What Does Sustainability Mean in 2019?

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Although sustainability in the built environment is still important, fewer projects are seeking certifications, while wellness features/amenities are becoming more mainstream. For the third year in...
On Country Mice And City Mice

Monday, May 06, 2019

Yes, we could be called a tad repetitive, if you’re a reader of Site Selection for more than a couple of years, particularly of the...
GVEC meets the needs of rural Gonzales Texas

Friday, January 11, 2019

  For 80 years, the Gonzales Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) has been serving the residents of Gonzales County and neighboring environs. Founded by a group of...
Yoakum bank, branches change name

Thursday, January 10, 2019

After 87 years, the First State Bank in Yoakum and its branch banks in Victoria and Moulton will have a new name. Under the new name...
Thrive: Gonzales’ community jewel

Friday, January 04, 2019

What started as a business hope and dream for the Gonzales Healthcare Systems board of directors has become a reality. It is one of the...
Gonzales Chamber plays vital role in growth

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has been promoting and supporting the greater Gonzales area since 1923. For almost 100 years, this vital organization has...
Growing more food with less water

Monday, December 31, 2018

Agriculture is the engine that drives the rural economy and agriculture depends upon water   “Water is the lifeblood of our area. Without the water we have underneath...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Forbes ranked the Lone Star State No. 1 in the nation for Growth Prospects, thanks to strong job, income and gross state product growth forecasts. Texas...
Goliad Square a charming South Texas treasure

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

GOLIAD — From her apartment balcony overlooking the downtown square, Suzi Warzecha, 70, admits she can’t help but brag to visitors about Goliad and all...
Goliad brewery to release new beer (w/video)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Brewmaster Stefan Zurakowski has developed nine different beers and is about to release the brewery's tenth. Coastal Bend is an American pale ale. An American...
Spoetzl Brewery launches 2 new brews

Monday, October 01, 2018

Spoetzl Brewery, Texas’ oldest craft brewery and brewer of Shiner beers, has added two new beers. The new fixtures, Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA and Shiner Day...
Kitchen Pride: Made in Gonzales

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Kitchen Pride is Gonzales County’s very own home grown industry. Literally. The famous mushroom farm business has been thriving and growing since it first opened on County...
Nightlife on the Square—Gonzales Style

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

One of the selling points of any community is the vibrancy of its nightlife. In this area, Gonzales can be thankful that it is “square.” “Square”...
New owners, new life for nursery

Monday, September 24, 2018

When Chuck Hildebrand heard Schulz Nursery was closing, she knew she needed to take action. “When I found out they were closing the nursery it was...
Seguin is now ‘film friendly’

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The film crews, lights and cameras can start rolling in. The Texas Film Commission officially declared Seguin a Film Friendly Texas certified community — making it...

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Lone Star State maintains its No. 1 rank for job creation by foreign and domestic investment projects, according to IBM's 2018 Global Location Trends...
Texas Economy Adds 23,500 Positions in July

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Texas economy added 23,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in July, which marked 25 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 377,100...
New Braunfels Manufacturer adding 130 new jobs

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Canadian manufacturer CGT US Ltd. is investing $30 million into its New Braunfels plant to add new production lines that will create 130 jobs. The Toronto-based...
Chamber looks to fill new digs

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is ready to break out of the old jail. The homegrown business and tourism organization has about run out...
City adopts film crew guidelines

Friday, July 06, 2018

While film crews aren’t roaming the city yet, there is a possibility they could in the future. Seguin City Council unanimously approved the adoption of the...
CVB touts Seguin’s appeal, value of tourism

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Wherever the representatives of the Seguin Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are, the organization always makes sure the name, Seguin and the slogan “It’s Real”...
Start a Business in Texas

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In Texas, small businesses continue to thrive due to a variety of factors including our excellent geographic location, highly skilled workforce, low tax burden, reasonable...
City manager talks growth, role in Seguin

Monday, April 30, 2018

Behind the various departments and city projects is a city manager — a person who holds many roles and responsibilities. In Seguin, that’s Doug Faseler. Faseler...
Seguin welcomes liquid pigment manufacturer

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The local manufacturing industry just keeps flourishing as more businesses move to Seguin. American Colors, Inc. — a high-quality liquid pigments and intermediates manufacturer based out...
This is S.A.: Milk to market

