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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Fire causing West plant explosion was intentionally set, officials say

Three years after a West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people, including 12 firefighters and first responders, state and federal officials said Wednesday that someone set that fire, committing a criminal act.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

New Braunfels begins major expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

Construction began late last month on a major expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center, a project funded largely through general obligation bonds sold by the municipal government. The expansion will more than double the size of...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

By the Numbers:’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...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

It’s a deal: Amazon picks San Marcos for massive distribution hub, Inc. today announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Amazon eyes San Marcos for $191M fulfillment center

UPDATED 8:13 p.m. JULY 21 | executives are considering locating a $191 million fulfillment center on East McCarty Lane in south San Marcos, a project that would carry the promise of at least 350 full-time jobs,...

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.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Lockhart poaches Austin metal foundry in economic development deal

Pure Castings Co., an Austin-based metals foundry, appears poised to relocate to Caldwell County with a promise of 75 jobs earning an average salary of about $32,000.

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