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Monday, June 29th, 2015

San Marcos Walmart reopens after bomb threat

UPDATED 11:16 a.m. JUNE 29 | The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack a man said contained a bomb during an early-morning bomb threat at the Walmart in San Marcos.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Body discovered in the San Marcos River

UPDATED 2:54 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 | Texas State University police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old man was found about 8 a.m. today in the San Marcos River.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Kyle police identify victims of double murder

Police are investigating the murder of a man and woman found dead late Thursday at a home in the 800 block of Sledge Street.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Six San Marcos teens charged with capital murder in River Road shooting

Seven San Marcos men — six teens and a 21-year-old — have been charged with capital murder in a fatal shooting early Monday in eastern San Marcos.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

SMPD investigates fatal shooting on River Road

One man is dead and two others are injured after an early morning shooting on River Road.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Suspect still at-large after armed robbery in Kyle

Hays County Sheriff’s Office investigators have not yet identified a suspect who pulled a gun on a grocery store clerk during an armed robbery more than two weeks ago.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

In pockets of Texas, prosecutors just say no to marijuana prosecutions

Texas lawmakers may be reluctant to ease up on punishing small-time pot smokers, but local prosecutors across the state are increasingly looking for ways to keep two-bit toking cases from clogging court dockets.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Tuber dies after being trapped in turbulent Guadalupe River

A tuber who got caught in an undertow near the Mill Street dam on the Guadalupe River last week died of her injuries on Tuesday in a New Braunfels hospital.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Questions grow about handling of Waco biker shootout

More than three weeks after Waco police arrested 177 bikers following a deadly shootout, none have been charged in the killings, nearly half remain in jail and legal experts — including some former prosecutors — wonder what...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

San Marcos police identify elderly couple dead in shooting, suicide

WITH VIDEO | The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a shooting at Central Texas Medical Center Tuesday morning, June 9 that left a husband and wife dead in the wife’s patient room.

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