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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 4 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms will develop later Monday night and could cause some flooding, according to meteorologist Bob Fogerty.

“We think, widespread across the area, we’ll see some totals between 2 and 4 inches,” says Fogerty. “In the heaviest spots, the spots that get the most rain might get up to as much as 7 inches.”

Fogerty says the storm system should move out of the San Antonio area mid-day Tuesday.

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Starting in May, Texas Clear Lane Projects will expand U.S. Highway 281 from Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway to relieve traffic. The highway will have a total of twelve lanes, including frontage roads. 

 

State and city officials gathered along U.S. Highway 281 this morning for a groundbreaking to celebrate the highway’s expansion. Governor Greg Abbott attributed San Antonio’s traffic problems to its growing workforce.

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The SA Cancer Council supports the UT Health Cancer Center by raising money to provide transportation, emergency financial support for patients in need, and funding for research. The group raised money Monday by honoring two extraordinary people.

Cancer is the most complicated disease and one of the most difficult to treat. It often upends patient’s lives. Volunteer of the Year Carla Bergner saw a need and helped create the first medically based food pantry in San Antonio. Cancer patients who lack good nutrition can find it on site when they receive treatment at the UT Health Cancer Center.

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Bexar County homeowners may want to prepare for another round of property-tax sticker shock.

The county’s chief tax appraiser says that when appraisal notices are mailed on April 28, they will reflect an increase in residential property values of 7 to 10 percent for most neighborhoods.

Bexar County Chief Tax Appraiser Michael Amezquita talks about what homeowners can expect, and their options for contesting the appraisal numbers which are used to calculate an owner’s tax bill.

Here’s the interview:

Amezquita told Texas Public Radio: 

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of genetic testing for the health risk for 10 diseases. The Alzheimer’s Association says don’t count on it to tell you the risk of developing that particular memory-robbing disorder.

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