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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Seguin woman, 19, dies in New Braunfels car wreck

A 19-year-old Seguin woman died this morning when the Ford Escape she was driving collided with the rear-end of an 18-wheeler on an Interstate 35 access road in New Braunfels.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Full Highland lakes spell a busy summer for sheriff’s dive team

This summer, the Travis County Underwater Recovery Team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Interstate 35 reopens after early morning fatal wreck in San Marcos

A fatal collision between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer snarled traffic on southbound Interstate 35 early Friday morning. A second wreck occurred nearby in traffic backed up from the first wreck.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Suspect found dead in Buda home after allegedly shooting wife

Authorities say Sejdalija Smajic, 53, shot his wife, whom officers found in the front yard of a house in the Garlic Creek subdivision.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

San Marcos police warn of Craigslist scammer

The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a Craigslist scammer who is falsely claiming to be a rental property agent and making off with people’s money.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

San Marcos police identify 23-year-old man killed by freight train

Police have identified the victim of Thursday’s fatal train accident as 23-year-old Evan Meredith Kistner.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

From UT Tower to Dallas, the worst shootings in Texas history

An otherwise peaceful protest in downtown Dallas turned deadly on Thursday night when a sniper shot and killed at least five police officers and injured more. Here’s a look at some of the highest profile shootings in...

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Dallas police, protesters were united before sniper attack

Thursday night's brutal attack on Dallas officers followed an otherwise peaceful demonstration against police brutality, in a city where authorities have gone to great lengths in recent years to improve relations with the Black community.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

July 4 traffic accidents send 3 men to hospitals

Two young men face felony intoxicated assault charges for separate traffic accidents that seriously injured three men on July 4 near downtown San Marcos.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Video: Suspect connected to ‘lion’s share’ of I-35 rock-throwing in Austin, chief says

Police have arrested a man that chief Art Acevedo says is responsible for the “lion’s share” of a two-year scourge of rock-throwing that seriously injured at least three people on Interstate 35.

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