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Friday, February 5th, 2016

San Marcos police arrest suspect in homicide at Villagio apartments

San Marcos police have a suspect in custody after a man was found dead in his home at the Villagio Apartments at 1850 Aqaurena Springs Drive.

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Mutschlechner’s alleged murderer admitted ‘responsibility’ in shooting, police say

Investigators who interviewed Eric Jamal Johnson in the Yuma, Ariz. jail say he asked them to convey his sympathy to the family and friends of Sara Mutschlechner, the 20-year-old college junior he is charged with killing early...

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Kyle police identify dead, injured in Interstate 35 wreck

UPDATE 12:04 p.m. JAN. 9 | Kyle police have identified the man who died on Thursday when his car was struck while waiting at a stop sign.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Amateur rapper-turned-U.S. Marine charged in homicide of San Marcos alumna

UPDATED 12:57 p.m. JAN. 6 | Eric Jamal Johnson, the active-duty U.S. Marine charged in the murder of a San Marcos High School alumna, was among guests at an early morning New Year’s Day house...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Man arrested in Arizona for murder of Sara Mutschlechner

A man arrested in Yuma, Ariz. this morning by U.S. marshals is charged with murder in the New Years Day homicide of Sara Mutschlechner, a 20-year-old San Marcos High School alumna and former Martindale resident.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas State student shot dead during home invasion

A San Marcos man died of gunshot wounds Sunday after police say three men attempted to rob an apartment he was visiting.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Ramos gets 35 years for Driftwood murder, assaults

A Hays County jury today sentenced 28-year-old Louis Anthony Ramos to 35 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division in the murder of 38-year-old Johnny Saxon.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Weather service issues flood advisory for eastern Hays County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for an area of a portion of eastern Hays County that encompasses San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and Wimberley. The advisory is in effect until 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

It’s a deal: Amazon picks San Marcos for massive distribution hub

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos.

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