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Penny Dunn

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Alleged intruder shot in the back, autopsy shows

A 19-year-old San Marcos man described by his family as mentally retarded and by police as an intruder was shot four times, one of those in the back, according to an autopsy report.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DNA advances break murder case after 35 years of false starts

After more than 34 years of trying to solve the 1975 murder of Sheryl Ann Norris in San Marcos, a national DNA database gave local law enforcement a glimmer of hope this April. By September, law enforcement...

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

SMPD, TABC to conduct ‘minor sting’

San Marcos police and state law enforcement will conduct a sting operation on alcohol sellers within San Marcos in the next 60 days to enforce compliance with under-age drinking laws.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

SMPD, TABC to conduct 'minor sting'

San Marcos police and state law enforcement will conduct a sting operation on alcohol sellers within San Marcos in the next 60 days to enforce compliance with under-age drinking laws.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

San Marcos police, TABC plan ‘minor sting’ aimed at underage drinkers

The San Marcos Police Department will join the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in April and May in a “sting” operation targeting sellers of alcoholic beverages to promote compliance with underage drinking laws.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

City presents awards, recognition

The city received an Achieving Community Together (ACT) award for excellence, Municipal Court week was proclaimed and Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse was recognized for their efforts during Red Ribbon Week.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Local agencies gather for 'one-stop' social services

A "one-stop" social service center for San Marcos will come step closer to reality on June 18, as local partners will meet to sign an agreement to establish the main building for the Village of San Marcos,...

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

San Marcos police honor heroic officers, civilians

Officer Candace Brinkkoeter was awarded a Police Medal of Honor for pulling a semi-conscious man from a burning vehicle in March last year. She was among honorees at a San Marcos Police Department ceremony this month.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Academy alums donate doll to law enforcement

The San Marcos Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (SMCPAAA) has donated a doll that simulates the effects of shaken baby syndrome to local law enforcement agencies.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

‘Shaken Baby’ doll to aid agencies in education

The ability of Hays County criminal justice agencies to respond to serious child abuse crimes has gained a significant tool with the donation of special equipment aimed at training personnel on “shaken baby” syndrome.

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