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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Three men charged with Sagewood Trail arson

The suspects, all of them 19 years old, hail from Wimberley and Driftwood.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

SMFD celebrates new fire truck at Hunter Road station

The San Marcos Fire Department celebrated the delivery of a new fire truck with a “pushing-in” ceremony on April 17 at Fire Station No. 3 on Hunter Road.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

UP: Man killed by freight train was lying on tracks

UPDATED | A man killed yesterday afternoon in San Marcos by a Union Pacific locomotive was lying on the tracks and did not initially stir when crew activated warning horns and whistles, a railroad official said today.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

San Marcos council members poised to finalize pay raise for San Marcos council members

After giving the measure initial approval earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to take a second vote on double-digit percentage increases in the compensation its members receive.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Woman charged with murder of man found dead at TDS recycling center

A woman was charged with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was discovered Tuesday at the Texas Disposal Systems recycling center, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Union Pacific declines to prosecute teen hit by train

Union Pacific Railroad officials have decided not to press trespassing charges against a man who was hit by a train April 8 near the Charles Austin Drive crossing.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in...

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Man on Union Pacific tracks seriously injured when struck by train

The collision stopped the train, which is blocking Hopkins and Guadalupe Streets, shutting down traffic in both directions this afternoon.

Friday, March 27th, 2015

City calls neighborhood meeting on Victory Gardens drainage

City engineers and contractors will meet with residents at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at Victory Gardens Park, 300 Roosevelt St., to discuss upcoming work in the Willow Springs Creek drainage channel.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Italian journalist to lecture on Sicilians in the U.S.

Italian journalist Lucio Luca will present the lecture, “On the Other Side of the Moon: Sicilians in the U.S. Who Have Succeeded,” on Thursday at Texas State University.

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