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Grande Communications continues rebuilding in wake of floods

Grande Communications continues rebuilding in wake of floods

One minute, workers in the Grande Communications call center were busy assisting customers with cable TV, Internet and phone service.
Labor Day: Supporting working people and raising wages

Labor Day: Supporting working people and raising wages

Americans typically view Labor Day as the end-of-the-summer holiday rather than the day set aside to honor working people, past and present — workers who have struggled throughout our country’s history, and continue to struggle, to make our society vibrant and strong.
Grande Communications, 09.03.15

Photos: Grande Communications, 09.03.15

San Marcos based Grande Communications' building flooded during the Memorial Day weekend floods. They are still re-building. James Cape measures for new sheet rock.
Toyota exec: More jobs coming to Texas

Toyota exec: More jobs coming to Texas

As it prepares to move its North American headquarters to Plano, automaker Toyota is also adding hundreds of new jobs in Texas as part of ongoing expansion plans, the company’s top executive said during an Austin visit.

Business Digest: Austin gasoline prices drop 7 cents

FUEL Austin gasoline prices drop 7 cents Austin-area gasoline ­prices continued their decline this week, dipping to their lowest level since April, according to auto club AAA Texas.
Regional economy expands despite energy sector woes, Dallas Fed says

Regional economy expands despite energy sector woes, Dallas Fed says

The depressed energy sector continued to weigh on the regional economic growth over the past six weeks, but the worst of the fallout seemed largely contained and the overall economy expanded, according to a report Wednesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Blue Bell resumes production at 2nd plant

Blue Bell resumes production at 2nd plant

Blue Bell Creameries says it has resumed production at its Broken Arrow, Okla., plant, marking the next stage for the Brenham-based company to return its ice cream business to full capacity.

Business Digest: U.S. construction spending reaches 7-year high

ECONOMY U.S. construction spending reaches 7-year high WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.
Salt Lick files trademark suit against Georgia business

Salt Lick files trademark suit against Georgia business

One of the best-known barbecue joints in Central Texas is suing a similarly named out-of-state business, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition, according to court documents.

The Salt Lick in Driftwood filed the lawsuit against Salt-Lick Sausage Co. in Cordele, Ga., in U.S. District Court in Austin.

“This lawsuit was filed simply to protect the Salt Lick brand and trademark,” the Salt Lick said in a written statement. “We hope that we can reach an amicable agreement moving forward.”

Texas retail sales drop in August, but diverse service sector expands

Texas retail sales drop in August, but diverse service sector expands

A drop in statewide retail sales, depressed oil prices and an uncertain global economy underscored by recent stock-market volatility all weighed on the Texas service sector in August, slowing its ongoing expansion, according to a report Tuesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
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