The year’s top story in San Antonio for this journalist is an easy call: Politics.
To reflect on all the comings and goings, the Rivard Report compiled a highly subjective list of what’s in the rearview mirror as we leave 2017 behind.
By many measures and in every slice of life, 2017 was an eventful year for San Antonio, Texas, and the United States.
Texans in Congress are set to face a dizzying docket of legislation in the coming days, ranging from a tax overhaul to children’s health insurance.
If a Harvey-like Hurricane struck just north of downtown, the River Walk could turn into a “bath tub,” according to the San Antonio River Authority.
Revisions to San Antonio’s impervious cover policies will likely add to the longstanding contention between developers and environmentalists.
Even after Hurricane Harvey, the best efforts by Harris County officials to purchase the most flood-prone homes won’t make a dent in the larger problem — worsening flooding, and a buyout program that can’t keep up.
The model shows a direct hit by a hurricane like Harvey would cause flooding that would breach the Olmos Dam and inundate parts of U.S. Highway 281.
Many of the HUD waivers allow for an expedited recovery process but some are concerned the waivers could take away important feedback opportunities.
Straus assigned nearly every House committee at least one issue related to Hurricane Harvey to research in addition to topics normally under their oversight.