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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Texas sues EPA over reach of Clean Water Act

Texas is challenging the EPA's new "Waters of the U.S." rule, which is aimed at better defining the the scope of bodies of water protected under the Clean Water Act. Critics say the rule will lead to more regulation and a takeover of private property.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Grande Communications acquires Central Texas cable, internet service provider

Expanding its footprint in the Interstate 35 corridor, San Marcos-based Grande Communications has bought Centrovision, a Temple-based cable TV and internet service provider

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Daughter’s spark keeps Sur-Powr Battery alive

Now in its second generation of family ownership, Sur-Powr Battery, 1718 N Interstate 35, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

St. David’s contributes $5M to new building at Texas State’s Round Rock campus

St. David’s Foundation has donated $5 million to Texas State University to help fund construction of a new Health Professions Building at the university's Round Rock Campus.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Hays County groundwater bill becomes law

Closing a 170.8-square-mile loophole in local groundwater regulation, legislation that dramatically expands the jurisdiction of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District became law on Sunday.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Texas farmers skeptical about trade future with Cuba

They are not particularly optimistic that Congress will lift the trade embargo

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Letter: PEC has made ‘truly noteworthy’ strides in past five years

Outgoing PEC board president PATRICK COX writes that “The cooperative continues to evolve into a best-in-class organization, working to reduce controllable costs and maintaining some of the strongest reliability statistics in the industry. … This evolution is...

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Graf, Akers win seats on Pedernales Electric board

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members elected two new board directors representing districts that include large portions of Hays County, according to results announced today.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Boyle to return as interim chief executive at CTMC

The Adventist Health System has named veteran hospital executive Jim Boyle as interim chief executive officer of Central Texas Medical Center. Effective July 6, he replaces Sam Huenergardt who last month was named CEO of Parker Adventist...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

East Coast joint venture buys Outpost San Marcos apartments

A group led by The Preiss Company, a Raleigh, N.C.-based student housing investor and operator, has bought the 486-bed Outpost San Marcos apartment complex on Post Road near Texas State University.

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