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Paul Flahive

Paul Flahive is the technology and entrepreneurship reporter for Texas Public Radio. He has worked in public media across the country, from Iowa City and Chicago to Anchorage and San Antonio. 

As producer of "The Source," Paul was honored with two 2015 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club — one for Best Talk Program and the other for Best Public Affairs Segment. In 2016, he was honored with an Anson Jones Award. In 2018, he was honored with the Barbara Jordan Award.

His work has been heard on NPR, Marketplace, Interfaith Voices, and elsewhere in public media.

Paul created TPR's live storytelling program, Worth Repeating.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Technology and Entrepreneurship News Fund, including The 80/20 Foundation, Group 42, rackspace, The Elmendorf Family Fund, University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, SecureLogix, United Services Automobile Association and Giles Design Bureau.

Google Fiber is closing its Louisville, Kentucky network after 18 months of offering its high-speed internet service. The company says it won’t impact other cities like San Antonio.

Parscale Digital, a San Antonio-based digital marketing firm best known for its namesake and former owner Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign chairman, is now being run by a former executive at Cambridge Analytica.

A Bexar County judge will decide Monday if a lawsuit filed by the families of victims killed in the Sutherland Springs church shootings will proceed against the store that sold the weapon to the gunman.

Georgetown, Texas, made headlines when it signed 20- and 25-year contracts with solar and wind energy providers at a fixed rate in 2012. The costs of energy have plummeted since then though, and the city is on the hook for excess energy it thought it could sell back for at least as much as they bought it for.


Ultima Thule, the nickname of the Kuiper belt object and farthest object ever explored, is actually two different objects.

As San Antonio rings in the New Year, NASA expects to celebrate a historic first flyby on the edge of our solar system.

Jessica Quintanilla, a hydrologist for the Edwards Aquifer Authority, sloshes back onto shore in her black waterproof boots from the middle of this creek just off Scenic Loop Road, south of Grey Forest.

“Next, we have to set up the peristaltic pump,” she said, as she inserts the white, quarter-inch tube she dragged 15 feet back to shore from her water sensor, before flipping on a generator and starting the pump.


The Justice Department announced indictments against two Chinese nationals Thursday.

 

Updated 4 p.m.

The San Antonio City Council voted to 8-2 to renew incentives for developers to help create thousands of housing units downtown.

Georgetown, located north of Austin, was the first in Texas to go 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. Now, the city of nearly 70,000 thousand people wants to generate power locally in a move staff say could change how neighborhoods are designed in the future.

 


It's Sunday, Nov. 4. Fredericksburg's Hannah Stone had attended church and had breakfast with her two kids, before dropping off her 14-year-old daughter Lauren to wait for a couple of friends on Main Street.

"The last thing I saw was her walking 10, 15 feet into the ice cream shop," she said.

Stone hadn't driven two blocks when her phone rang. It was a strange number, but she knew her daughter's cell phone was dead so she picked it up.

She heard a girl scream "mom" and the sounds of a struggle.

San Antonio’s share of a state fund to address pollution shrunk more than $12 million.

In an earlier draft of the deal, Bexar County was allotted $73.6 million as part of a settlement with Volkswagen for violating the Clean Air Act. The total was reduced to $61 million after pushback from other Texas communities. 

The competition for Amazon's second headquarters is over. Amazon announced Tuesday it would split its 50,000 jobs between Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia, which is in the Washington D.C. area — and many are crying foul.


At 2.6 million, there are more feral pigs in Texas than any other state. They do an estimated $52 million worth of damage to the state's agriculture. 

Alice Asevedo works for Edgewood Independent School District. Laura Johansen homeschools an elementary-aged child.

Both women are blown away by this training on Augmented-Reality books. AR books use smartphones or tablets to add a layer of content on traditional books.

Over their audible gasps, laughs and exclamations, there is a palpable excitement over how they can use these books.

"It's the Earth," says Johansen, "It's the whole Earth," she says staring at a three-dimensional model through an iPad. 

"Oh my God," says Asevedo laughing.