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In Cattleman's Square, across from VIA Metropolitan Transit headquarters, buses flow in and out by the minute. A constant chirp let's passengers know a VIA bus is lowering it's ramp for a person in a wheelchair.  

VIA buses carried passengers 163 million miles in 2015 according to U.S. Department of Transportation numbers, but for the physically challenged, the final leg between the bus stop and their final destination is often the most difficult.

VIA VP of Information Technology Steve Young says in San Antonio and across the country those areas can be inaccessible.

CAST Tech

Kelly Isbell, formerly Flieger, has filed an official grievance with the San Antonio Independent School District. The grievance says she wants her position as principle of CAST Tech back, and detrimental commentary of her to be retracted.

Isbell was unexpectedly removed from her position as head of the first Center for Applied Science and Technology, and placed on administrative leave on April 20. The school is a collaboration between SAISD, H-E-B and the technology industry.

Paul Flahive

The San Antonio ISD has announced a change in leadership at CAST Tech High School, the first of its kind collaboration between the district, HEB, and the technology community.

Paul Flahive

San Antonio Independent School District is changing principals at CAST Tech High School, just a few months before their inaugural freshman class is set to walk through the new doors.

Mavis, a Chihuahua mix, yelps with her tiny dog tags constantly tinkling together as she moves frenetically. She is sort of a mascot for owner Charlotte Jorgensen's Airbnb rental. 

"A lot of people love that she is here," says Jorgensen snapping at her dog to get off their guest. 

Jorgensen's small, stone cottage in Olmos Park Terrace was built in the 1940s, and she and her husband rent the apartment above their detached, converted garage.

On-site laundry is in the bottom portion of the former garage. Jorgensen says the machines are running often. 

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