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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Single vehicle crash kills Seguin woman

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle traffic collision that killed a Seguin woman and injured her brother at at about 11:18 a.m. July 12 in the 1900 block Texas 123.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Senate authorizes special San Marcos River recreation district

The Legislature’s upper body passed legislation that would allow residents in counties along the San Marcos River to vote on whether to create a district that could charge tube rental and shuttle fees.

Monday, March 20th, 2017

San Marcos, Hays County open new overpass at Texas 123, Wonder World Drive

City, county and state leaders celebrated the completion of a new overpass today at the heavily travelled Texas 123-Wonder World Drive intersection in eastern San Marcos.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

San Antonio congressman Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

A Central Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Suspect arrested in New Braunfels, Schertz bank robberies

NEW BRAUNFELS — A man suspected of robbing banks last month in New Braunfels and Schertz has been arrested by federal, state and local authorities.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Amtrak studying San Antonio-Austin commuter rail service

WITH AUDIO | Amtrak says it is conducting a feasibility study for offering commuter service along there Interstate 35 between Georgetown and San Antonio, including the mid-cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Texas State student dragged by river shuttle bus, sheriff says

Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Texas State University student whose body was found this weekend beneath a shuttle bus at a popular concert and water recreation venue on the San Marcos River.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Texas ties vehicle registration to child support

Parents who are more than 180 days late on child support payments can have their vehicle registration renewals blocked starting in December at the request of the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

CAMPO vote signals the end for Lone Star Rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gave the Lone Star Rail District an all but fatal kick in the caboose on Monday night.

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