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SAguy Apr 20, 2010 3:01 AM

SAN ANTONIO | City and Metro News Thread

The Kohl's department store chain will open an operations center in San Antonio that's expected to employ more than 1,000 people within about three years.

Kohl's planned expansion follows Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.'s announcement in October that it would create 838 jobs at a new regional corporate campus to be built in the Westover Hills area. It already employs more than 900 locally.

sirkingwilliam Feb 17, 2013 3:27 PM

SAN ANTONIO | City and Metro News Thread
The city is a finalist to land an aerospace project that would bring 5,000 jobs that have an average salary of $100,000. The overall economic impact would be 28.5 billion over tens years or 2.8 billion a year. There would also be over an over 1 billion dollar facility built for manufacturing and R&D.

cole world11 Feb 21, 2013 5:23 AM

wow! Imagine the footprint this would have on the south side and then the entire city. Let's hope SA gets this.

sirkingwilliam Apr 27, 2013 10:07 AM

Chinese fashion company making San Antonio their North American headquarters.


Looking for new markets and seeking sources of new garment designs, the Haiyang Sweater Industry Association in China announced Monday that it is opening a sales office in San Antonio as its North American headquarters.

The new company, Shantex Group LLC, also signed an agreement with San Antonio's University of the Incarnate Word in which students in UIW's fashion program will supply new designs for the North American market to the Chinese garment makers and, in return, obtain internships in the industry.

County Commissioner Kevin Wolff and county Economic Development Executive Director David Marquez said the Shantex Group will begin with a sales staff of only two or three people. As Shantex establishes its connections to retailers selling its clothing products, a showroom, warehousing and even San Antonio-area manufacturing could follow, Wolff and Marquez said.
Read more.

sirkingwilliam Apr 27, 2013 12:14 PM

Czech Republic energy company establishes HQ in San Antonio.


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.
Read more.

adtobias Apr 28, 2013 7:30 AM

Did we get those 5000 jobs.

sirkingwilliam Sep 17, 2013 11:14 AM

SAN ANTONIO | City and Metropolitan News Thread
Post news articles or columns that wouldn't validate creating a thread for and also do not belong in the downtown development thread, metro development thread or transportation thread.

Basically, any and all miscellaneous news and information pertaining to San Antonio or the metro area that doesn't belong anywhere else.


sirkingwilliam Sep 17, 2013 11:14 AM

Average home price in San Antonio for August jumped to $210,000


As of August 2013, the average price of a home stood at $209,672 — a seven percent increase from the average price of $195,693 posted last August.
More buyers of luxury/higher-end homes is said to be the reason.


A major factor in the median-price rise — an increase in the number of higher-end homes sold, observes Steven Gragg, 2013 Chairman of the Board for SABOR.

“Since February, homes priced over $500,000 have edged close to or gone over four percent of total homes sold,” he says. “Usually that number is closer to three percent.”

In August, homes priced over $500,000 accounted for 3.9 percent of units sold in the San Antonio MSA, SABOR reports. Homes priced from $200,000 to $500,000 accounted for 36.6 percent of sales. Homes priced below $200,000 accounted for 59.3 percent of home sales in greater San Antonio.

Fireoutofclay Sep 17, 2013 4:00 PM

This is a great idea, Sir.

sirkingwilliam Sep 18, 2013 6:40 AM

Wizard World bringing Comic Con to San Antonio beginning in 2014.


The tour has expanded to include the following new shows: Sacramento, Calif. (March 7-9, Sacramento Convention Center); Louisville, Ky. (March 28-30, Kentucky International Convention Center); Minneapolis (May 2-4, Minneapolis Convention Center); Atlanta (May 30-June 1, Georgia World Congress Center); San Antonio (Aug. 1-3, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center); Richmond, Va. (Sept. 12-14, Greater Richmond Convention Center) and Tulsa, Okla. (Nov., 7-9, Cox Business Center).
Funny enough, this announcement comes on the heels of the first annual Alamo City Comic Con taking place in a couple of weeks at the convention center.


sirkingwilliam Sep 20, 2013 4:11 PM

Household income up, uninsured population down in San Antonio


The San Antonio metropolitan area’s median household income increased, the poverty rate was not statistically different and the uninsured rate decreased from the year before.

That’s according to results from the 2012 American Community Survey. It found that the median household income in the San Antonio area was $51,486 in 2012. That’s up from $49,599 in 2011. In addition, 17.3 percent of people in the area were impoverished in 2012, up from 16.6 percent in 2011.

In 2012, 18.9 percent of the area’s population lacked health insurance coverage, a decrease from 19.9 percent in 2011.
San Antonio had the largest income gain percentage wise of the top 25 metros! :tup:


sirkingwilliam Sep 30, 2013 7:44 PM


As expected, San Antonio will be battling some stiff competition for the 2017 College Football National Championship Game.

The playoff organizing group released six finalists for the Jan. 9, 2017 game.

Among those in the mix include:

San Francisco Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
Minneapolis (Vikings Stadium)
San Antonio (Alamodome)
South Florida (Sun Life Stadium)
Jacksonville (EverBank Field)
Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium)

It’s a tough bidding group, as every one of the finalists has either hosted or attracted a Super Bowl game in previous years.

sirkingwilliam Oct 1, 2013 8:23 PM


The Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre Company has announced it will open a new drive-in theatre here in New Braunfels next summer.

