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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.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate attempted kidnapping at Walmart

On Sept. 7, the father of two young girls, aged 10 and 11, reported to police that at about 9 p.m. a man approached his 11-year-old daughter as they shopped at the Wal-Mart store located at 1015...

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Man gets life for carving up girlfriend under Blanco River bridge

A Hays County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for slitting his girlfriend’s throat with a box cutter in an attack that nearly claimed her life.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Marcos police mark ‘changing of the guard’

New San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp presided over a badge-pinning ceremony this month commemorating the installation of a new top-level command staff as well as other recent promotions.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River

The body of Tychicus Foston, a 20-year-old Lake Jackson area resident, was pulled from the river Sunday afternoon, a day after he disappeared from a flotilla.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Update: Missing teen found hanging out with 18-year-old man

San Marcos police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager, 15-year-old Cassidy Jae Castro, who was last seen in the 100 block of Autumn Cove in San Marcos about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Police...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Young Kyle man could face intoxication manslaughter charge in Texas 80 wreck

A young Houston area man was killed and nine people were injured when a Friday afternoon collision on Texas 80 east of San Marcos set off a chain reaction that ultimately ensnared six vehicles including a highway...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

If deal sticks, Granados to get 30 years for brutal San Marcos murder

Accused of savagely beating Mary Katherine “Katie” Mayfield in an attack last April that put her in a coma and then the grave, 23-year-old Jaime Beltran Granados appears likely to serve 30 years in prison after pleading...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Autopsy confirms driver’s identify in fatal police pursuit

A medical examiner has confirmed that the driver killed in a fiery crash as he fled from police late last month was Fabian Dionicio Hernandez, a 39-year-old San Marcos resident.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Stapp to get city council’s stamp of approval tonight

The city council is scheduled to vote today on San Marcos police veteran Chase Stapp’s promotion to lead the agency he joined 22 years ago as an officer working the street beat.

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