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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Texans asked to curb electricity use this afternoon

BREAKING NEWS | The operator of the electric grid that covers most of the state called for Texans to temporarily curb their electricity use for a few hours on Thursday afternoon as record-breaking demands strain the state’s energy resources.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

All eyes on Seattle after San Marcos council unanimously approves Amazon deal

Writing a big check it hopes Amazon.com will not wait to cash, the San Marcos City Council approved a package of economic development incentives aimed at landing a mammoth new distribution center and the hundreds of full-time...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Amazon eyes San Marcos for $191M fulfillment center

UPDATED 8:13 p.m. JULY 21 | Amazon.com executives are considering locating a $191 million fulfillment center on East McCarty Lane in south San Marcos, a project that would carry the promise of at least 350 full-time jobs,...

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

San Marcos, Martindale areas under flash flood warning

UPDATED 10:39 p.m. JUNE 28 | The National Weather Service has upgraded its flood advisory for the San Marcos and Martindale areas to a flash flood warning.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

SMPD investigates fatal shooting on River Road

One man is dead and two others are injured after an early morning shooting on River Road.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Hays, Caldwell counties under tornado watch

UPDATED 6:55 p.m. JUNE 16 | The National Weather Service has issued a sweeping tornado watch for 61 counties in Texas including Hays and Caldwell counties. The watch is in effect until midnight.

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Soggy Central Texas under flash flood watch as tropical system approaches coast

VIDEO UPDATED 5:30 a.m. JUNE 16 | Twenty counties in saturated Central Texas — including Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe and Comal counties — are under a flash flood watch issued today by the National Weather Service...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

San Marcos police identify elderly couple dead in shooting, suicide

WITH VIDEO | The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a shooting at Central Texas Medical Center Tuesday morning, June 9 that left a husband and wife dead in the wife’s patient room.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Body found on Saturday identified as last missing adult

A search team recovered the body of an adult male near the Blanco River at Bluffview Drive in the Wimberley area Saturday afternoon, June 6. No identification has been made pending autopsy.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Three FEMA, SBA offices now open in Hays County

UPDATE 10:59 a.m. JUNE 7 | The expanded list includes Caldwell, Bastrop, Blanco, Guadalupe, Travis and Williamson counties in Central Texas. Residents in those counties are now potentially eligible for emergency grants or loans administered...

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