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, 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.

With few signs the coronavirus is fading, election officials face an increasingly urgent question: how to accommodate voters who become infected in the days leading up to the election.

In Texas — a state that fought expanding mail-in ballot access all the way up to the Supreme Court — COVID-19 positive voters can be put in the position of choosing between their right to vote and the public's health.

A Texas couple was forced into a tough position on Election Day: quarantine — as instructed by Travis County public health officials — or vote in Tuesday’s primary runoff elections and take the chance of infecting others.

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Claudia Garza y su esposo Rick son dueños de Bright and Early Productions, una empresa de fotografía y video dirigida a la industria de bienes raíces. En un esfuerzo por mantener a salvo del COVID-19 a sus empleados, actualmente solo están fotografiando casas sin personas. Por esto, perdieron oportunidades de negocio y tuvieron que reducirles las horas de sus empleados.

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Las comunidades latinas podrían enfrentarse a un retroceso generacional en el crecimiento de la riqueza, ya que el impacto de la pandemia exacerba una brecha ya existente en la financiación de sus pequeños negocios. 

Juan Ríos está sentado entre las máquinas de coser, hacer ojales y tachuelas de su negocio, Chicago Custom Tailor Shop, en el norte de San Antonio.

Components of SpaceX's Starship prototype
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will travel to Texas on Saturday to give an update on the rocket he hopes will one day take the company to Mars. But before Mars, the company may have a tougher challenge: Texas homeowners. It wants to buy about 30 houses it now says are too close to its launch pad. 

The San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to ban electric scooters from city sidewalks on July 1. The move comes along with city efforts to reduce the popular mobility option’s fleet.

Lawyers for the families of Sutherland Springs shooting victims are claiming a victory in their civil suit against the company that sold the gun in the shooting.

San Antonio City Council voted unanimously to adopt a six-month pilot program for electric scooters Thursday morning after a brief discussion. The ordinance creates a permitting system, asses fees and sets up rules for scooter companies.