An amendment to the city charter regarding a public vote for future streetcar and lightrail funding is heading to the city council.
A governance committee comprised of Mayor Ivy Taylor and four council members voted to approve the one sentence amendment. The first step of putting the streetcar amendment on the ballot has passed.
Abbreviated, it states that any grant of permission to alter or damage any public way for streetcar or lightrail tracks or any funds or bonds appropriated for such projects must be approved by a majority of voters.
Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team is dismissing accusations that the governor’s veto of the state public integrity unit’s budget was related to another ongoing investigation involving the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Update (8/20): Texas Governor Rick Perry’s legal team his waiving that clients right to an arraignment; the governor is pleading “not guilty” to both felony counts involving abusing the power of his office.
One of Governor Perry’s attorneys, David L. Botsford filed documents with the Travis County District Clerk’s Office late Tuesday, indicating they would be waiving their client’s right to an arraignment after being booked into jail and released on the same day.
The U.S. Border Patrol remains on high alert, issuing a warning to all law enforcement agencies operating along the Rio Grande Valley after encountering a militia group hiding in the brush during the recent arrest of a group of migrants crossing the border.
The small southwestern Bexar County town of Von Ormy is attempting to run its city without the aid of a city property tax starting next year.
The city of Von Ormy incorporated in 2008 and since 2009, its mayor, Art Martinez de Vara, has vowed to remove the city portion out of its resident’s property taxes. Martinez de Vara said even without property taxes the city’s budget will increase 30% for the next fiscal year. That’s due to increasing sales taxes.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team said the governor’s 2013 announcement and veto of the state public integrity unit budget was the governor’s right to free speech and his desire to be transparent about his intended plans. Perry's attorneys say the court will see that the governor’s words did not constitute a threat.
In downtown Austin on Monday, just a few blocks from the state capitol, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced that he is Perry’s lead counsel on the case and then called the indictment "Banana Republic politics."
Spring 2014 cohort of USAA's Veterans for IT (VetFIT®), a group of veterans in a 22-week program in which they received 12 weeks of Java Developing education and training, followed by a 10-week internship.
An announcement earlier this year that the number of construction jobs has increased was good news, heralding a recovering economy. But the news is a double-edged sword for contractors who have to try harder to find good workers.
Soon there will be bands playing and football players running the length of the field at Alamo Stadium. After 18 months of construction, the 2010 San Antonio ISD bond project was completed this week.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling the criminal indictments filed against him for coercion a political play. Perry contends he was only exercising his constitutional right to threaten and then veto the budget for the state’s public integrity unit and then called the indictments a partisan attack.
For the upcoming 2015 legislative session, the Texas Department of Transportation will be asking state lawmakers for $50 million over a two-year period to fund research into futuristic methods of transportation; that includes a study on the use of delivery drones and "hyperloops."
TxDOT Deputy Executive Director John Barton said Texas can no longer keep building the same type transportation systems the agency has built over the last 100 years.