Stories By Greg Jefferson

  • Haven’t nominated yours? Top Workplaces deadline extended So far, more than 200 companies have signed up for their shot at being recognized as one of the region’s best places to work.
  • Love where you work? Time to nominate for Top Workplaces Nominations are due by April 8 to start the process toward picking winners in three categories. 
  • Jefferson: Starbucks union push asks: ‘Better together?’ Employees at one of the Seattle coffee chain’s San Antonio stores are working to organize, stirring memories and consideration of service workers’ realities.
  • Jefferson: In Broadway U-turn, Abbott was behind the wheel No arguments — even from big-money GOP contributors or San Antonio business — were enough to head off the state from throwing a wrench in city’s street plans.
  • Jefferson: CPS Energy’s chances in the battles to come One outcome seems certain: It’ll be a classic tussle between business-friendly council members and their more liberal counterparts. Grab your popcorn.
  • Don’t call it a commuter college: New UTSA title is big for S.A. “It’s like the Spurs winning the NBA championship,” says the university president, Taylor Eighmy.
  • Jefferson: S.A. needed job help before pandemic — still does Skepticism over San Antonio’s pandemic-spurred jobs training programs is understandable, but ignores city’s longstanding realities.
  • Jefferson: When what happens in Las Vegas doesn’t stay there This far into the pandemic it’s understandable that some of us want to just enjoy a few days away from the reality of face masks, social distancing and fear.
  • Jefferson: Texas plays second fiddle in attracting refugees The state’s new residents aren’t boosting downtowns in San Antonio or other Texas metro areas; most of the migrants are landing in the suburbs.
  • Jefferson: A peek at Pearl owner’s ideas on taxpayer dollars Redevelopment of the Broadway corridor has been a boon to San Antonio, but at a big cost to taxpayers — especially those who live nearby.
  • Jefferson: Black Rifle’s growth plan: Coffee and politics Despite questions about the method it’s using to go public in a deal valuing it at $1.7 billion, the company might have hit on the right formula for growth.
  • Jefferson: A final accounting of one of S.A.’s lousiest deals The payoff on city-led $10 million investment in biotech through multi-year deal with InCub Labs may be little more than ‘lessons learned.’
  • Jefferson: Big plan for S.A. airport is bold — and needed San Antonio International’s remake is as much about trying to break out of the city’s historic small-time mindset as it is accommodating more travelers in the future.
  • Jefferson: Tesla moving to Texas despite guv’s politics An innovator is an optimist with plans. That doesn’t fit with the politics of pessimism being practiced by Gov. Greg Abbott and company.
  • Jefferson: Is Musk planning a tunnel from Austin to S.A.? The Boring Co. is seeking data from a defunct effort to build an Austin-to-San Antonio rail line. It’s already pitched a tunnel between downtown and the airport.
  • Elon Musk’s San Antonio tunnel transit plan takes a step forward The project apparently is being pushed by The Boring Co., which envisions a subterranean loop that carries passengers in driverless Tesla vehicles.
  • Elon Musk’s S.A. tunnel idea gains traction The project apparently is being pushed by The Boring Co., which envisions a subterranean loop to carry passengers in Tesla vehicles.
  • Jefferson: Can hard truths from AT&T be a positive for S.A.? In a recent discussion, the telecommunications giant’s CEO pointed to the shortcomings that led it to abandon San Antonio and move its HQ to Dallas in 2008.
  • Jefferson: Will our MAGA paradise attract business to Texas? We’re finding out if a state can strip women of rights over their own bodies, marginalize minorities and dump on its large cities — and maintain an enviable economy.
  • Jefferson: In S.A. construction, it’s a tale of two cities Contractors are busy building one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Their success handling challenges depends on whether they’re big or small.