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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Police identify man who drowned near Children’s Park

Police have identified a San Marcos man who drowned in the San Marcos River on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Lost bull makes unscheduled tour of Texas State University campus

A runaway bull wandered onto campus around 11 a.m. Wednesday before being captured by local police, animal control and cowboys.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Arts commission awards honors keepers of San Marcos culture

The San Marcos Arts Commission is calling for nominations for an annual award honoring individuals or organizations that have substantially enriched the community’s cultural and artistic life.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Man accused of robbing fast food joints in 3-city spree

A Houston man is charged with using a stun gun to rob three fast food restaurants and a coffee shop along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels on Monday.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

TxDOT holding open house on congestion plan for Interstate 35 at Riverside Drive

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting an open house on plans to alleviate congestion on Interstate 35 at Riverside Drive in Austin, proposals that include reconfiguring access roads and widening the bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

San Marcos offers grant program to encourage murals citywide

The city of San Marcos is offering grants and design assistance to artists in an effort to encourage placement of murals on private property throughout the city.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

San Marcos to relive ‘The Goonies’ adventures with outdoor park screening

“The Goonies,” the 1985 adventure comedy written by Steven Spielberg, will be featured next in the Movies in Your Park summer outdoor movie series on Tuesday, July 21.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

SMPD seeks identity of man accused of exposing himself at restaurant

Police are looking for a man who a witness says surreptitiously shot video of a child and then exposed himself at a Whataburger in south San Marcos earlier this month.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Austin homebuilders establish flood recovery fund

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has established a fund to help flood victims in Blanco, Hays and Travis counties recover from the devastation.

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