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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.”

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Abbott heads to Mexico City for trade talk with president

Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Mexico City next week to meet with Mexican officials to discuss the economic ties between Texas and Mexico. The visit marks Abbott's first international trip as governor.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of surplus water from the cities of Kyle...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Thwarted by Sunset Acres homeowners, Hooters execs look to different location

Following an episode in which city officials approved a bar permit for a new Hooters and then withdrew approval five weeks later, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain is looking at a different property about a half-mile up the...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Downtown restaurant to host Bobcat Club football watch parties for away games

The Texas State Bobcat Club has named Louie's Oyster House & Beer Garden in downtown San Marcos as the host venue for six out-of-town football game watch parties this season.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Key legislators cut deal to fund Texas Racing Commission for 90 days

Racetracks in Texas are able to resume operations Wednesday after state officials agreed to temporarily fund the Texas Racing Commission. But discussions continue over a long-term resolution for the commission.

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