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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.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Attempted kidnapping in Wimberley called a hoax

A woman who said she fought off a would-be kidnapper outside a Wimberley store earlier this month has admitted to fabricating the story, a Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said today.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Zaffirini, Cyrier elected co-chairs of Eagle Ford caucus

Two Interstate 35 corridor lawmakers, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini and State Rep. John Cryier, were elected by their colleagues this week to co-chair the 30—plus member Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

Friday, March 6th, 2015

San Marcos extends amnesty period preceding statewide warrant roundup

WITH A SEARCHABLE LIST OF PEOPLE WITH OUTSTANDING WARRANTS | Police and city marshals have extended a grace period for residents who have outstanding arrest warrants stemming from violations prosecuted in San Marcos Municipal Court.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

ER doctor appointed chief medical officer at CTMC

Emergency room physician Lee Johannsen has been named chief medical officer at Central Texas Medical Center, a newly created position charged with “provid oversight for clinical performance and quality outcomes,” CTMC chief executive officer Sam Huenergardt said...

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Kent Finlay’s name forever synonymous with Texas music

Finlay died at about 1:35 a.m. Monday at his country home near Martindale, surrounded by family and friends who sang his favorite songs as he was passed.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Hackers’ threats take down city’s website in retaliation for police brutality case

The city of San Marcos’ website provider has blocked traffic to the city’s site as a precaution after security threats overnight. The city is working with Vision Internet to reinforce security and get the site back up...

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

12 injured in SMCISD school bus, big rig collision

Ten children, a bus driver and a bus monitor were transported with minor injuries by EMS and a relief bus to local hospitals when a commercial vehicle rear-ended a school bus in San Marcos Monday evening.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Local, federal officers to honor sheriff’s detective taken by cancer

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is expecting large crowds at this afternoon’s memorial service for Det. Archie Lynnwood “Lynn” Lueders, who died Jan. 27 from pancreatic cancer.

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