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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Williams says city safe as police arrest intruder

In the wake of the latest arrest for a San Marcos home invasion, San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams said a recent wave of headline violence does not characterize the frequency of violent crime within the city limits.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Williams suspends 'just a dog' officer

San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams has suspended the officer who brought national attention to the city in August 2008 after telling a couple rushing their dying poodle to a veternarian that their pet was "just a...

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Police still investigating Chestnut homicides

The Hays County District Attorney's office said this week that it will not comment as it decides whether to press charges in a botched burglary that ended in the shooting deaths of two people earlier this month.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Updated: Two dead in San Marcos shooting

San Marcos police say they don't anticipate filing charges against a Chestnut Street resident whose gun shots killed two Luling teenagers in a bungled home invasion early Friday morning. Police have charged a third Luling teen with...

Friday, September 4th, 2009

No charges anticipated for robbery victim who shot assailants

San Marcos police do not anticipate filing criminal charges against a resident who shot three Luling teenagers, killing two, early Friday morning after they broke into his home in a west San Marcos neighborhood in an attempted...

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Two teens dead, one hurt in botched home invasion robbery

Two Luling teenagers are dead and a third seriously wounded after they were shot by a resident in an attempted home invasion early Friday in San Marcos.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Cops prepare for student rush on bars

Extended bar hours on the downtown square appear to be drawing night visitors to San Marcos. How will these new patrons mix with Texas State students when they return within the month? It's too early to tell.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

SMCISD honors law enforcement

San Marcos CISD and the San Marcos Education Foundation recently honored area law enforcement personnel at its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast.

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

San Marcos police honor heroic officers, civilians

Officer Candace Brinkkoeter was awarded a Police Medal of Honor for pulling a semi-conscious man from a burning vehicle in March last year. She was among honorees at a San Marcos Police Department ceremony this month.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

SMPD begins 'cite and release' option

San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Chief Howard Williams said a new program of options to cite and release certain minor offenders without immediately putting them in jail is the best way to administer justice.

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