Looking forward to the future of journalism

New blog: The Art of Access

If you’ve ever had to deal with a government agency that tried to withhold public documents from you, check out Steve Myers’ interview with one of the authors of a new book and blog, The Art of Access. Instead of focusing on the intricacies of open-records laws, David Cuillier and Charles Davis write about the … Read more

Word Cloud of BexarMet e-mails

Reporter Karisa King and I have written several stories about the problems at BexarMet. One of our methods was pouring over thousands of e-mails that BexarMet officials mistakenly thought were private. I plugged some of the e-mails into Wordle, and the result is a thing of beauty. These are e-mails between BexarMet’s spokesman, T.J. Connolly, … Read more

More drama at BexarMet

For the last few months, we’ve written about an obscure public agency that spied on its employees, spent millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers, and awarded multi-million dollar contracts to insiders. San Antonio Express-News Reporter Jerry Needham has a new story about the troubled Bexar Metropoiltan Water District. Two officials resigned in protest from an oversight … Read more