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June 21, 2020, 11am PDT
Coronavirus cases are surging in the Lone Star State's urban areas, so mayors of nine of its largest cities asked Greg Abbott for the power to mandate the wearing of masks or facial coverings, prohibited by executive order, to slow viral spread.
The Texas Tribune
May 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Dallas will need voter approval to overcome tax increase obstacles put in place by the Texas State Legislature.
The Dallas Morning News
April 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Trends pre-dating Covid-19 showed housing affordability slipping away from many residents in Texas. The pandemic will likely only exacerbate the trend, according to this analysis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
February 27, 2020, 9am PST
Lending and planning policies have split San Antonio residents into haves and haves for decades, according to a large feature published recently by the Rivard Report.
Rivard Report
February 5, 2020, 11am PST
San Antonio's investment in more frequent service on several popular routes has resulted in many more riders.
NEWS4SA
November 17, 2019, 1pm PST
Lyft is ceasing operations of its electric scooter business in six U.S. cities, citing the lack of population density as a reason business struggled in those markets.
TechCrunch
September 27, 2019, 7am PDT
As a project to re-engineer Broadway in San Antonio continues, questions about where to put bike lanes persist.
Rivard Report
September 14, 2019, 9am PDT
In 2018, drivers killed 632 pedestrians in Texas; 68 pedestrians were killed in San Antonio.
Fox San Antonio
August 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city anticipates significant population growth in the coming decades, and it has put a funding plan into action to ensure affordable housing doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Next City
July 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Local municipalities are offering housing incentives to draw employees and help them live closer to their jobs.
Governing
April 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The city is putting money into a risk mitigation fund, but activists want to see better protections for renters in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
CityLab
March 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
Curbed
February 20, 2019, 6am PST
The public had its first chance to weigh in on a draft climate plan released in January, sending signals about the political viability of climate change action in the state of Texas.
San Antonio Express-News
January 28, 2019, 9am PST
The city of San Antonio is working on a plan to reduce its reliance on carbon-emitting fuels.
San Antonio Express-News
November 7, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of San Antonio has a lot of money to spend on trees but not a lot of places to plant them.
San Antonio Express-News
October 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
The San Antonio City Council culminated years of planning and design this week by approving a plan to overhaul the Alamo Plaza.
My San Antonio
September 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
One of San Antonio's most appealing and popular neighborhoods has been rezoned to allow for more urban infill developments.
San Antonio Express-News
September 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Express News
September 10, 2018, 6am PDT
The 311-acre Phil Hardberger Park, opened in San Antonio in 2010, is bifurcated by the Wurzbach Parkway. A new landbridge will connect both sides of the park.
San Antonio Express-News
September 2, 2018, 9am PDT
Revitalization plans for the Alamo Plaza are moving forward, controversially, in San Antonio. The hope is to have investments complete by the 300th anniversary of the Alamo in 2024.
San Antonio Express-News