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Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Suspect in Linda Lane shootings found dead in Lockhart

This just in from city of San Marcos spokesperson Kristi Wyatt: A man wanted in a double-shooting that left one man dead and another injured in San Marcos last week has been found dead in a home in Lockhart. This morning, just after 10 a.m., members of the Hays County SWAT team in conjunction with

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Smoke shop shooting suspect re-arrested this morning following grand jury indictment

Steven Carlos Hernandez, the 20-year-old local accused in a high-profile robbery that ended with the shooting of a San Marcos store clerk, was arrested in court this morning after State District Judge Bill Henry revoked a personal...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Hays County signs deal with Bastrop County to house inmate overflow

The commissioners court this morning approved a contract with Bastrop County to house inmates when the Hays County jail exceeds its capacity. Bastrop County commissioners approved the deal on Dec. 22.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

San Marcos smoke shop shooting suspect released from Hays County jail (for now)

UPDATED | The man accused in the bloody botched robbery of a North Campus area smoke shop was released from police custody this month as prosecutors work to assemble enough evidence to secure an indictment.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

New officers emerge from GBRA board shuffle

A Kendall County engineer will preside over the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s board of directors beginning Jan. 1 following a reorganization of officers initiated this month.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Smith, Cary honored by statewide justice of the peace association

Two Hays County justices of the peace are among only a handful of their counterparts this year to receive the Texas Justice Court Judges Association’s highest level of recognition.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Officials call prospective new manufacturer a ‘big deal’ for San Marcos

If it meets its obligations, an industrial startup would create more jobs than any single other San Marcos company in at least five years, maybe twice that long.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

San Marcos looks to land energy sector manufacturer — and its promise of 350 jobs

Economic development officials are courting an oilfield pipe and rigging manufacturer to fill the empty, sprawling former Butler Manufacturing building near San Marcos’ northern gateway on Interstate 35.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Two men arrested after 19 shops burglarized on Wimberley square

Sheriff’s deputies have charged two young Wimberley area men with burglary after an alleged crime spree that hit 19 shops around the village’s downtown square overnight Dec. 9.

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