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Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Realtors honor allies at annual banquet

The San Marcos Area Board of Realtors presented its 2013 awards and installed new officers at its annual banquet earlier this month.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Audio: Foreign investors pour billions into Texas oil, gas

Since exploration and production of oil and gas in shale regions began surging around 2007, foreign companies have poured billions into mergers with American energy companies.

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Dallas Fed: Let free market solve Texas water issues

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says that Texas' water problems could impede economic growth and that the best way to address them is a free-market approach to water allocation.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

In Texas, uncertainty about health plan cancellation uproar

Many Texans in individual health care plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act have been spared cancellation notices. But for the Texans whose plans have been dropped, health care experts are encouraging them to proceed...

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Lamar Smith: Don’t fix, deep-six it

In this guest column, the veteran Central Texas congressman says hearings of the House’s Science Committee he chairs uncovered gaping security flaws in that expose users’ personal information to hackers. Smith writes, “It’s clear that not...

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Partnership hopes shell buildings help draw employers

More then doubling its warehouse capacity in the heavy commercial area along Clovis Barker Drive, Houston-based Bearden Management Inc. says it will begin construction by March on two shell buildings totaling 162,000 square feet.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Mensor Corp. breaks ground on new manufacturing facility

Precision instrumentation manufacturer Mensor Corp. broke ground Wednesday on a new 45,000-square-foot facility next door to the building it has occupied since relocating to San Marcos from Houston 35 years ago.

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Report: Obamacare to raise premiums in Texas

The Affordable Care Act will increase the average cost of insurance premiums, making health care less affordable for those Texans on whom the system financially depends, according to a report from a conservative think tank.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

San Marcos, Kyle chamber hosting joint mixer

For years, the San Marcos and Kyle chambers of commerce have hosted dueling happy hour mixers on the same Thursday nearly every month. This afternoon, the two chambers are partying together with a Halloween costume contest and...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Majority of Texas fast food workers on public assistance

Fifty-nine percent of front-line fast-food workers in Texas rely on public assistance programs such as food stamps and Medicaid to support their families, according to a report released last week.

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