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Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Gov. Abbott demands Travis County reverse new “sanctuary” policy

Gov. Greg Abbott is formally demanding that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez reverse her new policy on cooperation with federal immigration authorities or lose state dollars, further escalating a showdown over "sanctuary cities" that have been in the crosshairs of Republican officials.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Travis County sheriff announces new ‘sanctuary’ policy

A Friday announcement by newly-elected Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez that her office would reduce cooperation with federal immigration authorities will set up a showdown with Texas Republican leaders, especially Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan...

Friday, January 20th, 2017

San Marcos police await autopsy results in infant’s death

San Marcos police investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office on an infant police believe was killed by the family dog Tuesday, a city spokesperson said today.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Texas State student dies in fatal motorcycle collision

San Marcos police have identified the victim of a deadly motorcycle crash. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Dripping Springs teen, wanted for beating his mother, arrested in Illinois

ALTON, Ill. — U.S. marshals have arrested a 17-year-old Dripping Springs man accused of beating and stabbing his mother and then fleeing in her car.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

San Marcos city manager resigns after taking Amarillo job

San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller announced his resignation at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Assistant city manager Collette Jamison has been named interim manager.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hays sheriff seeks teen who allegedly beat, stabbed mom

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a teen allegedly attacked his mother Tuesday morning in Dripping Springs and then fled the scene in her vehicle.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Family dog kills two-month-old baby in San Marcos

San Marcos animal control officers have impounded a family dog that investigators say killed a baby in her home Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

H-E-B CEO Charles Butt pledges $100M to public schools nonprofit

Touting a $100 million investment from H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, public school officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Holdsworth Center, a nonprofit organization that will work with school districts.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

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