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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

San Antonio council hikes water rates in anticipation of Vista Ridge pipeline

The San Antonio City Council on Wednesday unanimously — albeit cautiously — approved plans for a sizable water rate increase that will pay, in part, for a controversial, $3.4 billion water pipeline.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texas has beef with World Health Organization over cancer study

Processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs cause cancer in humans, according to the World Health Organization — but consumers shouldn't worry about it, according to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

San Antonio water utility leader defends Vista Ridge pipeline

The ousted author of a study that describes a controversial San Antonio water supply project as “high risk” squared off with the head of the city’s water utility Wednesday.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Downtown Award nominees announced by San Marcos Main Street program

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program has announced finalists for its annual Downtown Awards, chosen by popular vote from more than 900 community nominations.

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Interactive: Springtown, Thorpe Lane redevelopment explorer

When anchor tenants — Target, Beall’s, JC Penney and Best Buy — relocated in 2009 to the Stone Creek Crossing and Red Oak Village retail developments down the interstate, Springtown Center was left mostly vacant at the...

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Driven by economics and lifestyle, tiny houses find takers in Central Texas

The average cost of an owner-built tiny house is $23,000, a tiny fraction of the average home price in the Austin area.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

CTMC Foundation gala to honor the Ingrams, prominent Central Texas philanthropists

In its 28th year, the Stars of Texas Gala will feature live music from venerable country music band Diamond Rio.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Halliburton to pay $18.3M in back oilfield wages

Halliburton, the Houston-based oilfield service giant, has agreed to pay nearly $18.3 million in back overtime wages to more than 1,000 U.S. employees, following a federal investigation.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

San Marcos designated ‘film friendly’ city

The city of San Marcos has been designated a “Film Friendly Community” by the Texas Film Commission, joining a long list of cities in Texas that support artistic expression on the silver screen.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

San Marcos Main Street program calls for Downtown Award nominations

The San Marcos Main Street program is calling for nominations for the 2015 Downtown Awards in categories that include “Business of the Year,” “New Business of the Year” and “Downtown Legend of the Year.”

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