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Friday, February 19th, 2016

22-year-old San Marcos man allegedly at fault in I-35 collision that killed four people

UPDATED 3:53 p.m. FEB. 19: Investigators have identified a San Marcos man allegedly at fault in a deadly Interstate 35 wreck this morning as Wilson Rene Molinares, a 22-year-old computer science undergraduate at Texas State.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Q&A: Challengers want expanded role for Hays County Pct. 5 constable’s office

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Hays County Pct. 5 Constable Matt Mancillas says he limits his focus to a constable’s duties under the state constitution: To serve legal papers such as court summons and eviction notices and to...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

TxDOT finishes new Interstate 35 ramps, overpass turnarounds in Buda, Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed an $11.6 million package of Interstate 35 construction intended to improve safety and ease congestion in Buda and Kyle.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Q&A: Veteran peace officers take on 10-term incumbent for Hays County Pct. 2 constable

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Hays County’s longest-serving elected official, Pct. 2 Constable James H. Kohler, couldn’t be more confident that he will win his eleventh consecutive general election this fall. First, he must beat longtime peace officers...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Video: Cutler, Ratliff rumble face-to-face during Hays County sheriff’s debate

Meeting opponent Tommy Ratliff face-to-face on the eve of early voting, Sheriff Gary Cutler said at the outset that he intended to keep discussion focused on policy issues facing Hays County’s largest law enforcement agency. Said Cutler,...

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Election 2016: Where to vote early in Hays County Democratic, Republican primaries

Early voting for the March 1 party primary elections begins Tuesday, Feb. 16 and ends Friday, Feb. 26 at locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Wimberley and Dripping Springs, according to Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Novelist Leslie Jamison to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Leslie Jamison will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, Feb. 25 and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center on Friday, Feb. 26.

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derailed: Union Pacific puts brakes on Austin-San Antonio commuter rail

Union Pacific will no longer consider rerouting its Central Texas freight traffic to make way for commuter rail between Georgetown and San Antonio, quite possibly killing the decade-old effort to build a regional rail transit system.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Q&A: Cutler, Ratliff field questions in their third face-off for Hays County sheriff

ELECTION 2016 VIDEO | Former Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff (R-Kyle) — running to regain the office he lost in 2010 — had the stage to himself at the Hays County League of Women Voters’...

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

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