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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Three men charged with Sagewood Trail arson

The suspects, all of them 19 years old, hail from Wimberley and Driftwood.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Eyes on the border, Tanger plans investment in San Marcos outlet center

Looking to thwart aggressive new competition in Corpus Christi and Laredo, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. plans to invest an estimated $5 million to renovate and update its sprawling San Marcos outlet mall.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

San Marcos CISD trustees pull the plug on proposed administration building

On a 4-3 split vote, San Marcos CISD trustees on Monday rejected a motion to allocate up to $5.9 million to design and build a new central administration building on Hunter Road.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

SMFD celebrates new fire truck at Hunter Road station

The San Marcos Fire Department celebrated the delivery of a new fire truck with a “pushing-in” ceremony on April 17 at Fire Station No. 3 on Hunter Road.

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Police identify man killed by train near Wonder World Drive

Richard Alonzo Natal, 50, of San Marcos was struck by a train at about 3:30 p.m. April 17 and was declared deceased by Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado via phone shortly after police found him...

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Letter: Put San Marcos CISD classroom funding in the classroom, not a new admin building

San Marcos CISD trustee candidate JOHN McGLOTHLIN writes, “For the last ten years, the community has spent a bunch of money to build world-class facilities; now we need to put all our resources and attention in the...

Friday, April 17th, 2015

UP: Man killed by freight train was lying on tracks

UPDATED | A man killed yesterday afternoon in San Marcos by a Union Pacific locomotive was lying on the tracks and did not initially stir when crew activated warning horns and whistles, a railroad official said today.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

San Marcos council members poised to finalize pay raise for San Marcos council members

After giving the measure initial approval earlier this month, the San Marcos City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to take a second vote on double-digit percentage increases in the compensation its members receive.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Union Pacific declines to prosecute teen hit by train

Union Pacific Railroad officials have decided not to press trespassing charges against a man who was hit by a train April 8 near the Charles Austin Drive crossing.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Man on Union Pacific tracks seriously injured when struck by train

The collision stopped the train, which is blocking Hopkins and Guadalupe Streets, shutting down traffic in both directions this afternoon.

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