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VIA seeks community’s input on advanced rapid transit

VIA Metropolitan Transit will hold a second round of public input meetings in June and July aimed at continuing the community conversation about the planned Advanced Rapid Transit corridor, which would run from the San Antonio International Airport to south of downtown. Feedback gathered at public meetings and through online...
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San Antonio’s symphony can be resurrected. Here’s how.

San Antonio is now witnessing the brain drain of talented orchestra musicians and music educators who lost their jobs when the Symphony Society of San Antonio board declared bankruptcy and dissolved the organization. One by one, the musicians have been welcomed in Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Salt Lake...
SAN ANTONIO, TX

State Sen. Gutierrez sues DPS for not releasing Uvalde shooting records

State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, is suing the Texas Department of Public Safety over records related to the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary last month. “In the wake of the senseless tragedy, the people of Uvalde and Texas have demanded answers from their government. To date, they have been met with lies, misstatements, and shifts of blame,” Gutierrez said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
UVALDE, TX

Bruce Bugg and Texas Partners Bank aim to capitalize on booming Interstate 35 corridor

San Antonio banker J. Bruce Bugg Jr. sees big opportunities for growth on the horizon for The Bank of San Antonio and its affiliated banks. Encouraged by the region’s explosive population growth, and propelled forward by the success of a recent business reorganization, the banks’ parent company recently raised $35 million by selling debt offerings.
SAN ANTONIO, TX

State Rep. Steve Allison to play peacemaker for educators, House Republicans on school safety

Amid growing tension between Texas Republicans and public school educators, a former school board president-turned state GOP legislator is trying to serve as an intermediary on solutions to prevent school shootings. Members of Bexar County’s state legislative delegation met Tuesday with leaders from San Antonio’s school districts to get input...
SAN ANTONIO, TX

DPS director calls police response to Uvalde shooting an ‘abject failure’

Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told a state Senate committee Tuesday that the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school shooting was an “abject failure” and police could have stopped the shooter at Robb Elementary School three minutes after arriving were it not for the indecisiveness of the on-scene commander, who placed the lives of officers before those of children.
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