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Archive for December, 2014


Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

San Marcos smoke shop shooting suspect released from Hays County jail (for now)

UPDATED | The man accused in the bloody botched robbery of a North Campus area smoke shop was released from police custody this month as prosecutors work to assemble enough evidence to secure an indictment.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

H-E-B recalls chorizo, pork products with peanut allergens

San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. has issued a recall of three of its store brand chorizo and spiced pork products after they were found to contain unlabeled peanut allergens.

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

New Braunfels man struck by freight train

A 20-year-old man was struck by a freight train early Saturday as he apparently sat or slept on Union Pacific railroad tracks in New Braunfels, police say.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Lockhart poaches Austin metal foundry in economic development deal

Pure Castings Co., an Austin-based metals foundry, appears poised to relocate to Caldwell County with a promise of 75 jobs earning an average salary of about $32,000.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Where to recycle your Christmas tree in San Marcos, Kyle and New Braunfels

INTERACTIVE MAP | Central Texas municipalities and utilities are offering free Christmas tree recycling at locations in Travis, Hays and Comal counties.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

New officers emerge from GBRA board shuffle

A Kendall County engineer will preside over the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s board of directors beginning Jan. 1 following a reorganization of officers initiated this month.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Smith, Cary honored by statewide justice of the peace association

Two Hays County justices of the peace are among only a handful of their counterparts this year to receive the Texas Justice Court Judges Association’s highest level of recognition.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Texas could profit handsomely from trade with Cuba

Just a few years ago, Texas was shipping millions of dollars in food and goods to Cuba. The White House's decision to ease sanctions could reignite the state's once-flourishing economic ties with the island nation.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Museum director skewers LBJ’s portrayal in ‘Selma’ movie

Despite its critical acclaim, the new movie Selma, which depicts the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, is getting pushback from some in Johnson's home state.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

San Marcos CISD cheerleader scandal earns Texas Monthly’s ‘Bum Steer’ award

An eventful feud between two business owners in Driftwood also manages an “honorable” mention in the magazine’s annual recap of Texans run amuck.

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