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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Officials call prospective new manufacturer a ‘big deal’ for San Marcos

If it meets its obligations, an industrial startup would create more jobs than any single other San Marcos company in at least five years, maybe twice that long.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A paranormal investigator walks into a bar

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | Central Texas’ rich history of war, death and trauma makes it a hotbed of paranormal activity.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Public meeting Dec. 17 to address Loop Street water main, fire hydrants

More than 15 months after a five-alarm fire devastated a hilltop house in the Southwest Hills neighborhood, city officials say they are about to begin work on a public works package that includes installation of the first...

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

San Marcos looks to land energy sector manufacturer — and its promise of 350 jobs

Economic development officials are courting an oilfield pipe and rigging manufacturer to fill the empty, sprawling former Butler Manufacturing building near San Marcos’ northern gateway on Interstate 35.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New leaders hope to burnish Laredo’s checkered image

After eight years of growth, change and public corruption scandals, new leaders in Laredo and Webb County are greeting 2015 with a sense of optimism.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Feds hunt escapee from Bastrop prison camp

Federal and local authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a federal prison camp in Bastrop County sometime Sunday, U.S. Marshal Robert R. Almonte said today.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Man arrested after striking six parked cars downtown

A 29-year-old man faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after striking six parked vehicles early Saturday near downtown San Marcos.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Judge allows Texas’ same-sex marriage ban to stay in place

Judge allows Texas’ same-sex marriage ban to stay in place

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Three people robbed in Plucker’s parking lot

The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a suspect accused of robbing three people in the parking lot of a local restaurant on Thursday night.

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