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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.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

SpaceX, Blue Origin compete for NASA contract

Four private space travel companies, including two with ties to Texas, are competing for a NASA contract that will have them ferrying astronauts to space “like a taxi.” NASA will announce the winner of the contract in...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Atlanta tech firm may move headquarters to San Marcos

Upland Logic Inc., a startup straddling the financial services and information technology sectors, is considering relocating its headquarters from Atlanta to San Marcos.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

San Marcos’ Grande Communications first on the market with super-fast fiber optic Internet

San Marcos-based Grande Communications says it will begin rolling out its own super-fast Internet service, ahead of major players Google and AT&T

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Texas incentives lure video game companies

In the lobby of the Twisted Pixel Games studio in Austin, a futuristic motorcycle welcomes visitors with an electric blue glow. The robotic motorcycle stars in LocoCycle, a new video game produced almost entirely in Texas.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Commentary: Time for San Marcos CISD to embrace ‘Trustee TV’

In this guest commentary, two city council members make the extraordinarily rare move of publicly urging their counterparts on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees to start televising their meetings.

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.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Greater San Marcos Partnership names Austin Chamber exec as new president

San Marcos‘ economic development arm, the Greater San Marcos Partnership, this week named Adriana Cruz as its new president, poaching a key Austin Chamber of Commerce executive in the process.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

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