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Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Greater San Marcos Partnership adds key personnel

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) recently added personnel to its rosters with new Vice President of Business Attraction Mike Kamerlander and new GSMP Board of Directors member Sandra Mauldin.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 picks Schertz for major distribution hub, the behemoth Internet retailer, will announce this afternoon it is locating a massive new distribution center in the corridor city of Schertz, passing over San Marcos for the economic development prize.

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Thunderhill Raceway promoter declines to renew track lease

The company that has hosted regular stock car racing at Thunderhill Raceway for more than a decade says it is not renewing its lease with the racetrack property's landlord.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

U.S.-Panama trade pact brings hope, controversy

The final component of a trade pact between the U.S. and three non-border countries was set to launch on Wednesday, with proponents promising that the agreement with Panama will create thousands of jobs and domestic revenue in...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Former Tanger GM headed to new gig in Mississippi

Longtime San Marcos businesswoman Michelle Carswell is relocating to Oxford, Miss., at least temporarily, to manage a major housing and mixed use development near the University of Mississippi.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Texas High Court rejects challenge to franchise tax

The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday struck down a challenge by Nestle Inc. and two other businesses targeting the state’s franchise tax.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

San Antonio company buys San Marcos Air Conditioning

San Marcos Air Conditioning, an HVAC sales and service firm founded in 1986, has been bought by the owners of a San Antonio-based construction and management company.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Audio: Even in budget crunch, tax-free weekend lives on

Texas may miss out on the $65 million shoppers are expected to save during tax-free weekend, which starts today. But even as the state faces further budget shortfalls, the holiday, created in 1999, still draws bipartisan support.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Private firm plans high-speed Texas rail

The leaders of Texas Central High-Speed Railway sound very confident for a company expecting to succeed where scores of state planners, elected officials and private interests have failed.

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Private space industry eyes state’s open spaces

When XCOR Aerospace, a private California rocket-building company, was looking for a wide-open place to test rocket engines and space planes, it found an ideal site in Midland.

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