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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.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Six die in wrecks during bloody week on Hays, Caldwell highways

A man died Friday morning when his motorcycle was struck by a passenger car on southbound Interstate 35 in Kyle. A day earlier, five people including a child were killed in a sports-utility vehicle rollover on Texas...

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

TxDOT refunding $1.7M in toll road overcharges

Billing problems with the Texas Department of Transportation’s tolling system are bigger than the agency had realized, officials confirmed Tuesday, and the agency will be giving back about $1.7 million to tollway users who have been overbilled.

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, April 15th, 2014

Walton Development names new regional president

Walton Development and Management, a subsidiary of a Calgary, Alberta-based international conglomerate, has named John Vick president of its South Central United States region.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas 130 operators could crumble under massive debt

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Senate scrutinizing Texas 130 speed limit

Concerns about speed limits on frontage roads and the Texas Department of Transportation’s use of toll lanes to expand the state’s network of highways came up for debate in a Senate committee Wednesday.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

With 85 mph speed limit, trucks may avoid new toll road

In a matter of weeks, a 41-mile stretch of toll road with the fastest speed limit in the country will open in Central Texas.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Walton group in talks with San Marcos, Martindale on major subdivision

MERCURY PRO | San Marcos officials are in the early stages of negotiating an agreement with a Canadian development company that wants to build a major subdivision in Caldwell County near Texas 130.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Critics question plan for 85 mph speed limit on Texas 130

The news that Texas has approved an 85 mph speed limit for a stretch of toll road under construction outside of Austin has attracted international attention. It’s also quickly generated controversy on two fronts.

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