Texas has 8 of the 15 fastest growing cities and towns

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by Ellen Braitman / Texas Bloomberg Report

Texas Bloomberg Report

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 7:25 AM

A lot more Texans to talk about! The Census Bureau says its latest analysis shows the state had eight of the 15 fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns through July 2012. San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio and the home of Texas State University, led the nation, with the number of residents up 4.9 percent. 

Erie Insurance says San Antonio is the 9th worst popular U.S. vacation spot in terms of traffic. It's the fifth worst when it comes to accidents.

If you're driving this weekend, be prepared to pay more to gas up. AAA says prices are poised to keep rising. Perhaps by a dime a gallon through Memorial Day. But prices are expected to fall after that, as convoys of wholesalers buy gas in cheaper markets like Dallas and ship supplies by truck to areas where supplies are tight.

The restaurant industry's in hiring mode, planning to add almost 450,000 jobs this summer. The National Restaurant Association says that's more than last summer. About 22,000 of them will be in Texas.

The need for speed. We all have it when we're on our mobile devices. Well, Texas telecom giant AT&T got the top mark in a PcWorld/Techhive analysis of LTE speed in the top 20 markets. They looked at which carrier handled the shift from 4g to 3g the smoothest.

 

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