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San Antonio city leaders remained undaunted after learning that the Alamo City had been left out of Google’s plans for its next expansion of Fiber.

San Antonio was one of nine cities Google considered for the ultra-high-speed Internet installations. Mayor Ivy Taylor’s office issued a statement Tuesday morning confirming Google’s decision to go with four other cities: Nashville, Atlanta, and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina.

A culturally iconic San Antonio institution is beginning a process that should see major changes. It all starts with a million dollar grant.

“We’re pleased that last week the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awarded that grant to the city.”

Bob Brackman Executive Directs the San Antonio Botanical Garden and is talking about a recently-awarded grant secured by the city for the Garden.  That grant will partially pay for a new area to be built called the Family Adventure Garden.

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*This episode of The Source features host David Martin Davies being connected to a #tDCS device. It was administered by a trained professional. TPR doesn't endorse building homemade #tDCS devices.

Where do you send your kids to school? Trying to clarify that proposal? Sifting through a morass of data and need to concentrate? 

Meet Host Mindy Ratner At Our Open House

Jan 27, 2015

Classical Music fans, you're invited to meet on-air hosts Mindy Ratner, James Baker, and Nathan Cone on Sunday, February 8 at the Pearl Stable from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Open House is for all KPAC listeners and members, and immediately follows the Sounds Like KPAC Talent Competition earlier in the afternoon.

Light refreshments will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public. Reservations have closed, but we will have room for walk-ups. Please join us!

Eileen Pace

Some San Antonio commuters load their bikes onto VIA bus racks. But now, if they don’t need their bikes at the other end, there’s an option — VIA’s new 'Bike Lids.'

Perhaps there’s no place at work to store a bicycle. Or perhaps the bus drops the rider off so close to their destination that the bike won’t be needed. Enter the Bike Lid, covered parking for your bike. You can’t miss the series of racks with the big plastic helmets on top.