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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

MPOs holding public meetings on Austin, San Antonio infrastructure plans

Regional planning organizations based in Austin and San Antonio are holding public hearings on updates to their four-year plans for transportation infrastructure spending. The schedules include meetings in Lockhart, Kyle and Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Texas 130 toll road operator files for bankruptcy

A private company that operates part of the Texas toll road with the highest speed limit in the country filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, fewer than three years after the section of the road it oversees first opened.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

San Marcos man leads New Braunfels police on high-speed I-35 pursuit

A 19-year-old San Marcos man who fled police at speeds today that topped 90 mph on Interstate 35 was arrested for marijuana possession, evidence tampering and evading arrest.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Governor names Comal ISD superintendent to lead committee on public school accountability

Gov. Greg Abbott has named Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as chair of a working committee charged with recommending a new system for student assessment and public schools accountability.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Perez says he’s out of the running for San Marcos CISD superintendent

Retired San Antonio school district chief Sylvester J. Perez withdrew his name from consideration for San Marcos CISD interim superintendent on Tuesday, the morning after trustees declined to choose between three finalists for the position.

Monday, January 4th, 2016

San Marcos CISD trustees make no decision on interim superintendent

After meeting for nearly five hours in executive session, San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District trustees adjourned a special meeting Monday evening without naming an interim superintendent.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

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