Ron Nirenberg http://tpr.org en Councilman Nirenberg Recognized For Community Academy Initiative http://tpr.org/post/councilman-nirenberg-recognized-community-academy-initiative <p>District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg's office is celebrating the efforts of a community outreach program.</p><p>Leaders with the effort say the councilman's Community Academy meets constituents where they are to get involved in local government.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:16:39 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34618 at http://tpr.org Councilman Nirenberg Recognized For Community Academy Initiative San Antonio Leaders Take Field Trip To Look At Austin's High-Speed Network http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-leaders-take-field-trip-look-austins-high-speed-network <p>San Antonio city leaders are heading to Austin today to study the Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network (GAATN).</p><p>It connects places like schools, police stations, libraries, and universities to a fiber network for large information sharing abilities.</p><p>GAATN is very similar to the Alamo City's proposed San Antonio Area Broadband Network, or SAABN.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:46:33 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30559 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Leaders Take Field Trip To Look At Austin's High-Speed Network The Source: Dueling Plans & Shortfall Scares, San Antonio's Water Future http://tpr.org/post/source-dueling-plans-shortfall-scares-san-antonios-water-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A study paid for by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce details the </span><a href="http://tpr.org/post/link-between-long-term-water-needs-and-san-antonios-economic-future" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">impacts of water shortages </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on the city's future growth. Jobs, spending, migration are all affected drastically if the city continues to grow without making proper accommodations, argues the study.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:34:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 27621 at http://tpr.org The Source: Dueling Plans & Shortfall Scares, San Antonio's Water Future City Council Considers Brodcasting B Sessions For Better Public Access http://tpr.org/post/city-council-considers-brodcasting-b-sessions-better-public-access <p>Most people who work are unable to make the trek to City Hall to watch city council in action for themselves.</p><p>That's why the council's main Thursday A sessions, where votes take place, can be seen on <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa/" target="_blank">TVSA</a> online or on certain cable providers, including Time Warner channel 21, Grande channel 20, and AT&amp;T U-Verse channel 99.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:57:25 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27056 at http://tpr.org City Council Considers Brodcasting B Sessions For Better Public Access City Leaders Hope USAA Move Sparks Additional Downtown Momentum http://tpr.org/post/city-leaders-hope-usaa-move-sparks-additional-downtown-momentum <p>As Texas Public Radio reported to you last month, San Antonio's downtown building vacancy rate is at 29 percent. Now that USAA has announced plans to locate some of its employees in a building downtown, city leaders hope more will follow.</p><p>The insurance company announced that 150 workers will report to One Riverwalk Place on the northeast corner of North St. Mary's and Convent in September. They'll occupy only a few floors of the tower bought by USAA Real Estate Company last year.</p><p>District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg praised the score for downtown.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:10:41 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26865 at http://tpr.org City Leaders Hope USAA Move Sparks Additional Downtown Momentum Nirenberg Outlines Goals In Inaugural State Of District 8 Address http://tpr.org/post/nirenberg-outlines-goals-inaugural-state-district-8-address <p>Residents in San Antonio City Council District 8 on the Northwest Side gathered Saturday evening to hear their councilman, Ron Nirenberg, outline his vision for the future.</p><p>It was Nirenberg's first State of District 8 address. But residents in attendance didn't just listen. Every table full of involved citizens got the chance to put their heads together to come up with ideas for their district. They collaborated on various topics and they shared their ideas with others. One table thought about how to make downtown attractive.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:50:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26863 at http://tpr.org Nirenberg Outlines Goals In Inaugural State Of District 8 Address Nirenberg Requests Action For Long Term City Water Plan http://tpr.org/post/nirenberg-requests-action-long-term-city-water-plan <p>San Antonio District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg is asking for a comprehensive water plan through the year 2050.</p><p>The plan would include how city growth patterns will impact the Edwards Aquifer and San Antonio Water System. Nirenberg said the number one threat to the state's economy and future prosperity is water scarcity.</p><p>In a request to the city staff, he outlined a compilation of all city policies, procedures, standards and regulations into one place so that council members can easily understand the water situation now and for the future.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:14:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26697 at http://tpr.org Nirenberg Requests Action For Long Term City Water Plan 2012 Bond's Hausman Road Project Moves Forward http://tpr.org/post/2012-bonds-hausman-road-project-moves-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of drivers who use </span>Hausman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Road as a shortcut from Loop 1604 to I-10 are starting to see some progress on one of the most-heavily traveled roadways in the city. Utilities are going in along the first section of road project nearest Loop 1604.</span></p><p>The widening of Hausman Road will proceed in quadrants to make it easier on the 17,000 drivers that go up and down the road each week. Work began in December to prepare the first section nearest 1604 for utilities.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:10:07 +0000 Eileen Pace 25820 at http://tpr.org 2012 Bond's Hausman Road Project Moves Forward The Source: New Documentary On North Korea | Internet, Equity & Hi-Speed SA http://tpr.org/post/source-new-documentary-north-korea-internet-equity-hi-speed-sa <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In never-before-seen footage&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on the streets</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of North Korea and in the secretive prison camps, a new<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secret-state-of-north-korea/" target="_blank"> Frontline</a>&nbsp;documentary airing tomorrow night takes viewers inside the most clandestine country in the world. What is it like living under the volatile and mysterious Kim Jong-Un?</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Paul Flahive 24988 at http://tpr.org The Source: New Documentary On North Korea | Internet, Equity & Hi-Speed SA 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