Monday, March 26, 2018

For Susan Rigg, cheese making is a labor of love that has deep ties to her family roots. Rigg, founder and owner of River Whey Creamery,...
Seguin EDC talks Growth

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  The numbers don’t lie, this community is growing. And with growth comes additions of new housing and retail sites. Area development was a hot...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Combining their Louisiana roots and passion for cooking, Barry Breaux and Kelvin Washington started Barry’s Cajun Food. Their food truck, part of R&R Market at...
Best Western coming to La Vernia

Friday, February 16, 2018

  Howdy, Partners! Yep, it’s rodeo time and it also means the La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show is right around the corner, taking place...
Sisters celebrate opening of coffee shop

Monday, February 12, 2018

After waiting a year to open up their dream coffee shop on the corner of Walnut and Austin Streets, sisters Kristen Green and Lacey Dugi...
The 2017 Economic Impact of Music in Texas

Monday, January 29, 2018

Overview The return on investment associated with economic development is normally a longer-term payback, as external events tend to drive the fortunes of a regional...
What is a Grosse Opa, you ask?

Saturday, November 04, 2017

  What is a Grosse Opa, you ask? This very special appointment is made each year by the New Braunfels Wurstfest President. The Grosse Opa is charged with making...
Cuero, Turkey Capital of the World

Friday, October 13, 2017

  Like many small Texas towns, Cuero has a rich history in agricultural industry. And just like much of those communities, Cuero chose to celebrate the...
GVEC Board Recognizes Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 06, 2017

  Recognizing the importance of manufacturing in our local, state and national economy, the GVEC Board of Directors passed a resolution acknowledging today October 6, 2017...
GVEC's SunHub Project Nears Completion

Monday, October 02, 2017

GVEC will soon be producing local, renewable energy via its new SunHub Generation Station. It’s the Co-op’s first ever generation asset and community solar project....
Massive Sidewalk Project Coming to Seguin

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  (Seguin) -- Author and cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once famously said that "any town that doesn't have sidewalks doesn't love its children." If that's true...
Wind Energy continues Rapid Growth in 2016

Thursday, August 10, 2017

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Department today released three wind market reports demonstrating continued growth in wind energy nationwide. America’s wind industry added more than 8,200...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

      Team Texas recently hosted four representatives from the European American Investment Council (EAIC) July 24-27, 2017 by making an extensive four day Road Trip through...
Community Solar Brings Clean Energy Home

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and maybe even more considering the mildness of this past winter, it’s easy to understand why...
Yoakum EDC Studies Retail Gap Analysis

Friday, June 02, 2017

  The former president of an East Texas grocery chain once explained how his company chose new store locations. "We looked at the population sign, then we...
San Antonio Manufacturers Are Thriving

Friday, May 05, 2017

  The manufacturing industry has been battered a lot by politicians lately, with President Trump claiming that manufacturing jobs have fled to other countries, and Democrats...
NGKF Friday Market Insight - Population

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  The commercial real estate industry focuses on job growth as the key driver of demand for space, and well it should. Workers occupy office and...
Texas' Oldest Towns

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  As you travel through Texas, you can get an in-depth history lesson from your truck window. Texas historical markers are an invaluable part of any...
Caterpillar Seguin Launches New Product Line

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Josh Schneuker, executive director of the Seguin Economic Development Corporation, says Seguin's Caterpillar facility has installed an assembly line to build Cat branded gas and...
Seguin Library Wins Building Award

Thursday, April 06, 2017

  The Seguin Public Library turned another page in its latest chapter with some recognition for the new facility. The newly constructed building was selected...
Bush's Chicken is coming to Cuero

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Cuero will soon be adding a new restaurant to the community. Within the next three months, Bush’s Chicken will open in Cuero at the site...
The Wealth of Street Trees

Friday, February 17, 2017

Street trees have a woefully understaffed marketing department.  They just can’t seem to get the message out, which is surprising since trees usually leave (leaf?)...
Seguin sees economic, job growth

Monday, February 06, 2017

Judging by the numbers, Seguin is booming. After reaching a population of more than 30,000 last year, the city is also seeing a boom...
Port of Victoria updating infrastructure

