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Articles of Interest

 

LaSalle's Lawsuit for Road Funding Isn't a Bit Frivolous

by Editorial | 05/20/2014

Corpus Christi Caller Times

 

South Texas County Gets Off TxDOT's Gravel List
by Aman Batheja | 11/27/13
As the Texas Department of Transportation blames a funding shortfall for its plans to convert some rural roads to gravel, South Texans argue they are being unfairly punished for the region’s drilling boom.
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/27/south-texas-county-gets-txdots-gravel-list/

A Boom for Oil, but a Bust for Texas' Rural Roads
by Aman Batheja | 9/13/13
La Salle County officials have agreed to pay a portion of the repair costs and all the maintenance costs for 20 miles of roads that the Texas Department of Transportation had intended to convert to gravel.
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/13/new-boom-oil-bust-states-rural-roads/

Eagle Ford Shale Region Sees Benefits, Concerns
by Neena Satija | 9/5/13
Oil and gas representatives, along with academics, gathered in Laredo this week to discuss the economic benefits of the drilling boom in the Eagle Ford Shale. But concerns over the environmental impact of the boom persist.
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/05/eagle-ford-shale-region-sees-benefits-challenges/

TxDOT's Cost-Cutting Plans Draw Local Outrage
by Aman Batheja | 8/21/13
State and local officials across Texas are urging the state Department of Transportation to slam the brakes on two controversial cost-cutting measures.
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/21/txdots-cost-cutting-draws-outrage-local-officials/

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8/21/13

The County of LaSalle has been allocated several farm to market and state highway projects out of the 2013 legislative session.

 

The projects were ranked and scored by the Texas Dept of Transportation.  The final project on FM469 will be let out for bid if sufficient funding is available.  County Judge Joel Rodriguez and Commissioner Rene Benavidez testified at the Austin hearings requesting funding for the rapidly deteriorating roadways.

La Salle County was allocated more funds than any other county in the Laredo district.