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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Lockhart man struck, killed by big rig while walking on I-35 in San Marcos

San Marcos police are investigating an auto-pedestrian collision Tuesday afternoon that claimed the life of a Lockhart man on Interstate 35.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Driver surcharge program relies on lender hit with $10M fine by feds

Texas sends people who want to make cash payments under the Driver Responsibility Program to ACE Cash Express, which last week agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it harassed borrowers.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Head-on collision near Dripping Springs kills two men; injures woman, child

WITH VIDEO | Two people were killed and two others badly injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 290 near the Hays-Travis counties line early Saturday.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Updated: Suspect in Driftwood murder nabbed near Wimberley

Witnesses told authorities that Louis Antonio Ramos Jr., 27, “had been shot in the knee prior to altercation” that killed a Driftwood area man Wednesday evening, according to court records obtained by the San Marcos Mercury.

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Naked escapee plucked from woods hours after Kyle prison break

Kendrick Rishard Davis, 34, was found near the intersection of East Post Road and FM 150 at about 8 p.m. April 26, less than a mile from the minimum-security Kyle Correctional Facility where he was serving a...

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

State seizes polygamist group’s ranch in West Texas

Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch this week.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

County dedicates highway named for murdered trooper

Scores of state and local law enforcement officers gathered on the Old Hays County Courthouse lawn this week to dedicate signage designating a 5.8-mile segment of Interstate 35 as the Trooper Randy Wade Vetter Memorial Highway.

Monday, September 30th, 2013

DPS to issue election IDs at three San Marcos locations

Hays County residents can secure the photo IDs they will need to vote on Nov. 5 — and in other future elections — on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 2 at three locations in San Marcos.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

DPS expands surcharge relief for poor

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday the start of a second program to help poor drivers pay off expensive surcharges and get their driver’s licenses back.

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