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In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.
July 5, 2016, 6am PDT
San Antonio provides a case study of the difficult politics of funding affordable housing measures.
June 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The question of whether the city of San Antonio should annex some or all of five potential areas is overwhelming the political debate about the city's recently released draft comprehensive plan.
February 28, 2016, 1pm PST
A post on the Rivard Report details the efforts underway in San Antonio, Texas, to reduce traffic fatalities.
January 7, 2016, 8am PST
A list of the cities doing the most to build infill development, courtesy of Infill Score.
November 25, 2015, 8am PST
Four major cities in Texas are either considering or constructing convention center upgrades.
Community Impact Newspaper
November 18, 2015, 12pm PST
Texas 130 has failed to live up to its revenue potential, leaving the private company that operates the road in junk bond status.
September 25, 2015, 10am PDT
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
July 25, 2015, 9am PDT
San Antonio's soon-to-be-adopted air quality plan will focus on transportation to reduce the city's air pollution.
July 7, 2015, 11am PDT
The San Antonio Missions—five frontier missions that include The Alamo—were named among a group of new World Heritage Sites.
June 17, 2015, 2pm PDT
The question remains whether San Antonio can back up the population of young people moving to the city with desirable multi-family housing.
San Antonio Business Journal
April 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
Construction is expected to begin in 2016 on a new 16-acre park in San Antonio designed to embody all of the public amenities that make the city unique.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 16, 2015, 8am PDT
An op-ed in the New York Times provides a firsthand account of the growing concern over water in a state that has yet to set limits on its explosive growth.
January 9, 2015, 9am PST
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott takes aim at local regulations, exemplified by tree-cutting bans in cities like Houston and San Antonio.
December 23, 2014, 9am PST
The city may grow by 200,000 in the next two years, surpassing Philadelphia and Phoenix, if city leaders agree to annex five surrounding unincorporated areas. The Wall Street Journal considers the effect of annexation on meeting inner city needs.
August 28, 2014, 11am PDT
When former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro began his new job as secretary of HUD, the all-but-built Modern Streetcar project fell prey to gathering Tea Party forces.
August 4, 2014, 12pm PDT
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is calling for a "pause" on the city's proposed streetcar. Meanwhile a charter amendment from project opponents could be headed to the ballot and a county judge has called for the project to be put on hold.
May 6, 2014, 2pm PDT
A pair of articles from the Dallas Morning News examine the inequities of property tax rates in Texas. Under the current system, commercial property owners in Dallas County "shaved more than $4.8 billion off preliminary tax appraisals."
April 30, 2014, 7am PDT
Texas is booming—its growth in people and jobs puts it in a league of its own. But another set of growth data pales by comparison: Infrastructure, particularly in the water and transportation needed to accommodate the growth, is woefully lacking.
The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
August 19, 2013, 6am PDT
From the panhandle to the Gulf coast, cities across traditionally car-crazed Texas are building bike-share systems and expanding bike infrastructure to lure businesses, residents, and improve public health.