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Headline Newspaper Columnist Date
Perry, from 'oops!' to hopes Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 06/11/15
Last leg of Williamson highway opens Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Winter, L. 04/23/14
Meet Perry's loyal inner circle Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 09/26/11
Past TxDOT chief a key in talks about lone highway czar Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 04/11/11
Renewed scrutiny of blind trust law Austin American Statesman  Ward, M. 09/02/10
Green means go for projects Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 07/30/09
Toll hikes' impact wide Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 07/17/09
Pit Bulls on the Turnpike Rio Grande Guardian  Shapleigh, E. 07/17/09
Cram 15 members on transportation board? Fat chance Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 05/18/09
15 lanes of gridlock Austin American Statesman  Editorial 05/13/09
House gives initial OK to TxDOT overhaul San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 05/09/09
Lawmakers: final composition of TTC board still to be settled Rio Grande Guardian  Aguilar, J. 05/08/09
Keep 5-member transportation panel Austin American Statesman  Editorial 04/03/09
Texas lawmakers to focus on transportation politics Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Shannon, K. 01/03/09
Change is in the air in Austin Midland Reporter Telegram  McNeely, D. 01/03/09
2008 saw TxDOT in turmoil, Capital Metro turn corner Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 12/22/08
Department of Transportation feeling heat from miffed lawmakers Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 08/18/08
TxDOT clocked for toll trafficking Austin Chronicle  Reeves, K. 07/17/08
A bumpy road Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 06/08/08
TxDOT credibility in political pothole Austin American Statesman  Editorial 06/05/08
Panel: more legislative oversight needed to restore trust in TxDOT Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 06/04/08
We have to move together Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Delisi, D. 05/16/08
Why does the Lone Star State allow TxDOT's bureaucratic arrogance? San Antonio Express News  Allard, K. 05/08/08
Together, we'll keep Texas moving Austin American Statesman  Delisi, D. 05/07/08
South Texas seen as casualty in revamped highway panel San Antonio Express News  Castillo, J. 05/06/08
Can Delisi steer Transportation through all the potholes? Austin American Statesman  Editorial 05/05/08
Barriers hurdled, new chief to lead roads agency Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 05/01/08
Perry: 1 road for tolls' future Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 04/23/08
We need full funding for RAHC, UTPA, STC, says Flores Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 04/14/08
Highway cash may be steered into new roads Austin American Statesman  A.P. Wire 03/29/08
Funds meant for repairing roads may be used to build new ones Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 03/28/08
Austin hearing room is named for late chairman Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickson, G. 02/29/08
Perry decision could shake up highway board Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 02/09/08
Change of course Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/07/08
Andrade best choice to be TxDOT leader San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/01/08
Transport commission gets interim leader Dallas Morning News  Wire Reports 01/29/08
Toll road agency looking to future San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 01/22/08
A long to-do list Dallas Morning News  Editorial 01/18/08
Summers: special session may be needed to fix TxDOT's cash flow crisis Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 01/16/08
Ric the Toll Road Warrior dies Abilene Reporter-News  McNeely, D. 01/12/08
A needed voice Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 01/09/08
Roads chairman brought toll fight into public view Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 01/07/08
A man to admire, he stood behind his cause Waco Tribune Herald  Sanchez, C. 01/06/08
Which road will Texas take? Amarillo Globe-News  Editorial 01/04/08
Moderate voice needed to steer highway system Austin American Statesman  Editorial 01/03/08
Mr. Toll Road Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 01/03/08
Williamson, Mr. Ric Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Staff 01/03/08
TxDOT chairman remembered San Antonio Express News  Allard, K. 01/03/08
Ric Williamson Dallas Morning News  Editorial 01/02/08
Memorial for transportation chairman Williamson is set Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Staff 01/02/08
Shift may loom in toll road debate Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 01/01/08
State official forged ahead on toll roads Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 12/31/07
Hard-charging highway chief Dallas Morning News  Hacker, H. 12/31/07
Transporation chairman Williamson dies Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Moritz, J. 12/31/07
Williamson, chairman of transportation panel Houston Chronicle  A.P. Wire 12/31/07
Williamson, toll road champion, dies at 55 San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 12/31/07
