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Friday, October 30th, 2015

Hundreds of flood evacuees in shelters across Hays County

City officials are asking San Marcos residents who have flood damage to contact the City when they are able in order to help assessment teams get an accurate count of damaged properties within the city limits.

Friday, October 30th, 2015

San Marcos flood evacuees moved to Miller Middle School

City officials have ordered evacuations along the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers in San Marcos due to the threat of flooding as the Blanco River crests.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Contemporary dance pieces presented in Choreographers’ Showcase

The Division of Dance at Texas State University will present Choreographers’ Showcase, an eclectic variety of dance performances by current Texas State students on Nov. 12-13 at Jowers Dance Studio, 700 Aquarena Springs Drive.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Supple Folk Music Series welcomes return of irreverent Austin Lounge Lizards

Texas State University’s Supple Folk Music Series presents the Austin Lounge Lizards on Nov. 4 as part of the Encore Performing Arts Series.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Ramos gets 35 years for Driftwood murder, assaults

A Hays County jury today sentenced 28-year-old Louis Anthony Ramos to 35 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division in the murder of 38-year-old Johnny Saxon.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Texas State honors LBJ and his landmark Higher Education Act

Fifty years later, university officials came together to celebrate the day Texas State’s most famous alumnus signed the Higher Education Act. The guest list included Luci Baines Johnson, youngest daughter of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

San Marcos cops to grow beards, raise funds for cancer research

San Marcos Police Department and the San Marcos Police Officer’s Association are partnering with the Testicular Cancer Foundation on a “No-Shave November Challenge” — the Beard Patrol.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Hays County jury seems stuck so far on key question in murder sentencing

UPDATED 8:41 a.m. OCT. 28 | Seven days into Louis Antonio Ramos Jr.’s murder trial, a Hays County jury was unable on Tuesday to agree on a prison sentence for the Driftwood man who witnesses on...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

State judge moves ‘Bernie’ sentencing to neighboring county

Convicted murderer Bernie Tiede's new sentencing trial will be moved from Carthage — where he killed 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent nearly two decades ago — to Henderson, in a neighboring East Texas county.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Four months after flood, homes still sought for displaced pets

In Wimberley, shelters are still struggling to house lost pets resulting from the Memorial Day weekend flood along the Blanco River.

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