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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

LCRA draws criticism over proposed water rate increases

The Lower Colorado River Authority is proposing significant rate increases for Central Texas cities and Gulf Coast-area rice farmers, saying its operating costs aren't being covered. Critics say the agency should focus on cutting costs.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

TxDOT financial officer named interim executive director

The Texas Transportation Commission voted Tuesday evening to appoint Texas Department of Transportation Chief Financial Officer James Bass to take over the agency on an interim basis starting Jan. 17.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

LCRA names TxDOT exec as GM

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) named Phil Wilson last week as its new general manager. Wilson will start on Feb. 1.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

TxDOT chief named next LCRA general manager

Phil Wilson, the Texas Department of Transportation's executive director, will become the new general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, LCRA's board decided Wednesday. Wilson will replace Becky Motal, who is stepping down at the end...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Much at stake as LCRA chooses new leader

To understand the level of crisis facing the Lower Colorado River Authority, look no further than the three-page job description the agency has drafted in its search for a new general manager.

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Texas lawmaker files bill to regulate self-driving cars

Two weeks after Google showcased its self-driving car to local officials in Austin, a Texas lawmaker has filed a bill attempting to regulate the use of the futuristic technology.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Google’s self-driving car miles ahead of Texas laws

Amid considerable fanfare, Google showcased a prototype of its self-driving car this week in Austin.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Hays County, TxDOT strike $123 million roads deal [PRO]

County and state officials have informally struck a deal that would spend $123 million on building and design for new and expanded highways in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and points in between.

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