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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol ramps up enforcement in the valley

U.S. Border Patrol agents say the illegal traffic on public and private land in the Rio Grande Valley has triggered the need for additional resources in the region. In response, an influx of agents from California, Arizona and Laredo have arrived in the area.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Hundreds of planes expected to ‘fly-in’ at San Marcos airport April 26

San Marcos Municipal Airport will play host this weekend to the first in a series of regional fly-ins organized by the national Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Clergy hosting National Day of Prayer community breakfast

San Marcos area clergy will observe the National Day of Prayer with a community breakfast on Thursday, May 1.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Fundraiser to benefit San Marcos boy’s treatment for leukemia

The Hill Country Cook-Off Association will hold a benefit on Saturday, April 26 to help pay expenses related to a third bone marrow transplant for Elijah De Leon, a six-year-old San Marcos boy diagnosed with leukemia in...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SWAT arrests Canyon Lake man after hotel standoff

A Canyon Lake man is being held for criminal mischief after allegedly causing thousands of dollars in damage to a hotel room at Comfort Suites, 104 Interstate 35 North.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Dripping Springs man gets 15 years for bank robbery spree

A month after he lost his Hays County house in foreclosure, Randall Reed began a series of heists scattered across three Central Texas counties. He didn't kill — or even hurt — anyone, but the last of...

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Texas banking chief issues rules for Bitcoin

Texas will not treat Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as legal money, according to a new memo from the Texas Department of Banking. Yet some companies that deal in Bitcoin transactions could draw state oversight, even if...

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Texas State could get $15M for ‘active shooter’ training

The university’s ALERRT Center may be the main beneficiary of millions of dollars requested by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for law enforcement education in the aftermath of the recent Fort Hood shootings.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

State seizes polygamist group’s ranch in West Texas

Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch this week.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

County dedicates highway named for murdered trooper

Scores of state and local law enforcement officers gathered on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn this week to dedicate signage designating a 5.8-mile segment of Interstate 35 as the Trooper Randy Wade Vetter Memorial Highway.

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