Williamson remembered as committed visonary Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickson, G. 12/30/07
Dewhurst, Zaffirini, comment on Williamson's passing Rio Grande Guardian  Angel, M. 12/30/07
Tributes pour in for TTC Chair Ric Williamson Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 12/30/07
Toll roads, trains, taxes and traffic: the year in transit Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 12/24/07
21 questions on missing toll cash are still hanging Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 12/17/07
Transportation commissioners intrigued by thought of special session Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 12/17/07
NTTA pays $3.2 billion for SH 121 Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 12/01/07
NTTA borrows $3.49 billion for toll project Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 11/21/07
How's the traffic looking on Texas 161? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Edgren, C. 11/20/07
State may halt SH161 toll project Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 11/16/07
TxDOT: we will look at existing right-of-ways first for I-69/TTC Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 11/14/07
Texas lawmakers thwart bid to strip tolling ban from bill San Antonio Express News  Martin, G. 11/10/07
Anyone got a map? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 10/28/07
Transportation agency needs 'propping' up? Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 10/01/07
Amadeo Saenz to head TxDOT Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 09/28/07
TxDOT says it's near edge of road work funding cliff San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 09/28/07
Hutchison adds toll ban to Senate bill Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 09/13/07
House bill would block highway tolls San Antonio Express News  Martin, G. 09/12/07
The tolling of Texas tug-of-war continues San Antonio Express News  Martin, G. 09/08/07
Texans meet in D.C. to try to remove highway funding roadblocks Houston Chronicle  Schmidt, K. 09/07/07
Senators claim Perry evading law with expired appointments Houston Chronicle  Hughes, P. 08/30/07
Electronic billboards could soon light up Texas highways Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 08/24/07
Touting tolls Longview News-Journal  Editorial 08/22/07
'Deficient' bridges locally maintained Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 08/17/07
Bridging the gap on TX highways Amarillo Globe-News  Editorial 08/09/07
Dewhurst requests details on Texas' deficient bridges Austin American Statesman  Castro, A. 08/08/07
Senator urges fewer gas-tax diversions Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 08/08/07
Legislator urges shield for road cash San Antonio Express News  A.P. Wire 08/04/07
Bridge safety affirmed Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 08/03/07
HOT idea for smoother traffic? Houston Chronicle  Sallee, R. 07/30/07
Texas' toll charges are too low, audit says Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 07/19/07
NTTA gets nod for 121 project Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 06/29/07
Today's decision on toll road much more than a coin toss Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 06/28/07
State's deference to local leaders may end with vote on 121 toll plan Dallas Morning News  Batsell, J. 06/27/07
King of roads known for giving little ground Dallas Morning News  Hoppe, C. 06/26/07
Agency's test cameras annoy lawmakers Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 06/22/07
Moving forward Dallas Morning News  Editorial 06/20/07
More roads than dollars Corpus Christi Caller Times  Powell, J. 06/15/07
Mobility authority to control toll lanes San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 06/15/07
121 toll bids go under microscope Dallas Morning News  Lindenberger, M. 06/14/07
Perry signs toll bill into law Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 06/12/07
Toll road moratorium? Not exactly San Antonio Express News  Wear, B. 06/04/07
Transportation chief moving on Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 06/01/07
Neely plans to return as head of education Houston Chronicle  Elliott, J. 06/01/07
State education boss thinks her job's safe San Antonio Express News  Elliott, J. 05/31/07
Perry is silent on schools chief Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 05/30/07
Toll road foe a powerful force San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 05/20/07
The one that got away Austin American Statesman  Editorial 05/19/07
Senate targets 'holdover' officials Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 05/07/07
Citizens' toll road worries snubbed San Antonio Express News  McKee, H. 05/07/07
Transportation bill curbs agency's powers Dallas Morning News  Batsell, J. 04/19/07
'Holdover' appointees targeted Dallas Morning News  Hoppe, C. 04/12/07
NTTA to enter bid for 121 Dallas Morning News  Batsell, J. 04/12/07
Toll-road freeze exempts region Dallas Morning News  Batsell, J. 04/11/07
Gas tax hike needed Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 04/01/07
U.S. cuts more state road money Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 03/23/07
TxDOT directive drives Congress' Texans into tizzy Houston Chronicle  Mittelstadt, M. 03/23/07
