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Monday, April 1st, 2013

Judge nixes charge for local Mexican Mafia leader

Less than two weeks after the Hays County District Attorney agreed to drop a murder charge against accused local Mexican Mafia leader Nemesio Garcia Jr., a judge last week dismissed an organized crime charge against the San Marcos man.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Sex offender nabbed four days after parole

Just four days after being released on parole, a Hays County woman is back in jail after allegedly contacting the victim of the crime she was sentenced to ten years in prison for.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Sheriff’s office asks for entry codes

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is asking all neighborhoods, residences, ranches, apartments and commercial properties with coded gate entries to provide and update private gate code information for its Emergency Communications Division.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

SMPD to conduct citizens academy

The San Marcos Police Department will begin its Spring Citizen Police Academy classes on Jan. 31 in the department's auditorium, located at 2300 S IH-35.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Trafficking crimes tough to measure, harder to combat

Although lawmakers and advocates have long agreed that Texas is a national center of human trafficking, they are still trying to figure out what to do about it.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Suspected prostitute nabbed Thursday in Victory Gardens

Police arrested 39-year-old San Marcos resident Christina Barajas Thursday on a prostitution charge.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Suspected San Marcos sex offender captured at border

The search is over for the man accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a Texas State student on Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Police identify pedestrian killed on Texas 123

San Marcos police have identified the man who was killed in a vehicle-pedestrian collision Tuesday night as 67-year-old San Marcos resident Juan Quiroz Gonzalez.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Sheriff’s Office recognized for National Night Out efforts

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office received word last month that it had placed 19th out of 140 agencies throughout the U.S. serving the same population size.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Police: No leads in Urrutia murder

Police have not identified possible suspects in their investigation of Frank Urrutia's murder, though they believe someone knows who the killer is.

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