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Monday, May 7th, 2012

Fugitive accused of brutal rape brought back to Hays County

A Florida man who authorities say kidnapped an Austin woman, then raped and stabbed her before leaving her for dead has been extradited back to Hays County, court records show.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Sales tax receipts up double digits in San Marcos, Kyle

Retail sales in February fueled a monthly increase in sales tax receipts over the previous year’s collections by 17.65 percent, generating $1,514,592 for the city of San Marcos's coffers.

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Live Feed (Update 5): Mark David Simmons murder trial

Austin American-Statesman reporter CIARA O'ROURKE has been following the Hays County murder trial of Mark David Simmons, now in its second week. Prosecutors say Simmons is a white supremacist and militant extremist who killed his friend, Buda...

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

San Marcos unemployment at 5.4 percent, Kyle at 4.8

The unemployment rate in San Marcos stood at 5.4 percent in February, a modest .4 percentage point decrease from the same month in 2011 and better than the state unemployment rate of 7.1 percent.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Little wooden jail a reminder of Kyle’s rowdy past

It’s hard to imagine now, but Kyle used to be a rollicking little frontier town with saloons and regular drunken brawls in the streets. According to the local history books, as the new town of Kyle grew...

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Texas GOP pursuing presidential debate

The Republican Party of Texas is making plans to host a presidential debate in Texas before the May 29 primaries.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Auditor: ‘Most governments would envy’ county’s coffers

“Even during times of economic challenges our Commissioners Court has demonstrated its ability to adapt to those conditions while maintaining services to our citizens without sacrificing the strength of our financial condition," the county auditor said.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

County suspends portion of animal control law

Hays County suspended part of its animal control ordinance Tuesday after some residents objected to the legal destruction of two Wimberley dogs accused of killing 12 chickens, and after the District Attorney’s Civil Division indicated another portion...

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Animal shelter euthanizes dogs accused of killing 12 chickens

Two dogs were euthanized at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter late Tuesday after the animals reportedly killed 12 chickens in Wimberley.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

CASA to host 50s party and fundraiser

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Texas has invited residents to go “Cruisin’ with CASA” and enjoy an evening of antique cars, dinner, drinks, music, and a live and silent auction.

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