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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Kyle teen killed in hit-and-run on FM 2001

NIEDERWALD — A Kyle teen was killed Monday after he was struck while walking along FM 2001 in the Niederwald city limits by a pickup truck.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Ranch Road 12

One man was killed in a single vehicle accident Tuesday after his motorcycle traveled off of Ranch Road 12 south of Dripping Springs.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Wimberley teen killed in Ranch Road 12 wreck

A Wimberley teenager was killed along Ranch Road 12 Monday after he drove off the road and over-corrected into the path of a sports-utility vehicle.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Six die in wrecks during bloody week on Hays, Caldwell highways

A man died Friday morning when his motorcycle was struck by a passenger car on southbound Interstate 35 in Kyle. A day earlier, five people including a child were killed in a sports-utility vehicle rollover on Texas...

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Authorities seek man for questioning in car arson at Texas Capitol

WITH VIDEO | A man involved in "suspicious activity" near the Texas House speaker's office is also being sought for questioning about a car fire outside the Capitol last week, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman...

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

San Marcos smoke shop shooting suspect released from Hays County jail (for now)

UPDATED | The man accused in the bloody botched robbery of a North Campus area smoke shop was released from police custody this month as prosecutors work to assemble enough evidence to secure an indictment.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Abbott plans to add $4 billion to road funding

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott wants to add $4 billion each year to build and maintain Texas roads, nearly closing the annual budget shortfall at the Texas Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Lawmakers approve $86 million for border surge

The Legislative Budget Board approved another $86 million to continue heightened law enforcement at the border, though some questioned whether the funds could be better used elsewhere.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Prominent Hays County realtor arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

A fatal crash Monday evening on FM 1626 in northern Hays County ended with Buda realtor Jason Floyd Tarr, 37, being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera.

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