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Friday, April 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate ‘suspicious death’ on Barbara Drive

5:46 p.m. FRIDAY APRIL, 11: Police have identified the woman who died earlier today under “suspicious” circumstances as 23-year old Misty Amber Davis, who resided at a home in the 1300 block of Barbara Drive, city of San Marcos spokesperson Melissa Millecam said.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

CTMC, Blue Cross wait for the other to blink in contract dispute

After negotiations stalled in the days before an April 6 midnight deadline, Central Texas Medical Center and three other Adventist Health System hospitals in Texas have left Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas’ provider network.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

San Marcos celebrates inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival this weekend

Texas State University will play host to the inaugural Texas Wild Rice Festival April 11-12 in Sewell Park.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Developers dreaming big with La Cima proposal

A group of investors that won the city council’s blessings last year to develop the Lazy Oaks Ranch subdivision on 1,396 acres west of San Marcos are back at the bargaining table with a bigger — and...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Will Conley: La Cima puts economic transformation within San Marcos’ reach

The Hays County commissioner writes that a proposed 2,031-acre master planned development presents opportunity to an impoverished city by expanding single-family housing and offering corporate employers a campus where they can be proud to set up shop

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Audio: Target of downtown shooting tells about his near-death experience

As close calls come, they don’t get much closer than it did for an 18-year-old San Marcos resident this weekend.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Man arrested in weekend shooting downtown

A San Antonio man faces attempted capital murder and attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to run down a police officer while escaping the the scene of a shooting Saturday night in downtown San Marcos.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

San Marcos CISD to break ground on new pre-K center

San Marcos CISD officials will break ground today on a new pre-kindergarten campus at the site of the now-demolished old Bowie Elementary School.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

SMPD chief Howard Williams to retire Aug. 1

Police Chief Howard E. Williams will retire at the end of July after 36 years in law enforcement and 11 years at the helm of the San Marcos Police Department.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fire damages 131-year-old Donalson Building downtown

San Marcos firefighters quickly doused a rooftop fire Tuesday afternoon that did minor damage to the 131-year-old building at the corner of Hopkins and LBJ in downtown San Marcos.

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