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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.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

About 150 Lehman High School students stage walkout to protest immigration policy

KYLE — About 150 students walked out of Lehman High School and marched along city streets on Friday in protest of U.S. immigration policy.

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.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

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.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Wimberley area man charged with wife’s murder

NEAR WIMBERLEY — A Wimberley area man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his wife on Thursday at their home in western Hays County.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Woman found dead in Woodcreek North home after calling 911 for help

NEAR WIMBERLEY — Hays County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a woman’s death at her home in the Woodcreek North subdivision this afternoon, moments after her emergency call for help was cut short.

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Police investigating death in Kyle’s Steeplechase Park

KYLE — Kyle police are investigating the death of a man in Steeplechase Park, but do not suspect foul play.

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