City of San Antonio

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

The end of the legislature session is less than three weeks away, and lawmakers in the Texas House are racing against a midnight deadline.  Bills that originated in the House must receive tentative approval by then or they die.  There are ways to resurrect the intent of the bills, but passing those measures becomes a lot more difficult.

The Source: How Can San Antonio Be A Better 'Smart City?'

Mar 13, 2017
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Named a "smart city" by the non-profit Envision America 2017, the City of San Antonio joined nine nationwide communities last week for an interactive workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With the hope of creating more efficient and user-friendly systems for citizens, the Smart City initiative helps municipal governments integrate technology into city programs and routines, focusing on a range of topics, from energy, air quality and waste management.

Courtesy of ShotSpotter

Just up the road from the Hays Street Bridge is Dee Smith's house. Smith is the past president of Dignowity Hill's neighborhood association, and she says the East Side needs ShotSpotter because gun shots are too common in some parts of her neighborhood.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio is giving two square miles of its land to the City of Converse. Converse will also annex three square miles of unincorporated Bexar County. The two cities are entering into an agreement to provide better services to the areas.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio’s $2.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 was approved in an unanimous vote by City Council on Thursday morning.