Privately funded roads defended Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickson, G. 03/20/07
Carona, Krusee talking toll roads Austin American Statesman  Staff 03/16/07
Senator has toll curve for former peers Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 03/12/07
Debate on toll-road reliance in Texas still has miles to go Dallas Morning News  Hartzel, T. 03/11/07
Paying as we go Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 03/05/07
Put the brakes on toll roads, critics say Dallas Morning News  Hartzel, T. 03/02/07
If tolls fall, tax may rise Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickson, G. 03/02/07
‘Who’s in charge?’ Showdown on Trans-Texas Waco Tribune Herald  Ford, G. 03/01/07
Fireworks ahead Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 02/28/07
State transportation spat goes public Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 02/14/07
Rebuff angers Dallas senator Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 02/14/07
Has Texas' top roads man worn out his welcome? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickerson, G. 01/31/07
Lawmaker is stepping into agency's way Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 01/29/07
Lawmaker: replace toll road backer Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 01/19/07
Some lawmakers want to rein in TxDOT toll roads San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 01/13/07
Study: fuel new roads by change in gas tax Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 12/14/06
Corridor plans and contracts no longer secret San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 09/29/06
Leaving door open to shift toll agenda Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 09/04/06
State, region leaders get on toll road roll Dallas Morning News  Hartzel, T. 08/27/06
Perry's vision for rural highway could become a political pothole Houston Chronicle  Ratcliffe, R. 08/23/06
Governor's vision for roads could take a toll Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 08/20/06
Taking the right turn Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Editorial 08/20/06
When Perry stays away, foes one-up Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 08/07/06
Strayhorn scolds Perry for tolls pact's secrecy Dallas Morning News  A.P. Wire 06/01/06
Toll-road issue growing heated Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Moritz, J. 06/01/06
Say this one time real fast Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 04/08/06
I-35's toll road twin to go east, end at Laredo Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 04/05/06
Fuel for thought Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickson, G. 01/23/06
Perry staffers' e-mail recorded Katrina turmoil Houston Chronicle  Falkenberg, L. 01/22/06
Lawmakers rap TXDOT for summit snub San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 08/12/05
TxDOT officials blow off transportation summit San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 08/11/05
Pickett, Dewhurst chide TxDOT over talk of delays El Paso Times  Scharrer, G. 04/04/05
Parker has more might in politics Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 03/01/05
Who's next? Dallas Morning News  Editorial 01/02/05
Contradictions shown in aide's role with firm Houston Chronicle  A.P. Wire 01/01/05
Account of aide's role at Cintra contradicted Dallas Morning News  Hartzel, T. 12/31/04
Perry aide was in on toll road meetings San Antonio Express News    12/31/04
Transportation boss named Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dickson, G. 01/09/04
Perry names transportation chief Austin American Statesman  Staff 01/08/04
Perry names chair for transportation commission Austin American Statesman  Staff 01/08/04
Transport board gets new chief Houston Chronicle  Wall, L. 01/08/04
Perry calls on old friends for help Dallas Morning News  Hoppe, C. 12/24/02
Budget-slashing pack called 'rebels who had a cause' Dallas Morning News  Hoppe, C. 12/24/02
State's corridor plan not finalized Abilene Reporter-News  Wolfson, M. 01/30/02
Higher highway speed limits on way Austin American Statesman  Staff 12/15/01
Laredo pushes truck checks north on I-35 San Antonio Express News  Selby, W. 08/22/01
TxDOT boss says no station on bridge Laredo Morning Times  Owen, C. 05/18/01
Bill would speed up toll road projects Austin American Statesman  Susswein, G. 05/17/01
Highway official cites urgent needs San Antonio Express News  Driscoll, P. 04/13/01
Income-tax gorilla looms for lawmakers Austin American Statesman  McNeely, D. 04/12/01
Highway official sets S.A. oath San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/12/01
Border legislators back transportation nominee El Paso Times  Scharrer, G. 03/26/01
Ric Williamson might be roads' best guardian Austin American Statesman  McNeely, D. 03/22/01
New TxDOT member may assist border El Paso Times  Scharrer, G. 02/25/01
Governor stays focused on border-related issues Austin American Statesman  Elizondo Jr., J. 02/23/01
Central Texas road warriors go for state money and laughs Austin American Statesman  Daniel, K. 02/23/01
Perry puts Texas roads in friend's hands Austin American Statesman  Elizondo Jr., J. 02/20/01
Seat on transportation panel filled Houston Chronicle  Ratcliffe, R. 02/20/01
Highway nominee eyes border needs San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/20/01
