Since 2011, CPS Energy has been able to send out mass alerts to customers when widespread power outages occurred, coordinated by zip code.
But now their system is more sophisticated, and will notify individual customers when power outages more than 15 minutes occur at their specific address.
CPS spokeswoman Yvonne Casanova said the system will continue to be tested through the end of February. Over the next week or so, during regular business hours, customers who have signed up for alerts on the CPS website should receive a test message.
On Tuesday, city employees rolled up their sleeves to take blood pressure and other tests as part of a biometrics wellness screening.
"It's just good to know where you stand as far as your health," said K Rahman, who has worked in the city’s public works department for six years. Rahman also said he has seen an increase in the city’s focus on healthy initiatives for its employees.
Owners who register by March 1 will have until Jan. 1 of 2014 to install the required fire sprinkler system, but those who register after March 1 will have only 30 days from the date they register to meet all the stipulations of the ordinance.
After safety concerns about boarding homes reached the city council following last year's deadly fire, leaders began drafting tighter restrictions on the inspection of boarding homes throughout the city.
Last year, about 25,000 warrants were cleared during the annual warrant roundup, and in two weeks the San Antonio Police Department and other law enforcement in Bexar County will head out again.
“They are all warrants that would involve no jail time; it's all fines," said SAPD Chief William McManus. "The unfortunate part is that if you don't clear the warrant and you are picked up on it you will spend some time in jail while the warrant is being taken care of.”
A former Guadalupe County Judge has pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession, but the judge has a chance to get the verdict off his record.
Former Guadalupe County Judge Mike Wiggins entered the guilty plea last week, saying he was glad the ordeal is over. He was placed on six month deferred adjudication for the Class B Misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
This weekend the San Antonio Symphony completed their Brahms Festival and sent out their next season to subscribers. Today they publicly announced the lineup that includes superstar violinist Joshua Bell, local favorites The Children's Chorus of San Antonio, and a Dvorak Festival.