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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Vista Ridge parent company slides toward bankruptcy

The financially troubled Spanish company whose subsidiary is under contract with the city of San Antonio to build a massive water pipeline entered into the initial phases of bankruptcy proceedings Wednesday, raising questions about the viability of the controversial project.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

First responders prepare for Black Friday outlet shoppers

San Marcos first responders will step up their presence and traffic control by the outlet malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Commentary: It’s time for an Austin-San Antonio regional airport

San Antonio City Council member JOE KRIER writes that Interstate 35 corridor leaders should ‘seriously discuss the creation of a regional airport — a DFW for Central Texas.’

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

San Antonio council hikes water rates in anticipation of Vista Ridge pipeline

The San Antonio City Council on Wednesday unanimously — albeit cautiously — approved plans for a sizable water rate increase that will pay, in part, for a controversial, $3.4 billion water pipeline.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texas has beef with World Health Organization over cancer study

Processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs cause cancer in humans, according to the World Health Organization — but consumers shouldn't worry about it, according to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

San Antonio water utility leader defends Vista Ridge pipeline

The ousted author of a study that describes a controversial San Antonio water supply project as “high risk” squared off with the head of the city’s water utility Wednesday.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Downtown Award nominees announced by San Marcos Main Street program

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program has announced finalists for its annual Downtown Awards, chosen by popular vote from more than 900 community nominations.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Interactive: Springtown, Thorpe Lane redevelopment explorer

When anchor tenants — Target, Beall’s, JC Penney and Best Buy — relocated in 2009 to the Stone Creek Crossing and Red Oak Village retail developments down the interstate, Springtown Center was left mostly vacant at the...

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Driven by economics and lifestyle, tiny houses find takers in Central Texas

The average cost of an owner-built tiny house is $23,000, a tiny fraction of the average home price in the Austin area.

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