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Friday, October 31st, 2014

Spanish food manufacturer picks Seguin for first U.S. facility

Grupo Siro, an international processed food manufacturer with more than $925 million in annual revenue, has chosen Seguin as the site of a $58.5 million production facility expected to employ 192 people when it opens in 2016.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Suspect who threatened to shoot up Miller Middle School makes bail

A man who authorities say threatened to shoot up Doris Miller Middle School was released from jail Tuesday after posting $87,000 in bonds, according to Hays County jail records.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The Devil's Backbone west of San Marcos has always had its share of ghost stories. Now it’s a destination for paranormal enthusiasts.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Update: ‘Suspicious’ death in Texas State’s North Campus area ruled suicide

San Marcos police have identified the body of a San Marcos man found in a wooded area near a construction project on the 800 block of Chestnut Street in San Marcos.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Former council candidate arrested after confrontation with burglary suspects

A three-time San Marcos City Council contender was arrested this month after allegedly brandishing a handgun in a pawn shop parking lot during a confrontation with two men he suspected of burglarizing his home.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Thomaides fends off forceful offense from challenger Davis

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent John Thomaides and contender Mark Davis at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little more than...

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Becak, Hughson put each other on defensive with dueling voting record

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent Wayne Becak and former council member Jane Hughson at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Election 2014: Challengers Sorenson, Montgomery tangle with mayor in debate

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent Daniel Guerrero and his two challengers, Jonathan Sorenson and Patrick “P-Martian” Montgomery, tangled at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Train strikes big rig near New Braunfels cement plant

WITH INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | A man escaped with non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon after he unsuccessfully attempted to beat an oncoming freight train across the tracks at Krueger Canyon Road.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

New Braunfels man charged with two arsons, suspected of eight more

Investigators arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday who they say twice set fires at his own home earlier this week and is suspected of eight other arsons in the New Braunfels area over the course of nearly...

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