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Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Fight for Texas House seat features Cyrier, Golemon rematch

ELECTION 2016 | Barely more than a year ago, John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) squeaked into the Texas Legislature following a special election and runoff against Brent Golemon (R-Bastrop) for House District 17, which includes Caldwell and...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Cutler, Ratliff field questions in their third face-off for Hays County sheriff

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff (R-Kyle) — running to regain the office he lost in 2010 — had the stage to himself at the Hays County League of Women Voters’...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays marks flood recovery milestones with new Fischer Store bridge, reforestation plan

Less than nine months after a wide swath of Hays County was devastated by a flood of nearly biblical dimensions, San Marcos and Wimberley area residents are marking major milestones in the recovery effort.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Updated: Affidavit tells strange tale of suicide attempt, then murder at San Marcos apartment complex

A San Marcos man charged with the city‘s first homicide of the year told investigators he killed his roommate after the suspect agreed to be suffocated with a pillow by the victim, but then changed his mind.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Video: San Marcos police dispatched to check on victim hours before murder

Hours before 20-year-old Francisco Sierra was fatally shot in the head Friday morning, San Marcos police were dispatched to check on his welfare at the request of a crisis hotline operator concerned about his mental health.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

San Marcos police arrest suspect in homicide at Villagio apartments

San Marcos police have a suspect in custody after a man was found dead in his home at the Villagio Apartments at 1850 Aqaurena Springs Drive.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Update: Missing River Road man found at Austin hospital

5:59 p.m. JAN. 22 | San Marcos police are searching for a disabled man last seen on Wednesday outside of his home at 705 River Road. On Wednesday Jan. 20, Raymond Casas walked outside to...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Eads agrees to stay put until San Marcos CISD trustees choose new superintendent

Following a 4-3 vote at a special San Marcos CISD board meeting Tuesday evening, Superintendent Mark Eads will stay in his position on an interim basis until trustees hire a replacement later this year.

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