Technology & Entrepreneurship

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Michael Cirlos III

When he was 22 years old, Marco Romero was ready for a life change. Like many of us at that age, Romero was just making due, and wanted more from life. He had a dream, but no way to launch it. In pursuing that dream, he may have made a mistake in who he trusted.


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San Antonio’s Zoning Commission voted 10-1 Tuesday to send draft short term rentals regulations to City Council’s B-session, where council is briefed on legal, policy, and other city matters.


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It's a windy morning at the Bandera Gun Club and its sprawling grass fields dotted with shooting stations on the outskirts of the tiny Texas town.

Gunshots echo along the rolling hills as more than 20 groups of men prepare their booths of technological wares for the security minded. F-350s sit with massive mast-like poles sprouting from their beds. A temporary structure holds banks of computer monitors that stream video from the 80-foot trailer-mounted tower outside.

"Can an individual border agent on the ground get this image?" Congressman Will Hurd, R-Texas, asked.



Last year, Donald Trump’s election promise to build a wall had companies working in border security riding a high.  


“With his emphasis on border security, I think the people in this industry got a little excited,” said Mike Beltrani, a vice president at Telephonics Corporation.

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Margaret Leeds has lived in the King William for 20 years. She’s seen once crumbling, bygone era homes returned to their former glory, restaurants and bars flourish, and the area transform.