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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Marcos police mark ‘changing of the guard’

New San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp presided over a badge-pinning ceremony this month commemorating the installation of a new top-level command staff as well as other recent promotions.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River

The body of Tychicus Foston, a 20-year-old Lake Jackson area resident, was pulled from the river Sunday afternoon, a day after he disappeared from a flotilla.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Update: Missing teen found hanging out with 18-year-old man

San Marcos police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager, 15-year-old Cassidy Jae Castro, who was last seen in the 100 block of Autumn Cove in San Marcos about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Police...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Young Kyle man could face intoxication manslaughter charge in Texas 80 wreck

A young Houston area man was killed and nine people were injured when a Friday afternoon collision on Texas 80 east of San Marcos set off a chain reaction that ultimately ensnared six vehicles including a highway...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

If deal sticks, Granados to get 30 years for brutal San Marcos murder

Accused of savagely beating Mary Katherine “Katie” Mayfield in an attack last April that put her in a coma and then the grave, 23-year-old Jaime Beltran Granados appears likely to serve 30 years in prison after pleading...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Autopsy confirms driver’s identify in fatal police pursuit

A medical examiner has confirmed that the driver killed in a fiery crash as he fled from police late last month was Fabian Dionicio Hernandez, a 39-year-old San Marcos resident.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Stapp to get city council’s stamp of approval tonight

The city council is scheduled to vote today on San Marcos police veteran Chase Stapp’s promotion to lead the agency he joined 22 years ago as an officer working the street beat.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Video: Dashboard camera captured fiery end of deadly police pursuit

Police have released about a minute of video footage of a nasty wreck that killed two San Marcos men following a police pursuit through the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood early June 23.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Investigators: Couple kept adopted son locked in darkened apartment for years

During the course of a burglary investigation in Dripping Springs, authorities learned the suspect in that case was himself an alleged victim of ongoing kidnapping just a few doors down from where he is believed to have...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Stapp: Truck hit speeds of 60 mph before deadly crash

San Marcos police are awaiting autopsy results before identify the driver in a crash that killed two men early Monday but Rio Vista Terrace residents say it was 39-year-old Fabian Hernandez.

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