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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case

A bill that largely relies on increased penalties to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud is headed to the Senate floor. Its movement is a new path for lawmakers who previously focused on rare in-person voter fraud.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Death toll in San Antonio immigrant-smuggling case rises to 10

The death toll from the weekend’s immigrant-smuggling tragedy in San Antonio has risen to 10, and the driver in the alleged crime is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom Monday morning.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

In Central Texas, bats rule the roost as a tourist attraction

Texas is home to some of the largest bat colonies in the U.S., and 13 of them are located in Central Texas. Mexican free-tailed bats dominate the Texas skies in comparison to other species. More than 31...

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outline city cellphone restrictions

Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back provisions in more than 40 Texas cities that currently post hands-free ordinances stricter than the statewide texting ban.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Second rabid fox found off Wonder World Drive in San Marcos

A fox exhibiting unusual behavior in San Marcos has tested positive for rabies, the second such case in fewer than 30 days, city officials said.

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Armed men rob payday loan store in San Marcos

San Marcos police are looking for two suspects in an aggravated robbery at a payday loan store Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Wildfire consumes 250 acres of Hays County ranch

Firefighters have contained a control burn that jumped its prescribed boundaries and consumed an additional 250 acres of a neighboring ranch in northern Hays County this afternoon.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

San Marcos council picks Austin assistant city manager for top job

The San Marcos City Council has chosen Bert Lumbreras as the lone finalist for city manager, concluding a search that drew 55 applicants from 21 states.

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Kyle police arrest suspect in Carl’s Jr. armed robbery

Kyle police arrested Giancarlo Arman Perez, 18, of Kyle on July 12 as a suspect in an aggravated robbery that took place at Carl’s Jr. on July 11.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Single vehicle crash kills Seguin woman

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle traffic collision that killed a Seguin woman and injured her brother at at about 11:18 a.m. July 12 in the 1900 block Texas 123.

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