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Monday, February 8th, 2016

Texas State stages crowd-pleasing ‘Spelling Bee’ musical this month

Texas State University’s theatre and dance department is will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Feb. 16-21 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre at the university’s Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Updated: Affidavit tells strange tale of suicide attempt, then murder at San Marcos apartment complex

A San Marcos man charged with the city‘s first homicide of the year told investigators he killed his roommate after the suspect agreed to be suffocated with a pillow by the victim, but then changed his mind.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Belvin Street Historic District plays host again to colorful Mardi Gras parade

The Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade will wend its way through the heart of San Marcos’ historic Belvin Street residential district this weekend, beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 6.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Video: San Marcos police dispatched to check on victim hours before murder

Hours before 20-year-old Francisco Sierra was fatally shot in the head Friday morning, San Marcos police were dispatched to check on his welfare at the request of a crisis hotline operator concerned about his mental health.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

San Marcos police arrest suspect in homicide at Villagio apartments

San Marcos police have a suspect in custody after a man was found dead in his home at the Villagio Apartments at 1850 Aqaurena Springs Drive.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

H-E-B collecting donations for ‘Souper Bowl’ madness

The Hays County Food Bank is expecting to receive over 2,000 cans of food this February thanks to local H-E-B stores.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Travis County officials confirm first case of Zika virus

Travis County health officials on Thursday confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in the county.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Bomb squad detonates old construction charge in San Marcos park

The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad detonated what officers believed to be an old explosive charge left over from flood control dam construction in the Lower Purgatory Creek Natural Area on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Deputies thwart burglary at Post Road mobile home park

Hays County sheriff’s deputies caught two burglars in the act of stealing a safe from a San Marcos area home this afternoon, authorities said.

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