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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Update: ‘Suspicious’ death in Texas State’s North Campus area ruled suicide

San Marcos police have identified the body of a San Marcos man found in a wooded area near a construction project on the 800 block of Chestnut Street in San Marcos.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

SWAT arrests burglary suspects holed up in mobile home

The San Marcos-Hays County SWAT team arrested two suspects in a burglary attempt on a mobile home Sunday night. The occupants were not at home during the burglary, and no injuries were reported.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Former council candidate arrested after confrontation with burglary suspects

A three-time San Marcos City Council contender was arrested this month after allegedly brandishing a handgun in a pawn shop parking lot during a confrontation with two men he suspected of burglarizing his home.

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...

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...

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