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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Perry takes job raid to the Big Apple

After a couple of high profile job-poaching trips to California and Illinois, Gov. Rick Perry is planning a new raid — this time on the Big Apple.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County lays out longterm roads plan

Explore new and expanded roads recommended for construction in the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider the projects starting Jan. 15 at an 11 a.m. workshop.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Audio: The fading Texas twang

These days, "talking Texan" sounds a whole lot different than it did just a few decades ago.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Texas Music Theater wins statewide award

The Texas Music Theater of San Marcos won in the Best Adaptive Reuse category of the 2011 Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards Program.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Hays County brewery sues state over sales restrictions

At the Jester King Craft Brewery, in the hills of Hays County near Dripping Springs, managing partner Ron Extract can explain the differences between Cascade and Amarillo hops. He can explain what gives “Das Wunderkind” beer its...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

ERCOT sets new wind record

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, recently reported a new record set for electricity generation from wind systems.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Ingalsbe elected president of statewide association

Debbie Ingalsbe, Hays County Pct 1 commissioner, was recently elected president of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, a statewide organization with more than 1,200 active members.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Film co-written by Texas State instructor to screen Wednesday

Texas State will host a special screening of a film co-written by Jon Marc Smith, a senior lecturer in the university's department of English.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Texas takes top spot in two economic development surveys

Texas ranked as best business climate of all 50 states by Development Counsellors International and Area Development Magazine, with DCI also naming Texas "Best in Class" for state economic development organizations.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Drought likely to increase cost of food, warns Farm Bureau

Most grocery items surveyed this quarter by the Texas Farm Bureau did not increase in cost, though the drought will hit consumers later, said the bureau.

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