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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Armed men rob payday loan store in San Marcos

San Marcos police are looking for two suspects in an aggravated robbery at a payday loan store Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Wildfire consumes 250 acres of Hays County ranch

Firefighters have contained a control burn that jumped its prescribed boundaries and consumed an additional 250 acres of a neighboring ranch in northern Hays County this afternoon.

Monday, July 10th, 2017

City seeks vandals who defaced massive cypress tree

The city is seeking help from the public identifying the person or people who spray-painted an historical cypress tree on Thompson’s Islands along the San Marcos River.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Man shot, then run over with car, in San Marcos

A man was fatally shot and run over by his own car last night in San Marcos.

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Five years or 50? Jury deliberates Tarr’s punishment

A jury retired behind closed doors late this morning to decide the punishment for Buda area real estate broker Jason Tarr, a lifelong Hays County resident convicted last week of murder and intoxication manslaughter in a fatal...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Testimony wraps up in Tarr murder, intoxication manslaughter trial

Jason Tarr’s defense attorneys rested their case on Tuesday, seven days into the prominent real estate broker’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Election 2017 Results: City, school district elections in Hays County

Voters will decide whether to approve bond sales for capital improvements in the city of San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD.

Monday, March 20th, 2017

San Marcos, Hays County open new overpass at Texas 123, Wonder World Drive

City, county and state leaders celebrated the completion of a new overpass today at the heavily travelled Texas 123-Wonder World Drive intersection in eastern San Marcos.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

‘Blanco River’ author to celebrate book launch in Kyle

KYLE — Author Wes Ferguson and sponsoring editor Andrew Sansom will celebrate the launch of a new book, The Blanco River, on Saturday, April 8 in Kyle.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Hays County sheriff seeks suspect in Dripping Springs shooting

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Hays County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 30-year-old shooting suspect they say is armed and considered to be dangerous.

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