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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I-35 traffic stop snags illegal immigrant smuggler

Kyle police pulled over a sport utility vehicle hauling a dozen illegal immigrants holed up in a horse trailer Sunday night, police say.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Dead body found under San Marcos bridge

A homeless man found the body of 52-year-old Augustine Vasquez under a small bridge in the 800 block of Patton near HEB Park on Tuesday morning. The discovery marks the second time in 2011 that a dead...

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

San Marcos awarded over $12 million in highway funds

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy board of directors awarded the City of San Marcos $6 million to widen and improve Hunter Road and $6.2 million for intersection improvements at Loop 82 and State Highway...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Substation outages knock out power in parts of San Marcos

Two San Marcos electric substations were knocked out simultaneously at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, leaving parts of the city without electricity for about an hour and a half.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

San Marcos to host regional internship fair

San Marcos will play host to a regional internship fair expected to attract employers from eight cities and chambers of commerce.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Texas State class helps hungry families

Students in the Writing for Public Relations course recently promoted a food drive and delivered 162 pounds of food to the Hays County Food Bank.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Border war: San Marcos, Kyle tussle over territory

San Marcos City Council members on Tuesday laughed at a request from neighboring city of Kyle to give up 1,160 acres of future territory where an aspiring developer envisions a massive subdivision stretching from Interstate 35 to...

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Hays County looks to buy local LCRA water system

Concerned that a Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) water system serving a small part of Hays County might fall into private hands, Hays County commissioners are preparing a bid. LCRA officials say they have put $140 million...

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

County to state: Stop dragging on road projects

Hays County commissioners are calling on state and federal agencies to streamline the review process for road projects. For example, the county still hasn't received approval for improvements to FM 1626, which the county submitted to the...

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Snow, ice, cause car wrecks, shut down city

Snow and ice covered the roads in and around San Marcos late Thursday night and Friday morning, forcing schools and government offices to close while many private concerns either opened late or stay closed. More cold temperatures...

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