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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, January 16th, 2014

Officials discussing Texas-Mexico high-speed rail line

A high-speed rail line connecting San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico, could be less than a decade away from welcoming its first passengers, according to federal and Texas officials who met with Mexican officials in Washington, D.C., on...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

San Antonio considers shale drilling’s effect on ozone

As the ozone rating in San Antonio continues its slow upward march, area officials are beginning to investigate whether oil and gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale has anything to do with it. But their efforts...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Audio: Bill aims to bolster vocational training

Mario Lozoya, with Toyota Texas, whose plant is located in San Antonio, told the Senate Public Education Committee on Tuesday that the plant is "the high tech" manufacturing facility in South Texas. That's why he regularly visits...

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Bartee Haile: Ailing artist recharges his batteries in San Antonio

— This Week in Texas History: A column by BARTEE HAILE A sick southern artist came to Texas on Nov. 27, 1873 to clear his lungs and his head. Restored in body and soul after a long...

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...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Castro to take national stage at Democratic convention

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said Tuesday morning that despite growing speculation about his political future after being named the Democratic National Convention’s keynote speaker, he is content leading San Antonio.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

City commits downtown tax revenue to redevelopment

The city of San Marcos and Hays County have laid the groundwork to redevelop the former Hays County Justice Center and pay for other big-ticket capital projects anticipated downtown, including a planned commuter rail station.

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Texas State mariachis win big at national competition

Texas State University Mariachi Nueva Generación students took home top honors for their performances at the 17th annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio Nov. 27-Dec. 4.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mayor wins funding for freight rail relocation study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last month approved almost $27 million in federal funds for projects that include new buses for Texas State University and a study on rerouting freight train traffic away from population centers...

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