Category: In The News

Toyota U.S. Base is Heading South

May 20, 2014

After over half a decade in California Jim Lentz, Toyota’s CEO announced plans to move the companies’ domestic headquarters to Plano, Texas, a Dallas suburb Monday, August 28th. The new greener facility, which is set to be operational late 2016 or early 2017 will be workplace to over 4,000 employees in different departments. For more […]

Texas Strong

May 16, 2014 recently reported, Six Signs the Texas Economy is Strong and Getting Stronger. Texas is trailblazing across the board. Texas has replaced 100 percent of the jobs lost in the recession. In the past year Texas home sells have increased by 12 percent. State Tax revenues for oil and natural gas production have increased almost […]

Job Opportunities on the Rise

May 9, 2014

Another major chain is bringing jobs to San Antonio area. Dollar General has announced plans to build its first Texas distribution center in the area. The center will be built on a 110 acre site and is estimated to be a $70 million project. This facility will create 538 new full time jobs for the […]

How the Texas House Bill 5 Is Changing Education

February 26, 2014

Major changes in education will arrive soon thanks to the Texas House Bill 5 that was signed by Governor Rick Perry June 2013. The curriculum and testing requirements are being adjusted to meet the format of the new education requirements. One major change Texas school systems will be experiencing is the decrease in standardized tests […]

A Note to Our Readers

February 21, 2014

Since December 2013’s Target security breach there seems to be a new report every week of a popular company having their information systems hacked. Criminals are looking for any and every way to access your private information. Investment Realty Company wanted to remind you that you are entitled to one free credit report a year. […]

If you can’t leave a voicemail, you won’t get a call back.

February 20, 2014

As a society of information access and limitless knowledge, it comes as no surprise that when an unknown number calls you want to know who it is and why they are calling. There is typically less stigma nowadays on answering or returning a call from an unknown number for fear of telemarketing, thanks to acts […]

Major Layoff’s For Sam’s Club

February 19, 2014

Wal-Mart Inc. announced 2,300 layoffs from their wholesale retailer Sam’s Club, nearly 2% of their current workforce. The layoffs included predominantly middle management and hourly employees. Some departments are losing as much as 50% of their management team. The company also stated that the management remaining would receive a pay raise. Wal-Mart spokesman said, “We’re […]

Millennials In The Market

January 16, 2014

In Fall 2013 Jones Lang LaSalle published their Cross Sector Outlook. The report shared some very interesting insights into how Generation “Y” is affecting the Real Estate market. Generational trends have taken over many traditional lifestyle expectations and in order to survive markets must adjust to these trends. Renters Generation: According to the report, recession […]

San Antonio’s Answer to Population Boom’s Traffic Increase

January 14, 2014

During 2013, the Raub Blog shared a number of reports on how fast San Antonio is growing. The city was ranked in many categories including Milken Institute’s Top Performing sites, Forbes’ Top Cities for Business and Careers and Forbes’ list of Cities Creating the Most Middle Class Jobs. It comes as no surprise that San […]

The Breach Broadcast Round the World (Update)

January 7, 2014

Update: On Friday January 10, 2014 Target announced that more than the originally stated 40 million customers had their financial information stolen. Target now says the breach has affected 70 million to 110 million customers. Unless you’ve been too busy assembling toys in the North Pole to turn on the news, check a newspaper or […]

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