San Antonio to Launch Dockless Bike Share Program

 

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A graduate of Pennsylvania State University and resident of San Antonio, Texas, Reid Hackney led a successful career as an executive for retail companies such as A’GACI. Now retired, Reid Hackney pursues a diverse range of outdoor hobbies, including hiking and exploring urban parks. An avid bicyclist, he enjoys biking in and around San Antonio.

As part of the city’s commitment to providing low-cost, environmentally friendly transportation options, San Antonio city leaders recently announced a new joint initiative with San Antonio Bike Share, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing bike-sharing options to San Antonio. Currently, San Antonio Bike Share operates B-Cycle, a bike-sharing program that allows users to rent bikes from established stations around the city for short trips.

The new initiative would enhance this program by adding dockless bicycles to B-Cycle’s fleet. Dockless bikes already are used in several other cities around the country and provide the convenience of not needing a special station to secure the bicycles. Instead, program participants simply “check out” and “check in” their bikes, using a mobile app, anywhere that is most convenient for them. The city and B-Cycle hope to offer a formal program proposal in the spring of 2018.

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Eight Penn State Players Invited to NFL Combine

 

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Reid Hackney is a retired financial executive who most recently served as vice president and chief financial officer of San Antonio, Texas’ AGACI. An accounting alumnus of Penn State University, Reid Hackney remains a passionate fan of the school’s football team.

The 2018 National Football League (NFL) Draft takes place from April 26 to April 28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and as many as eight former Nittany Lions are hoping to be selected in the seven-round draft. Running back Saquon Barkley headlines a class of eight Penn State players who were invited to the NFL Combine. The others are tight end Mike Gesicki, wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, linebacker Jason Cabinda, cornerbacks Christian Cambell and Grant Haley, and safeties Troy Apke and Marcus Allen.

Through three seasons with Penn State, Barkley compiled 3,843 rushing yards as well as 1,195 receiving yards. He also had a combined 51 touchdowns. Barkley is expected to be taken early in the draft, but others, including Campbell and Apke, need a strong showing at the combine to solidify their chances of being drafted. Only one Penn State alumnus was selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, while four others signed as undrafted free agents.

Delbert McClinton Performing at Gruene Hall in April

 

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Delbert McClinton
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The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University, Reid Hackney is a retired financial executive who worked primarily in the retail sector. In retirement, Reid Hackney resides in San Antonio and enjoys attending shows at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels.

The oldest continually operating dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall hosts live musical performances every day. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, rhythm and blues artist Delbert McClinton will perform a set beginning at 9 p.m., with Seth James serving as the opener. A native of Lubbock, Texas, McClinton has worked more than 35 years as a recording artist, songwriter, and harp player. He has produced 19 studio albums, including his latest release, Prick of the Litter, which highlights his soulful energy across a variety of musical styles. Additionally, he is listed as one of the world’s top-20 harp players by the Book of Lists.

McClinton won his first of two Grammy Awards in 1991 for his “Good Man, Good Woman” duet with Bonnie Raitt. He won his second Grammy two years later for his “Tell Me About It” duet with Tanya Tucker.

Popular New San Antonio Restaurants

 

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Ming’s Noodle Bar
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Over the course of his career, Reid Hackney served as senior vice president and CFO Ascena Retail Group in New York and vice president and CFO of A’GACI in Texas. Now retired, Reid Hackney enjoys exploring the San Antonio food scene.

Over the last decade, San Antonio has seen a rise in its foodie culture, with new and exciting restaurants constantly coming onto the scene. According to San Antonio Magazine, here are three of the best new restaurants to try in 2018:

1. Ming’s Noodle Bar. Set in a repurposed railroad car, this restaurant focuses on Taiwanese street food. The restaurant especially excels at steamed buns of all kinds. From buns stuffed with shredded pork to those filled with marinated mung bean noodles, each bun is guaranteed to satisfy.

