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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

New Braunfels man charged with firing pellet gun into high school marching band

Police have arrested a 67-year-old man they say shot two New Braunfels High School band members with a BB or pellet gun this week as they rehearsed marching formations on a campus practice field.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

CTMC Foundation gala to honor the Ingrams, prominent Central Texas philanthropists

In its 28th year, the Stars of Texas Gala will feature live music from venerable country music band Diamond Rio.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

New Braunfels begins major expansion of Central Texas Technology Center

Construction began late last month on a major expansion of the Central Texas Technology Center, a project funded largely through general obligation bonds sold by the municipal government. The expansion will more than double the size of...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Police rescue Mexican immigrants from freight train inferno

WITH VIDEO | Ten Mexican immigrants rescued by local police from inside a broiling freight train railcar on Monday are in the custody of federal officials after being treated for life-threatening dehydration.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Vintage aircraft will crown Central Texas skies to commemorate victory in WWII

The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing based at San Marcos Regional Airport will be center stage this weekend for a regional celebration of the 70th anniversary of final victory in World War II.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Man accused of robbing fast food joints in 3-city spree

A Houston man is charged with using a stun gun to rob three fast food restaurants and a coffee shop along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels on Monday.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Suspect in San Marcos, New Braunfels bank robberies pleads guilty

A San Antonio man charged with pulling heists at eight banks and a credit union, including a Wells Fargo branch in San Marcos, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty this week to two counts of bank robbery...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Soggy Central Texas under flash flood watch as tropical system approaches coast

VIDEO UPDATED 5:30 a.m. JUNE 16 | Twenty counties in saturated Central Texas — including Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties — are under a flash flood watch issued today by the National Weather Service...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Tuber dies after being trapped in turbulent Guadalupe River

A tuber who got caught in an undertow near the Mill Street dam on the Guadalupe River last week died of her injuries on Tuesday in a New Braunfels hospital.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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