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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Classic car fundraiser planned to fight domestic violence

Friends of the Family Justice Center will host a fundraiser on Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Kyle asks DA to investigate financial woes

The Kyle City Council voted on Tuesday to ask Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe to investigate whether any laws were broken when previous city management appears to have used fund balances and money borrowed through general...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Establishment turns out strong for Nichol’s council bid

A slew of political heavy hitters, including the district attorney and sheriff, turned out on Thursday to help Terry Nichols launch his bid for Place 3 on the San Marcos City Council.

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Attorney general drops abuse charges against Velte, wife

A visiting judge on Monday dismissed sexual and physical abuse charges against former district attorney candidate Paul C. Velte IV after the accuser, his 16-year-old stepdaughter, said she didn’t want to testify in court.

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

DA drops murder charge in ‘Harry Potter’ home intrusion

The Hays County District Attorney’s Office has thrown out two murder charges, one of them capital murder, that had been lodged against a teenager who participated in a botched 2009 drug heist in San Marcos that left...

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

With guru on the lam, ashram changes name

A Hays County-based Hindu ashram has changed its name while their beloved guru remains a wanted fugitive, officials say.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hindu guru’s sexual abuse trial enters second week

Almost three years following his indictment, Hindu guru Prakashanand Saraswati is now in court facing 20 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact that allegedly took place at a Hays County ashram in the mid-1990s....

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Mexican Mafia murder suspect remains in jail after judge nixes bond reduction

One of the four murder suspects in the killing of a Lockhart man, all of whom authorities say are linked to the Mexican Mafia, was denied a bond reduction during a hearing on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Former SMHS teacher pleads guilty to improper relationship

William Shawn Harris, the former San Marcos High School teacher charged with six felony counts of improper relationship with a student, recently pled guilty to one count. A court will decide whether to accept the agreement this...

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Judge won’t suppress testimony in Hindu guru’s sex crime trial

Testimony of a woman who was allegedly molested as a teen by an internationally known Hays County Hindu leader will be admissible in court despite a missing video recording of an investigator's interview with the accuser, 22nd...

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