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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.

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...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Randian hero Ron Paul to address young libertarians at Texas State

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, the Lake Jackson gynecologist whose three unsuccessful presidential bids galvanized adherents of undiluted Randian libertarianism, will address a convention of young conservatives this weekend in San Marcos.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Van de Putte plans San Marcos visit in bid to mobilize Hays County Democrats

Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic Party’s nominee for Texas lieutenant governor, will rally volunteers visiting voters door-to-door on Saturday as part of an all-day effort to round up support in San Marcos and Kyle for the...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Embittered feud sends Driftwood restaurateur to jail twice in three days

Noted chef and entrepreneur Damian Mandola allegedly stole an $18 bottle of wine from his former business partner and later vandalized a vehicle belonging to the man’s employee | WITH VIDEO

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

CTMC, Blue Cross wait for the other to blink in contract dispute

After negotiations stalled in the days before an April 6 midnight deadline, Central Texas Medical Center and three other Adventist Health System hospitals in Texas have left Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas’ provider network.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Buda teen surrenders in fatal Kyle stabbing

A Buda man charged with killing 20-year-old Ulisis Garcia of Kyle turned himself in to the Travis County jail on Tuesday. | WITH VIDEO

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