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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Senators talk legalizing casinos in Texas

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize casino gaming might see substantial changes before the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce votes on it.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Cable, satellite providers square off over tax break

Cable television providers, who pay more than $200 million in annual sales taxes on top of local franchise fees their satellite TV competitors don't have to pay, are attempting to end a disparity they characterize as an...

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Morris adds two Wimberley firms to real estate portfolio

Three months after gobbling up Century 21 franchises in San Marcos and New Braunfels, Randall Morris & Associates real estate brokerage has acquired its two chief rivals in Wimberley.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Eggs & Issues to take on water

The Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce will discuss water issues at the next Eggs & Issues breakfast.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Wastewater project to detour Bishop traffic for months

Ongoing installation of a sewage main along Bishop Street is expected to improve sewage problems in existing neighborhood and add capacity for anticipated development along Craddock Avenue.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Federal budget cuts ground San Marcos airport tower

Less than two and a half years after its completion, the air traffic control tower at San Marcos Regional Airport will be closed in the next month or so as the result of automatic federal spending cuts.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Perry, lawmakers want state’s gold back in Texas

Call it the Rick Perry gold rush: The governor wants to bring the state’s gold reserves back from a New York vault to Texas.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Schools to be discussed at ‘Eggs & Issues’

Schools in San Marcos will be up for discussion when the Greater San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce takes up its "Eggs and Issues" breakfast on March 21 at Quail Creek Golf Club.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Beer distributors, craft brewers reach tentative deal

Following a week of tense negotiations, a divided beer industry reached a compromise Monday on legislation to amend the state's alcoholic beverage code, beating a deadline set by state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, the Senate Business and...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Texas lawmaker files bill to regulate self-driving cars

Two weeks after Google showcased its self-driving car to local officials in Austin, a Texas lawmaker has filed a bill attempting to regulate the use of the futuristic technology.

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