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Ryan Poppe / TPR News

Transportation was near the top of the list as more than 100 San Antonio civic leaders descended on the Texas Capitol Tuesday to press for measures important to the Alamo City.

As state lawmakers divvy up the budget, San Antonio leaders want them to make easing transportation gridlock a priority. 

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

After serving 24 years in the Texas Legislature, eight in the House and 16 in the Senate, Leticia Van de Putte said goodbye to Austin.

Tuesday was her last day representing San Antonio from Senate District 26.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

 UPDATE: In an interview with TPR Tuesday night, Mayor Taylor said she's recommending police not fully enforce the new ride-booking ordinance going into effect Sunday. 

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

 A San Antonio councilman says that the city is in talks with app-based transportation services, Uber and Lyft,in the hope of keeping them in the city. The March 1 date by which both ‘ridesharing’ companies would have to comply with new regulations is fast approaching. But as things stand, both companies have threatened to hit the road and pull out of the Alamo City. It’s a complex story.

Ryan E. Poppe

 

Despite an emergency stay on same-sex marriage granted by the Texas Supreme Court, following the issuance of a marriage license to Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant on Thursday, the University of Texas School of Law’s Alex Albright said the stay, requested by Attorney General Ken Paxton only addressed a temporary restraining order of Texas’ ban on gay marriage, not the marriage itself.

 

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