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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 heavily traveled Hopkins Street (Texas 80) gateway to interior San Marcos.

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.

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...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

State to extend no-interest loans to veterans rebuilding from Blanco flood

Military veterans whose homes were damaged by the Memorial Day weekend flood and other natural disasters this summer will be eligible to apply for no-interest home improvement loans under a relief program being developed by the Texas...

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...

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.”

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.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

CONA to hold panel discussion on flood lessons

The Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a panel discussion on flooding and real estate development during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

East Coast joint venture buys Outpost San Marcos apartments

A group led by The Preiss Company, a Raleigh, N.C.-based student housing investor and operator, has bought the 486-bed Outpost San Marcos apartment complex on Post Road near Texas State University.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

No deal yet between Kyle, Mountain City on Anthem development

Two Hays County municipalities are looking for “mutually beneficial” terms under which Mountain City would yield more than 675 acres of current and future extraterritorial jurisdiction to the city of Kyle.

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