Conroe/Montgomery Co. Courier 9/19/13 

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, said state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville.

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