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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Paying off toll roads could top $30 billion, TxDOT says

If Texas decided to pay off the construction debt for nearly all of its toll roads tomorrow, the price tag would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 billion – at least according to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Hays County again ranked fastest-growing among surging Texas suburbs

Two other central Interstate 35 corridor counties — Williamson and Comal — also make the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest top 10 list.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Barton Springs conservation district drafts new Trinity Aquifer pumping rules

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District officials have established guidelines for groundwater pumping in a previously unregulated portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

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.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

San Marcos to reopen flood-damaged Lower Purgatory park this weekend

Trails in Lower Purgatory Creek Natural Area will reopen Saturday, March 5 but work continues as crews repair the extensive damage caused by last year’s historic flooding.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Rick Green falls short in second bid for Texas Supreme Court justice

Former State Rep. Rick Green (R-Dripping Springs) lost a second close bid for a place on the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, winning just under 48 percent against incumbent Paul Green (R-San Antonio).

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Border communities have lower crime rates

Texas counties along the Rio Grande are relatively safe, state and federal crime statistics show, and they seem to be getting even safer as more law enforcement resources pour into the area.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Chuy’s to lease space in Springtown Center

A popular Austin-based Tex-Mex chain has signed a lease to open a restaurant in San Marcos this summer.

Friday, February 19th, 2016

GBRA to buy ‘vintage’ San Marcos River water rights from Thornton family

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) directors approved the purchase of vintage San Marcos River water rights from the family of the late Ed Cape, who was a former GBRA general manager and instrumental in getting Canyon Reservoir constructed...

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