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San Antonio’s tech companies and entrepreneurs have come together for what’s being called TechBloc, an organization that, its founders hope, will soon become the voice of the city’s growing technology industry.

Between 700-800 people gathered at the Pearl Brewery Tuesday evening for the first TechBloc mixer, not a bad start for a body that is barely four weeks old. Lew Moorman, a San Antonio native, a former president of Rackspace and an investor, is one of the founders.

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WACO — Firefighters have saved a man from a storm-flooded Texas river after he drifted downstream about three miles in the dark. Waco police say the man was located before dawn Wednesday after a worker at a nearby retirement center reported hearing voices calling for help.

Authorities say the 19-year-old man was at a house party when he somehow ended up in the debris-filled Brazos River. Firefighters in a boat pulled him to safety. The man was treated for a minor head injury.

Overnight storms west of Fort Worth prompted additional rescues.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the pact that Equifax, Experian and TransUnion struck with attorneys general in 31 states. It calls for the agencies to pay a combined $6 million to participating states and to adjust a host of business practices over the next three years.

“It’s a good day for all consumers in the United States,” said DeWine, a Republican. He spearheaded the investigation that led to the deal after reading a 2012 investigation by The Columbus Dispatch about consumers denied car loans, house loans and jobs because of mistakes by reporting agencies.

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Here’s a wrap of the day’s happenings in the aftermath of Sunday’s shootout in Waco, which left nine people dead, 18 injured, and around 170 charged with engaging in organized crime stemming from the shooting, with bond set at $1 million for each suspect.

Detective Turned Bus Driver Fired

A former San Antonio police officer has been fired from his job as a school bus driver after his arrest following the deadly shootout involving bikers at a Waco restaurant.


HICKORY CREEK, Texas — In a quiet corner of Hickory Creek Park, Lewisville Lake laps against the edge of the access road, covers nearby picnic areas to the tabletop and leaves just an inch or two of the barbecue grills poking above water.

In North Texas, this Memorial Day will be different from what we've seen in years, especially for those who prefer to celebrate on the water.

The Dallas Morning News reports that while boat ramps on Grapevine Lake are open, almost all parks and boat ramps at Lavon Lake, Lewisville and Lake Ray Roberts are closed, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“So that will slow things down on Memorial Day weekend,” said Denton County game warden Logan Griffin of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.