Monday, July 27, 2015

States arming state guards | July 24, 2015



Several states, including Texas, have decided to arm their state guards following a massacre against U.S. military personnel in Tennessee. Those favoring the move see it as a way to defend our soldiers from potential attacks. Those opposed are concerned the weapons will be put into hands of those who are not properly trained.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Confederate flag debate rekindled | July 17, 2015



The recent massacre of nine African-American parishioners of a South Carolina church has stirred a national conversation about Confederate symbols. After the shooting, photos of the alleged killer emerged showing him holding a Confederate battle flag. In San Antonio, and many other communities, we're seeing a new round of debate about what we should do with symbols of the Confederacy.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Missions named World Heritage Site | July 10, 2015



The Alamo and other four San Antonio Missions have joined the Statue of Liberty, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Wall of China as a World Heritage Site. The San Antonio Missions are the first World Heritage Site from Texas, and only the 23rd in the United States. We explore the potential impact.

Texas legislative session recap | June 5, 2015



These days, battles aren’t always fought in the field, and they don’t always feature weapons or even large armies. Protecting America’s interests now includes stiffening the nation’s cyber defenses. Last month, The University of Texas at San Antonio’s drive to expand a robust cybersecurity program won a key endorsement from Congress.

Friday, June 5, 2015

We should change how we pay for water | Last Word

The San Antonio Water System, or SAWS, describes its own rate system as more complex than your average water systems.

And if the utility has its way, the system later this year will get a bit more complex – for a simple reason.

While San Antonians have been very good at conserving water – we have dropped per capita use from 225 gallons a day in 1982 to 140 gallons today – we could do even better.

So SAWS has developed a plan to encourage us to do just that.

It’s not just about charging more for people who use more water.

SAWS already does that.

It’s about doing it in a smarter way.