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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.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

With time running out, lawmakers scramble on road plans

Gov. Rick Perry and various members of the House and Senate began openly talking about a possible third special session late Wednesday as efforts to find a compromise transportation funding proposal appeared to hit an impasse.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Senate takes step toward transportation funding fix

Despite concerns raised by both Republicans and Democrats, senators on Tuesday tentatively passed a resolution that aims to solve the state's transportation funding woes by diverting future revenue from the Rainy Day Fund.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Video: Are Texans having ‘toll road fatigue’?

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, State Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Larry Phillips talked about whether Texans are having “toll road fatigue” and the impact that toll roads are having on traffic congestion.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Hays County, TxDOT strike $123 million roads deal [PRO]

County and state officials have informally struck a deal that would spend $123 million on building and design for new and expanded highways in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and points in between.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Hays hosting first briefing today on longterm road plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposed long-range transportation plan, the first of which is this afternoon in San Marcos.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Study: Inadequate roads cost Texans billions

Issues including traffic congestion, damage to vehicles from roads needing repair and costs incurred in accidents caused by insufficient safety features on roadways cost drivers in Texas $23 billion annually, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Barton brings home the bacon and brickbats

It's hardly a secret that Jeff Barton wants to be county judge and might already have the job had he not talked himself out of running against Jim Powers in 2006. Now he's making his move.

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