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HOAs must consider drought-tolerant landscaping under new law passed by Texas legislature

June 3rd, 2013

Homeowners will still have to submit their plans to their association, but they will be allowed to move toward more drought-tolerant landscaping under a new Texas law awaiting Gov. Rick Perry’s signature.


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Texas gets federal money to develop a high speed passenger train route between Dallas and Houston

May 11th, 2011

Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida’s losses became gains for 24 states when the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $2 billion in awards for a variety of rail projects earlier this week.
The re-shuffling of federal dollars — necessary because the conservative Republican governors of Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida returned federal rail grants — will mostly benefit high speed rail projects in the Midwest, the Northeast and California, which is developing a Sacramento-to-LA high speed rail system.
But Texas, which has so far largely been on the sidelines in the rush to assemble a national train network, also was beneficiary of the new awards. The Lone Star state got $15 million for preliminary engineering for a high speed rail line that would link Dallas and Houston.


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Meritage Homes announces green-built homes in Texas

February 1st, 2011

Meritage Homes, a large production homebuilder active in the Southwest U.S., has expanded its green home offerings to Texas.

The new Meritage green communities in Fort Worth and San Antonio will offer home buyers Energy Star-qualified homes that feature spray foam insulation and water-saving plumbing fixtures, among other features.


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San Antonio readies for major storm water conference

July 27th, 2010

The world’s foremost experts on storm and surface-water quality will convene in San Antonio Aug. 2–5 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share experiences and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.


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Duke Energy finalizes financing for huge Texas solar project

June 9th, 2010

Construction continues on Duke Energys solar installation in San Antonio.
Duke Energy Generation Services said it has secured $45 million in funding for the largest photovoltaic project in Texas — the 14-megawatt Blue Wing Solar Project now under construction in San Antonio. Duke said Prudential Capital Group provided the 25-year loan.


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Enterprise Holdings will move its fleet of buses to biodiesel

February 9th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Enterprise Holdings today announced that it will convert its entire fleet of more than 600 Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental airport shuttle buses  in 50 North American markets to begin using at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5). The company said it will immediately convert buses in nine markets to 20 percent biodiesel (B20) as a first step toward the company’s goal of converting its entire bus fleet to B20 over the next five years.

Pictured at the press conference are (l-r) Joe Jobe, CEO of NBB; Dr. Richard Sayre, Director, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels; and Lee Broughton, director of corporate identity and sustainability for Enterprise Holdings. (Photo:

Joe Jobe, CEO of NBB; Dr. Richard Sayre, Director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels; and Lee Broughton, director of corporate identity and sustainability for Enterprise Holdings. (Photo: National Biodiesel Board)

Enterprise Holdings expects to complete the conversion to all B5 by spring of this year, with at least 50 percent converted to B20 by the end of next year. Buses in nine markets are immediately being converted to run on B20 where the fuel is centrally stored and available: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio and San Diego.


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