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South Hays Fire Department

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Letter: Hays County fire, EMS chiefs back bond proposals, ESD expansion

The first responders urge residents to vote for Hays County bond props. 1 and 2; creation of Hays County Emergency Service District No. 9; and expansion of ESD No. 7.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Update: No reason to suspect foul play in fatal trailer fire, marshal says

Investigators have not found reason to suspect foul play or criminal activity in the trailer house fire that killed two people early Wednesday, the Hays County fire marshal said this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Lab mishap temporarily shuts down STAR tech park

Firefighters quickly shut down a malfunctioning vacuum pump that tripped fire alarms at STAR Park, a Texas State University technology research facility on Hunter Road in south San Marcos.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Retired physician’s hillside home destroyed by blaze

A fire Wednesday evening destroyed a ridgetop house owned by a well-known retired physician but firefighters from five departments were able to contain the blaze before it swept through wooded hills dotted with large, older homes.

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Updated: Firefighters extinguish eastside grassfires

San Marcos and South Hays firefighters doused at least two grassfires along the east side of Texas 123 this afternoon, one of which burned about five acres.

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Update: Post Road fire fully contained, chief says

High winds and waning humidity have extended the life of a fire that began yesterday within a half-mile west of Post Road near the San Marcos-Blanco Cemetery.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Appeals court upholds life sentence against Perez

A Texas Third Court of Appeals panel has upheld a capital murder sentence against San Marcos resident Richard Perez, Jr., who was convicted in the 2008 murder of six-month-old Aiden Skyler Perez.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

San Marcos River rescue ends in DWI

Hays County Sheriff's deputies charged an 18-year-old San Antonio woman with driving while intoxicated after rescuing her from an overturned vehicle in the San Marcos River.

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Inquiry ongoing in Lion’s Club fire, marshal says

Fire fighting efforts were hampered by the lack of water supply and fire hydrants at the park. South Hays County Fire Department was called for mutual aid to provide water tender trucks.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Update: Grass fire burned 300 acres

San Marcos, South Hays firefighters help out.