Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio has released a new application that lists places you can park downtown and in other areas of town. 

This is the age of the smartphone, and more, and the Alamo City seems to have finally decided to acknowledge it. You can now look up downtown parking spots in advance with the help of an app called Pango Mobile Parking, available on both the Apple App and Google Play stores. The decision-makers for the city decided it made more sense to partner with Pango at no cost, than create their own app.

A Regional Water Forum On Our Future

Oct 27, 2014
Iris Dimmick / Photo courtesy of the Rivard Report

On Wednesday, October 8, Mission Verde Alliance and KLRN hosted a forum on the future of water use and technology in South Texas, moderated by journalist Robert Rivard. The goal of the forum was for it to be a forceful call to action, to spur new thinking, encourage innovation and creativity, embrace tough issues, and launch bold new initiatives. Major topics covered:

Hilton Palacio del Rio

One in Eight workers in San Antonio are employed in the Hospitality industry. That includes cooks, waiters, hotel clerks, tour guides and more.

The economic impact of San Antonio’s hospitality industry has increased 66 percent from 2003 to 2013, representing $13.4 billion annually.

Prairie Home Companion

After 40 years of doing his program, he’s become, kind of, the grand old man of public radio. Meet Garrison Keillor, the person behind the legend. TPR’s Arts and Culture Reporter Jack Morgan reached him by phone Friday.

Prairie Home Companion is a public radio staple. But it sure didn’t start out as the powerhouse it now is.

“No, it was just, just having fun with radio. I had put in my time doing news and announcing classical music.”

Keillor started his broadcast career at Minnesota Public Radio.

Eileen Pace

Thirty members of a specialized infectious disease team have completed a round of training at Fort Sam Houston. The military team, organized by the Department of Defense to assist in domestic Ebola cases, trained in the specifics of using hazmat-style suits, which will protect them from exposure to the virus.

A technician sprays a saccharin-based solution toward the face mask of a member of the Ebola go team to make sure the seal on the mask is properly seated. Other members of the team practice drawing blood while wearing three pairs of rubber gloves.