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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Onward and upward

Since we founded the Mercury seven years ago, the joys have multiplied. Our scrappy little outfit emerged about three years as the city’s single most important news source. In an industry of constant revolution and evolution — as competitors have come and gone — I’m proud to announce that we’ve maintained that position.

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hays County jury acquits Kyle teen who struck, killed jogger

Following five hours of deliberations on Thursday, a Hays County jury acquitted 19-year-old Nathanael Eddleman of felony failure to stop and render aid after he fatally struck a nighttime jogger in Kyle more than two years ago.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Texans asked to curb electricity use this afternoon

BREAKING NEWS | The operator of the electric grid that covers most of the state called for Texans to temporarily curb their electricity use for a few hours on Thursday afternoon as record-breaking demands strain the state’s...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Hays CISD retires ‘Dixie’ as high school fight song

Fifteen years after it dropped a Confederate battle flag as its official school symbol, Hays High School has retired ‘Dixie’ as its school song.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Police identify man who drowned near Children’s Park

Police have identified a San Marcos man who drowned in the San Marcos River on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Lost bull makes unscheduled tour of Texas State University campus

A runaway bull wandered onto campus around 11 a.m. Wednesday before being captured by local police, animal control and cowboys.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes Amazon.com will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Arts commission award honors keepers of San Marcos culture

The San Marcos Arts Commission is calling for nominations for an annual award honoring individuals or organizations that have substantially enriched the community’s cultural and artistic life.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

‘El Chapo’ escape underscores urgency of drug law reform, advocates say

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's brazen escape last week from a maximum-security Mexican prison prompted anger from U.S. officials. Advocates who want to see changes to drug laws argue now is the time to reassess current policies.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Federal, state agencies open disaster recovery center in Blanco

UPDATED 11:08 a.m. JULY 12 | State and federal agencies have opened a one-stop disaster recovery center in this tiny Hill Country town where the Memorial Day weekend flood first claimed lives and property.

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