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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Thomaides fends off forceful offense from challenger Davis

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent John Thomaides and contender Mark Davis at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little more than two weeks before Election Day.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Becak, Hughson put each other on defensive with dueling voting record

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent Wayne Becak and former council member Jane Hughson at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Election 2014: Challengers Sorenson, Montgomery tangle with mayor in debate

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent Daniel Guerrero and his two challengers, Jonathan Sorenson and Patrick “P-Martian” Montgomery, tangled at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

CTMC, St. David’s reach agreement on Ebola treatment

Under an arrangement made public late last week, Central Texas Medical Center will automatically transfer people potentially stricken with the Ebola virus to one of St. David’s Healthcare’s Austin hospitals for treatment.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Train strikes big rig near New Braunfels cement plant

WITH INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | A man escaped with non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon after he unsuccessfully attempted to beat an oncoming freight train across the tracks at Krueger Canyon Road.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

New Braunfels man charged with two arsons, suspected of eight more

Investigators arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday who they say twice set fires at his own home earlier this week and is suspected of eight other arsons in the New Braunfels area over the course of nearly...

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Texas State system, university mark robust enrollment increases

Led by unprecedented gains at its unofficial flagship in San Marcos, enrollment at the Texas State University System’s eight universities and colleges grew 2.8 percent, the largest collective increase in three years.

Monday, October 6th, 2014

San Antonio a step closer to controversial pipeline

San Antonio is one step closer to buying some of the most expensive water ever sold in Texas. The city's water utility says the $3.4 billion deal is right for the growing region, but critics say it...

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Kyle police look for man who robbed bank Monday morning

Kyle police are looking for a man who robbed a bank this morning in the H-E-B Plus store, 5401 S. FM 1626.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

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