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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.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

August sales fuel sales tax revenue jump for San Marcos

San Marcos retail sales in July fueled another monthly increase in sales tax receipts over last year’s collections for the same period. Through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are up 7.81...

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Sales taxes continue increase along Interstate-35

The Interstate-35 cities of San Marcos, Kyle and Buda all led continued sales tax increases over a year ago in Hays County. A 4.08 percent increase in San Marcos over August 2009 continues the city's steady improvement...

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Hays County grows four percent in Census estimate

Census estimates of populations as of July 1, 2009, indicate that Hays County grew a little more than four percent in the year leading to that date. Buda was the fifth fastest growing city in Texas, while...

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Two die in Niederwald plane crash

A 64-year-old man and his six-year-old grandson died Monday morning when their small plane crashed east of Niederwald in Caldwell County.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Woods resigns in Uhland

Uhland City Administrator Diana Woods resigned last week so she can return to federal service. Woods has led efforts to improve SH 21 and combine resources for Uhland and Niederwald.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Plans for Texas 21 may include tolls

A future widening of Texas 21, the heavily traveled highway that straddles nearly the entire length of the Hays-Caldwell counties line, could include toll lanes, a Texas Department of Transportation official now says.