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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

State offers unemployment financial aid for Halloween flood survivors

The Texas Workforce Commission is disbursing disaster unemployment financial assistance for people in 15 counties who lost work between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31 due to the Halloween flood and a series of severe storms.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Unemployment drug-testing law delayed

Texans applying for unemployment benefits will be subject to a new drug screening procedure in a program scheduled to take effect Feb. 1. But the Texas Workforce Commission said it will not be able to start the...

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Workforce commissioner: STAAR testing system badly broken

Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken said Thursday that the state's current public education accountability system is "broken and badly in need of fixing."

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

San Marcos unemployment falls again — 5.1 percent

Unemployment in San Marcos decreased in November and was less than the state and national average, according to recently-released figures from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Unemployment down to 5.5% in San Marcos

Unemployment in San Marcos decreased in October and was less than the state and national average, according to recently-released figures from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Unemployment rate in Texas stays flat in October

Texas' unemployment rate stabilized in October at 8.1 percent as the state added almost 48,000 jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

New veterans task force hopes to expand services

Hays County Commissioners have formed a veterans task force to evaluate the needs of county veterans and determine what additional services to provide. The main feature in the county's present service menu for veterans is a bus...

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Embassy Suites wins TWC award

The San Marcos Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and City of San Marcos Conference Center recently received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Chamber’s Snodgrass named to statewide council on education

San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Snodgrass has been appointed to the state's P-16 Council as the sole representative of Texas businesses.