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Monday, February 8th, 2016

Texas State stages crowd-pleasing ‘Spelling Bee’ musical this month

Texas State University’s theatre and dance department is will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Feb. 16-21 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre at the university’s Performing Arts Center.

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, February 5th, 2016

H-E-B collecting donations for ‘Souper Bowl’ madness

The Hays County Food Bank is expecting to receive over 2,000 cans of food this February thanks to local H-E-B stores.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Bomb squad detonates old construction charge in San Marcos park

The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad detonated what officers believed to be an old explosive charge left over from flood control dam construction in the Lower Purgatory Creek Natural Area on Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

San Marcos police search for hit-and-run suspect

San Marcos police are looking for a suspect in a Sunday hit-and-run that sent a man to the hospital.

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...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Nominations open for two Pedernales Electric board director seats

This in today from Pedernales Electric Cooperative spokesperson Kay Jarvis about a forthcoming election for two board of director seats: District 4, which encompasses Wimberley, Dripping Springs and much of western Hays County, and District 5, which...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Kwik Chek, McCraw Oil make donation to CASA of Central Texas

An annual golf tournament hosted by Bonham-based Kwik Chek Food Stores and McCraw Oil has raised $60,000 for 11 non-profit child advocacy agencies including CASA of Central Texas Inc.

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