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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Ranch Road 12

One man was killed in a single vehicle accident Tuesday after his motorcycle traveled off of Ranch Road 12 south of Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Feds move to seize more than $20,000 from two Texas State students

The federal government moved Tuesday to seize more than $20,000 in cash from two Texas State students, claiming that the two were involved in interstate marijuana trafficking.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Man in clown costume assaults woman at Texas State

A man wearing a clown costume grabbed a woman outside an on-campus apartment complex Monday evening, Texas State University police warned students today in a mass email.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

San Marcos, Hays County organize National Night Out neighborhood events

San Marcos residents are invited to participate in the 2016 National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 4, by visiting with neighbors, police officers, EMS personnel, firefighters and city officials to advance crime prevention in the community.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Southbound I-35 reopens after fatal early morning crash

An early morning crash killed one person and snarled traffic on southbound Interstate 35 on Wednesday in San Marcos.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Suspect arrested in Waterleaf murder in Kyle

UPDATED 2:49 p.m. SEPT. 15: Police responding to a report of possible gunshots found a man fatally injured outside a home in the Waterleaf subdivision in Kyle on Wednesday evening.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

SMPD releases sketch of sexual assault suspect

San Marcos Police Department is asking the community to take a close look at a composite sketch of a possible suspect in sexual assault and kidnapping. 

Friday, September 9th, 2016

SMHS alumna struck, killed by garbage truck in College Station

A 21-year-old woman who graduated from San Marcos High School three years ago was struck and killed by a garbage truck Thursday morning near Texas A&M University.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Texas DPS wants fewer ‘transients,’ more security on UT campus

The Texas Department of Public Safety has listed several ideas for the University of Texas at Austin to make its campus safer. The proposals are in response to the slaying last year of a student, whose body...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Video: SMPD press conference on girl’s kidnapping, sexual assault

At a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, investigators will brief the media on the reported kidnapping and sexual assault of a “school-aged girl” Monday afternoon near the Bracewood Circle apartments in San Marcos.

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