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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Police look for Lockhart man suspected of sexually assaulting child in San Marcos

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS A suspect in the sexual assault of a child in San Marcos will soon be included on the most wanted list of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The San Marcos Police Department is asking residents...

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Cyrier urged Abbott to veto bill legalizing hot air balloon hunting

The Lockhart Republican fears a new Texas law that allows the hunting of wild pigs and coyotes from hot air balloons could lead to “future catastrophes” without increased oversight of commercial ballooning.

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Two men arrested after drug raid east of San Marcos

Hays County narcotics officers seized weapons and illegal drugs during a raid on a San Marcos area home on Friday.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district

The Legislature’s upper body passed legislation that would allow residents in counties along the San Marcos River to vote on whether to create a district that could charge tube rental and shuttle fees.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Great Texas River Cleanup volunteers clear 15,000 pounds of trash

The 32nd Annual Great Texas River Clean Up was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from coming out March 4 to pick up almost 15,000 pounds of trash and recyclable litter from the San Marcos...

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Firefighters contain grassfire near San Marcos airport

MAXWELL — Firefighters have contained a grass fire on the western edge of Caldwell County near the San Marcos Regional Airport.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Kyle teen killed in hit-and-run on FM 2001

NIEDERWALD — A Kyle teen was killed Monday after he was struck while walking along FM 2001 in the Niederwald city limits by a pickup truck.

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