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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.

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...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Plummeting peso hurts Texas border economy

The Mexican peso is well below its exchange rate against the dollar compared to a year ago, and store owners on the border are bracing for a prolonged drought of Mexican shoppers. In some cities that could...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

After brief delay, UT-Austin removes Confederate statue

The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.

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...

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.”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Judge: UT can remove Jefferson Davis statue

UPDATED 7:19 a.m. AUG. 28 | The statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas at Austin will soon be taken down. Its removal was cleared Thursday by a state district judge, who threw...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Texas A&M drops bid to host presidential debate

Texas A&M University has dropped out of the race to host a presidential debate in 2016, citing high costs and logistical challenges. Two other Texas sites remain in contention.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

It’s a deal: Amazon picks San Marcos for massive distribution hub

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Facing temporary restraining order, UT waits to remove Jefferson Davis statue

Facing a temporary restraining order, the University of Texas at Austin will delay its plan to relocate the statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

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