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Monday, September 29th, 2014

Sheriff’s office looking for suspect in fatal stabbing east of Kyle

UPDATED 8:38 p.m. SEPT 29 | Hays County Sheriff’s office deputies are looking for the last person seen with a man whose lifeless body was found Monday alongside a residential street east of Kyle.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Police arrest suspect in smoke shop shooting

San Marcos police arrested a suspect late last week in the shooting of a North Campus area store clerk.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Attempted kidnapping suspect arrested in Austin

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested a man Thursday just afternoon in North Austin who is accused of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in San Marcos earlier this month.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Harrowing video shows smoke shop clerk in fierce fight for his life

About a minute of security camera footage released by police captures the intense life-and-death struggle between an employee of a North Campus area smoke shop and an armed robber. During the brawl, the clerk, 25-year-old Patrick William...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Police obtain arrest warrant in Walmart attempted kidnapping

San Marcos police have identified the individual captured on video at the San Marcos Walmart on Sept. 7 accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shopkeeper shot during attempted robbery at N. LBJ Drive smoke shop

UPDATED | Patrick William Reilly, 25, shot while struggling with a would-be robber at the Gotta Habit store across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

San Marcos police investigate attempted kidnapping at Walmart

On Sept. 7, the father of two young girls, aged 10 and 11, reported to police that at about 9 p.m. a man approached his 11-year-old daughter as they shopped at the Wal-Mart store located at 1015...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

After Mercury inquiry, San Marcos confirms elevated lead levels in water system

UPDATED | About an hour after the San Marcos Mercury left a message with City Manager Jared Miller seeking comment for a forthcoming story on elevated lead levels in the municipal water supply, spokesperson Trey...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Earp named Kyle interim city manager again

For the second time in about four years, Kyle council members have chosen second-in-command James Earp as its interim city manager.

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