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Why a $7.3 million stimulus project is a year behind schedule in San Antonio

Red tape stalls stimulus project in San Antonio by John Tedesco We’ve been checking how stimulus funds are being spent in Bexar County, and one of the interesting things we’ve learned is how money for some projects still hasn’t been spent, more than a year after the Recovery Act became law. Last month I met … Read more

Mapping fire response times in San Antonio’s outer neighborhoods

View Larger Map I made a quick Google map of the data we analyzed for this story about fire response times in San Antonio. Many residents of the exclusive Dominion, home of the San Antonio Spurs’ David Robinson and other celebrities, aren’t happy about a slow response to a recent fire that destroyed a $1 … Read more

Using public data to uncover hidden stories

It took firefighters more than 11 minutes yesterday to reach a raging fire that destroyed a $1 million home on the outskirts of San Antonio. The national firefighting standard is a five-minute response time. Express-News readers know this is not a new problem in San Antonio. After retired state Sen. Frank Madla and members of … Read more