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Archive for October, 2014


Friday, October 31st, 2014

Spanish food manufacturer picks Seguin for first U.S. facility

FULL ACCESS FOR PRO MEMBERS | Grupo Siro, an international processed food manufacturer with more than $925 million in annual revenue, has chosen Seguin as the site of a $58.5 million production facility expected to employ 192 people when it opens in 2016.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

San Antonio approves historic water project

The San Antonio City Council on Thursday unanimously voted in front of a packed chamber to approve a controversial pipeline that would bring in groundwater from 142 miles away.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Suspect who threatened to shoot up Miller Middle School makes bail

A man who authorities say threatened to shoot up Doris Miller Middle School was released from jail Tuesday after posting $87,000 in bonds, according to Hays County jail records.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The Devil's Backbone west of San Marcos has always had its share of ghost stories. Now it’s a destination for paranormal enthusiasts.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Update: ‘Suspicious’ death in Texas State’s North Campus area ruled suicide

San Marcos police have identified the body of a San Marcos man found in a wooded area near a construction project on the 800 block of Chestnut Street in San Marcos.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

SWAT arrests burglary suspects holed up in mobile home

The San Marcos-Hays County SWAT team arrested two suspects in a burglary attempt on a mobile home Sunday night. The occupants were not at home during the burglary, and no injuries were reported.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: ‘Writing on the wall’ penciled in with early voting trends

With five days of early balloting to go, voters in the Wimberley and Dripping Springs areas are showing up in considerably greater numbers than those who live in the Interstate 35 corridor cities.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

San Antonio awaits arrival of Phil Collins’ Alamo collection

More than 200 artifacts tied to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo will return to San Antonio — some for the first time in 178 years — this week, courtesy of British rock star Phil Collins. It...

Monday, October 27th, 2014

‘Raisin’ Cane’ pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance

Texas State University’s Encore Performing Arts Series will host a single staging of “Raisin’ Cane: a Harlem Renaissance Odyssey,” a touring show starring actress-director Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Former council candidate arrested after confrontation with burglary suspects

A three-time San Marcos City Council contender was arrested this month after allegedly brandishing a handgun in a pawn shop parking lot during a confrontation with two men he suspected of burglarizing his home.

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