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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

San Marcos sexual assault suspect caught on Sac-n-Pac security video

San Marcos police investigators have so far been unable to identify an attempted sexual assault suspect captured on a convenience store’s surveillance video May 8, the night of the alleged attack.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Waco biker gang shootout doesn’t slow open carry’s roll in the Texas Legislature

WITH VIDEO | The day after a deadly confrontation between rival biker gangs in Waco, top Texas lawmakers defended a proposal to loosen the state's handgun laws.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Teen nabbed after home invasion burglary in Rio Vista Terrace

A 17-year-old San Marcos man faces a barrage of felony charges for allegedly breaking into a duplex in the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood early Tuesday where authorities say he told the resident he was a police officer...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Police identify Austin man killed crossing I-35

Police have identified the man killed Friday evening while attempting to cross the interstate near the Travel Centers of America truck stop, 4817 Interstate 35.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Pot legalization bill clears Texas House committee

State Rep. David Simpson's proposal to legalize marijuana in Texas moved closer to a full House after it was approved by a House committee Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Kyle city manager puts police chief on administrative leave

Charles Edge, a former police chief with the Waxahachie Police Department, has been appointed to the position of acting police chief and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the police department until a civil service investigation into...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Citizen police academy alumni urge blue porch lights in honor of fallen officers

The San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and the San Marcos Police Department are encouraging San Marcos residents to show support for local law enforcement by putting a blue bulb in their porch lights in...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Sheriff’s office, FBI investigate ‘suspicious letter’ at law enforcement center

The Hays County Law Enforcement Center has been reopened after someone there received a “suspicious letter containing a powdery substance” this morning.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Three men charged with Sagewood Trail arson

The suspects, all of them 19 years old, hail from Wimberley and Driftwood.

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