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The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is proposing a 6.8 percent increase in water and sewer rates for next year. Anne Hayden with SAWS says the bulk of the rate increase is needed to meet an agreement with the EPA to reduce sewer spills.

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Elected officials have a lot to talk about at the State Capitol this week: reducing local property taxes, teaching high school students what to do when stopped by a police officer, and reforming the code of ethics for lawmakers just to name a few.

We don't really know what Donald Trump paid in taxes, because unlike every other major presidential candidate in the last four decades, the GOP nominee has refused to release his tax returns. But the New York Times offers a tantalizing theory that Trump could have legally escaped income tax liability on hundreds of millions of dollars, thanks to staggering losses from two decades ago. That he could have done so while still enjoying a lavish lifestyle is testament to both the...

Ryan E Poppe

Despite an increased budget request in border spending, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said security along the Texas-Mexico border is only expected to worsen. H is statements were part of a special House committee meeting that took place this week in Brownsville.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio is identifying its proposed projects for the 2017 bond package. The more than 150 projects touch nearly every corner of the city.

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