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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.
2 North Texas men charged with neglecting pony
June 18, 2013 02:54 GMT
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) -- Two North Texas men are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting a Shetland pony that was malnourished, suffering from an infected wound and living in squalid conditions.
The owner of the pony, Jesse Ray Cross, and the pony's caretaker, Franky Lynn Hatcher-Cross, are free on bond after being arrested Saturday on charges of cruelty to livestock animals.
The pony was found in Springtown, located about 60 miles northwest of Dallas. Investigators say the pony was severely underweight and had no food or clean water nearby.
Veterinarian staff treating the pony say they will have to wait for its infection to improve before they can operate.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler says he will care for the animal and pay for its treatment. He has renamed the pony Achilles.
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