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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Hays County new car sales up 22 percent over 2012

Sales of new vehicles in Hays County increased 22 percent through May compared to the same period a year ago, driven mostly by a 34 percent in local consumers who purchased new passenger cars. Sales of new trucks and sports-utility vehicles, by contrast, increased a relatively anemic three percent.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Texas hopes to compete for data center business

Texas once dominated the data center industry — the housing and storage of major corporate computer systems. But in recent years, other states have chipped away at its foothold.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Audio: New laws a boon for Texas craft breweries

Texas craft breweries are getting a big boost thanks to a new state law recently signed by Gov. Rick Perry allowing them to go head to head with major alcohol brands across the nation.

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Chamber offers trip to Tuscany

Locals wishing for travel to Italy might want to check in with the Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Smith to speak at ‘Eggs & Issues’

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio), who represents the 21st District of Texas, will be the guest for the Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce "Eggs & Issues" breakfast on June 21.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

P&Z unanimously rejects Casey’s Sessom Drive plans

San Marcos Planning & Zoning Commission members on Tuesday unanimously rejected San Antonio developer Darren Casey’s vision for a landmark retail and residential complex across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Economic outlook luncheon set for June 27

Early bird registration already has passed for the annual economic outlook luncheon put on by various business interests, but those interested in attending can still do so with an RSVP by June 14.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Weeks after unanimous OK, council tables H-E-B proposal

Ignoring a developer’s plea that delay could endanger his deal to sell land to H-E-B for a new store on McCarty Lane, the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday voted to table an ordinance that they approved...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

House gives final OK to craft brewing overhaul

Sweeping changes to the Texas craft brewing industry easily won final approval in the House on Monday afternoon. The legislation now moves to the governor's desk.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Central Texas water fight could have statewide implications

The Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District on Wednesday heard from a coalition of residents and businesses opposed to new water permitting. The dispute, some say, foreshadows fights the rest of the state will face in the future.

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