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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Luling turns rusty reminders into art (with photo gallery)

The tapped-out Caldwell County oil town, once known as Texas' "toughest," has found a unique way to celebrate its heritage: decorating its aging pump jacks with a full cast of characters

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Ice shuts down roads, schools throughout Hays County

Public safety agencies had responded to more than 50 traffic wrecks in the San Marcos area by midnight and roads were being closed rapidly throughout the county.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Arsonist arrested in Virginia after allegedly skipping town

A man who pled guilty nearly two years ago to torching a Niederwald trailer house was arrested in Richmond, Va. today after skipping a November court hearing.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Plan to preserve San Marcos, Comal springs honored by the feds

A plan meant to balance the needs of the Edwards Aquifer's 2 million water users with those of threatened species will receive a national award Thursday, but the state's severe drought could hinder the proposal's success

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Hays County warned to prepare for cold, windy night

Temperatures are expected to drop rapidly from a high of 64 degrees today to the lower 20s tonight, a plummet of more than 40 degrees in less than 12 hours.

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Central Texas braces for deep freeze

A strong cold front expected to arrive in Central Texas this weekend is forecast to plunge temperatures into the low-20s, nearly 20 degrees below normal for January.

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Realtors hope merger forms Central Texas bulwark

Squeezed from the north and south by industry rivals, members of the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors and their counterparts in New Braunfels and Seguin have voted to merge into a unified, regional organization.

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Jilted lover’s 60-mile wild ride ended by SWAT bullets in Niederwald

Two snipers’ bullets ended the the life of a 22-year-old man who abducted his ex-girlfriend early this morning and led officers on a 60-plus-mile, high-speed chase in a stolen police cruiser through Hays County and San Marcos....

Monday, November 25th, 2013

It’s official: Corvac Composites to open San Marcos plant

The Greater San Marcos Partnership — the economic development arm of the city of San Marcos and Hays and Caldwell counties — this afternoon confirmed that a Michigan-based auto parts maker will establish a manufacturing center in...

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