The neighborhood improvements along South Flores that will lead into the construction of a downtown grocery store are now underway.
The improvements begin with Commanders House Park along South Flores. It's a green space not many San Antonians have gotten to enjoy. But that's changing because of H-E-B's project to add hike and bike trails, renovate its downtown headquarters, and add a 10,000 square foot grocery store.
Friday, workers began cutting down the fence separating the Commanders House from South Flores, where hike and bike trails will be placed.
The woes of State Highway 130 continue as the privately managed toll road fails to meet revenue projections. Last year SH 130 Concession Company, which manages the southern 41 miles of the road near us here in san Antonio, had its credit rating dropped to junk levels.
The continued saga of University of Texas system Regent Wallace Hall continues. Despite a legislative and criminal investigation at least one of his allegations against the UT system is being taken seriously as the chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, announces an external investigation of UT Austin’s admission process, and whether there is undue influence from legislators.
The history of truth in the political and corporate spheres is a sordid one. Our elected officials have gotten us into wars and our corporate leaders have driven the economy into recession -- both on the assumption that their analysis and statements were honest.
In his new book "935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity," Charles Lewis reveals the lies of our public officials and corporate titans while highlighting the journalism and journalists that revealed the lies for what they were.
People can't stop talking about this year's peach crop. We'll enjoy it while we can because it's not every year that the peaches come in this strongly. Growers talk about the bounty of this year's harvest and one new grower will talk about why she's getting into the family business of peach growing when it is a gamble every year on what the crop will look like.
Jamey Vogel, Hill Country Fruit Council
Katelyn Duecker, new grower
Bob Rose, meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority
The increase in immigrants, especially unaccompanied children, on the border has the feds calling for increased aid to violent countries and increased enforcement. The state of Texas has authorized up to $1.3 million per week to stem the tide.
Is enough attention being paid to humanitarian efforts rather than simply stopping the flow of immigrants?
As more and more foreign born make it through, is their a looming public health problem as the unvaccinated are held in detention facilities on the border and those that weren’t caught make it into communities?
Hearing the vast crowds that showed up to see it one senses the passion and the power that the Catholic Church still holds, but is this soft power reason enough to continue full diplomatic relations? In short do we still need an ambassador to the Vatican?
The United States has only had an Ambassador to the Holy See for 30 years. President Reagan saw value in engaging the Vatican to take on communism. The Cold War ended, so is there still a need for the diplomatic position?