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April 29th, 2008
Today’s Papers:

Seguin school district taxpayers want to know why a proposed rebuilding of their high school is projected to cost significantly more than San Marcos’ $60.2 million new high school that opened in August. The Seguin Gazette Enterprise says voters there are experiencing sticker shock over a proposition on the May 10 ballot to fund a $84.7 million high school reconstruction. Three other propositions include $5.4 million for a new elementary school; $29.9 million for districtwide renovations and $4.9 million for renovations to the football stadium. . . . In New Braunfels, river gear outfitters will have to compete in a lottery for rights to run tube rental shuttles along the river in the city limits. A state district judge ruled last week that the city could not award the tube shuttle franchises based on the amount of revenue they previously remitted to the city under a $1.25 “tube tax” ruled illegal as it was structured in September, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung reports . . . In Kyle, the city’s attorney is predicting victory in a fair housing lawsuit brought by the Homebuilders Association of Greater Austin and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Hays Free Press reports. A federal judge heard arguments last week in the suit, which alleges construction standards approved in 2003 increase housing costs that price a disproportionate share of minorities out of the market.

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