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Friday, May 31st, 2013

Audio: Water plan goes to Texas voters

Spending money to increase water capacity in Texas took a few bills this session, including one that generated a constitutional proposition and much legislative debate.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

TxDOT looks to private funds to close funding gaps

In its first meeting after a legislative session in which requests for transportation funding fell billions of dollars short of requests, the Texas Transportation Commission voted Thursday to open the door to allowing private firms to take...

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

As Texas grows, infrastructure shrinks

Touting Texas’ low taxes and light regulations, Gov. Rick Perry has relished trying to poach jobs from other states. In February, he described building a business in California as “next to impossible.” Last month, he warned Illinois...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Perry backs dedicated car sales tax for highway funds

Gov. Rick Perry on Friday came out in support of dedicating a portion of future sales tax revenue from car sales to the state’s highway fund, while also leaving the door open to spending more of the...

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Roadblocks emerge for for Texas transportation funding

The Texas Department of Transportation has been warning lawmakers for months that it needs $4 billion a year in extra revenue just to keep the current level of traffic around the state from getting worse.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Republican senator proposes tax hike for transportation

Bucking his party and the state’s leadership, state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, filed a bill Wednesday proposing a constitutional amendment to temporarily raise the state sales tax to pay off billions of dollars in bond debt accrued...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Legislature’s motto? Go big or go home

Following Monday’s rosy budget estimate from Comptroller Susan Combs, there is widespread interest among state leaders to make large investments in Texas' future this session, specifically billion-dollar commitments to water and transportation projects that prepare Texas for...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Public meeting slated on major Sink Creek wastewater main

The city of San Marcos Capital Improvements Department will host a public meeting on the Sink Creek Phase II wastewater interceptor project at the Activity Center, 501 Hopkins St. at 6 p.m. Monday April 18.

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