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Interstate 35 corridor

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Following the money in Central Texas banks

Banks in four Interstate 35 corridor counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal — maintained deposits that amount to about 40 percent of all the money in all the banks in oil-rich Alaska.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

San Marcos again named nation’s fastest-growing city

For the second consecutive year, San Marcos has been named the fastest-growing city in the nation in relative terms, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Fastest-growing city in the U.S.? San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos is the fastest-growing large city in the United States, according to updated population estimates announced today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Audio: Jobs talk puts Latino unemployment rate in spotlight

President Obama's visit to Austin on Thursday has again highlighted Texas' economic growth. But the renewed focus on the "Texas miracle" has also underscored a persistent concern in the state: higher rates of unemployment among Hispanics.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Real time: Obama and the #TexasMiracle

President Obama is visiting Central Texas on Thursday, May 9 as the first stop on a national tour to emphasize middle class job creation. Watch the fanfare unfold through our Storify timeline.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On jobs tour, Obama in Austin to visit the ‘Texas miracle’

President Obama will visit Austin on Thursday as part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.” Gov. Rick Perry thinks any tour on jobs and opportunity should start and probably end in Texas.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

San Antonio Republicans succeed in handing senate seat to New Braunfels

A significant number of Republicans and business leaders in San Antonio decided last year that they would like to replace their longtime state senator. They got what they were after, sort of, when Republican primary voters chose...

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