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Friday, July 18th, 2014

White House appoints former Kyle mayor to education post

Former Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson has won a presidential appointment as the deputy assistant secretary in charge of rural outreach efforts for the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Cheat Sheet: La Cima questions, answers [PRO]

Will it hurt the environment? How much will it cost to develop? Will taxpayers foot the bill? Answers to your La Cima questions.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Two questions tonight for San Marcos City Council on La Cima development

In a potentially pivotal decision, the San Marcos City Council tonight will be asked to answer two questions about the proposed La Cima development west of town, a sprawling single-family residential subdivision anchored by a 200-acre corporate...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Gasoline left in junk car likely cause of Seguin scrap yard fire

A massive fire at a Guadalupe County steel mill that sent putrid fumes all the way to San Marcos on Thursday may have been caused by gasoline left in the tank of a junk car, investigators...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

If deal sticks, Granados to get 30 years for brutal San Marcos murder

Accused of savagely beating Mary Katherine “Katie” Mayfield in an attack last April that put her in a coma and then the grave, 23-year-old Jaime Beltran Granados appears likely to serve 30 years in prison after pleading...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Billy Porterfield, 1932 to 2014

During a career that spanned more than a half-century, Porterfield told stories — the universal and the intimate — with a distinctive style and keen ear for both the spoken and written word.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Kyle’s Walmart scheduled for completion in January [PRO]

The retail leader’s $12 million facility will anchor a 215-acre mixed use development near Seton Medical Center Hays that as been slow to fill out thus far.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Residents face painful penalties for late taxes starting Monday

People who are behind in paying property taxes for 2013 will be hit overnight early this week with a 15 percent increase to their balance under a state law requiring officials to refer overdue accounts to a...

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Investigators: Couple kept adopted son locked in darkened apartment for years

During the course of a burglary investigation in Dripping Springs, authorities learned the suspect in that case was himself an alleged victim of ongoing kidnapping just a few doors down from where he is believed to have...

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Head-on collision near Dripping Springs kills two men; injures woman, child

WITH VIDEO | Two people were killed and two others badly injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 290 near the Hays-Travis counties line early Saturday.

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