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Old Posted Nov 21, 2013, 4:21 AM
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Carolina is having a good year (on the field), yet its franchise is still not in the most positive of financial positions.
...and yet I still see very little support, by show of Carolina gear or by verbal poll. I see more visible support for Duke football this year; added to the support for Tar Heels, Wolfpack and the Pirates and that leaves very little room for the Panthers around here. Just like San Antonio, there are many transplants living here (in the Triangle) and I see more support for the Steelers, Eagles, Giants or Patriots combined than the Panthers.


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The citizens of SA will be solely responsible for the success or failure of an NFL franchise in San Antonio. It is not the responsibility of Austin to help or sustain a franchise in another city...especially since it will not reap any benefits (should they be available).
It may not be Austin's responsibility, but I think (to my last point in previous comment) that some transplants may offer some help, from Austin or SA, in their hunt to show support for their "home" team. If you don't believe its possible to fill seats with the opposing teams "fans", then my first exhibit would be a Spurs-Lakers game. Is that enough to put it over the top? Probably not, but it would help out some while they built up their own fan base, and of course early success would be crucial.
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San Antonio can support NFL, it should not even be a debate when markets a fraction the size, can. Green Bay, New Orleans, Buffalo, seem to be going a decent job filling their stadiums, and these markets are not in the same size tier with San Antonio. A S.A. NFL team will gain support from outside the San Antonio metro, and draw spectators from all South Central Texas. If their are NFL fans in Austin, or any other city in South-Central Texas they will attend a San Antonio game, they might not be a fan of the team but, just a fan of the sport.
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Old Posted Nov 29, 2013, 5:22 PM
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San Antonio can support NFL, it should not even be a debate when markets a fraction the size, can. Green Bay, New Orleans, Buffalo, seem to be going a decent job filling their stadiums, and these markets are not in the same size tier with San Antonio. A S.A. NFL team will gain support from outside the San Antonio metro, and draw spectators from all South Central Texas. If their are NFL fans in Austin, or any other city in South-Central Texas they will attend a San Antonio game, they might not be a fan of the team but, just a fan of the sport.
To name three and there are many others. Furthermore, SA's DMA may never appear favorable for NFL - at least on the surface. But it too, is larger than many NFL markets.
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Another aspect the NFL will look at is income. Can a town/region support the costs of purchasing season tickets, psl's, and all other costs on a consistent basis. Cities may have a large population, but does a large enough portion of the population make enough income to consistently support this aspect as well. This include the needed suites and expensive boxes at an up to date stadium that will make the team and the NFL money. Just something else to think about.
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2013, 2:14 PM
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Thought this was interesting. The Atlantic Cities reports on "Important Buildings We Lost in 2013". The Univision Building was among them.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/nei...ost-2013/7948/
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Did we get those 5000 jobs.
No, union got a deal to keep them in their current town.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2014, 10:16 PM
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No, union got a deal to keep them in their current town.
That was a completely different enterprise.
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That was a completely different enterprise.
Not if he was referring to sa landing the boeing 777x. Sa was in the running with a few other cities to land that contract which would have added a couple thousand of jobs but Boeing and the union in Everett WA worked it out so no relocation was needed. Not sure what you're talking about.
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Czech Republic energy company establishes HQ in San Antonio.

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A Czech Republic company says it has found an abundant, long-term source of energy in South Texas to help European utilities produce electricity.

The energy source has nothing to do with the Eagle Ford Shale.
The source is the hated mesquite wood.

“We looked all over the world for a stable and big source of biomass. We found the source in Texas,” Zdenek Mayer said. He's business director and CEO for GreenHeart Energy LLC, the Texas division of GreenHeart Energy, based in Duchcov, Czech Republic.

GreenHeart Energy LLC has selected San Antonio for its Texas company's headquarters — for legal, banking and accounting purposes — but most of its activities will occur near and in Corpus Christi.

"Hated mesquite wood"? Who hates mesquite wood? It's great for barbecues.

So a Czech company is going to clear cut south Texas mesquite to help European utilities? "You take our trees leaving us a desert, and we'll give you a supply of energy." Sounds like a fair deal.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2014, 7:34 AM
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"Hated mesquite wood"? Who hates mesquite wood? It's great for barbecues.

