BCIT in the Media

Online Park Reservations a Hit in Bexar County, Texas

Government Technology, August 3, 2012

A Web-based parks reservation system has streamlined how residents pay for using park amenities in Bexar County, Texas.

When citizens access the application, they select which park they are interested in, and then click on the pavilion they wish to reserve. A 360-degree panoramic view appears, giving a preview of the area. A calendar with prior reserved dates, associated amenities and the cost of the reservation also is displayed.

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Best of Texas 2012 Winners Announced

Government Technology, July 12, 2012

Texas’ best and brightest government IT projects and professionals were honored Thursday, July 12, with the Center for Digital Government’s (CDG) Best of Texas Awards.

The annual awards program spotlights the top government IT efforts over the past year in the state, including in-house developed applications, green IT and program management. This year, 25 awards were given out — two IT Leadership honors, 12 Project Excellence awards and 11 Outstanding Service and Support awards.

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Bexar County: Where IT Collides with the Alamo

Digital Communities, May 23, 2012

With dwindling funds in the coffers and booming population growth, learning to “do more with less” has become the motto of many governments, to the point it has become cliché.

But it continues to be a reality that must be dealt with in places like Bexar County, Texas, which serves more than 1.7 million residents in the San Antonio city limits and surrounding community.

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County park pavilions can now be reserved online

San Antonio Express News, January 2, 2012

It's point, click and party time for the Bexar County parks system.

Officials are encouraged by the public's positive initial response to the new online reservation system for 10 popular Bexar County park facilities.

The system that launched Oct. 1 has an interactive website that gives the public a 360-degree view of pavilions and meeting halls, so folks can evaluate party venues before they reserve and pay for them online.

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County's digital efforts are praiseworthy

San Antonio Express News, September 17, 2011

Bexar County has come a long way toward embracing technology to make county government more responsive and more transparent. Only two years ago, the county did not even rank in a Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts program that recognizes local governments for their efforts to achieve online transparency.

The knock against Bexar County then was that the county website lacked a searchable register of expenditures for the current fiscal year. That problem has been rectified. Though it's somewhat difficult to locate, the county auditor posts an up-to-date claims register that allows taxpayers to review how the county is spending their money.

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Bexar County website wins innovation award

San Antonio Express News, September 14, 2011

Bexar County has received a national technology innovation award for “My Bexar Community Dashboard,” a website that enables residents to easily seek local government information.