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Archive for September, 2014


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pair of meetings on I-35 congestion planned this week in Buda, San Marcos

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting two public briefings this week on a plan to ease congestion on Interstate 35, one in Buda tonight and one in San Marcos on Thursday.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Author Kim Barnes to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Kim Barnes will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Wittliff Collections and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in fatal stabbing east of Kyle

UPDATED 8:38 p.m. SEPT 29 | Hays County Sheriff’s office deputies are looking for the last person seen with a man whose lifeless body was found Monday alongside a residential street east of Kyle.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Police arrest suspect in smoke shop shooting

San Marcos police arrested a suspect late last week in the shooting of a North Campus area store clerk.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Attempted kidnapping suspect arrested in Austin

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man Thursday just afternoon in North Austin who is accused of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in San Marcos earlier this month.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

City to dedicate new mural at Crook Park

The mural, titled “Currents” by artist Mateo Jáimes, is the second in a series to be created throughout San Marcos. The murals are located in high visibility areas that have previously been magnets for graffiti.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Texas SpaceX facility might land first human on Mars

At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for SpaceX's private commercial space facility near Brownsville, the company's CEO, Elon Musk, said the site may play a role in landing the first human on Mars.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Harrowing video shows smoke shop clerk in fierce fight for his life

About a minute of security camera footage released by police captures the intense life-and-death struggle between an employee of a North Campus area smoke shop and an armed robber. During the brawl, the clerk, 25-year-old Patrick William...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Police obtain arrest warrant in Walmart attempted kidnapping

San Marcos police have identified the individual captured on video at the San Marcos Walmart on Sept. 7 accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

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