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Susan Yerkes

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Opening our eyes to the lessons of history

I never thought the University of Texas at Austin’s “The Eyes of Texas” was a racist song. As an alumna, I still don’t. But,...

Downtown streetlights getting smarter

City planners are looking to an old, ubiquitous standard – the streetlight – to harvest helpful data downtown thanks to enhancements using sophisticated technology. Smart...

In praise of activists

The year of COVID-19 also has been a year of political activism, from sweeping Black Lives Matter protests to storming the U.S. Capitol. In San...

DeBerry takes seat as new county commissioner

ALAMO HEIGHTS — “PRAGMATIC” AND “SCRAPPY” are adjectives new Bexar County Precinct 3 Commissioner Trish DeBerry often uses to describe herself. Both traits have served her...

Rodeo returns to roots

We started 2021 with such high hopes, but we forgot about Murphy’s Law. Named for Edward Murphy, an Army major who became an Air...

New VIA chair has deep South Side roots

New VIA Metropolitan Transit Chairman Fernando Reyes grew up on the South Side, where he grasped the importance of public transit early. Today, Reyes is...

This year, dream more

It’s a new year, and for me, the best thing is saying adios to a nightmarish 2020. January may not bring immediate relief from...

Staying open, starting fresh

When the pandemic arrived, San Antonio bars and restaurants were among the hardest hit businesses. Shuttered or limited to bare-bones service for months, some, like...

Fix, don’t defund, SAPD

In January, City Manager Eric Walsh and his team start negotiations with the San Antonio Police Officers Association to replace the labor contract expiring...

Pandemic pushes changes to urban landscape

It’s easy to talk about returning to normal when the pandemic is tamed. But, normal is unlikely to mean the same — especially when...

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