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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Three men charged with Sagewood Trail arson

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

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Open carry wins final passage in Texas House

After turning back last-minute attempts to let city voters opt out, the Texas House gave final approval Monday to legislation allowing gun owners with concealed weapons licenses to carry their side arms openly

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Police identify man killed by train near Wonder World Drive

Richard Alonzo Natal, 50, of San Marcos was struck by a train at about 3:30 p.m. April 17 and was declared deceased by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado via phone shortly after police found him...

Friday, April 17th, 2015

UP: Man killed by freight train was lying on tracks

UPDATED | A man killed yesterday afternoon in San Marcos by a Union Pacific locomotive was lying on the tracks and did not initially stir when crew activated warning horns and whistles, a railroad official said today.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Woman charged with murder of man found dead at TDS recycling center

A woman was charged with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was discovered Tuesday at the Texas Disposal Systems recycling center, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Union Pacific declines to prosecute teen hit by train

Union Pacific Railroad officials have decided not to press trespassing charges against a man who was hit by a train April 8 near the Charles Austin Drive crossing.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Man on Union Pacific tracks seriously injured when struck by train

The collision stopped the train, which is blocking Hopkins and Guadalupe Streets, shutting down traffic in both directions this afternoon.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Attempted kidnapping in Wimberley called a hoax

A woman who said she fought off a would-be kidnapper outside a Wimberley store earlier this month has admitted to fabricating the story, a Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said today.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

San Marcos extends amnesty period preceding statewide warrant roundup

WITH A SEARCHABLE LIST OF PEOPLE WITH OUTSTANDING WARRANTS | Police and city marshals have extended a grace period for residents who have outstanding arrest warrants stemming from violations prosecuted in San Marcos Municipal Court.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Commentary: The Christian case for legalizing marijuana

State Rep. DAVID SIMPSON writes, “I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix. The time has come for a thoughtful discussion of the prudence of our prohibition approach...

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