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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Paying off toll roads could top $30 billion, TxDOT says

If Texas decided to pay off the construction debt for nearly all of its toll roads tomorrow, the price tag would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 billion – at least according to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Small fire prompts lunchtime evacuation at Logan’s Roadhouse

A small fire on the roof of the Logan’s Roadhouse in San Marcos prompted an evacuation of the restaurant during the Wednesday lunch hour. There were no injuries, and damage to the building was minor.

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Kyle man charged in girlfriend’s fatal shooting

UPDATED 12:43 p.m. MARCH 27 | The Kyle Police Department is investigating a shooting at a home in the 100 block of Grant Way where a woman was found dead in the driveway.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Kyle mayor calls emergency meeting on sewage spill

Mayor Todd Webster has called an emergency city council meeting at 5 p.m. today to discuss cleanup of a potentially significant sewage spill into a tributary of Plum Creek.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

City warns of elevated bacteria levels in San Marcos River

Elevated levels of E.coli bacteria have been detected in the San Marcos River between the Interstate 35 bridge and the confluence with the Blanco River.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Hays County again ranked fastest-growing among surging Texas suburbs

Two other central Interstate 35 corridor counties — Williamson and Comal — also make the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest top 10 list.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Local microbreweries lined up for first downtown Brew Hop

The San Marcos Main Street program has released the list of microbreweries whose products will be featured at the first ever Brew Hop craft beer tasting in downtown San Marcos on April 1.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

San Marcos woman charged with prostitution at massage parlor

A joint city-county task force arrested a 59-year-old San Marcos area woman for prostitution following an undercover investigation at Chi Massage, 1904 Old Ranch Road 12, just outside the city limits.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Hays County lifts burn ban

Hays County has lifted the ban on outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county as of March 9.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Semi-truck crash closes I-35 in San Marcos

Northbound lanes of Interstate 35 were closed this morning as emergency crews clean up a semi-truck crash on the overpass near Texas 80. Motorists are asked to exit at Texas 80 or use Texas 21 as an...

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