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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.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

San Marcos support for Lone Star Rail could be too little, too late

As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Central Texas schools in line for $1.5M in pre-K funding

by KIAH COLLIER AUSTIN — Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday. State lawmakers approved the grant program during...

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Where to see July 4 fireworks in Hays, Caldwell counties

Central Texas will celebrate July 4 with parties and parades, festivals and fireworks. The festivities include fireworks spectaculars in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Dripping Spring and Lockhart as well as community parades in Martindale and Wimberley.

Friday, July 1st, 2016

San Marcos to celebrate July 4 with Summerfest

The 36th annual Summerfest will open at 6 p.m. July 4 at San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen Parkway, featuring live music, food booths, vendors and fireworks.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Hays High grad earns Annapolis appointment

Gracie Sierra Hough, a Buda resident who graduated Hays High School this spring, will report to the U.S. Naval Academy on June 30.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Isaac asks Federal Trade Commission to investigate Austin’s Uber, Lyft rules

Republican state Rep. Jason Isaac has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Austin's rules for ride-hailing companies, raising concerns that the city's "burdensome regulations" are anti-competitive.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Buda teen arrested in armed robbery; second suspect still on the run

UPDATED 7:49 p.m. JUNE 15 | Authorities on Tuesday afternoon arrested one of two suspects in the weekend armed robbery of a Niederwald convenience store that left a clerk shot.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Son charged in father’s murder in Wimberley

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a 29-year-old Wimberley man for allegedly shooting his father during an argument late Tuesday.

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