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Howard E. Williams

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Caldwell County grand jury declines to indict SMPD cops in Black Friday shooting

A Caldwell County grand jury on Thursday declined to indict five San Marcos police officers for shooting and killing a young man who kidnapped his former girlfriend in November and led authorities on a wild chase across two counties.

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Wrecker boss: San Marcos towing ‘cheapest in Texas’

The owner of San Marcos' largest wrecker service says he has a legal right to charge market rates for forced tows from private property even if people don't find his line of work particularly charming.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Wrecker companies want to raise forced towing fees

When wrecker companies asked two months ago for across-the-board increases in the fees they're allowed to charge vehicle owners for forced tows, most San Marcos City Council members told them to hit the road.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Cop couple indicted in alleged road rage tirade [PRO]

A Hays County grand jury indicted a San Marcos cop couple Thursday on charges stemming from a road rage incident last November. One of them is accused of shooting a gun at a vehicle and a home.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Officer, passerby save man from burning car

A San Marcos police officer and two good Samaritans pulled a crash victim from a burning vehicle Tuesday, January 4, following a wreck on Interstate 35.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

San Marcos police holding public meetings on recent crime

The San Marcos Police Department will host four community meetings to discuss the recent crimes that have occurred in San Marcos, including three home invasions resulting in shootings since September.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Assistant district attorney says prosecutor, detective lied in steroids case

A Hays County assistant district attorney testified today that one of her fellow prosecutors and a San Marcos police detective lied about the source of a tip that led to a man's arrest on drug charges. District...

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Council to discuss expired youth curfew

The San Marcos city council is expected to consider today consider whether to reinstate a youth curfew that no one seemed to notice expired nearly two years ago.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Detractors tag graffiti ordinance as another step toward ‘police state’

Grappling again with questions about the limits of its own authority, the San Marcos city council on Tuesday tabled a graffiti ordinance that allows police officers to issue citations to people caught with permanent markers and spray...

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Family of man killed by officers sues in federal court

by BRAD ROLLINS Managing Editor The family of a man killed nearly two years ago during a standoff with the joint city and county SWAT team filed suit in federal court last month against both local governments...