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Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

New Braunfels begins major expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

Construction began late last month on a major expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center, a project funded largely through general obligation bonds sold by the municipal government. The expansion will more than double the size of...

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...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hays County ‘actively reviewing’ FEMA’s sweeping expansion of floodplain maps

Newly redrawn floodplain maps for the Blanco River basin in Hays County substantially expand the number of properties on which federal and state agencies say it is unwise to rebuild homes and businesses before weighing the probability...

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.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

San Marcos council moves to clip Airport Commission’s wings

Facing calls from within to either disband or restructure the San Marcos Airport Commission, city council members took the first step Tuesday toward stripping the appointed body of most of its traditionally broad purview.

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.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes Amazon.com will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Property re-appraisals get underway in flood-ravaged Hays County

The governing bodies of Hays County, San Marcos and Wimberley ISD voted on Tuesday to authorize the Hays Central Appraisal District to reassess properties destroyed or damaged last month by unprecedented flooding in the Blanco River basin.

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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