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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Two men arrested after drug raid east of San Marcos

Hays County narcotics officers seized weapons and illegal drugs during a raid on a San Marcos area home on Friday.

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed in Canyon Lake

Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake.

Monday, June 12th, 2017

San Antonio, El Paso voters choose new mayors

Voters in San Antonio ousted incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor on Saturday and elected Ron Nirenberg. In El Paso, former Republican state Rep. Dee Margo will take the helm of the state's largest border city.

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

San Marcos police bust hardware store burglars in the act

San Marcos police have arrested three San Antonio men accused of burglarizing two hardware stores May 25 and another store June 1.

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.

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