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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, November 18th, 2013

Audio: GOP push to loosen gun laws may rankle law enforcement

Top GOP candidates in Texas have been burnishing their Second Amendment credentials by expressing support for looser gun laws, like the ability to carry firearms openly. But Republicans' efforts could put them at odds with law enforcement groups.

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Bill would restrict use of cell phone records by police

Seeking to regulate the use of cell phone records in investigations by law enforcement, Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would force police and prosecutors to get a warrant before obtaining such records.