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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

New Braunfels man charged with two arsons, suspected of eight more

Investigators arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday who they say twice set fires at his own home earlier this week and is suspected of eight other arsons in the New Braunfels area over the course of nearly two years.

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Kyle police look for man who robbed bank Monday morning

Kyle police are looking for a man who robbed a bank this morning in the H-E-B Plus store, 5401 S. FM 1626.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in fatal stabbing east of Kyle

UPDATED 8:38 p.m. SEPT 29 | Hays County Sheriff’s office deputies are looking for the last person seen with a man whose lifeless body was found Monday alongside a residential street east of Kyle.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Police arrest suspect in smoke shop shooting

San Marcos police arrested a suspect late last week in the shooting of a North Campus area store clerk.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Attempted kidnapping suspect arrested in Austin

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man Thursday just afternoon in North Austin who is accused of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in San Marcos earlier this month.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Harrowing video shows smoke shop clerk in fierce fight for his life

About a minute of security camera footage released by police captures the intense life-and-death struggle between an employee of a North Campus area smoke shop and an armed robber. During the brawl, the clerk, 25-year-old Patrick William...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Police obtain arrest warrant in Walmart attempted kidnapping

San Marcos police have identified the individual captured on video at the San Marcos Walmart on Sept. 7 accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shopkeeper shot during attempted robbery at N. LBJ Drive smoke shop

UPDATED | Patrick William Reilly, 25, shot while struggling with a would-be robber at the Gotta Habit store across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

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