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San Antonio's growing solar power industry got another pat on the back. The Washington, D.C.-based group SolSmart designated the San Antonio as an "open for solar business" city in a report released earlier this week. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot Initiative, SolSmart evaluates cities based on how local programs and practices — such as permitting, planning and zoning — reduce obstacles to adopting solar energy. The group has three designations: gold, silver and bronze. Led…
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Authors: Sergio Chapa

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San Antonio's growing solar power industry got another pat on the back. The Washington, D.C.-based group SolSmart designated the San Antonio as an "open for solar business" city in a report released earlier this week. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Sunshot Initiative, SolSmart evaluates cities based on how local programs and practices — such as permitting, planning and zoning — reduce obstacles to adopting solar energy. The group has three designations: gold, silver and bronze. Led…
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Authors: Sergio Chapa

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Public housing just got a little greener. The San Antonio Housing Authority held a Thursday morning event to showcase the agency's new concept in energy-efficient and green homes. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and other dignitaries presented a house key and gifts to Claudia Mejia, a single mother with three children. The hospital housekeeper and her daughters will be the first tenants of a new home built on a SAHA-owned property at 24 Gus Garcia on the city's West Side. Touted as SAHA's first…
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Authors: Sergio Chapa

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Public housing just got a little greener. The San Antonio Housing Authority held a Thursday morning event to showcase the agency's new concept in energy-efficient and green homes. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and other dignitaries presented a house key and gifts to Claudia Mejia, a single mother with three children. The hospital housekeeper and her daughters will be the first tenants of a new home built on a SAHA-owned property at 24 Gus Garcia on the city's West Side. Touted as SAHA's first…
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Authors: Sergio Chapa

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Next week, the San Antonio City Council will consider incentives for a proposed 1.5 million-square-foot distribution facility for retailer T.J. Maxx. The facility would be the company's sixth center nationwide and its largest. San Antonio is competing against other sites in Texas and in Louisiana. TJK, the brand's parent company, is eyeing a 200-acre site on FM 1937 — South Flores Road — south of I-410 and east of Highway 281. The company estimates the cost of the project at $150 million. The…
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Authors: Ed Arnold

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:21

USAA promotes local executive to lead HR

USAA promoted a local executive to lead the company's human resources after its current officer retired. Pat Teague is the new executive vice president for human resources at USAA, a financial services and insurance company based in San Antonio. Teague has worked at USAA for nearly two decades. She previously led the company's member experience organization and has worked as a financial risk and compliance officer for USAA's chief financial officer. Teague joined USAA after working at accounting…
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Authors: Kristen Mosbrucker

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:21

USAA promotes local executive to lead HR

USAA promoted a local executive to lead the company's human resources after its current officer retired. Pat Teague is the new executive vice president for human resources at USAA, a financial services and insurance company based in San Antonio. Teague has worked at USAA for nearly two decades. She previously led the company's member experience organization and has worked as a financial risk and compliance officer for USAA's chief financial officer. Teague joined USAA after working at accounting…
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Authors: Kristen Mosbrucker

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Several local companies could get a piece of the record $850 million municipal bond package overwhelming approved by San Antonio voters last week. As a result of the outcome of the May 6 referendum, the city of San Antonio is now moving forward this week with the release of three separate Requests for Qualifications for projects tied to the six bond propositions. If history is any indication, several small and minority-owned companies could come away with more business. The three RFQs will address…
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Authors: W. Scott Bailey

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Several local companies could get a piece of the record $850 million municipal bond package overwhelming approved by San Antonio voters last week. As a result of the outcome of the May 6 referendum, the city of San Antonio is now moving forward this week with the release of three separate Requests for Qualifications for projects tied to the six bond propositions. If history is any indication, several small and minority-owned companies could come away with more business. The three RFQs will address…
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Authors: W. Scott Bailey

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