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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Texas talent racks up the Grammy Awards

WITH VIDEO | Led by R&B baroness Beyoncé of Houston, eleven Texas-born or -based artist won the recording industry’s highest honors in Los Angeles this weekend.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Texas bearing brunt of drop in oil drilling

After months of plummeting oil prices, nightmares about idled drilling rigs have become reality, hitting Texas the hardest. See how many rigs the state has lost in recent months.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

H-E-B issues ‘precautionary’ recall of store-brand tortillas

UPDATED | The San Antonio-based company has also expanded its recall of products containing legume residue potentially dangerous to people who are allergic to peanuts.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Investors seek master plan amendment for down-sized Campus Village development

Nine months after its first request for a land use map change was soundly rejected by the San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission, a student housing development company has drastically scaled down expectations for properties it has...

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Comptroller: Expect ‘moderate expansion’ of economy during next two years

WITH VIDEO | Announcing a two-year revenue estimate that reflects "uncertainties in oil prices and the possibilities of a slowing global economy," Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Monday that lawmakers will have $113 billion to divvy...

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Discontent simmering over ouster of longtime Texas Music Office director

Since the Texas Music Office was established a quarter-century ago, the division housed in the Texas governor's office has been run by Casey Monahan, a former music writer. But Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is letting him go.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Commentary: What Texas learned from the last boom gone bust

In this commentary, former state chief revenue estimator BILLY HAMILTON writes that no one really knows what plunging oil prices will mean for Texas’ economy, but rising fears of a 1980s-style recession are overblown — at least...

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Deadlocked San Marcos council throws 15-floor Concho Commons into uncertainty

Unable to muster a city council majority, developer Darren Casey was rebuffed Tuesday night in his request to add two floors to a residential high-rise he proposes to build between Texas State University and downtown San Marcos.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

H-E-B recalls chorizo, pork products with peanut allergens

San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. has issued a recall of three of its store brand chorizo and spiced pork products after they were found to contain unlabeled peanut allergens.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Lockhart poaches Austin metal foundry in economic development deal

Pure Castings Co., an Austin-based metals foundry, appears poised to relocate to Caldwell County with a promise of 75 jobs earning an average salary of about $32,000.

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