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Monday, December 31st, 2012

A second life for Winn’s Aquarena ‘morning glories’

Decisions over what to do with art that has outlasted its function can be difficult and expensive. They can also lead to unexpectedly appropriate uses for old art.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

The old stone tavern is a classic, a 1930s honky-tonk with a jukebox where people share yarns over cigarettes and beers. It is also widely believed to be haunted.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Four teens face felony burglary, organized crime charges

Four young people were recently arrested in San Marcos and charged with firearm theft, burglary, and organized crime.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Alleged ‘road rage’ incident involving SMPD officer sparks investigations

An alleged "road rage" incident on Wednesday resulted in a City of San Marcos police officer being placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Lightning fire destroys Dripping Springs home

A lightning strike Tuesday morning burned a Dripping Springs residence to the ground, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Court accepts donation of land for Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Hays County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the donation of a tract of land from Wimberley Springs Partners that will add .839 acres to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

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.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Hill Country fire mostly contained

UPDATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: The fire burned about 45 acres and was contained as of 11:30 a.m., said the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. There were no reports of injuries or property damage. STAFF REPORT A fire that...

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Firefighters extinguish Wimberley brush fire

Firefighters extinguished a brush fire that was reported at about 10:50 a.m. near 171 Wolf Creek Pass.

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