Monday, January 30, 2017

Port of Victoria officials will begin upgrading the port's road infrastructure in the first quarter of this year to stay competitive for large industrial projects. Although...
The Changing Landscape of La Vernia

Sunday, January 08, 2017

La Vernia continues to grow, and the increasing population in the subdivisions around the city has prompted business growth throughout 2016. The past year brought changes...
Local artisan’s design wins praise

Saturday, January 07, 2017

  Jody Fletcher creates useful pieces of art. Fletcher, owner of Aus Tex Originals classifies himself as an designer/artisan that builds and creates unique furniture. Recently,...
Texas Public Radio Expands into Gonzales

Saturday, January 07, 2017

  Texas Public Radio has expanded coverage into Gonzales and the I-10 corridor with the return of KCTI 1450 AM to the airwaves of Central Texas....
LaVernia Library to Open

Thursday, December 29, 2016

  The Jane Yelvington McCallum La Vernia Library will open to patrons Tuesday, Jan. 3. Named for a Texas suffragist leader who was born in La Vernia...
Runge Building Crowned

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Finishing touches added to Oliver’s restoration project on East Main Street Downtown Cuero continues adding to its historical beauty. The finishing touches were made at Robert...
New manufacturer opens doors in Seguin

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Central States Manufacturing officially opened its new branch in Seguin during a grand opening ceremony Wednesday morning. The business specializes in metal roofing and...
Park Plaza Hotel Restoration

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Park Plaza Hotel, located in Seguin, Texas, has been recently restored and is open for visitors and diners alike.  Owner Jenny Savage said, “When...
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center

Monday, November 07, 2016

Located in Seguin, Texas, the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is the only city-county hospital in Texas. This non-profit community hospital has fostered a culture...
Seguin EDC wins award for Niagara project

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

  The Seguin Economic Development Corporation was recently recognized at the state level for bringing Niagara Bottle, Inc to the city. During a luncheon, the...
New Braunfels,TX 10-Day Salute to Sausage

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

  Wurstfest 2016 opens Friday, the perfect elixir as the presidential campaign is about to finally wind down. Along with the sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, kartoffelpuffer (German potato...
Texas Leads US in Use of Renewable Energy

Friday, October 28, 2016

  HOUSTON —  Texas, a state known for oil production, has become a leader in the development and use of renewable energy, especially wind power. And solar...
Goliad entrepreneurs breathe life into square

Friday, October 14, 2016

Two Goliad business partners are tired of watching their city's charming and historic square languish and are doing something about it. "That's part of the point...
Texas Theatre – Pride of Sequin

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre is a 350 seat performing arts venue located in downtown Sequin. Re-opened in March of 2011 after a...
Texas Delegation Heads to Japan

Friday, October 07, 2016

  (AUSTIN, Texas) – A large delegation of Texas executives, economic developers and government officials is bound for Japan this week on a business development mission...
GVEC Power Up Grants

Monday, October 03, 2016

The POWER UP Community Grant Program is a Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) program that allows members to turn their small change into big change...
Experience Switchback in Sequin

Monday, September 26, 2016

ZDT Amusement Park in Seguin debuted the Switchback roller coaster in October 2015. Premiered as the world’s only wooden shuttle roller coaster, this ride is...
Cuero – A Certified Retirement Community

Monday, September 19, 2016

CUERO is officially a Go Texan Certified Retirement Community.  This Certification by the Texas Department of Agriculture is designed to assist communities in attracting retirees...
New Braunfels Jobless Rate Keeps Dropping

Monday, September 19, 2016

With the city’s sales tax take starting to feel slightly spongy in summer’s second half, the latest employment figures still show New Braunfels trending above...
Central Texas Technology Center

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dedicated to community workforce development to create and expand high-skill, high-wage jobs in the region, the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels offers academic...
Gonzales airport lands state funding

Sunday, September 11, 2016

News came last Friday that Gonzales has been awarded $1.07 million by the Texas Transportation Commission for improvements to the Roger M. Dreyer Memorial Airport....
Bypass congested I-35 with SH130

Monday, September 05, 2016

Shave time off your travels or your distribution routes by taking State Highway 130. Segments 5 and 6 offer 41 miles of a speed limit...
State-of-the-art Seguin Library

