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Archive for January, 2016


Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Deputies thwart burglary at Post Road mobile home park

Hays County sheriff’s deputies caught two burglars in the act of stealing a safe from a San Marcos area home this afternoon, authorities said.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

San Marcos police search for hit-and-run suspect

San Marcos police are looking for a suspect in a Sunday hit-and-run that sent a man to the hospital.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

San Marcos man leads New Braunfels police on high-speed I-35 pursuit

A 19-year-old San Marcos man who fled police at speeds today that topped 90 mph on Interstate 35 was arrested for marijuana possession, evidence tampering and evading arrest.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Update: Missing River Road man found at Austin hospital

5:59 p.m. JAN. 22 | San Marcos police are searching for a disabled man last seen on Wednesday outside of his home at 705 River Road. On Wednesday Jan. 20, Raymond Casas walked outside to...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Nominations open for two Pedernales Electric board director seats

This in today from Pedernales Electric Cooperative spokesperson Kay Jarvis about a forthcoming election for two board of director seats: District 4, which encompasses Wimberley, Dripping Springs and much of western Hays County, and District 5, which...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Kwik Chek, McCraw Oil make donation to CASA of Central Texas

An annual golf tournament hosted by Bonham-based Kwik Chek Food Stores and McCraw Oil has raised $60,000 for 11 non-profit child advocacy agencies including CASA of Central Texas Inc.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Eads agrees to stay put until San Marcos CISD trustees choose new superintendent

Following a 4-3 vote at a special San Marcos CISD board meeting Tuesday evening, Superintendent Mark Eads will stay in his position on an interim basis until trustees hire a replacement later this year.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Petition may force vote on Austin regulations for Uber, Lyft

With less than two weeks to go before Austin’s stricter vehicle-for-hire ordinance goes into effect, a group backed by Uber and Lyft says it has collected enough signatures to overturn or force a public vote on the...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Fantasy sports sites involve illegal gambling, Texas AG says

While placing bets in fantasy sports leagues may involve skill, there is still an element of chance that would equate such leagues with illegal gambling in Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a nonbinding opinion released...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Governor names Greater San Marcos Partnership president to state board

Greater San Marcos Partnership president Adriana Cruz is among three people appointed today to the state’s new Economic Incentive Oversight board by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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