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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Google Fiber

After months of speculation about the future of Google Fiber, the company says it is time to push "pause" on expanding the high speed provider to new cities.

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A big development is coming to the site of the old Lone Star Brewery. Boasting tens of thousands of square feet of retail and mixed use space, the hope for owners is it will bring life back to the degenerating brewery that closed in the 1990s.  

The project is a co-venture between Aqualand Development and CBL & Associates Properties.

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San Antonio isn't known for its architecture scene, outside of the historic missions that is. San Antonio's skyline has often been targeted as lacking. The downtown's buildings have historically reflected the city's tourism industry. The smaller buildings like the Emily Morgan, the Sheraton Gunter Hotel and the Tower Life make a statement and belong to the NeoGothic movement.  The Tobin Center for Performing Arts renovation is the biggest endeavor the city has taken on recently. 

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The past two years San Antonio neighborhoods have heated up in the real estate markets and tax loads have gotten unexpectedly higher. In a city where less than half make more than $50,000 a year, their concern is that our popular neighborhoods will continue to squeeze out low income folks and the character of some legacy areas will change. 

What do we need to do to strengthen the city, but support our neighborhoods? How can the city leverage public investment to direct private efforts?

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Adam Flores-Boffa was born and raised here in San Antonio. He was a congressional staffer for many years for both Charlie Gonzalez and Joaquin Castro. His job often required him to keep his opinion to himself, and caused him to harden on a number of issues. It took nothing short of a life-changing illness to get him to really listen to someone who disagreed with him.

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