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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Grande beats competitors to Hays County with one-gigabit Internet

The ultra-fast service — comparable to vaunted Google Fiber — will initially be available only to a single subdivision east of Buda.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shopkeeper shot during attempted robbery at N. LBJ Drive smoke shop

UPDATED | Patrick William Reilly, 25, shot while struggling with a would-be robber at the Gotta Habit store across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

McCoy’s honored by statewide Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Texas has chosen McCoy’s Building Supply as its first corporate partner of the year, an award that will hereafter be named in honor of the San Marcos-based chain of home improvement stores.

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Grande Communications names interim leader after president’s resignation

Top Grande Communications executive Matthew M. Murphy is leaving his post as president and general manger of the San Marcos-based cable, telephone and Internet provider. His resignation is effective Oct. 1.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate attempted kidnapping at Walmart

On Sept. 7, the father of two young girls, aged 10 and 11, reported to police that at about 9 p.m. a man approached his 11-year-old daughter as they shopped at the Wal-Mart store located at 1015...

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

San Marcos, Wimberley to observe anniversary of Sept. 11

The San Marcos and Wimberley communities will commemorate Patriot Day with solemn remembrance ceremonies Thursday morning.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

La Cima deal makes brief, unscheduled pit stop at San Marcos council

Moving quickly to nail down terms they see as advantageous, council members voted on Tuesday to approve an usually narrow development agreement with the holding company behind La Cima, a proposed mixed-use subdivision on the edge of...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

City, county seem to settle La Cima annexation ‘deal killer’

EXCLUSIVE | Council members prevail in their insistence on a quicker timeline bringing the 2,031-acre mixed-use Hill Country development into the San Marcos city limits.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Sheriff announces ‘zero tolerance’ for parking violations near rivers

On the eve of Labor Day weekend, the Hays and Caldwell sheriff offices say they will rigorously enforce parking restrictions at popular staging points east of San Marcos. for tubers and other water-bound tourists.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Man gets life for carving up girlfriend under Blanco River bridge

A Hays County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for slitting his girlfriend’s throat with a box cutter in an attack that nearly claimed her life.

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