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Special Session
9:11 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Will Windstorm Insurance Agency Reform Make It Into The Special Session?

2008's Hurricane Ike off the coast of Texas. A storm of this size could cause big problems for TWIA.
National Weather Service

Texas House members are urging Gov. Rick Perry to call for reforming various governmental programs during the special session.

Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-League City, is hoping the governor will call for lawmakers to change the funding structure for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, a quasi-governmental group that provides reduced-rate insurance coverage against a hurricane.

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Texas Legislature
6:26 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Governor Perry Signs "Landmark" Water Infrastructure Bill

Voters will have their say on the $2 billion proposed for water projects in November.
Chris Eudaily TPR News

Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law bill providing $2 billion for water-related projects . The bill provides the funding for the next 50 years of water-projects.

"It should help supply our water supply for generations, even though we are expecting rapid population increases and economic growth. Water is an essential part of everyone’s life, it is ensuring that those adequate supplies are available, means better jobs, it means stronger communities, it means healthier families," Perry said.

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Basketball
5:07 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Spurs Fans Rush Downtown Streets To Celebrate Western Conference Victory

Spurs fans hang outside of their vehicle in celebration of the sweep
Joey Palacios TPR

The San Antonio Spurs are once again the Western Conference Champions and last night hundreds of fans flooded many of San Antonio’s major streets in celebration of the Spurs’ win against the Grizzlies.

Commerce and Market Streets were packed end to end with people in their cars honking horns, waving Spurs flags and sticking brooms out the window to mark the sweeping 4-0 victory in the series.

Fans like Mario Soza and Bianca Garcia said the team is going to bring home another title.

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Federal Government
4:20 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Cuellar Says Fixing Roads A Priority In Washington

Flickr user Adam Fagen (afagen) cc

Today Congressman Henry Cuellar appeared at a Greater San Antonio Chamber luncheon to brief regional business leaders on his priorities for the district.

One of those priorities is repair of the roads and bridges in rural counties where hydraulic fracking has become a way of life.

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Flash Flood
1:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Mission Reach Under Inspection For Structural Damage

Washed-out paths like this one are being inspected by SARA officials.
Paul Flahive TPR

The Mission Reach of the San Antonio River is still closed today but maintenance crews are making progress.

San Antonio River Authority spokesman Steven Schauer said inspections of the Mission Reach began Saturday as soon as it was safe to go out. He said maintenance began over the holiday weekend, first cleaning up the Museum Reach and then turning attention to the Mission Reach, which suffered greater damage.

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The Source - May 28, 2013
12:14 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

The Source: The Flood & The Suburban Poor

Joey Palacios TPR

In the first segment:

Now that the flood waters are receding, what are the takeaways from this weekend's storms? Join us as representatives from San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio Water System, along with City Emergency Manager Larry Trevino and County Commissioner Kevin Wolff talk about the impacts and the successes in combating the rain.

In the second segment:

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Texas Legislature
11:51 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Oversight & Transparency Bills Casualties Of Governor's Legislative Agenda

rickperry.org

At the start of the legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry outlined several agenda items, one of which was over $1 billion dollars in tax cuts for businesses.

A bill calling for additional transparency and effectiveness of those tax cuts was added as an amendment, but taken off when voted on in the Texas House and also faced the threat of a veto by the governor.

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Special Session
9:04 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Tensions At All Time High as Lt. Governor Makes An Agenda For Special Session

Ryan Poppe TPR News

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is causing a stir at the capitol after issuing a list of things he’d like to see during a special session.

Dewhurst said there are several key items that he felt lawmakers should have been able to address this session:

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Flash Flood
11:40 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Body Of 18-Year-Old Man Recovered From Cibolo Creek Following Storms

Authorities recovered the body of an 18 year old man Sunday evening, following storms on Saturday that drenched the area.

Officials in the town of Schertz, Texas, northeast of San Antonio, say 18 -year-old Avron Adams disappeared in the swollen Cibolo Creek after attempting to make it across with eight other people.

Seven made it across as they crossed from the Schertz side to the Universal City side, officials said. One person turned back and made it back to shore when Adams was swept away, according to a news release.

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Flash Flood
2:47 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Effects Of San Antonio Flood Widespread, Live Oak Tornado Confirmed

Basse Rd. near the Alamo Quarry, 5-25-13.
Joey Palacios TPR

Officials are monitoring the weather situation throughout the San Antonio area Sunday as a flash flood watch remains in effect until the early evening hours.

Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Trevino and others are meeting throughout the day to track the weather. At a press conference Saturday, Trevino said any amount of additional rain could spell disaster.

"Any kind of water is going to be kind of like another flood event," he said.

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