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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Senate panel considers transportation funding bill

 

JIM VERTUNO,Associated Press


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state's billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects.

Gov. Rick Perry this week added transportation funding to the agenda of the special session of the Legislature. The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a Wednesday hearing on a plan to send a portion of oil and gas severance taxes into a special roads fund.

That money now goes into the state's reserve fund, and the plan by Sen. Robert Nichols of Jacksonville could divert billions toward building roads. Such a move would require a constitutional amendment approved by voters statewide.

State transportation leaders say Texas needs about $4 billion more per year on roads, even after a decade-long spike in highway construction and maintenance.

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