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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Video: Suspect connected to ‘lion’s share’ of I-35 rock-throwing in Austin, chief says

Police have arrested a man that chief Art Acevedo says is responsible for the “lion’s share” of a two-year scourge of rock-throwing that seriously injured at least three people on Interstate 35.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

UT steps up security after body found on campus

Urging students to be more careful on campus, University of Texas at Austin officials are stepping up security after determining that a body found on campus this week belonged to a freshman dance student.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Man shot by Austin police was suspect in San Marcos car burglaries

The man killed in an Austin officer-involved shooting Sunday was a suspect in multiple recent thefts and vehicle burglaries in San Marcos.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Federal lawsuit claims excessive force by Austin police

One week after an Austin police officer shot and killed an unarmed, black 17-year-old, two San Antonio tourists filed a federal excessive force lawsuit against several Austin Police Department officers.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Power line installation to briefly close Interstate 35 in Austin

Interstate 35 — both the north- and south-bound main lanes between St. Johns Avenue and U.S. 183 — will be closed to traffic Sunday morning so Austin Energy can install new power lines.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Waco biker gang shootout doesn’t slow open carry’s roll in the Texas Legislature

WITH VIDEO | The day after a deadly confrontation between rival biker gangs in Waco, top Texas lawmakers defended a proposal to loosen the state's handgun laws.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

San Marcos smoke shop shooting suspect released from Hays County jail (for now)

UPDATED | The man accused in the bloody botched robbery of a North Campus area smoke shop was released from police custody this month as prosecutors work to assemble enough evidence to secure an indictment.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

San Marcos police mark ‘changing of the guard’

New San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp presided over a badge-pinning ceremony this month commemorating the installation of a new top-level command staff as well as other recent promotions.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Dripping Springs man gets 15 years for bank robbery spree

A month after he lost his Hays County house in foreclosure, Randall Reed began a series of heists scattered across three Central Texas counties. He didn't kill — or even hurt — anyone, but the last of...

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