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Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

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.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

San Marcos again tops list of fastest-growing U.S. cities

For the third year running, San Marcos is the nation’s fastest-growing city of at least 50,000 residents based on updated population estimates released early today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s a look at the updated numbers...

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.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Bobcat grad students help police tackle identity theft

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | Four Texas State University MBA students have been working with the Georgetown Police Department this year to find possible solutions to a persistent problem: senior citizens living in the Sun City retirement community...

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