Pick Your Poison Wichita Falls Record News  Editorial 08/02/98
Setting bar higher or lower? San Antonio Express News  Broyles, C. 05/30/97
House OKs bill for an equal field in grade averages Houston Chronicle  Hughes, P. 05/24/97
Tax proposal meets threat of opposition Amarillo Globe-News  Burton, M. 04/11/97
Film agency under governor accused of lobbying in letter Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Root, J. 03/26/97
House plan would tax 35 goods, services Austin American Statesman  Kay, M. 03/21/97
Agenda behind attack on UIL Austin American Statesman  Buchanan, O. 03/20/97
Sales tax foes chided by panel Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Packer, J. 03/18/97
Plan to abolish UIL deserves no support San Angelo Standard Times    03/18/97
UIL targeted in bill that would transfer its rule-making power Austin American Statesman  Brown, C. 03/14/97
Public school discussion shifts to distribution of state funds San Antonio Express News    03/14/97
Panel seeking to eliminate 'Robin Hood' finance system Amarillo Globe-News  Burton, M. 03/11/97
Trustees to resist Benbrook district Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Packer, J. 03/11/97
Lottery earnings proposed for school fund Austin American Statesman  McNeely, D. 03/06/97
House panel takes up debate on tax plan San Antonio Express News  Tolley, L. 03/03/97
Wrong 'reform' Fort Worth Star-Telegram    02/18/97
Lawmakers (tip)toe the line on tax plan Austin American Statesman  McNeely, D. 02/16/97
Key panel orders an alternative to Bush's tax plan Dallas Morning News  Slater, W. 02/14/97
Shift tax focus to relief, says key lawmaker Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Root, J. 02/14/97
Bush school tax plan may encounter hurdle Houston Chronicle  Robison, C. 02/14/97
Consolidation raises interest of committee Amarillo Globe-News  Burton, M. 02/05/97
Benbrook district may face opposition Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Teeter, B. 08/21/96
Teachers say new discipline law hasn't helped them much yet Austin American Statesman  Greenberger, S. 08/05/96
Texas offers glimpse of post-welfare state Austin American Statesman  Bradley, J. 03/12/96
TEA: breakaway district not an option Waco Tribune Herald  Wallace, M. 09/12/95
Democrat Clemons considers party switch Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 09/05/95
State drops certification as requirement for teaching Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Roser, M. 06/25/95
These Texans aren't so boneheaded Dallas Morning News  McKenzie, W. 06/06/95
Bush signs education bill, calls for innovation, change Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Packer, J. 05/31/95
Will new laws resurrect old school districts? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Kennedy, B. 05/23/95
Conferees kill voucher plan, free home-rule districts of class-size rules Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 05/17/95
Panel OKs easing no-pass, no-play Corpus Christi Caller Times  Deselms, J. 05/16/95
Legislative panel OKs plan to let districts divide Dallas Morning News    05/15/95
Education panel OKs proposal for de-annexation Houston Chronicle  Robison, C. 05/15/95
Panel OKs splitting off schools San Antonio Express News    05/15/95
Voucher plan may tie up school bill panel Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 05/09/95
Schools must teach abstinence, House says Amarillo Globe-News  Parker, P. 05/07/95
Sex ed limits adopted Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 05/07/95
House backs 22-student class limit Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 05/06/95
House adds restrictions to home-rule plan Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Parker, P. 05/06/95
Committee backs no-pass, no-play plan Dallas Morning News    03/17/95
Panel cuts back no-pass, no-play rule Houston Chronicle  Tuell, S. 03/17/95
Testimony criticizes no-pass, no-play Austin American Statesman  Stephens, D. 03/14/95
A death sentence? No-pass, no-play rule criticized by minister Houston Chronicle  Walt, K. 03/14/95
Key lawmakers to watch this session Austin American Statesman  Eskenazi, S. 01/08/95
Serving one term was this legislator's destiny Houston Post  Herman, K. 12/02/94
A dramatic change in the Senate Houston Chronicle    11/10/94
Sibley leads District 22 race for Texas Senate Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weiner, H. 11/09/94
Nothing certain in state ethics law Austin American Statesman  Ward, M. 08/08/94
Meet 'nonradical' governor San Antonio Express News  Newman, A. 07/02/94
Delegates rail against top Dems Houston Chronicle  Bernstein, A. 06/11/94
Williamson favors new approaches for schools Austin American Statesman  McNeely, D. 05/26/94
Williamson party switch no surprise Austin American Statesman  McNeely, Dave  12/21/93
Legislator switching parties Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Bradford, Gale  12/07/93
Managing money Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Cutbirth, Joe  03/11/91
GOP wants N. Texas lawmaker to jump the fence Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Bunting, Kenneth  11/24/89
Detailed debates set by 'Nitro' Austin American Statesman  Hailey, Mike  04/19/87
Legislator denies cut was spite Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Jones, Lee  04/25/85