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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Audio: Texas grappling with Panama Canal expansion

A massive expansion of the Panama Canal will double the capacity of its trade route by 2014. As Andy Uhler of KUT News reports, it will likely mean a significant increase in freight traffic for Texas, which is looking at how to accommodate the extra boats, trucks and trains set to travel through the state.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

CTMC continues tech investment with new analyzers

Central Texas Medical Center has bought two machines that will allow its laboratory to conduct blood tests faster and with smaller samples, hospital officials said this week.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

CTMC radiologist appears in National Geographic series

Dr. Greg de la Iglesia, a radiologist at Central Texas Medical Center, appeared The Decrypters, a four-part series aired on the National Geographic Channel earlier this month.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Introducing the permit map

We are adding another tool to the toolbox for residents who want to know. The San Marcos Permit Map will be updated monthly to show permits issued by the city of San Marcos for new construction, remodeling,...

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

CastleRock begins building homes in Blanco Vista

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Brookfield Residential at their latest model home opening in Blanco Vista.

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Hays County gained nearly 1,000 jobs in first quarter

The Hays County economy added 970 jobs in the first quarter of the calendar year and watched its unemployment rate drop to 5.8 percent in March, the lowest since April 2009.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Combs says plan balances lizards, oil and gas interests

Comptroller Susan Combs and other officials on Monday testified in favor of a plan that aims to balance protecting a rare lizard species and maintaining oil and gas production in its habitat, in case the species is...

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Amazon, state settle sales tax fight

Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers this summer and agreed to make capital investments of $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years, Comptroller Susan Combs announced on...

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Texas unemployment rate drops, economy adds jobs

Texans have received more good news on the state's economy: 10,900 jobs were added in March, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent from 8 percent at the same time last year, according to the Texas...

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Texas lawmakers want to include Mexico in truck pact

Despite trade between Mexico and the United States surpassing $460 billion in 2011 — a 17 percent increase from 2010 — America’s southern neighbor wasn’t initially considered as a partner in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-country affiliation...

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