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Friday, August 28th, 2015

By the Numbers: Amazon.com’s outsized building plans for San Marcos

PART 1 of 2 | The number is easy to say — 855,000 square feet — but exactly how big is that? Wrap your brain around Amazon’s forthcoming San Marcos distribution hub by comparing its footprint to those of other familiar places.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Blue Bell on its way back to San Marcos area stores

H-E-B in San Marcos expects to restock a limited selection of Blue Bell ice cream early next week — before they are available in New Braunfels or San Antonio. The creamery recalled all of its products April...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Austin sues Texas over ‘imbalance’ in property appraisal system

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Texas charging that the current property appraisal system is unconstitutional and creates “an imbalance in the tax burdens between residential and commercial property owners.”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Eight Hays, Caldwell companies win 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards

Hays and Caldwell county recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards were announced Wednesday as part of the Governor’s Small Business Forum, hosted in San Marcos by the Greater San Marcos Partnership.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

It’s a deal: Amazon picks San Marcos for massive distribution hub

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

San Marcos council moves to clip Airport Commission’s wings

Facing calls from within to either disband or restructure the San Marcos Airport Commission, city council members took the first step Tuesday toward stripping the appointed body of most of its traditionally broad purview.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Oceans Healthcare opens its first Central Texas mental health hospital

Oceans Behavioral Hospital San Marcos, a 24-bed senior psychiatric facility, began accepting patients last week in a renovated former gym at 1106 N. Interstate 35.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Madison named interim Pflugerville economic development director

Former Greater San Marcos Partnership president Amy Madison has been named interim executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., the economic development agent for the prosperous Austin suburb.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

New candy shop makes downtown San Marcos even sweeter

Candy Sweets Treats opened its doors on 241 N. LBJ Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 1. The store will provide San Marcos residents with a variety of unique confections, owner Leanne Latham said.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Congressman to meet with Wimberley, Dripping Springs chambers this week

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, an Austin Republican who represents the western half of Hays County, will meet this week with business groups in Wimberley and Dripping Springs.

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