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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Yarrington overpass work to close I-35 lanes in San Marcos starting Sunday

Interstate 35 traffic will be squeezed to a single southbound lane twice starting Sunday night as construction continues on a new overpass at Yarrington Road in far northern San Marcos. Later in the week, construction will close...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New Braunfels to host meeting on regional bike, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is holding a public meeting this week on development of a regional plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

TxDOT beefs up plans for new Posey Road interchange in San Marcos

State and county officials have agreed to expand efforts to improve traffic conditions along Interstate 35 in Hays County, projects that include reconstruction of an interchange and overpass at Posey Road as well as 13 access road...

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Public meeting Dec. 17 to address Loop Street water main, fire hydrants

More than 15 months after a five-alarm fire devastated a hilltop house in the Southwest Hills neighborhood, city officials say they are about to begin work on a public works package that includes installation of the first...

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Regional bicycle, pedestrian meetings scheduled in Seguin, Boerne

A cross-county planning group will hold meetings in Seguin and Boerne next week to take comments on a regional bicycle and pedestrian study covering Bexar and adjacent counties.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Prop. 1 passed. What’s next for Texas transportation?

With the support of 80 percent of Texas voters, Proposition 1 is expected to add billions to the state highway fund without raising taxes or fees. For lawmakers, state officials and local stakeholders, now the real work...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Alamo Metro seeks feedback on bicycle, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is asking residents to take a survey on bicycle and pedestrian facilities in its three-county jurisdiction of Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

San Marcos lands state loan to expand reclaimed water system

The Texas Water Development Board has agreed to extend a loan of $811,915 — about half of which is forgivable — to help the city of San Marcos expand its reclaimed water system to the downtown area...

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