Sheryl Sculley

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Over the next few months, the City of San Antonio will be identifying projects for the 2017 to 2022 bond package. The bond will be the largest in the city’s history and will come in at $850 million dollars. The projects will be divided into five categories:

 

 

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San Antonio has a diabetes problem, this is an indisputable fact. Sugary drinks like soda don't help, and many argue are one of the biggest reasons south Texas suffers. That Big Red and Barbacoa is certainly not helping your blood sugar. But as the County has stepped up to the plate to try and reduce consumption of soda, the city was initially absent from the conversation, as The Source talked about in March.

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The new chief looks a lot like the old chief, as William McManus announced he would be coming back as SAPD Chief, a mere 9 months after retiring and taking a job with CPS Energy.

We take the community's pulse on their new chief.

Also on the program we talk about the University Interscholastic League hearing surrounding John Jay High School, which proved to be a bit of a snoozefest. 

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San Antonio’s airport director told city council members Wednesday that a net 300,000 passengers who used to fly out of the San Antonio International Airport are now driving to Austin for flights.

It’s another bit of data that adds fuel to concerns that San Antonio’s airport may have lost its competitive edge to Austin. 

As part of our project, Growing Pains, Texas Public Radio continues our report on the San Antonio Airport, with the results of what an analyst found when we asked him to compare its ticket prices with that of other cities. 

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San Antonio’s City Manager has some welcome news for property owners whose tax assessments have skyrocketed.  Sheryl Sculley said the proposed budget for next year may call for a lower property tax rate. Sculley talked about the tax rate and the city’s bond rating during a Thursday morning press conference.

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