The Woodland Villager 9/25/13 2:05 pm By Howard Roden

It wasn’t state lawmakers’ first method at infusing more money into the Texas transportation system, but by the end of a third special session, they had settled on the “politically acceptable” choice, state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, said.

In August, both sides of the 83rd Legislature passed House Joint Resolution 1, a constitutional amendment that diverts a portion of the state’s oil and natural gas severance tax to roads and transportation infrastructure.