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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The company installing high-speed internet in San Antonio has a new leader and is losing hundreds of employees. 

Google has confirmed that Gregory McCray will head up Google Access -- the division over Google Fiber, replacing Craig Barratt as CEO who left last October.

Barratt stepped down at the same time Google halted expansion of the network into several cities.

In San Antonio, the construction of a Google fiber network has been delayed at the city's request for a potential redesign.

Paul Flahive

Massive windows using self-tinting glass,  shared working environments and a courtyard are some of the design features that will complete the look of the new CAST Tech High School.

The San Antonio Independent School District and other stakeholders presented new architectural renderings of the technology-focused, in-district charter Tuesday. The images sat in stark contrast within the skeleton of the 85-year-old former shop buildings on the Fox Tech campus.  

SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says he is excited by what he is seeing.

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The U.S. Department of Energy will give San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute $2.9 million. It's to create new uses for wireless technologies used in connected and driverless cars. SwRI thinks it can reduce energy and gas use by 20 percent.

Experts believe cars in the future are going to communicate with each other, traffic infrastructure, and systems like stop lights. Some of these technologies already exist in some fashion. 

Elena Souris

Al learns the hard way that Applebees isn't the place to have your emotional breakdown.  People just want to order their diet cokes and _____ poppers. Don't harsh their vibe, Al.