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The Source - August 27, 2014
10:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

The Source: Renewing Alamo Plaza

Chris Eudaily TPR News

Last night the Alamo Plaza Advisory Commission met to discuss the future of the most famous building in San Antonio, which included how to improve the experience of a huge tourist draw while improving historical aspects of the grounds. One could say the project is 178 years in the making.

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The Source - August 26, 214
6:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

The Source: Congressman Lamar Smith On The Border

Governor Perry's "Operation Strong Safety" saw its first troops hit the border this week. The troops were called up last month as a reaction to increasing numbers of migrants--most from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala--crossing the border. The operation was estimated to cost 12 million dollars per month, and the troops are arriving at what is historically a low time for migration due to extreme heat.

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The Source - August 26, 2014
11:02 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Source: Who Should Pay For The San Antonio Library?

City of San Antonio

The San Antonio Public Library and the city are hoping to get more funds from Bexar County to run its public library system -- a lot more money. SAPL would like the county to pay $6.38 million, which is nearly double the $3.78 million the county already contributes.

Part of their rationale is that the county makes up 19% of SAPL users, but less than that percent of the funds.

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The Source - August 25, 2014
9:27 am
Mon August 25, 2014

The Source: The Legacy Of Francisco Cigarroa

Credit Courtesy of the University of Texas System

Last week was a busy one for Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, former chancellor of the University of Texas System.

On Monday he found out he won the Julio Palmaz Award for innovation in health care and biosciences, and on Thursday the University of Texas replaced him, confirming his successor, Admiral William McRaven.

Cigarroa oversaw a tumultuous time in UT history; one of his predecessors called it the most tumultuous time in the 130 years of the Texas higher education system.

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Shots - Health News
11:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

Leon Evans, director of the community mental health system for Bexar County and San Antonio, broke through barriers that had hindered care.
Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News

The jails aren't overflowing in San Antonio anymore. People with serious mental illnesses have a place to go for treatment and the city has saved $10 million a year on. How did it happen?

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The Source - August 21, 2014
10:47 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Source: Prescribing Veggies For Wellness

San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is launching a new program that aims to better tackle chronic disease through healthy eating. Their plan get doctors to prescribe produce and then the food bank will redeem the prescription regardless of cost.

It's called Pharm2Farm and it launches today.

Guest:

  • Eric Cooper, president of the San Antonio Food Bank

*This is the second segment in the August 21 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. 

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The Source - August 21, 2014
10:02 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Source: Texas Nuclear Waste Disposal Sees Big Expansion

Credit Courtesy of Waste Control Specialists LLC

The sole provider of low-level nuclear waste disposal in the state sits in Andrews, Texas, on 1,338 acres of red clay.

The clay and 7 ft. of concrete and reinforced steel are what Waste Control Specialists say will protect the environment from the 2 million cubic tons of waste WCS is allowed to store above it.  

But that number just went way up, and the legal liability of the company -- should the company fold -- just went way down.

Waste Control Specialists had major victories yesterday.

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The Source - August 20, 2014
12:20 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?

More than 80,000 Texans are registered sex offenders. The crimes range from the violent and truly heinous to the nonviolent and sometimes absurd.

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Mental Health
10:52 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions

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The Source - August 19, 2014
4:59 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

The Source: Some Critique On A SAWS, Vista Ridge Deal

The San Antonio Water System's deal to pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from the Corrizo Acquifer through a 142-mile pipeline has a lot of people worried. The 30-year deal valued at over $2.5 billion dollars at times thought dead was resurrected at the behest of Mayor Castro and the business community and is in very real negotiations.

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