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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Officials call prospective new manufacturer a ‘big deal’ for San Marcos

If a fledgling company meets its obligations, it would create more jobs than any other single company in at least five years, maybe twice that long.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A paranormal investigator walks into a bar

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | Central Texas’ rich history of war, death and trauma makes it a hotbed of paranormal activity.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

San Marcos looks to land energy sector manufacturer — and its promise of 350 jobs

Economic development officials are courting an oilfield pipe and rigging manufacturer to fill the empty, sprawling former Butler Manufacturing building near San Marcos’ northern gateway on Interstate 35.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

San Marcos commission recommends approval of 15-floor Concho Commons

WITH SLIDESHOW | If the city council grants developer Darren Casey’s request for a height warrant, the high-rise would likely be the tallest building so far along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

State sued for ‘stifling the Texas craft beer renaissance’

Three Texas breweries filed a lawsuit against the state on Wednesday seeking to to overturn a 2013 law they say violates the Texas Constitution by forcing them to give away their territorial distribution rights for free.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Carjackings in Mexico trigger armored car sales in Texas

The beefed-up vehicles, retrofitted at companies like San Antonio-based Texas Armoring Corp., are outfitted with bulletproof windows and cabins and electrified door handles, among other security measures.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

PODS to concentrate Central Texas distribution in San Marcos

PODS Enterprises Inc., which has transformed the moving and storage industry in little more than a decade and half, will shutter four of its Central Texas facilities and consolidate distribution in San Marcos, company officials say.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ebola task force’s report calls for new facility

In a new report, the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response called for the establishment of a treatment facility specifically for children, among other recommendations.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ridership on the upswing for Austin-Bergstrom’s first daily transatlantic flight

With the success of a new Austin-London nonstop route, city officials seem to have their sights set on Tokoyo.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

P&Z majority again in flux with upcoming appointments

Five residents have applied to fill a San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission seat vacated last month following Jane Hughson’s election to the city council.

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