Ron Nirenberg

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San Antonio city leaders are heading to Austin today to study the Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network (GAATN). It connects places like schools, police stations, libraries, and universities to a fiber network for large information sharing abilities. GAATN is very similar to the Alamo City's proposed San Antonio Area Broadband Network, or SAABN. Leaders in San Antonio hope to use fiber lines put in place by CPS Energy years ago to connect universities, hospitals, public safety...

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A study paid for by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce details the impacts of water shortages on the city's future growth. Jobs, spending, migration are all affected drastically if the city continues to grow without making proper accommodations, argues the study. “So the bottom line -- as measured in dollars -- if you have an 11 percent shortage of water for a certain period of time, you’d lose about 6,700 jobs here in the San Antonio economy. If you had a 24 percent shortage of water, the...

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Most people who work are unable to make the trek to City Hall to watch city council in action for themselves. That's why the council's main Thursday A sessions, where votes take place, can be seen on TVSA online or on certain cable providers, including Time Warner channel 21, Grande channel 20, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. But there is no broadcasting of the important B session meetings, held in a smaller room in the same building with no broadcasting equipment. Those meetings take place...

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As Texas Public Radio reported to you last month, San Antonio's downtown building vacancy rate is at 29 percent. Now that USAA has announced plans to locate some of its employees in a building downtown, city leaders hope more will follow. The insurance company announced that 150 workers will report to One Riverwalk Place on the northeast corner of North St. Mary's and Convent in September. They'll occupy only a few floors of the tower bought by USAA Real Estate Company last year. District 8...

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Residents in San Antonio City Council District 8 on the Northwest Side gathered Saturday evening to hear their councilman, Ron Nirenberg, outline his vision for the future. It was Nirenberg's first State of District 8 address. But residents in attendance didn't just listen. Every table full of involved citizens got the chance to put their heads together to come up with ideas for their district. They collaborated on various topics and they shared their ideas with others. One table thought...

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