2. NOLA Brunch & Beignets. Chef and owner Pieter Sypesteyn prepares the best praline bacon in town, which is delicious alongside brisket grillades and grits or a blue crab omelet. The coffee is also excellent as are, of course, the beignets.

3. Range. You can’t go wrong with a classic steakhouse, especially one launched by Iron Chef Gauntlet chef Jason Dady, who prepares classic steakhouse dishes as well as more adventurous fare like Korean-style short ribs and lobster pot pie.

Penn State Remains Undefeated in the Fiesta Bowl

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Reid Hackney is a retired financial executive who spent the past 20 years in the retail sector and most recently served as vice president and chief financial officer for A’GACI. The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University, Reid Hackney remains a passionate fan of the school’s football team.

The Penn State Nittany Lions finished the 2017 season with a win-loss record of 11-2, which earned the team a trip to the Fiesta Bowl for the seventh time in school history. The Nittany Lions had won its previous six Fiesta Bowl games and maintained its perfect record by defeating Washington 35-28 on December 30, 2017. The team had previously won the Fiesta Bowl in 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1980, and 1977.

Quarterback Trace McSorley led the charge for Penn State with 342 passing yards and a pair of touchdown passes to wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton, both of which came on important third-down plays. The Nittany Lions jumped out to a 28-7 lead over Washington by the second quarter, but found themselves up by only seven points late in the fourth quarter. However, the team’s ability to convert on third down once again proved critical, as Penn State converted a trio of third-down attempts to run out the clock and secure its first bowl victory since 2014.

Accounting Research Opportunities at Penn State

 

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A retired financial executive based in San Antonio, Texas, Reid Hackney spent five years as vice president and chief financial officer of A’GACI, LLC. Before launching his career in finance, Reid Hackney earned his bachelor of science in accounting from Penn State.

At the Penn State Smeal College of Business, students in the undergraduate accounting program enjoy access to a number of unique research opportunities in accounting. Faculty members in the Smeal Accounting Department investigate topics ranging from alternative accounting standards and forecasting to auditors’ opinion decisions during times of financial stress. Faculty members have also conducted extensive research into employee stock options, analyzing the taxation, valuation, and compensation aspects of various programs.

Every year in May, Penn State hosts the invitational Accounting Research Conference. The conference includes six in-depth presentations from junior and senior academics who discuss their latest research projects with students, colleagues, and invited accounting scholars.

To learn more about research opportunities at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, visit smeal.psu.edu.

Three Must-See Shows Playing at Gruene Hall in March

 

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Gruene Hall
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The recipient of a bachelor’s in accounting from Penn State University, Reid Hackney is a retired retail executive who recently served five years as senior vice president and chief financial officer with San Antonio, Texas’ A’GACI. In retirement, Reid Hackney enjoys visiting Gruene Hall in New Braunfels.

As Texas’ oldest continually operating dance hall, Gruene Hall hosts a variety of musicians and bands from up-and-coming country acts to established folk singers. Below are three must-see shows taking place in March.

1. The Peterson Brothers – The musical style of this real-life brother duo can be best characterized as a mix of funk, soul, and blues. Their first self-titled album was the winner of the 2015 Living Blues Critics Award for Best Debut Blues Album and they have played at prominent festivals such as Ogden Roots and Blues, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Chicago Blues Festival. They’re playing at Gruene Hall on March 4 from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

2. Bret Graham – A regular MC of the monthly Gospel Brunches at Gruene Hall, Graham has produced several albums since his debut tape in 1997 and is best known for songs such as “Honkin’ Out Some Hank” and “She Caught Me Not Fishing.” In addition to leading the March 11 Gospel Brunch, he’ll be playing live sets every Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. in March.

3. Slim Bawb – A multi-talented musician who plays an eclectic mix of instruments from the banjo to electric guitar, Slim Bawb has had a monthly residency at Gruene Hall for the past four years. He’s scheduled to play a free show on March 25 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.