A new solar farm on the far South Side of San Antonio is now generating electricity for CPS energy.
Just south of loop 410 on Blue Wing Road is a newly built solar farm called Alamo 1. At 453 acres it’s the size 300 foot ball field and can generate enough energy to power 6,600 homes. It’s 167,00 solar panels went online last week, generating 40 megawatts - it’s the first phase of what will be a 400 megawatt project.
The race for the next governor of Texas has already hit on controversial issues like reproductive rights and the future of Medicaid, but public school funding is also making its way into the discussion, and in particular, school vouchers.
Vouchers work like this: A state assigns each school-age child an amount of money that they can spend how they want. They can take it to their local school district, or take it to a private religious school or a charter school.
San Antonio City Council members strengthened their stance on a proposal to spend $1 million for an airport car rental facility technical representative.
At the start of the debate, District 10 Councilman Carlton Soules joked that in the spirit of Christmas, he would promise not to ask questions for more than an hour and a half, which was actually about how long the debate lasted.
A Houston-attorney representing the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association in a lawsuit filed by the Brownsville Independent School District has admitted in court that the agent-in-charge of hurricane claim was “clearly a racist.”
The San Antonio Symphony doesn’t do a lot of television specials, but once a year they collaborate with public television station KLRN to produce an hour-long program.
"[This year's show will] launch nicely our next festival, which will be a Dvorak Festival," said conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing by phone from Belgrade. "[We'll be] introducing Dvorak to the public. We’ve chosen this year the 'Carnival Overture' and a set of Slavonic dances, which really shows Dvorak from his folky side."
Texas lawmakers in charge of investigating the actions of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall say they’re deeply offended by the embattled Regent not showing up to testify. Hall’s attorney is demanding his client be subpoenaed and given legal protections.
This week our reporter Eileen Pace has brought you several stories on the refugee community here in San Antonio. From their resettlement to building new lives, to their children going to school, she has mapped what the experience is for people who leave war-torn countries for the promise of something better. Pace joins us along with District 8 council member Ron Nirenberg and Northside Independent School District officials to talk about the institutions helping them.