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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Grande beats competitors to Hays County with one-gigabit Internet

The ultra-fast service — comparable to vaunted Google Fiber — will initially be available only to a single subdivision east of Buda.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Grande Communications names interim leader after president’s resignation

Top Grande Communications executive Matthew M. Murphy is leaving his post as president and general manger of the San Marcos-based cable, telephone and Internet provider. His resignation is effective Oct. 1.

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.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Google’s self-driving car miles ahead of Texas laws

Amid considerable fanfare, Google showcased a prototype of its self-driving car this week in Austin.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

MIT visionary to give talk on power of the Internet

Ethan Zuckerman, director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media, will give the Fall Common Experience lecture, "The Internet: Power and Unrealized Potential," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Texas State University's Evans Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Google awards grant to Texas State’s Mathworks

Mathworks at Texas State is one of 13 U.S.-based educational organizations recently awarded grants by Google.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

City makes bid for Google experiment

San Marcos has submitted preliminary paperwork with Google to be a trial city for an ultra-high speed broadband network.

Monday, April 5th, 2010

San Marcos applies to be Google high-speed network pilot

The City of San Marcos Technology Services Department has submitted information to Google to be a trial city for an ultra-high speed broadband network that could deliver Internet services 100 times faster than current networks.