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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 in Lockhart. This morning, just after 10 a.m., members of the Hays County SWAT team in conjunction with

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...

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Kyle PD arrests alleged vehicle burglar in Plum Creek

An observant citizen helped the Kyle Police Department arrest a man suspected of committing multiple car burglaries in the Plum Creek subdivision on Dec. 30.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Hays County signs deal with Bastrop County to house inmate overflow

The commissioners court this morning approved a contract with Bastrop County to house inmates when the Hays County jail exceeds its capacity. Bastrop County commissioners approved the deal on Dec. 22.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

San Marcos smoke shop shooting suspect released from Hays County jail (for now)

UPDATED | The man accused in the bloody botched robbery of a North Campus area smoke shop was released from police custody this month as prosecutors work to assemble enough evidence to secure an indictment.

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

New Braunfels man struck by freight train

A 20-year-old man was struck by a freight train early Saturday as he apparently sat or slept on Union Pacific railroad tracks in New Braunfels, police say.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Smith, Cary honored by statewide justice of the peace association

Two Hays County justices of the peace are among only a handful of their counterparts this year to receive the Texas Justice Court Judges Association’s highest level of recognition.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Feds hunt escapee from Bastrop prison camp

Federal and local authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a federal prison camp in Bastrop County sometime Sunday, U.S. Marshal Robert R. Almonte said today.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Man arrested after striking six parked cars downtown

A 29-year-old man faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after striking six parked vehicles early Saturday near downtown San Marcos.

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