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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Family dog kills two-month-old baby in San Marcos

San Marcos animal control officers have impounded a family dog that investigators say killed a baby in her home Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

CAMPO gives boost to regional park-and-ride plan

A beleaguered plan to build a pack of new park-and-rides across the Austin metropolitan area finally caught a break on Monday evening. The proposals include a commuter lot in Dripping Springs.

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.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

San Marcos to dedicate newest mural, funded with hotel tax revenue

The city of San Marcos will dedicate the newest mural project at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The mural, titled “The Electric Juice Progression,” was designed and painted by artists Chase Hayles and Kelsey Huckaby.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Mark Hendricks, 1953 to 2017

Award-winning journalist and long-time Texas State University spokesperson Mark Steven Hendrick died Jan. 3 at the age of 63.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Texas wine, beer tasting to benefit Hays County womens’ league

Quail Creek Country Club will play host this month to a Texas wine and beer tasting held each year as a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters of Hays County.

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Hays County

The Hays County Local Health Department has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a local, travel-associated case of Zika virus infection in Hays...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

San Marcos city manager Jared Miller named finalist for Amarillo job

Less than three years after taking the city of San Marcos’s top administrative job, Jared Miller has turned up as one of five finalists for Amarillo city manager.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

CTMC acquires new MRI machine

Central Texas Medical Center has invested in a new magnetic resonance imaging machine with a larger, 28-inch bore designed to be more comfortable for patients who suffer from claustrophobia.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Thomaides edges out Becerra in San Marcos mayor nail-biter

UPDATED 10:30 p.m. DEC. 13 | Longtime council member John Thomaides squeaked out a narrow victory over challenger Ruben Becerra in an embittered runoff election for San Marcos mayor.

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