Bexar County

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Today, San Antonio- area government and emergency agencies tested their ability to respond to a terrorist attack.  The City of San Antonio, Bexar County, military, FBI and Homeland Security joined in on an exercise at the city’s Emergency Operations Center.

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The City of San Antonio and Bexar County are entering into an $18 million agreement to purchase Toyota Field in hopes of securing a Major League Soccer franchise.

Toyota Field is the soccer stadium currently owned by Gordon Hartman and where the San Antonio Scorpions play as a minor league team. The stadium would require voter-approved upgrades before being ready for an MLS team. 

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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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