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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

SMPD chief Howard Williams to retire Aug. 1

Police Chief Howard E. Williams will retire at the end of July after 36 years in law enforcement and 11 years at the helm of the San Marcos Police Department.

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Austin cop arrested in Hays County for assaulting wife

Hays County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged an off-duty Austin cop this weekend for allegedly assaulting his wife then trying to keep her from calling 911.

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Judge candidates promise race will stick to issues

Hays County judge candidates Jeff Barton and Bert Cobb said their race to the county's top elected office will stick to the issues and stay away from personal slights. Barton and Cobb were among the candidates who...

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Austin man gets 55-year sentence in Hays County

A 29-year-old Austiin man will serve 55 years in prison after a Hays County jury convicted him of an aggravated robbery from 2008. Ronald Glenn Boston was involved in a convenience store robbery in which an 83-year-old...

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Amber Alert issued for Austin girl

Local law enforcement has issued an Amber Alert for Karen Anastacio, a 13-year-old Austin girl last seen Thursday at 8 a.m.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Staples woman sentenced in smuggling case

A Staples woman was sentenced last week in a 2008 smuggling case that originated with a search of a San Marcos mobile home that turned up about two dozen aliens from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua....

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Police release sketch of sexual assault suspect

The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) has released a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in an aggravated sexual assault the morning of July 9 on Burleson Street.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Kyle sisters reported abducted found by police

Anisa Moreno and Moriah Moreno were found by their parents at a gas station near Pleasant Valley Road and Stassney Lane in Austin.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

UPD to decorate civilian heroes

Texas State's University Police Department (UPD) will award its Medal of Heroism to four individuals who risked their lives to save a drowning victim at Sewell Park on March 20.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

KPD seeks person related to taxi death

Kyle police detectives have released a sketch of a man believed to have been with Chung Hsun Weng when the latter exited a moving taxicab on Interstate-35 on Feb. 14. We also have audio of 911 calls...

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