So a Czech company is going to clear cut south Texas mesquite to help European utilities? "You take our trees leaving us a desert, and we'll give you a supply of energy." Sounds like a fair deal.
Did you read the full article? They're only harvesting within a 100 mile radius of Corpus. So they're not turning South Texas into a desert and more importantly, they leave the root system intact and within ten years the tree is ready to be harvested again. Once they're done (whenever that is) harvesting the trees, they'll all grow back. No harm, no foul.
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Still weird they're calling them 'hated'. Maybe ranchers don't like them because they take over grazing land?
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Did you read the full article? They're only harvesting within a 100 mile radius of Corpus. So they're not turning South Texas into a desert and more importantly, they leave the root system intact and within ten years the tree is ready to be harvested again. Once they're done (whenever that is) harvesting the trees, they'll all grow back. No harm, no foul.
I did read the article but I must have missed the part about leaving the root system. Thanks for pointing that out. It makes me feel better. And I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong.
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Google Fiber eyes San Antonio, eight other U.S. metro areas
BY JOSH BAUGH : FEBRUARY 19, 2014 :

The company will announce Wednesday on its Google Fiber blog and at press conferences around the country that San Antonio is one of nine major metro areas that could become home to a so-called “gig network” that employs fiber-optic cable to transmit data at extremely fast speeds.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...-S-5248358.php
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2014, 8:39 PM
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Yeah, I had been hearing more and more rumors about this happening over the last few months. This is great news.
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The City of San Antonio this week will take the first steps toward getting the world's fastest internet service into your home and office, 1200 WOAI news reports.

San Antonio City Council on Thursday is expected to approve the lease of city and CPS Energy owned land for the construction of so called 'Google Fiber Huts,' the 26 foot by 11 foot prefabricated buildings which will house the brains of the Google Fiber operation.

The way Google Fiber works, a 'fiber ring' will be constructed surrounding the service area, mainly San Antonio and some close-in suburbs like Leon Valley.

Fibers will branch out from the ring to the Good Fiber Huts, where they will branch out to what are called 'fiber-hoods,' that is a group of homes served by the same hut.
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The City of San Antonio this week will take the first steps toward getting the world's fastest internet service into your home and office, 1200 WOAI news reports.

San Antonio City Council on Thursday is expected to approve the lease of city and CPS Energy owned land for the construction of so called 'Google Fiber Huts,' the 26 foot by 11 foot prefabricated buildings which will house the brains of the Google Fiber operation.

The way Google Fiber works, a 'fiber ring' will be constructed surrounding the service area, mainly San Antonio and some close-in suburbs like Leon Valley.

Fibers will branch out from the ring to the Good Fiber Huts, where they will branch out to what are called 'fiber-hoods,' that is a group of homes served by the same hut.
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Carrier Air shows the south side love ....

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Bandera Ventures has purchased 135 acres of land out of the Southport Industrial Park. Bandera will develop a distribution center for Carrier Air Conditioning, according to Stephen A. Raub, president of local real estate firm Investment Realty Co. LC (IRC).
The first phase calls for building 542,000 square feet of distribution space — out of what could ultimately be a 2-million-square-foot complex for Carrier, Raub adds.
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The City Council approved Thursday, a long-term contract with Google Fiber Texas, LLC., allowing the tech company to install about 40 so-called “fiber huts” at San Antonio libraries, fire and police stations, and other city buildings.

City Council members applauded the deal, which lays the legal framework for Google to roll out a fiber-optic network that clocks Internet speeds 100 times faster than traditional broadband.

Mayor Julián Castro lauded the deal because he said it would lessen the “digital divide” in San Antonio and force better competition among Internet service providers — driving down costs and increasing speeds.

The contract allows Google Fiber to lease space for its fiber huts, which house hardware that makes the system run, for an initial 20-year period. The lease may be extended in five-year segments for another 15 years. The market-rate rent Google will pay escalates each year by 3 percent.
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A pair of executives from Tesla Motors Inc., the electric carmaker that's scouting a location for its planned $5 billion “gigafactory,” secretly met here Wednesday with top city and county officials, a person close to the discussion said.

The meeting came less than a week after the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation submitted a proposal to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based manufacturer for the factory, which will produce lithium-ion batteries for Tesla vehicles and battery storage units for use in homes, commercial sites and utilities.

While details of what local officials offered Tesla weren't available, the proposal included a separate section for CPS Energy, positioning the city-owned utility as a potential partner for the company.
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Needless to say, this would be a HUGE win for San Antonio.
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