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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Lockhart man struck, killed by big rig while walking on I-35 in San Marcos

San Marcos police are investigating an auto-pedestrian collision Tuesday afternoon that claimed the life of a Lockhart man on Interstate 35.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Midnight fire damages Days Inn in San Marcos

San Marcos firefighters stopped a fire on the second-floor balcony of Days Inn early Sunday morning in San Marcos before it could spread to other parts of the hotel.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Officials see hope for Thorpe Lane revival

Thorpe Lane, a once-bustling commercial corridor connecting Hopkins Street to Aquarena Springs Drive, has been on the decline for years with a nearly abandoned major shopping center on one end and a shuttered nursing home on the...

Monday, September 14th, 2009

County moves on government center

Hays County officials took two more steps in their 14-year-old quest for more office space earlier this month, narrowing their list to five teams of construction firms to undertake the county's largest ever building project, then authorizing...

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

SMPD investigates homicide

San Marcos police are investigating the shooting death of a 30-year-old San Marcos man early Wednesday morning. It's the first homicide in San Marcos since January 2008.