey Palacios 32467 at http://tpr.org Calvert & Wilson Win Party Nominations For Precinct 4 Commissioners Court One Year After Major Flooding, All But 5 Espada Families Have Moved Away http://tpr.org/post/one-year-after-major-flooding-all-5-espada-families-have-moved-away <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was one year ago last weekend that torrential rains flooded much of Central and South San Antonio. The storms killed three, stranded dozens, left thousands without power and displaced more than two dozen families on the San Antonio River.</span></p><p>A year after the devastation, many of those residents have now moved away from the only home their families had known for more than 100 years.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:22:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 32254 at http://tpr.org One Year After Major Flooding, All But 5 Espada Families Have Moved Away Republican Precinct 4 Runoff Features Alan Baxter & Tim Wilson http://tpr.org/post/republican-precinct-4-runoff-features-alan-baxter-tim-wilson <p></p><p>Tommy Adkisson vacated the Precinct 4 Bexar County Commissioners Court seat to run for county judge. Adkisson has held the seat since 1998 and it will be filled by one of four contenders in the runoff; two from each party.</p><p>On the Republican ticket are a pair of mayors from two of the county’s cities: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/votebaxter" target="_blank">Alan Baxter, the mayor of Windcrest</a>, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timothy-Wilson-for-Bexar-County-Commissioner-Precinct-4/1426433184253690" target="_blank">Tim Wilson, the mayor of Kirby</a>.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:09:38 +0000 Joey Palacios 31983 at http://tpr.org Republican Precinct 4 Runoff Features Alan Baxter & Tim Wilson County Commissioners Pause To Honor Local Fallen War Heroes http://tpr.org/post/county-commissioners-pause-honor-local-fallen-war-heroes <p>Bexar County commissioners took time out of their business agenda Tuesday for a special remembrance of war casualties from the local community. The county honored the fallen soldiers with a video commemoration for Memorial Day.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Family members, wives and mothers joined local veterans in a video remembrance of the lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades, something which Cheryl </span>Lankford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said she must do even if it’s hard.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:02:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 31655 at http://tpr.org County Commissioners Pause To Honor Local Fallen War Heroes County Gains Valuable Space With Acquisition Of Federal Reserve Bank Building http://tpr.org/post/county-gains-valuable-space-acquisition-federal-reserve-bank-building <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bexar County commissioners have approved an agreement to purchase the Federal Reserve Bank building downtown.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:18:31 +0000 Eileen Pace 29789 at http://tpr.org County Gains Valuable Space With Acquisition Of Federal Reserve Bank Building Bexar County Inmates Learning To Take Responsibility For Their Circumstances http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-inmates-learning-take-responsibility-their-circumstances <p>A new philosophy of rehabilitation for inmates has taken shape at the Bexar County Jail. The effort is designed to stop the cycle of escalating levels of criminal activity by inmates after they are released from the local facility.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pamela Taylor, CEO and founder of Dress for Success, teaches a new class at the </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Jail.</span></p><p>"So I encourage you to start looking at the information I gave you," she tells a group of inmates. " 'The Four Agreements' is really, really powerful.”</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:30:38 +0000 Eileen Pace 29376 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Inmates Learning To Take Responsibility For Their Circumstances