San Antonio awards controversial riverboat contract to Houston co.

The San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 on May 25 to award a long-term contract to a joint venture involving Houston-based Landry’s Inc. to operate the city’s lucrative riverboat business.

The selection of Go Rio San Antonio LLC comes despite recommendations from two selection committees and city staff to award the 10-year contract to Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises Inc., which planned to operate as San Antonio River Cruises.

Go Rio received the highest total — by one point — on a municipal…

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