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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Letter: Hays County fire, EMS chiefs back bond proposals, ESD expansion

The first responders urge residents to vote for Hays County bond props. 1 and 2; creation of Hays County Emergency Service District No. 9; and expansion of ESD No. 7.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

San Marcos officials lobby for federal flood relief funds

Battered by two once-in-a-lifetime floods in the span of six months, San Marcos officials are lobbying for federal funds to reduce the risk to life and property next time.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Man charged with arsons at San Marcos fast food restaurants

James David Burleigh, 28, is charged with three counts of arson, second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fines of up to $10,000 per offense. He is being held at the Hays...

Monday, July 6th, 2015

By the Numbers: Sobering new damage assessments of the Memorial Day weekend flood

INTERACTIVE | As Wimberley and San Marcos inventory what the river took — and what it left behind — the Memorial Day weekend flood’s staggering size and scope reveals itself incrementally. These are the latest statistics,...

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Curbside car fire ends in San Marcos man’s arson arrest

A San Marcos man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly setting fire to a car parked outside his family’s home in the 100 block of Riverside Drive.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

San Marcos firefighters recognized, promoted at annual ceremony

Firefighter Jordan Hutton, left, was named San Marcos Firefighter of the Year by his peers. Fire Chief Les Stephens presents the award to Hutton during the department’s annual ceremony in February. PHOTO by DON ANDERS — SUBMITTED...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Updated: C.M. Allen lanes closed for sewage spill fix (video)

Both southbound lanes of C.M. Allen Parkway at University Drive are closed today as contractors patch up a wastewater system failure that caused as many as 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage to spill into the San Marcos...

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Updated: Firefighters extinguish eastside grassfires

San Marcos and South Hays firefighters doused at least two grassfires along the east side of Texas 123 this afternoon, one of which burned about five acres.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Graffiti led fire marshal to suspected fish hatchery arsonists

Graffiti left at the scene led Fire Marshal Ken Bell to three local teens charged with setting the blaze that severely damaged the century-old fish hatchery building at San Marcos Plaza Park.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Suspects arrested for vehicle burglaries near Stokes Park

San Marcos police and park rangers arrested two suspects in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred Sunday afternoon in the 600 block of Cape Road near Stokes Park.

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