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Business
3:43 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Hispanic Chamber Joins Greater San Antonio Chamber To Advocate In Washington

The annual SA-to-DC trip is underway this week with local leaders advocating for San Antonio
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

This year’s SA-to-DC trip is underway this week, with representatives from San Antonio chambers of commerce joining together with city leaders to advocate for issues important to the community.

The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has been making this trip for 35 years as a way to represent the whole community before Congress and military leadership.

Of ten committees, the Hispanic Chamber is most interested in making contacts for small business, immigration and trade. President Ramiro Cavazos said there are many good arguments for comprehensive immigration reform:

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New Braunfels
8:56 am
Mon March 4, 2013

New Development Bringing University To New Braunfels

Illustrated master plan.
Veramendi

The City of New Braunfels is about to get a lot bigger thanks to last week's city council approval of a master-planned community moving in over the next decade.

The project that will be known as Veramendi exists today as a 2,400-acre private ranch that remains as just about the only undeveloped land on Loop 337 between Hwy. 46 and the Guadalupe River. There’s only one driveway into the property off the Loop, which is just down the road from New Braunfels High School.

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San Antonio Economy
9:48 am
Fri March 1, 2013

New Study Seeking Insight Into Economic Impact Of Mexican Nationals In U.S.

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Economists have long been aware that retail spending by Mexican nationals shopping in the U.S. adds significant dollars to local economies, but a new study seeks to expand those numbers for a broader view of the impact of Mexican dollars on  San Antonio.

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San Antonio Express News
9:40 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Online Paywall On The Horizon For Express-News

Screen shot of mysanantonio.com on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Express-News will be adopting a paywall for online content by the end of the Summer.

Newspapers across the nation have been looking for ways to convince their readers to pay for looking at their journalism online. After years of providing their content free online, San Antonio's Express-News is about to take the next step, a step that comes along with several other changes at the paper.

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The Source
2:08 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

The Future Of Newspapers In San Antonio, Changes At The Express-News

Editor of the San Antonio Express News, Mike Leary
Express News

The Source: A great city must have a great newspaper, and right now our paper, the Hearst-owned San Antonio Express-News, is going through a metamorphosis with a new editor guiding the local bullpen.

That editor is Mike Leary, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor from his days at the Philadelphia Inquirer where he was deputy managing editor of news and investigations.

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International Business
3:30 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Castro Meets Mexico's President Peña Nieto To Talk Trade/Immigration

Wikipedia Commons

Looking to increase trade ties, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday. Castro also updated the president on U.S. immigration reform. 

Peña Nieto’s presidential term is only several months old and Castro said he’s looking for ways to improve the flow of trade between the two neighbors. Castro said he was in Mexico City looking to promote San Antonio as a major trade hub for Mexico.

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Solar Power
4:54 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Korean Energy Company To Bring 400 Jobs To Brooks City-Base

Artist's rendering of new Nexolon solar panel plant.
Courtesy Nexolon

The Korean energy company Nexolon has chosen San Antonio as its headquarters in the U.S., and promised Wednesday to bring 400 high-paying jobs to the area.

Nexolon America broke ground on a new 240,000 square foot facility at Brooks City-Base to manufacture solar panels for sale in North and South America.  

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Business Training
11:18 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Alamo College Welding Program Giving Jobs Boost To Hill Country

San Antonio Colleges

The Texas Workforce Commission issued a $304,000 grant to train 135 new and current employees of Fox Tank, a manufacturer of steel-welded oil field tanks for the energy industry in Kerrville.

This is the latest grant-funded program by the Workforce Commission and the Alamo Colleges. Earlier this month the two set up a cloud computing program to help train Rackspace workers.

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Technology Training
4:35 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Alamo Colleges Teaming With Rackspace On Cloud Programming Classes

State Senator Carlos Uresti (left) stands with Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier, Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar, State Sentator Donna Campbell, and Alamo Colleges Chancellor Bruce Leslie holding a bill check.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The Alamo Colleges have received a multimillion dollar grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to train 1,000 rackers. The Rackspace employees will receive special training for cloud computing from the Alamo Colleges.

The $2.5 million awarded to the school from the Workforce Commission's Skills Development Fund will create a tailored program called the Cloud Academy.

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Commuting
11:37 am
Wed February 6, 2013

San Antonio Commuters Spend 38 Additional Hours On The Road Per Year

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute's annual Urban Mobility Report draws attention to poor city infrastructure
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

The Texas Transportation Institute released its annual mobility report detailing just how much time people spend on the road during commute times.

San Antonio ranks at number 30 with about 38 additional hours spent in extra travel time per year. Considering that San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States, that's not too bad.

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