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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Remotely controlled thermostats
save Texas electricity at peak times

A small but growing number of Texans who are signed up to assist the electric grid when it is strained, which occasionally happens when afternoon heat sends air conditioners into overdrive.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Millions in rebates doled out to insured Texans

As if perfectly cued to election season, multimillion-dollar rebates are being doled out across America by insurance companies thanks to a new rule in the federal Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Audio: Electric utilities say price hikes aren’t high enough

Population growth has strained energy resources in Texas, leading state officials to raise prices in an attempt to encourage new power plant construction. But some utility companies say the increases may not be nearly high enough to...

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."

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

DePagter to administer CTMC physicians group

Dr. Lenore DePagter has been named practice administrator of Live Oak Health Partners Primary & Specialty Care, a physicians group managed by Central Texas Medical Center.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Decision frees cable companies to pursue state deals

Texas cable companies can break any contracts they have with cities and opt for state-issued deals instead, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that a 2005 Texas law...

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Mexico invited to join trade pact talk

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that Mexico has officially been invited to enter into discussions over an emerging free-trade pact after being left out of the initial dialogue.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Bigelow moves company headquarters to San Marcos

Homebuilder James Bigelow has completed his relocation from the suburban Chicago to the Central Texas market with an announcement today that he is moving his company headquarters to San Marcos from Auora, Ill.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Retail sales set San Marcos record in April

Sales tax collections received in June bounded upward by 14.89 percent, setting a record for retail sales for the month of April in San Marcos.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Buda cans economic development director Ketteman

The Buda Economic Development Corp. board voted last night to fire Warren Ketteman, who has led the agency as executive director for nearly a decade.

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