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Monday, July 20th, 2015

Amazon eyes San Marcos for $191M fulfillment center

UPDATED 8:13 p.m. JULY 21 | Amazon.com 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, according to terms negotiated between company and city officials.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Grande Communications acquires Central Texas cable, internet service provider

Expanding its footprint in the Interstate 35 corridor, San Marcos-based Grande Communications has bought Centrovision, a Temple-based cable TV and internet service provider

Monday, January 26th, 2015

San Marcos media leaders to gather for public roundtable

Downtown business owners and the general public are invited to a roundtable discussion of local media leaders on how businesses can more effectively work with journalists to tell their stories to larger audiences.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ridership on the upswing for Austin-Bergstrom’s first daily transatlantic flight

With the success of a new Austin-London nonstop route, city officials seem to have their sights set on Tokoyo.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

A new kind of space race emerges in Texas

As states compete to become the center of private space flight, SpaceX could change the game in Texas. Helped by hefty public incentives, the company is building a new facility near Brownsville.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Texas SpaceX facility might land first human on Mars

At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for SpaceX's private commercial space facility near Brownsville, the company's CEO, Elon Musk, said the site may play a role in landing the first human on Mars.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Grande beats competitors to Hays County with one-gigabit Internet

The ultra-fast service — comparable to vaunted Google Fiber — will initially be available only to a single subdivision east of Buda.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Grande Communications names interim leader after president’s resignation

Top Grande Communications executive Matthew M. Murphy is leaving his post as president and general manger of the San Marcos-based cable, telephone and Internet provider. His resignation is effective Oct. 1.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

SpaceX, Blue Origin compete for NASA contract

Four private space travel companies, including two with ties to Texas, are competing for a NASA contract that will have them ferrying astronauts to space “like a taxi.” NASA will announce the winner of the contract in...

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Federal grant to fund expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

The Central Texas Technology Center is in line to receive a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, New Braunfels officials say.

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