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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...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Hackers’ threats take down city’s website in retaliation for police brutality case

The city of San Marcos’ website provider has blocked traffic to the city’s site as a precaution after security threats overnight. The city is working with Vision Internet to reinforce security and get the site back up...

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

12 injured in SMCISD school bus, big rig collision

Ten children, a bus driver and a bus monitor were transported with minor injuries by EMS and a relief bus to local hospitals when a commercial vehicle rear-ended a school bus in San Marcos Monday evening.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Local, federal officers to honor sheriff’s detective taken by cancer

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is expecting large crowds at this afternoon’s memorial service for Det. Archie Lynnwood “Lynn” Lueders, who died Jan. 27 from pancreatic cancer.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Curbside car fire ends in San Marcos man’s arson arrest

A San Marcos man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly setting fire to a car parked outside his family’s home in the 100 block of Riverside Drive.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Suspect in Linda Lane shootings found dead in Lockhart

This just in from city of San Marcos spokesperson Kristi Wyatt: A man wanted in a double-shooting that left one man dead and another injured in San Marcos last week has been found dead in a home...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

San Marcos police investigate murder on Linda Lane

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured in San Marcos late Monday night.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Smoke shop shooting suspect re-arrested this morning following grand jury indictment

Steven Carlos Hernandez, the 20-year-old local accused in a high-profile robbery that ended with the shooting of a San Marcos store clerk, was arrested in court this morning after State District Judge Bill Henry revoked a personal...

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