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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Dripping Springs man gets 15 years for bank robbery spree

A month after he lost his Hays County house in foreclosure, Randall Reed began a series of heists scattered across three Central Texas counties. He didn't kill — or even hurt — anyone, but the last of his robberies had deadly consequences nonetheless

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Texas State could get $15M for ‘active shooter’ training

The university’s ALERRT Center may be the main beneficiary of millions of dollars requested by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for law enforcement education in the aftermath of the recent Fort Hood shootings.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

County dedicates highway named for murdered trooper

Scores of state and local law enforcement officers gathered on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn this week to dedicate signage designating a 5.8-mile segment of Interstate 35 as the Trooper Randy Wade Vetter Memorial Highway.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

San Marcos Area Habitat for Humanity buys Victory Gardens property

San Marcos Area Habitat for Humanity will begin construction this spring on the first of two houses in its Victory Gardens affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization program.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

State recognizes Hays County for financial transparency

State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office on Tuesday awarded the Hays County Commissioners court the Leadership Circle Platinum award, the state’s highest designation for financial transparency.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Walton Development names new regional president

Walton Development and Management, a subsidiary of a Calgary, Alberta-based international conglomerate, has named John Vick president of its South Central United States region.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Man shoots at firefighters then falls asleep with rifle, police say

Kyle police have arrested a man they believe fired at least one shot at firefighters early today in the Sunset Ridge mobile home park.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Update: Suspect in Kyle murder arrested in Williamson County

Carlos Edward Fernandez’s death is the second homicide in less than a month on the city’s gritty eastside.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

PEC board candidates to make debut at April 24 forum

The Johnson City event will also include discussion of a ballot referendum on whether to elect board directors by single-member districts instead of current at-large voting.

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...

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