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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Armed Forces center going up in San Marcos

Houston-based construction firm Satterfield & Pontikes has begun building a United States military complex on 19 acres on the south side of Clovis Barker Road in San Marcos, less than a mile from Interstate-35. The San Marcos Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC), one of 17 planned for Texas, will be a 600-member training facility for two United...

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Williams asks for vigilance at public meeting

San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams tried to re-assure local residents about the city's safety at a community meeting last Friday night, but he also asked that San Marcians tip off the cops about drug dealing.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Mayoral victory costly in San Marcos

From the last two contested mayoral elections and accounts from larger university cities in Texas, it appears that the cost of winning a mayor's race in San Marcos is on the pricey side.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

'State' legislators scheduled to speak

Five Hays County high schools sent a total of 12 students to participate in the American Legion's Boys State or its counterpart Bluebonnet Girls State. Those students will share their experiences during a program at the San...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

HCSO helps find headstone for murdered infant

The Hays County Sheriff's Office recently stepped in to help find a headstone for Aiden Perez, an infant who was murdered by his stepfather in 2008.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Kyle cops report crime, accident increases

It will come as no surprise to Kyle residents that the number of crimes has increased steadily in the last two years. But the larger increase is in motor vehicle accidents that engage the Kyle Police Department.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

The Myth of Jones: Catching up on cops in Kyle

Crime has started to become an issue in Kyle, signaling that the city no longer can get away with a small police force.

Friday, July 18th, 2008

San Marcos Rattlers face challenging football schedule

An opener at Waco High, a tough district and only four home games, conspire to present the San Marcos Rattlers numerous hurdles for the upcoming high school football season.

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