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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Man charged with arsons at San Marcos fast food restaurants

James David Burleigh, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fines of up to $10,000 per offense. He is being held at the Hays County jail.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Ramos gets 35 years for Driftwood murder, assaults

A Hays County jury today sentenced 28-year-old Louis Anthony Ramos to 35 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division in the murder of 38-year-old Johnny Saxon.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

San Marcos cops to grow beards, raise funds for cancer research

San Marcos Police Department and the San Marcos Police Officer’s Association are partnering with the Testicular Cancer Foundation on a “No-Shave November Challenge” — the Beard Patrol.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Hays County jury seems stuck so far on key question in murder sentencing

UPDATED 8:41 a.m. OCT. 28 | Seven days into Louis Antonio Ramos Jr.’s murder trial, a Hays County jury was unable on Tuesday to agree on a prison sentence for the Driftwood man who witnesses on...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

State judge moves ‘Bernie’ sentencing to neighboring county

Convicted murderer Bernie Tiede's new sentencing trial will be moved from Carthage — where he killed 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent nearly two decades ago — to Henderson, in a neighboring East Texas county.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

‘Bernie’ back in court today for infamous 1996 murder

As the 19th anniversary of Marjorie Nugent's murder looms, her killer, Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede II, returns to an East Texas courtroom Tuesday where attorneys will spar in advance of a new sentencing hearing that will determine whether...

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Jury convicts man of killing landlord during Driftwood tirade

Louis Antonio Ramos Jr. faces up to to life in prison after his being convicted on Monday of one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree...

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Second suspect surrenders in Thorpe Lane drug deal shooting

UPDATED 4:56 p.m. OCT. 6 | San Marcos police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting last week that left one man dead in an encountered described as a drug deal gone wrong.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Man shot, killed in botched drug deal

A San Marcos man was fatally shot early Friday morning in what witnesses say was a narcotics deal gone bad.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

San Marcos police investigate fatal stabbing

San Marcos police are investigating a fatal stabbing that claimed the life of a San Marcos man early this morning.

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