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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Texas House passes bill to regulate Electro Purification well field

Expansion of the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District to cover a section of unprotected groundwater in Hays County is one step closer to becoming law, according to a statement from State Rep. Jason Isaac.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Drivers who pass San Marcos school buses may find bill in the mailbox

A new ordinance approved by San Marcos City Council on Jan. 7 authorizes the San Marcos Police Department to mail a ticket to the registered owner of a vehicle caught on cameras passing a bus when its...

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

San Marcos barber closes downtown shop after 41 years

In late August, Lamar LaCaze was notified that his lease would not be renewed. He says one barber after another has continuously occupied the little shop on LBJ Drive for more than a century.

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Filmmakers hope San Marcos River documentary is a contender at Sundance

A few years ago, Paul Collins had a pipe dream to create a film project about the San Marcos River. It soon evolved into something bigger.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Seton pathologist develops thyroid cancer test

The need for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous thyroid has been significantly reduced, thanks in part to the former medical chief of staff at Seton Medical Center Hays.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Updated: Fire levels Ace Hardware in Wimberley

A fire that raged Friday night at the Ace Hardware in Wimberley resulted in a complete loss of the building, according to Hays County Fire Marshall Mark Chambers, who said the damages are estimated at $3 million.

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Hays students accused of racially charged vandalism

Two Hays High School freshmen were detained by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office during class Monday following a vandalism spree over the weekend at the school, according to Deputy Jeff Jordan, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Three arrested after 5-hour manhunt near Lehman High

Three arrests were made Thursday after a vehicle pursuit by Hays County Sheriff’s deputies ended in a collision with a Hays County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. The deputy was not injured in the crash.

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Q&A: Mixed heritage inspires prolific author

Living in North Dakota in the 1950s and ’60s as the daughter of a Chippewa Indian mother and a German-American father helped shape the literary voice of author Louise Erdrich. The exploration of both sides of her...

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