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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Police identify man who drowned near Children’s Park

Police have identified a San Marcos man who drowned in the San Marcos River on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Man accused of robbing fast food joints in 3-city spree

A Houston man is charged with using a stun gun to rob three fast food restaurants and a coffee shop along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels on Monday.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

‘El Chapo’ escape underscores urgency of drug law reform, advocates say

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison prompted anger from U.S. officials. Advocates who want to see changes to drug laws argue now is the time to reassess current policies.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

SMPD seeks identity of man accused of exposing himself at restaurant

Police are looking for a man who a witness says surreptitiously shot video of a child and then exposed himself at a Whataburger in south San Marcos earlier this month.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Congressman calls Guzmán’s escape an insult to U.S. law enforcement

The prison escape of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán is an affront to U.S. law enforcement, which has worked for years to build a case against the kingpin, a member of Texas’ congressional delegation said...

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Suspect in San Marcos, New Braunfels bank robberies pleads guilty

A San Antonio man charged with pulling heists at eight banks and a credit unit, including a Wells Fargo branch in San Marcos, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty this week to two counts of bank robbery...

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...

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.

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