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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Smoke shop shooting suspect re-arrested this morning following grand jury indictment

Steven Carlos Hernandez, the 20-year-old local accused in a high-profile robbery that ended with the shooting of a San Marcos store clerk, was arrested in court this morning after State District Judge Bill Henry revoked a personal recognizance bond and restored bail previously set at $75,000.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

San Marcos smoke shop shooting suspect released from Hays County jail (for now)

UPDATED | The man accused in the bloody botched robbery of a North Campus area smoke shop was released from police custody this month as prosecutors work to assemble enough evidence to secure an indictment.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

San Marcos men plead guilty in grisly Mexican Mafia hit

After one of their co-defendants cut a deal to testify for prosecutors, two local Mexican Mafia members pled guilty this week to charges related to the grisly 2010 murder of a fellow gang member who they suspected...

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...

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Mexican Mafia murder suspect remains in jail after judge nixes bond reduction

One of the four murder suspects in the killing of a Lockhart man, all of whom authorities say are linked to the Mexican Mafia, was denied a bond reduction during a hearing on Thursday.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mother of slain teenager still seeking answers

The mother of Elijah Espinoza still wants to know what happened on the morning when he was shot at a home on Belmont Drive last month. San Marcos police say they are putting the finishing touches on...

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Family of slain San Marcos man opens investigation

The family of a 19-year-old man who was shot to death outside a San Marcos home has begun its own investigation on whether the Nov. 14 shooting was justified.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Reyes gets life for sexually abusing stepdaughter

A Hays County jury this week sentenced San Marcos resident Roger Reyes, 40, to life in prison without the possibility of parole after convicting him under a new state statute aimed at offenders who repeatedly abuse a...

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Shipman controversy based on ‘groundless accusations’

Special prosecutor MARK D. KIMBALL writes, "In my independent professional opinion, there was absolutely no misconduct on the part of either Mr. Johnson or Investigator Taylor, or on the part of any member of their respective organizations....

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

DA’s office cleared in Shipman case

A state district court has found the Hays County District Attorney's office free of impropriety in the case involving Shawn Nathan Shipman after a Writ of Habeas Corpus was denied in July and Shipman subsequently entered a...

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