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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 Interstate 35 access road from its original intended location.

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.

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...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Embattled Blue Bell gets ‘significant investment’ from billionaire Bass brother

Fort Worth billionaire Sid Richardson Bass has “made a significant investment” in beloved but beleaguered Blue Bell Creameries, the Brenham-based company announced today in a written statement.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Sunset Acres neighbors take aim at proposed Hooters in San Marcos

A resident campaigning to block construction of a Hooters restaurant near his home in the Sunset Acres neighborhood is scheduled to make his case tonight to the San Marcos City Council.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

H-E-B buys Nutty Brown Café property in north central Hays County

Despite the real estate deal, the iconic restaurant and music venue on U.S. 290 will not be closing any time soon. Farr said H-E-B told him the business could remain on the property as long as he...

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

State health tests prodded Blue Bell recall

Shortly after lab tests on two Blue Bell ice cream flavors came back “presumptive positive” for Listeria, an assistant commissioner at the state health agency reached for the phone to call Brenham.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

H-E-B issues ‘precautionary’ recall of store-brand tortillas

UPDATED | The San Antonio-based company has also expanded its recall of products containing legume residue potentially dangerous to people who are allergic to peanuts.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

H-E-B recalls chorizo, pork products with peanut allergens

San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. has issued a recall of three of its store brand chorizo and spiced pork products after they were found to contain unlabeled peanut allergens.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

State sued for ‘stifling the Texas craft beer renaissance’

Three Texas breweries filed a lawsuit against the state on Wednesday seeking to to overturn a 2013 law they say violates the Texas Constitution by forcing them to give away their territorial distribution rights for free.

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