Once open, the Drive-In will be open year-round, showing digital first-run double-features nightly. Two of the screen towers will measure over 90 feet wide, making them the largest movie screens in Texas.

Company officials say that the drive-in theatre will be located on 30 acres of land close to the intersection of FM 1101 and Kroesche Lane, about a mile from Freiheit Country Store.

Moviegoers will be able to enjoy watching from inside the comfort of their own car or outside in lawn chairs, and because the drive-in has always been more than just a movie going experience, Stars & Stripes will serve food from their 50’s Cafe and guests can also enjoy the patio and playground areas.

Again, the Stars & Stripes Drive-in will open in New Braunfels in the summer of 2014, and, according to the company, it will be the only drive-in theatre within a 150-miles.

sirkingwilliam Oct 2, 2013 7:01 AM

KCI, LifeCell Corp and Systagenix to merge
Headquarters will be in San Antonio


San Antonio-based KCI, along with LifeCell Corp. and Systagenix, will become one globally diversified company focused on wound care, biologics and regenerative medicine.

It’s not immediately clear if the combined companies will operate under the KCI name or under a new moniker. However, a spokesman for KCI, Mike Barger, says the new entity will have its headquarters in San Antonio.

“The combination of these businesses will form a leading medical technology company with over $2 billion in revenue and a very important position within the health care system,” says Buddy Gumina, chairman of the board of directors of the parent company of KCI and New Jersey-based LifeCell Corp. “The new company, under the proven leadership of Joe Woody, will amplify existing capabilities, open the door for new growth opportunities and improve the lives of patients around the world.”

KCI and LifeCell Corp. will immediately begin operating as one company.

Once KCI closes on its acquisition of U.K.-based Systagenix, that company will be folded into the new entity as well. KCI officials announced in July that the company had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Systagenix, a provider of advanced wound care products, for $485 million.

sirkingwilliam Oct 3, 2013 3:21 AM


The Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) has released its 2013 Texas Relocation Report, based on data from the National Association of Realtors and U-Haul.

Among demographic markets statewide, Bexar County posted the largest net inflow of households — a total of 5,601 families in 2012. Nationally, Bexar County experienced the fourth largest net gain of residents, according to the TAR report.

sirkingwilliam Oct 3, 2013 3:45 AM


One of the city’s newest and most prestigious hotels has joined an elite group of iconic properties under one of Marriott International’s upscale brands.

The Éilan Hotel, Resort & Spa is officially the newest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

Founded in 2010, the Autograph Collection is “an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels,” explains Marriott. The portfolio is made up of unique, iconic hotels from around the world — including the Boscolo Palace Roma in Rome; The Algonquin Resort in New Brunswick, Canada; and The Lexington in New York City.

sirkingwilliam Oct 17, 2013 1:37 PM


Among those making the Top 25 Resorts in the Southwest list was the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

“We are delighted to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler’s discerning readers,” General Manager Arthur Coulombe says. “Our team is committed to a guest experience that embodies the authentic spirit of the Texas Hill Country. To us that means daily ‘Best In Class’ service that is welcoming, attentive and relaxing. Having been open just three years, we’re honored to be included among the top 25 resorts in the Southwest.”

The hotel is located at 23808 Resort Parkway.

Nearly 80,000 readers cast 1.3 million votes to come up with Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013.

sirkingwilliam Oct 17, 2013 1:39 PM


There is a good chance, perhaps an ever-increasing chance, that the San Diego Chargers will throw up their hands, end their quest for a new stadium in Southern California and move to another market.

Could the team wind up in San Antonio? It’s possible, says one veteran Chargers observer.

San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Kevin Acee believes the Chargers are ripe for the picking. Acee, who was the Chargers beat writer for several years before becoming a columnist, wrote recently, “The only way the Chargers will stay is if they get a new place to play.”
He is not optimistic that San Diego leaders will come through in time with a workable plan.

The natives are restless. Apathy may be setting in.

sirkingwilliam Oct 17, 2013 1:43 PM


San Antonio is truly a seller’s market.

As of September 2013, housing inventory in the Alamo City stood at 4.6 months — a six-year low for the market, according to the latest San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) report.

The September report also shows that homes are on the market, on average, 70 days. Of the homes sold, 97 percent were bought at the listing price.

“We have seen our inventory getting smaller and smaller all year, making this more of a competitive market,” says Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR chairman of the board. “Low inventory could result in sellers receiving multiple bids on homes located in prime locations or being able to sell closer to their asking price.”

In September, the average price of a home in the greater San Antonio area stood at $205,728 — up from an average price of $193,026 last September, and an average price of $189,723 in September 2011.

A total of 2,031 homes were sold over the 30 days ended Sept. 30, 2013, according to the latest SABOR analysis. By comparison, 1,686 sales were recorded last September. Two years ago, 1,576 home-sales were recorded.

Runner Oct 17, 2013 9:34 PM

Not going to happen. Why? The Alamodome is to outdated for an NFL team to play there. It would have to be demolished and a new billion dollar stadium put in its place. More than likely they will move to LA.

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