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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Texas incentives lure video game companies

In the lobby of the Twisted Pixel Games studio in Austin, a futuristic motorcycle welcomes visitors with an electric blue glow. The robotic motorcycle stars in LocoCycle, a new video game produced almost entirely in Texas.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Meeks withdraws application for mid-rise near river [PRO]

Averting a pitched battle in the weeks leading up to a city council election, a development partnership has withdrawn an application that laid the groundwork for a mid-rise apartment or condominium building on property adjoining city greenspace...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

San Marcos, Kyle at odds over proposed truck stop

A developer’s plans for a retail center anchored by a major interstate truck stop at Yarrington Road has so riled residents of proximate neighborhoods that San Marcos City Manager Jim Nuse last week preemptively announced his opposition,...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

LCRA chief announces resignation

Becky Motal, the general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of this year.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Congressman, business leaders headline Star Park forum

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith will headline the Greater San Marcos Partnership’s STAR Park Forum on Thursday along with business leaders and other local elected officials.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

STAR Park to be topic of symposium

Texas State's Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park and its role in the innovation economy will be the topic of a half-day symposium being put on by the park and the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP).

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Business bear brunt of Texas taxes, study finds

In 2007, after Texas lawmakers passed sweeping tax reform that reduced property taxes and created a business franchise tax, Dallas-based business owner Andy Ellard saw his company's franchise taxes shoot up from $335 to $7,602.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Chamber sets Legislative Luncheon for Aug. 8

The Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its Legislative Luncheon on Aug. 8 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the City of San Marcos Conference Center.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Chamber announces Business Expo for September

The Greater San Marcos Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 28th annual San Marcos Chamber Business Expo will take place on Sept. 4-5.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Restaurant boomlet latest in downtown redevelopment

Three new restaurants in San Marcos’ Central Business District are either under construction or in the planning stages, including Black’s Barbecue, the decades-old Lockhart favorite with a cultish following among smokepit pilgrims.

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