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By: Fox S.A. Staff
SAWS customers can expect to see an increase in their bills soon.
The water provider finalized it's plans for a rate increase.
Bills will increase 7% or roughly $3.50 dollars a month for the average customer.
The money will help provide raises to saws employees, plus go toward the construction of a desalination plant and sewer maintenance.
SAWS also cleared the way to sell the former Bexarmet headquarters it acquired.
SAWS Vice President Greg Flores said, "One of the things we were able to do was determine what facilities we are going to need over the next 15, 20, 30 years and we already have a plan under way that will take that into account. We don't anticipate we're going to be needing this particular property."
SAWS says it expects to sell the property to CPS Energy for about $2 million.
As for the proposed rate increase, San Antonio City Council will vote on that next month.
Perry, Texas Legislature to honor fallen soldiers
May 25, 2013 08:12 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry is addressing a joint session of the Legislature to honor Texans killed in combat.
Lawmakers from both chambers will crowd onto the House floor Saturday to join relatives of those fallen for a tearful tribute to soldiers from the state killed on the battlefield.
It will be a solemn start to a busy -- perhaps even frantic -- final weekend of the 140-day legislative session, which ends Monday.
Perry has not commented on whether he will call lawmakers back to work for a special session to tackle unfinished business.
But settling disputed voting maps is likely to keep the Legislature working until June.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who oversees the Senate, also has said he'd like more time to revive tighter abortion restrictions and looser gun laws.
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