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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey slams Texas coast

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Update: San Marcos continues preparations for Hurricane Harvey

The city of San Marcos continues making preparations as Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Coast.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Police look for Lockhart man suspected of sexually assaulting child in San Marcos

FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS A suspect in the sexual assault of a child in San Marcos will soon be included on the most wanted list of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The San Marcos Police Department is asking residents...

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

UT-Austin removes Confederate statues in the middle of the night

In a surprise move, workers at the University of Texas at Austin removed multiple Confederate statues from a prominent grass mall on campus late Sunday night.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case

A bill that largely relies on increased penalties to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud is headed to the Senate floor. Its movement is a new path for lawmakers who previously focused on rare in-person voter fraud.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Death toll in San Antonio immigrant-smuggling case rises to 10

The death toll from the weekend’s immigrant-smuggling tragedy in San Antonio has risen to 10, and the driver in the alleged crime is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom Monday morning.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Texas Senate committee OKs bill to outline city cellphone restrictions

Senate Bill 15 would pre-empt local ordinances on mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back provisions in more than 40 Texas cities that currently post hands-free ordinances stricter than the statewide texting ban.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Second rabid fox found off Wonder World Drive in San Marcos

A fox exhibiting unusual behavior in San Marcos has tested positive for rabies, the second such case in fewer than 30 days, city officials said.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Wildfire consumes 250 acres of Hays County ranch

Firefighters have contained a control burn that jumped its prescribed boundaries and consumed an additional 250 acres of a neighboring ranch in northern Hays County this afternoon.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

San Marcos council picks Austin assistant city manager for top job

The San Marcos City Council has chosen Bert Lumbreras as the lone finalist for city manager, concluding a search that drew 55 applicants from 21 states.

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