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Monday, November 25th, 2013

Police release sketches of kidnapping, rape suspects

Police today released composite sketches of three suspects in the Nov. 6 kidnapping, beating and sexual assault of a woman in the presence of her 4-year-old daughter, a brazen daytime crime that rattled the community and stoke fears about challenged San Marcos’ conception of itself as a small, peaceful university town.

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Audio: GOP push to loosen gun laws may rankle law enforcement

Top GOP candidates in Texas have been burnishing their Second Amendment credentials by expressing support for looser gun laws, like the ability to carry firearms openly. But Republicans' efforts could put them at odds with law enforcement groups.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Crime Stoppers seeks man who robbed downtown shop

Police investigators say they have exhausted all their leads five months after a customer chatted up a downtown store clerk then threatened her with a gun, grabbed cash out of the register and ran.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Update: Scorned ex-boyfriend killed couple, then self

After killing his ex-girlfriend and her current lover, Daniel Stillwell killed himself by driving off the Devil’s Backbone, a winding, ridgetop ranch road in Comal County.

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Sheriff’s office seeks robbery suspect

Hays County deputies are looking for a man who robbed the Hays City Store and Café Thursday morning.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

San Marcos men plead guilty in grisly Mexican Mafia hit

After one of their co-defendants cut a deal to testify for prosecutors, two local Mexican Mafia members pled guilty this week to charges related to the grisly 2010 murder of a fellow gang member who they suspected...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

San Marcos woman gets life for sixth DWI

A San Marcos woman has been sentenced to life in prison by a Hays County jury for her sixth conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Police seek help in solving robberies

San Marcos police are asking for help as they attempt to solve a string of recent aggravated robberies. The police say three of the four incidents appear to be related and possibly committed by the same individual.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Deputies find child endangered in swimming pool

Hays County officials are investigating a matter of a child found floating, apparently unconscious, in a swimming pool Monday in Kyle.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Zetas leaders captured in Nuevo León

Authorities confirmed Miguel Treviño Morales was captured at 3:45 a.m. local time in the municipality of Anáhuac, Nuevo León, and not in Nuevo Laredo, as originally reported. Anáhuac is located on the outskirts of Nuevo León and...

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