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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.