Monday, August 22, 2016

In an initiative to foster learning, city officials vested in a new state-of-the-art, 21st century public library in the center of Seguin.  This College Street...
GVEC – Top Service and Reliability

Monday, August 15, 2016

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) maintains 8,450 overhead distribution lines, 782 underground lines, and 258 miles of transmission lines, but still maintains a 99.9995% reliability...
City names new Economic Development Director

Friday, August 12, 2016

Theresa Carlberg is Goliad’s new economic development director. She was among more than 20 applications which were pared down to three. She wears two hats — that...
Chronicle says TLU great place to work

Friday, August 12, 2016

Looking for a new job? Apparently, Texas Lutheran University is the place to apply. “For the fifth consecutive year, TLU is one of the nation’s great...
TXGN Rail Park

Monday, August 01, 2016

Ideal for freight processing, storage and shipping services, Texas Gonzales and Northern Railway Company (TXGN) is an ideal choice for services using Class One railroad...
Roofless Solar Coming to Texas Community

Thursday, July 14, 2016

  (TNS) -- Tucked between farm fields off U.S. 87 in East Bexar County, CPS Energy’s newest solar installation will soon host 11,280 panels generating power for specific...
Cuero replaces water, electric meters

Monday, June 27, 2016

  City of Cuero residents will soon be able to see their water and electricity usage in real time on a smartphone application. City staff are replacing...
Aquatic Center to Open in Fall

Monday, June 13, 2016

The sound of the heavy equipment continues, as it has since November, as the last – and most complex – project in Schertz’s most recent...
GEDC: Planning ahead

Sunday, June 05, 2016

The Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) is heading into the summer with a list of accomplishments and a bright outlook on the future of business...
SISD may spend millions on upgrades

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Matador Stadium could soon get some much needed upgrades. The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a request for quotes for a design...
Seguin H-E-B opens main parking lot

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The opening of the Seguin H-E-B parking lot is another step to the new store’s completion. On Monday around noon, the local store removed the chain...
La Vernia Projects Updated

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hello, La Vernia citizens, It’s been a few months since my last article and lots of projects are getting ready to kick off! First, the city...
City of La Vernia Awarded TPWD Park Grant

Friday, March 25, 2016

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $10 million in competitive grant funds today for 39 community parks across the state. Funding...
Seguin’s population surpasses 30,000

Sunday, March 13, 2016

In 1838, when Seguin was known as Walnut Springs, the population of the city was smaller than most area high schools’ graduating classes. Now, more than...
New GISD facilities set to open

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A cold wind descended upon Gonzales on Tuesday afternoon but that did not deter faculty, parents and students from welcoming the newest addition to the...
Blue Dolphin Expands Nixon Facility

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29, 2015 [OPIS] - Blue Dolphin Energy Company, an independent refiner and marketer of refined petroleum products in the Eagle Ford Shale, announced earlier...
Explaining the Seguin Miracle

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Some people say we have an economic miracle going on here in Texas.  In spite of crashing energy prices, our economic engine keeps rolling along. We...
GVEC Receives Upgraded S&P Rating

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cooperative positioned for savings and purchasing opportunities Gonzales, Texas– September 22, 2015 –GVEC recently earned an upgraded “AA- stable” rating from one of the world’s...
Investing Big in Small Towns

Friday, May 04, 2018

  We made a stop in Yoakum, Texas this week for their Annual Business Appreciation Lunch where Yoakum General Store was presented with the 2018 Community...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Just north of Yorktown, in a smal, nondescript building beside Hwy 119, traditions still hold strong. This past holiday season, the parking lot was overflowing as...
Small Business Spotlight - Sweet B's Bakery

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

  Small Business Spotlight - GONZALES, TX Sweet B’s bakery is preparing to open on the square in Downtown Gonzales, Texas tomorrow morning.  It seems fitting that...
H-E-B makes 50,000 products available on website

Thursday, November 12, 2015

H-E-B on Thursday made 50,000 products available on its website for shipment throughout Texas, to 46 states and to U.S. military bases worldwide. The products include...


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The Epicenter of Eagle Ford Shale Oil and Gas Production

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DeWitt and Gonzales Counties, both located in the GVEC service area, are among the top five oil producing counties of the Eagle Ford Shale. Major producers with established operations in the area include Enterprise Products, EOG Resources, and Kinder Morgan among others.