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Friday, April 17th, 2015

At new Amazon hub in Schertz, Abbott touts economic development

Gov. Greg Abbott used a speech Friday at Amazon's massive new distribution center along the Interstate 35 corridor to press his legislative agenda.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Senate votes to end renewable energy programs

The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.v

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Hays County water fight tumbles into Texas House committee

Dripping Springs State Rep. Jason Isaac went before the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to make the case for his four-bill cocktail aimed at stopping a controversial groundwater pumping project in Hays County.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Isaac jumps into EP water fight

With a four-bill cocktail, state Rep. Jason Isaac hopes to stop, or at last slow, a Houston-based company's plans to pump huge amounts of water from beneath Hays County.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

ER doctor appointed chief medical officer at CTMC

Emergency room physician Lee Johannsen has been named chief medical officer at Central Texas Medical Center, a newly created position charged with “provid oversight for clinical performance and quality outcomes,” CTMC chief executive officer Sam Huenergardt said...

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...

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