WOAI News Radio 10/11/13 by Jim Forsyth

The Texas Department of Transportation has backed away from a very controversial plan to convert some 83 miles of roads in the Eagle Ford oil fields from paved roads to gravel, 1200 WOAI news reports.

State Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) says the state has managed to squeeze another $250 million out of the budget to resurface the battered oilfield roads in blacktop, rather than gravel.