Bexar County

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Bexar County is teaming up with the local technology industry to help new tech-entrepreneurs get a start on their bright ideas. It’s a move to help grow the San Antonio tech economy, fueled by the county’s $1 million Innovation Fund.

Tech Bloc announced Tuesday a three-level cash-prize competition for new technology product developers.

Blake Yeager, a founding member of Tech Bloc, says there are several new tech developers in San Antonio that are good candidates for the competition, which will provide seed money to help them launch their products.

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Early voting has been extremely light in the race to elect a new representative for Bexar County’s House District 118.  Six candidates are vying to succeed Rep. Joe Farias who’s vacating his seat early.

In the first 8 days of early voting just over 2 percent of Bexar County registered voters have gone to the polls.

House District 118 makes up the south and east portions of the county where nearly three-quarters of the residents are Hispanic. 

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Another piece of history along the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River is going to be restored and turned into a park.

Bexar County Commissioners Court has accepted a donation of the Hot Wells Hotel and Spa from local developer James Lifshutz.

Betty Bueche, Director of Bexar Heritage and Parks Department says the donation of nearly four acres includes ruins and land.

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The investigation of the fatal shooting of Gilbert Flores by Bexar County sheriff’s deputies is now in the hands of the District Attorney’s Office.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office received the majority of the investigation from the sheriff’s office of the deputy-involved shooting that occurred last month on Walnut Pass.  Upon receiving the case, the DA’s Office is now tasked with conducting its own review of the evidence.

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Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says a second video of deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show him carrying what investigators believe was a knife.

Pamerleau told reporters at a Wednesday news conference that the video has been forwarded to the state crime lab to see if the footage can be blown up and slowed down. She says investigators believe 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was holding a knife when he raised both arms.

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