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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Gasoline left in junk car likely cause of Seguin scrap yard fire

A massive fire at a Guadalupe County steel mill that sent putrid fumes all the way to San Marcos on Thursday may have been caused by gasoline left in the tank of a junk car, investigators say.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Boy in critical condition after nearly drowning in New Braunfels pool

Police say an 8-year-old boy apparently is still in critical condition at a San Antonio hospital five days after nearly drowning in a swimming pool on July 4.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

New Braunfels man struck by runaway pickup while out for morning stroll

A 69-year-old New Braunfels man was seriously injured when struck by a pickup truck this morning as he walked along Walzem Mission Road.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

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.

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.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Caldwell County grand jury declines to indict SMPD cops in Black Friday shooting

A Caldwell County grand jury on Thursday declined to indict five San Marcos police officers for shooting and killing a young man who kidnapped his former girlfriend in November and led authorities on a wild chase across...

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Donna Campbell can’t face the facts, can’t tell the truth

State Sen. Donna Campbell emerged bloodied and bruised — but as defiant and disingenuous as ever — from a candidate forum hosted last week by the Hays County Republican Party Executive Committee.

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