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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Years in the making, North LBJ project to officially open with celebration next week

Partially closed for more than three years by back-to-back public works projects, North LBJ Drive re-opened on Sept. 4 with a dedicated bike lane and yawning sidewalks on both sides. New water, wastewater and drainage facilities run beneath the smooth asphalt and fresh concrete.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

New law won’t necessarily stop Electro Purification drilling

A bill that passed late in the legislative session gave some residents and officials hope that they can kill a controversial water-pumping project in western Hays County. But there's no guarantee that Houston-based Electro Purification won't ultimately...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Redrawing battle lines, Buda signs water deal with Kyle, San Marcos

Mere months away from projected water shortages, the Buda City Council approved an agreement this week to buy 1,120 acre-feet a year — one million gallons a day — of surplus water from the cities of Kyle...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

New Braunfels begins major expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

Construction began late last month on a major expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center, a project funded largely through general obligation bonds sold by the municipal government. The expansion will more than double the size of...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

San Marcos again tops list of fastest-growing U.S. cities

For the third year running, San Marcos is the nation’s fastest-growing city of at least 50,000 residents based on updated population estimates released early today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s a look at the updated numbers...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hays County commissioners back GSMP funding in letter to San Marcos council

County leaders urge city leaders “to stay the course, to believe in our Partnership and its strategy, and to be dedicated to our goal.”

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

High-profile corner lot at FM 967, FM 1626 sells to New Orleans group

A New Orleans-based family trust has bought 2.73 acres at southwestern corner of the high-traffic FM 1626-FM 967 intersection where CVS Pharmacy is currently building its first Buda store.

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

San Marcos CISD trustees reduce sale price for Lamar Annex

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Even with the 7.5 percent decrease approved on Monday, the sale price amounts to $617,093 per acre for the site of the former Coronal Institute and an earlier San...

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Spanish food manufacturer picks Seguin for first U.S. facility

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Grupo Siro, an international processed food manufacturer with more than $925 million in annual revenue, has chosen Seguin as the site of a $58.5 million production facility expected to...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

CTMC, St. David’s reach agreement on Ebola treatment

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Under an arrangement made public late last week, Central Texas Medical Center will automatically transfer people potentially stricken with the Ebola virus to one of St. David’s Healthcare’s Austin...

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