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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Feds offer $10K reward for tips on hundreds of missing salamanders

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to arrests in the mysterious disappearance on Thanksgiving of 363 endangered and threatened salamanders from the National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center in San Marcos.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Texas State student dies in fatal motorcycle collision

San Marcos police have identified the victim of a deadly motorcycle crash. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Old Ranch Road 12.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hays sheriff seeks teen who allegedly beat, stabbed mom

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a teen allegedly attacked his mother Tuesday morning in Dripping Springs and then fled the scene in her vehicle.

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

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.

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Kyle mother charged with stabbing, mutilating girl

A 24-year-old Kyle area woman was been charged with capital murder for allegedly mutilating her 5-year-old daughter on Thursday.

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...

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.

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Abbott vows to cut funding for ‘sanctuary campus’ schools

Though the definition of a "sanctuary campus" is murky, Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday made it clear they're not welcome in Texas.

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