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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Suspect detained following building evacuation at Texas State

Texas State University police have recovered a suspicious backpack and are questioning a person of interest following an evacuation of the Undergraduate Academic Center on campus Thursday, Nov. 20.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Marshals say skull found by family dog belonged to escaped child rapist

WITH VIDEO | A man’s skull brought home by a family dog in far southeast Austin more than two months ago has been identified as belonging to a child rapist who ran away from a...

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

San Antonio gang member executed for triple slaying

Former San Antonio gang member Miguel Angel Paredes was executed Tuesday for his role in a 2002 slaying that left three people dead.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Suspect who threatened to shoot up Miller Middle School makes bail

A man who authorities say threatened to shoot up Doris Miller Middle School was released from jail Tuesday after posting $87,000 in bonds, according to Hays County jail records.

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.

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