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Friday, October 31st, 2014

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The Devil's Backbone west of San Marcos has always had its share of ghost stories. Now it’s a destination for paranormal enthusiasts.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: ‘Writing on the wall’ penciled in with early voting trends

With five days of early balloting to go, voters in the Wimberley and Dripping Springs areas are showing up in considerably greater numbers than those who live in the Interstate 35 corridor cities.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Thomaides fends off forceful offense from challenger Davis

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent John Thomaides and contender Mark Davis at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little more than...

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Election 2014: Becak, Hughson put each other on defensive with dueling voting record

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent Wayne Becak and former council member Jane Hughson at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of early voting and a little...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Election 2014: Challengers Sorenson, Montgomery tangle with mayor in debate

DEBATE VIDEO | Incumbent Daniel Guerrero and his two challengers, Jonathan Sorenson and Patrick “P-Martian” Montgomery, tangled at the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters debate on Monday, Oct. 20, the first day of...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

CTMC, St. David’s reach agreement on Ebola treatment

Under an arrangement made public late last week, Central Texas Medical Center will automatically transfer people potentially stricken with the Ebola virus to one of St. David’s Healthcare’s Austin hospitals for treatment.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Train strikes big rig near New Braunfels cement plant

WITH INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | A man escaped with non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon after he unsuccessfully attempted to beat an oncoming freight train across the tracks at Krueger Canyon Road.

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.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pair of meetings on I-35 congestion planned this week in Buda, San Marcos

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting two public briefings this week on a plan to ease congestion on Interstate 35, one in Buda tonight and one in San Marcos on Thursday.

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.

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