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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, June 17th, 2014

Brookfield Residential constructing miles-long water line to service Blanco Vista

Brookfield Residential, developers of Blanco Vista subdivision in far north San Marcos, has begun construction of a 2.8- mile-long, 16-inch diameter water line along Post Road.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Updated: Thurber elected Wimberley mayor over two council colleagues

By a three-to-one margin, voters reject selling $2.85 million in municipal bonds to fund citywide street repairs and a comprehensive drainage study.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

TxDOT working nights to complete new Aquarena Spring interchange

Texas Department of Transportation contractors will work some nights for the next four weeks on the intersection improvements at Interstate 35 and Aquarena Springs.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Five firms get a share of $36 million in Kyle road projects

More than nine months after voters agreed to borrow $36 million to fund long-delayed reconstruction of five overburdened and deteriorating roadways, the Kyle City Council on Tuesday handed $3.5 million in contracts to five engineering firms engaged...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Open houses scheduled on I-35 congestion plan

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting open houses next week in San Marcos and Buda on a proposed plan for easing congestion on Interstate 35 in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Terri Hall: Donna Campbell’s double-cross on toll roads

The freshman senator’s newfound love for toll roads will cost her constituents hundreds or thousands each year in hidden taxes.

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Construction of Old RR 12 sidewalks, bike lanes to begin fall 2014

The city’s Engineering and Capital Improvements department is inching closer to beginning the long-awaited construction of sidewalks and bike lanes on a heavily traveled ¾-mile segment of Old Ranch Road 12.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

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