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Monday, June 29th, 2015

San Marcos Walmart reopens after bomb threat

UPDATED 11:16 a.m. JUNE 29 | The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack a man said contained a bomb during an early-morning bomb threat at the Walmart in San Marcos.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

San Marcos, Martindale areas under flash flood warning

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. JUNE 28 | The National Weather Service has upgraded its flood advisory for the San Marcos and Martindale areas to a flash flood warning.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Body discovered in the San Marcos River

UPDATED 2:54 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 | Texas State University police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old man was found about 8 a.m. today in the San Marcos River.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Public housing residents struggle to find homes after historic flood

Many public housing residents are struggling to find their footing after flood damage prompted the San Marcos Housing Authority to vacate at least 96 homes for repairs.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Grande Communications acquires Central Texas cable, internet service provider

Expanding its footprint in the Interstate 35 corridor, San Marcos-based Grande Communications has bought Centrovision, a Temple-based cable TV and internet service provider

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Daughter’s spark keeps Sur-Powr Battery alive

Now in its second generation of family ownership, Sur-Powr Battery, 1718 N Interstate 35, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

CTMC awards $10K in scholarships to Hays, Caldwell high school graduates

Central Texas Medical Center has honored 10 new high school graduates from San Marcos, Kyle and Lockhart with $1,000 scholarships. Students were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement and career goals.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Six San Marcos teens charged with capital murder in River Road shooting

Seven San Marcos men — six teens and a 21-year-old — have been charged with capital murder in a fatal shooting early Monday in eastern San Marcos.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

SMPD investigates fatal shooting on River Road

One man is dead and two others are injured after an early morning shooting on River Road.

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