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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Police identify man found dead at gas station on Saturday

San Marcos police have identified a man found deceased Saturday at a local convenience store.

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Five years or 50? Jury deliberates Tarr’s punishment

A jury retired behind closed doors late this morning to decide the punishment for Buda area real estate broker Jason Tarr, a lifelong Hays County resident convicted last week of murder and intoxication manslaughter in a fatal...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Police warn of ‘bank jugging’ in San Marcos, New Braunfels

San Marcos Police Department is releasing surveillance video of a “bank jugging” crime following three incidents that occurred in March.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Texas senators Cornyn and Cruz defend Trump’s firing of Comey

The two senators from Texas said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was within the bounds of his authority to fire now-former FBI Director James Comey.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Tarr found guilty of murder in fatal drunken driving collision

Buda area real estate broker Jason Tarr has been found guilty of murder and intoxication manslaughter in the 2014 collision that killed 60-year-old Nancy Sterling Dalton.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Testimony wraps up in Tarr murder, intoxication manslaughter trial

Jason Tarr’s defense attorneys rested their case on Tuesday, seven days into the prominent real estate broker’s trial on murder and intoxication manslaughter charges.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana bill likely won’t reach House floor

House Bill 2107 would expand the “Compassionate Use Act” and allow the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions, such as terminal cancer or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district

The Legislature’s upper body passed legislation that would allow residents in counties along the San Marcos River to vote on whether to create a district that could charge tube rental and shuttle fees.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Election 2017 Results: City, school district elections in Hays County

Voters will decide whether to approve bond sales for capital improvements in the city of San Marcos, San Marcos CISD and Hays CISD.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Senate passes bill to eliminate most vehicle safety inspections

The Texas Senate on Thursday gave its blessing to a bill that would eliminate the state’s vehicle safety inspection requirement for most vehicles.

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