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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Cyclist struck, killed by train near San Marcos Activity Center

A Union Pacific train hit a bicyclist who was riding near the tracks near the San Marcos Activity Center Thursday afternoon, fatally injuring the cyclist and blocking traffic on Hopkins Street in both directions.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Thomaides to run for San Marcos mayor as Guerrero declines re-election bid

Veteran council member John Thomaides announced a second bid for San Marcos mayor this week, a day after incumbent Daniel Guerrero said he would not seek a fourth term.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Construction to close Interstate 35 at Yarrington Road, Slaughter Creek

The main lanes of Interstate 35 will be closed in north San Marcos and south Austin overnight starting next week for bridge replacement projects.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hays officials on alert during emergency discharge from rain-swollen reservoir

UPDATED 5:05 a.m. JUNE 2: Hays County officials are urging residents along Porter and Plum creeks east of Kyle to be prepared to evacuate their homes during an ongoing emergency discharge of water from a rain-swollen...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Soaked Hays, Caldwell counties brace for more rain

UPDATED 5:15 p.m. MAY 31: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Thursday morning for Hays, Caldwell and a 31 other counties in central and south Texas.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016: Hays County primary voters go for Cruz, Sanders

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Election 2016 Results: Hays County Republican, Democratic primaries

Election results will be posted here as they are released by the Hays County Elections Office for the 2016 Republican and Democratic party primaries.

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.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Updated: Affidavit tells strange tale of suicide attempt, then murder at San Marcos apartment complex

A San Marcos man charged with the city‘s first homicide of the year told investigators he killed his roommate after the suspect agreed to be suffocated with a pillow by the victim, but then changed his mind.

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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