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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

San Marcos to break ground on new eastside fire station

Construction is set to begin next week on a new San Marcos fire station No. 4 at 1404 Wonder World Drive. The new fire station replaces one built in 1982 at 404 Broadway Street.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

New San Marcos parks rules include portable grill ban

City staff is under instructions from the San Marcos City Council to draft new rules intended to alleviate crowding during the peak water recreation season at the parks along the upper San Marcos River.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

San Marcos man struck, killed walking near Interstate 35

A San Marcos man was fatally struck by a car as he was walking in the access road of Interstate 35 early Sunday morning.

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Wal-Mart reopens in San Marcos following bomb threat

The Wal-Mart store in San Marcos was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to the store’s office.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Student robbed at gunpoint at Texas State’s Bobcat Village apartments

Texas State University and San Marcos police are looking for four men who robbed a student at gunpoint at the on-campus Bobcat Village apartments, 1301 Aquarena Springs Drive.

Monday, February 20th, 2017

More than 1,800 votes went uncounted in Hays County election

Hays County election workers failed to count 1,816 votes cast in last November’s general election as a result of “preventable human error,” the county’s new election administrator said on Monday.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

San Marcos calls bond election for public safety, library facilities

The San Marcos City Council formally called for a bond election to pay for police, fire and library facilities during a special meeting on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Bomb squad explodes ‘suspicious device’ in San Marcos park

A bomb squad exploded a “suspicious device” found this evening at a San Marcos park, but officials say it turned out not to be explosive.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

UP posting flaggers at San Marcos railroad crossings in case of malfunction

Union Pacific Rail Road will post flaggers at street crossings across San Marcos on Wednesday and Thursday in case gates malfunction during installation of a new railroad crossing on Post Road.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

San Marcos police investigate first homicide of the year

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide occurring at an apartment complex yesterday evening.

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