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Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Texas economy gains jobs in February

by BECCA AARONSON The Texas economy continued its upward climb in February, gaining 27,900 jobs while the unemployment rate dropped slightly, from 7.3 percent to 7.1 percent. “Texas’ job growth over the past year points to a steady and sustained expansion of our state’s economy,” Tom Pauken, chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, said in

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Kyle racetrack director takes leave for cancer recovery

STAFF REPORT Thunderhill Raceway’s director of operations is taking a leave of absence for several weeks as she recovers from cancer treatments. Debbie Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer in early October and has been undergoing chemotherapy...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Thermon posts Q3 record orders, earnings per share

San Marcos-based Thermon Group Holdings Inc. said third quarter revenue grew 6 percent to $68.8 million over the same period in fiscal year 2011 in federal regulatory filings.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Comptroller to speak in San Marcos on Wednesday

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will visit San Marcos on Wednesday to discuss the state's economy. The program will also include discussion of health care and education spending and federal regulations.

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

GSMP receives Wayne Becak, issues annual report

Wayne Becak recently joined the board of GSMP, which issued an annual report stating the organization helped create 404 jobs in the greater San Marcos area in 2011.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Editor’s Note: Updates to the development map

We've added dozens of entries to our living, breathing San Marcos Development Map including several multi-family projects under construction or recently approved. We've also added all of the new multi-family projects constructed since 2005.

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

San Marcos unemployment falls slightly — 5.0 percent

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

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Texas payday lenders face new rules, scrutiny

New laws aimed at curbing predatory lending take effect this week, meaning payday and auto title loan businesses will have to be licensed by the state and post a schedule of fees in a visible place, similar...

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.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Quaint B&B, happening bar fight for their lives

Owners of Crystal River Inn, a fixture of San Marcos tourism for more than a quarter century, say they are struggling to keep the bed and breakfast in business after a trendy open-air bar started up next...

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