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Archive for February, 2016


Thursday, February 25th, 2016

San Marcos, Kyle police warn residents of IRS-themed phone scam

The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a scam in which a caller demands immediate payment for an Internal Revenue Service bill. On social media this week, Kyle police also warned residents of the scam.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Get into the (western) swing of things with dance lessons at the Price Center

The city of San Marcos’ Main Street program and the Price Center are offering western swing dance lessons during March in advance of the 24th Annual Swing on the Square festival in early April.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Border communities have lower crime rates

Texas counties along the Rio Grande are relatively safe, state and federal crime statistics show, and they seem to be getting even safer as more law enforcement resources pour into the area.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Greg Abbott endorses Ted Cruz for president

Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, giving the U.S. senator more home-state support with just under a week until its primary.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Chuy’s to lease space in Springtown Center

A popular Austin-based Tex-Mex chain has signed a lease to open a restaurant in San Marcos this summer.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Letter: Let’s restore, not remove, Cape’s Dam

EDITOR: Only people spending taxpayer dollars approve of massive surgical procedures without getting more than one opinion. Thus I was deeply disappointed Monday evening at “City Hall” when, after listening to almost three hours of one-sided presentation supporting the destruction of...

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Manslaughter arrest warrants issued for wrong-way driver in Kyle wreck

Kyle police have confirmed the existence of four arrest warrants for the offense of manslaughter for Wilson Rene Molinares in connection with a vehicle accident on Feb. 19 that took the lives of four people including a...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

GBRA to buy ‘vintage’ San Marcos River water rights from Thornton family

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) directors approved the purchase of vintage San Marcos River water rights from the family of the late Ed Cape, who was a former GBRA general manager and instrumental in getting Canyon Reservoir constructed...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Competitive races drawing relative crowds to Hays County polls

More than 2,700 people cast ballots this week during the first three days of early primary voting in Hays County. Turnout has been strong so far for both major political parties, but local Democrats, in particular, are...

Friday, February 19th, 2016

San Marcos police, marshals to join statewide warrant sweep

San Marcos police and city marshals are among officers from more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Texas conducting a warrant roundup beginning Saturday, March 5.

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