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Monday, July 25th, 2016

TxDOT construction to close Old Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs

The Texas Department of Transportation will close Old Fitzhugh Road at Ranch Road 12 in Dripping Springs for about a month beginning on Wednesday, July 27.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Letter: San Marcos River will ‘indisputably be changed for the worse’

San Marcos resident HALEY JOHNSON writes that removal of Cape’s Dam will destroy a stretch of river ideal for disabled veterans who find haven there.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Letter: It’s not too late to save San Marcos River mill race

Dripping Springs resident ALFRED LEE McALISTER writes that residents should ask their legislators for “more balanced and public scrutiny of historical significance and recreational value before Texas Parks & Wildlife grants a permit to ruin this precious...

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Water line break closes Aquarena Springs at San Marcos River bridge

A water line break Friday morning has closed Aquarena Springs Drive near the San Marcos River Bridge and caused significant damage to the roadway. Traffic is being detoured to Charles Austin Drive and University Drive.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Interstate 35 reopens after early morning fatal wreck in San Marcos

A fatal collision between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer snarled traffic on southbound Interstate 35 early Friday morning. A second wreck occurred nearby in traffic backed up from the first wreck.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Filing begins Monday for San Marcos mayor, council elections

The filing period for candidates interested in running for San Marcos City Council in the Nov. 8 general and special election officially begins on Saturday, July 23 and will continue until Monday, Aug. 22.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

CTMC to host annual BabyFest expo

Central Texas Medical Center will host its seventh annual BabyFest — an exposition of products and services for mothers and babies — from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Suspect found dead in Buda home after allegedly shooting wife

Authorities say Sejdalija Smajic, 53, shot his wife, whom officers found in the front yard of a house in the Garlic Creek subdivision.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Animal shelter to host ‘Empty the Shelter’ adoption drive

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is hosting its first ever “Empty the Shelter” animal adoption drive 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

San Marcos police warn of Craigslist scammer

The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a Craigslist scammer who is falsely claiming to be a rental property agent and making off with people’s money.

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