Paul Flahive

Technology & Entrepreneurship Reporter; Creator of Worth Repeating

Paul Flahive is the Technology & Entrepreneurship Reporter for Texas Public Radio. He has worked in public media across the country from Iowa City to Chicago to Anchorage then here in San Antonio.

As producer of "The Source," Paul was honored with two 2015 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club, one for Best Talk Program and the other for Best Public Affairs Segment. In 2016 he was honored with an Anson Jones Award from the Texas Medical Association for a story he did on community clinics.

Paul is also a co-host and creator of TPR's live storytelling program, Worth Repeating.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Technology and Entrepreneurship News Fund including The 80/20 Foundation, Group 42, rackspace, The Elmendorf Family Fund, UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Denim Group, SecureLogix, VentureLab, Conceptual MindWorks, Inc., and Giles-Parscale.

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City of San Antonio TCI

San Antonio City Council members got a few more details Wednesday about delays in building a Google Fiber network. 

The city paused construction after residents complained about the size of the 12-by-30 feet Google “huts,” that house the infrastructure for the project. 

SAPD

An Uber driver was arrested Sunday and admitted to the rape of a 22-year-old San Antonio woman, San Antonio police say.

 

The City of San Antonio has halted the construction of Google Fiber throughout the city. The size of the huts raised questions about impact on the neighborhoods they would be in.

The first Google Fiber hut began construction in July of 2016. These are the network hubs of fiber-optic cable and distribution for the high speed internet provider.  That was several months and many complaints ago.

Courtesy of ShotSpotter

Just up the road from the Hays Street Bridge is Dee Smith's house. Smith is the past president of Dignowity Hill's neighborhood association, and she says the East Side needs ShotSpotter because gun shots are too common in some parts of her neighborhood.

Google

San Antonio pushed pause on Google Fiber construction Wednesday.  In an email between Sheryl Sculley and San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, the city manager outlined how city staff, council and Google had all agreed on the placement of 17 Google fiber huts. But after completing just two - and receiving neighborhood opposition to their placement - the locations of the remaining 15 are under review and all hut construction has halted.

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