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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Texas banking chief issues rules for Bitcoin

Texas will not treat Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as legal money, according to a new memo from the Texas Department of Banking. Yet some companies that deal in Bitcoin transactions could draw state oversight, even if they are based outside of Texas.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Walton Development names new regional president

Walton Development and Management, a subsidiary of a Calgary, Alberta-based international conglomerate, has named John Vick president of its South Central United States region.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

PEC board candidates to make debut at April 24 forum

The Johnson City event will also include discussion of a ballot referendum on whether to elect board directors by single-member districts instead of current at-large voting.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Embittered feud sends Driftwood restaurateur to jail twice in three days

Noted chef and entrepreneur Damian Mandola allegedly stole an $18 bottle of wine from his former business partner and later vandalized a vehicle belonging to the man’s employee | WITH VIDEO

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

China’s embrace of tequila affects Texas, Mexican markets

A whiff of tequila may conjure images of blue-green agave fields in the Mexican countryside, a raucous Texas dance hall or even a college frat house after a homecoming game.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

CTMC, Blue Cross wait for the other to blink in contract dispute

After negotiations stalled in the days before an April 6 midnight deadline, Central Texas Medical Center and three other Adventist Health System hospitals in Texas have left Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas’ provider network.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a bigger — and...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Craft brewers seek further reforms from lawmakers

The 2013 legislative session was viewed by many observers as a watershed moment for craft brewers in Texas. But at a Thursday hearing, the House Economic Development Committee was encouraged to do more

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Galveston Bay spill will take economic, ecological toll (with video)

With no end in sight to containing a spill that may have dumped 150,000 gallons of fuel oil into Galveston Bay on Saturday, the hit to Texas’ economy and environment is already huge — and sure to...

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