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Monday, October 6th, 2014

San Antonio a step closer to controversial pipeline

San Antonio is one step closer to buying some of the most expensive water ever sold in Texas. The city's water utility says the $3.4 billion deal is right for the growing region, but critics say it is risky and premature.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Behold: The diverse, dazzling beauty in the Texas Hill Country

Striking photographs captured across the Texas Hill Country will be featured in a 2015 calendar published by the Austin-based Hill Country Alliance.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Antonio mulls $3 billion water supply project

San Antonio's water utility is negotiating to eventually pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from Burleson County in Central Texas. Officials say the plan is key to securing future water needs, but several questions...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For first time in history, San Marcos declares Stage 4 drought

Underscoring the severity of a years-long drought, San Marcos officials will impose Stage 4 water restrictions for the first time at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Veterans health care strike force takes shape

VIDEO | While Congress hashes out reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs treats those who served in the military, Texas officials are trying to help veterans who live here get medical care.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

State casts doubt on San Antonio’s ‘bed and banks’ wastewater reuse plan

Several months after San Antonio Water System's bold move to secure ownership of its treated sewer water even after it gets released back into a public waterway, state regulators are saying they doubt that’s possible.

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Gasoline left in junk car likely cause of Seguin scrap yard fire

A massive fire at a Guadalupe County steel mill that sent putrid fumes all the way to San Marcos on Thursday may have been caused by gasoline left in the tank of a junk car, investigators...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Texas 130 toll road company in danger of default

The company behind the 41-mile southern portion of State Highway 130 is low on cash and scrambling to get an upcoming payment deadline waived, according to a report released this week by Moody’s Investors Service.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

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