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Monday, February 20th, 2017

More than 1,800 votes went uncounted in Hays County election

Hays County election workers failed to count 1,816 votes cast in last November’s general election as a result of “preventable human error,” the county’s new election administrator said on Monday.

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Hays County officials ask residents to report storm damage

The Hays County Emergency Management Office is seeking information about the storms that brought high winds, hail, lightning and heavy rain to much of Hays County on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

About 150 Lehman High School students stage walkout to protest immigration policy

KYLE — About 150 students walked out of Lehman High School and marched along city streets on Friday in protest of U.S. immigration policy.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

New Harris County policy reignites marijuana decriminalization debate

After Harris County’s move to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, Texas lawmakers disagree about whether local jurisdictions have the discretion to enact such policies.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

San Marcos calls bond election for public safety, library facilities

The San Marcos City Council formally called for a bond election to pay for police, fire and library facilities during a special meeting on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Bomb squad explodes ‘suspicious device’ in San Marcos park

A bomb squad exploded a “suspicious device” found this evening at a San Marcos park, but officials say it turned out not to be explosive.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

UP posting flaggers at San Marcos railroad crossings in case of malfunction

Union Pacific Rail Road will post flaggers at street crossings across San Marcos on Wednesday and Thursday in case gates malfunction during installation of a new railroad crossing on Post Road.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Immigrants picked up, but no massive raids, authorities say

U.S. and Mexican authorities are pushing back against reports of widespread raids that have sown panic in immigrant communities. But the “targeted operation” appears to be the largest of its kind since President Trump took office.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

San Marcos police investigate first homicide of the year

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide occurring at an apartment complex yesterday evening.

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