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Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Abbott proposes removing any officeholder who ‘promotes sanctuary cities’

Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he and state lawmakers will pursue legislation that would “remove from office any officeholder who promotes sanctuary cities.”

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Reward increased for arrest in New Braunfels bank robbery

NEW BRAUNFELS — As the investigation into Tuesday’s bank robbery in New Braunfels continues, NBPD detectives are releasing photos of the suspect and Comal County Crime Stoppers is issuing an increased reward.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

San Marcos council to set $31.7M bond election

Acting on recommendations from a task force it appointed to evaluate municipal building needs, the San Marcos City Council has instructed staff to prepare a bond election to pay for police, fire and library facilities.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Man commits suicide in parked car at San Marcos shopping center

What began as a request for help getting a vehicle back to its original owner ended with a man dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon, San Marcos officials say.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Gov. Abbott demands Travis County reverse new ‘sanctuary’ policy

Gov. Greg Abbott is formally demanding that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez reverse her new policy on cooperation with federal immigration authorities or lose state dollars, further escalating a showdown over "sanctuary cities" that have been in...

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Travis County sheriff announces new ‘sanctuary’ policy

A Friday announcement by newly-elected Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez that her office would reduce cooperation with federal immigration authorities will set up a showdown with Texas Republican leaders, especially Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan...

Friday, January 20th, 2017

San Marcos police await autopsy results in infant’s death

San Marcos police investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office on an infant police believe was killed by the family dog Tuesday, a city spokesperson said today.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Texas State student dies in fatal motorcycle collision

San Marcos police have identified the victim of a deadly motorcycle crash. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Dripping Springs teen, wanted for beating his mother, arrested in Illinois

ALTON, Ill. — U.S. marshals have arrested a 17-year-old Dripping Springs man accused of beating and stabbing his mother and then fleeing in her car.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hays sheriff seeks teen who allegedly beat, stabbed mom

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a teen allegedly attacked his mother Tuesday morning in Dripping Springs and then fled the scene in her vehicle.

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