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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Highways are talking points as candidates take to road

Both Democratic and Republican candidates for statewide office in 2014 are pledging to increase resources for the cash-strapped Texas Department of Transportation.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Work begins on Hopkins, Aquarena interstate interchanges

Construction has begun on a pair of new interchanges where Aquarena Springs Drive (Loop 82) and Hopkins Street (Texas 80) cross under Interstate 35.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Video: Campbell, Isaac in Texas Tribune’s ‘hot seat’

State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, talked about water, transportation, public education and other issues in play in the 83rd session during a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday at Texas...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

TxDOT plans overpass at Texas 123, Wonder World [PRO]

Texas Department of Transportation officials plan to build an overpass that will take traffic on Texas 123 up and over Wonder World Drive on San Marcos’ eastern outskirts.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Worsening Austin traffic prompts talk of toll road swap

As congestion worsens on Interstate 35 through Austin, state leaders are seriously discussing a drastic response: tolling the highway's lanes in the city and making part of the nearby State Highway 130 toll road free.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Audio: If Prop 6 passes, what’s next for water in Texas?

The passage of Proposition 6, which proponents say would jump-start tens of billions of dollars in spending on water projects across Texas, may be just the beginning of a debate over how to spend money in a...

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Audio: Aging dams stir concern in Texas

Despite a drought that continues to dry up the state's lakes and reservoirs, water experts have raised concerns about the quality of the state's 7,500 dams, many of which are in poor condition or are nearing the...

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Perry pushes water plan funding in San Angelo

The persistent drought afflicting West Texas has essentially turned some of the region’s lakes and reservoirs into oversized puddles, unfit for any kind of recreation.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Transportation funding bill fails in House

A months-long effort to pass a controversial measure to boost transportation funding fell 16 votes short in the Texas House on Monday, dooming its chances in the current special session and setting the stage for Gov. Rick...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Transportation funding likely to be a big issue in 2015

When this year’s first special session dramatically concluded last month in the Texas Senate with an energized crowd shouting to block passage of a controversial abortion bill, proponents of the measure were not the only ones upset.

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