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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Congressman to honor Hays County flood first responders

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will honor police officers, firefighters and other Hays County first responders on Friday for their life-saving efforts in the aftermath of the Memorial Day weekend floods.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Hays County deputy struck by vehicle while working traffic in Dripping Springs

UPDATED 6:30 p.m. AUG. 26 | A Hays County sheriff’s deputy is on light work duty as he recovers from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while working a traffic accident on U.S. 290...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Missing disabled woman found in San Antonio; ex-boyfriend arrested

On Aug. 20, San Marcos and San Antonio police located 30-year-old Melody Renfro at a house on Stone River Road shared by 24-year-old Devend Christopher Bell and his mother.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Police rescue Mexican immigrants from freight train inferno

WITH VIDEO | Ten Mexican immigrants rescued by local police from inside a broiling freight train railcar on Monday are in the custody of federal officials after being treated for life-threatening dehydration.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Southbound I-35 closed in Kyle tonight for crash investigation

The southbound lanes of Interstate will be closed tonight in Kyle between Exits 215 (Kyle Parkway) and 213 (Center Street) while Kyle police officers conduct a crash investigation.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Family looks for disabled San Marcos woman missing for 10 days

The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public to help find 30-year-old Melody Rendro, an intellectually disabled woman who has been missing for ten days.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Texas Capitol fire suspect set to go before Iowa judge

A man arrested in Iowa is suspected of setting fire to a car last week at the Capitol is expected to appear before a judge on Friday. If he waives extradition to Texas, he could be back...

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Authorities seek man for questioning in car arson at Texas Capitol

WITH VIDEO | A man involved in "suspicious activity" near the Texas House speaker's office is also being sought for questioning about a car fire outside the Capitol last week, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hays County jury acquits Kyle teen who struck, killed jogger

Following five hours of deliberations on Thursday, a Hays County jury acquitted 19-year-old Nathanael Eddleman of felony failure to stop and render aid after he fatally struck a nighttime jogger in Kyle more than two years ago.

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