The San Antonio Water System's deal to pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from the Corrizo Acquifer through a 142-mile pipeline has a lot of people worried. The 30-year deal valued at over $2.5 billion dollars at times thought dead was resurrected at the behest of Mayor Castro and the business community and is in very real negotiations.
Update (8/20): Texas Governor Rick Perry’s legal team his waiving that clients right to an arraignment; the governor is pleading “not guilty” to both felony counts involving abusing the power of his office.
One of Governor Perry’s attorneys, David L. Botsford filed documents with the Travis County District Clerk’s Office late Tuesday, indicating they would be waiving their client’s right to an arraignment after being booked into jail and released on the same day.
My wife and I were in New York on vacation, and as part of a hike, walked a portion of what’s called the High Line. The reason it’s called the High Line is that it runs way above street level.
“It’s an elevated railroad about 30 feet off the ground, and it runs for about a mile an a half right through the middle of Manhattan," said Robert Hammond, who was born and raised in San Antonio and now lives in Chelsea, the Manhattan neighborhood sung about by Joni Mitchell, and where those tracks are. Hammond jumps forward a bit in the story.
Luminaria, the city's annual celebration of arts, is changing. A move of location, date, and length of time have the event poised for something big. This year's scheduled November 7-8 dates will mark the seventh Luminaria. The move to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will also be new.
The U.S. Border Patrol remains on high alert, issuing a warning to all law enforcement agencies operating along the Rio Grande Valley after encountering a militia group hiding in the brush during the recent arrest of a group of migrants crossing the border.
The small southwestern Bexar County town of Von Ormy is attempting to run its city without the aid of a city property tax starting next year.
The city of Von Ormy incorporated in 2008 and since 2009, its mayor, Art Martinez de Vara, has vowed to remove the city portion out of its resident’s property taxes. Martinez de Vara said even without property taxes the city’s budget will increase 30% for the next fiscal year. That’s due to increasing sales taxes.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team said the governor’s 2013 announcement and veto of the state public integrity unit budget was the governor’s right to free speech and his desire to be transparent about his intended plans. Perry's attorneys say the court will see that the governor’s words did not constitute a threat.
In downtown Austin on Monday, just a few blocks from the state capitol, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced that he is Perry’s lead counsel on the case and then called the indictment "Banana Republic politics."
He’s a San Antonian who is responsible for one of the most fascinating aspects of a fascinating place, and it’s probably one you’ve never heard of. I had only recently heard of it, and decided to check it out. I took a short vacation recently to New York City and my wife and I went to the High Line, a park there unlike any other. Here’s the story of how that park came about.
Robert Hammond was born and raised in San Antonio, and went to Alamo Heights High School. He moved to New York after college, but still visits San Antonio.
Spring 2014 cohort of USAA's Veterans for IT (VetFIT®), a group of veterans in a 22-week program in which they received 12 weeks of Java Developing education and training, followed by a 10-week internship.