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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Carbon monoxide claims man’s life, injures another in unrelated incidents

San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell has issued a warning about the deadly effects of carbon monoxide in confined spaces suspected in two separate incidents that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another within a few hours of each other Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Firefighters pull dead worker from underground chamber at fish hatchery

The San Marcos police and fire departments are at the scene of a fatal industrial accident at the A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery, 507 Staples Road in San Marcos.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

12 projects vie for remaining $3.4M of county bond money

With only $3.4 remaining to be allocated from $30 million of parks bonds authorized by Hays County voters in 2007, 12 projects are in the running for funds. Three of the projects are in San Marcos. The...

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Hillert Tract still sought for shooting complex

While available money from Hays County's parks and open space bonding capacity dwindles, supporters of a Hays County shooting sports complex continue working towards placing such a facility on the Hillert Tract in eastern San Marcos. Texas...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Shooting task force brings new plan to county court

The Hays County Shooting Sports Task Force wants Hays County to use $5.5 million of its remaining $8.5 million in parks and open space bonds to build a shooting sports complex on 563 acres fronting the San...

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

ACT creates neighbors

Texas State University and the City of San Marcos are co-sponsers of a community welcome taking place Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. in the Hills of Hays neighborhood located off Staples road. The program is part of the...

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Road work to close Old Bastrop Highway for three months

The Hays County Road Department will begin work Monday on the Old Bastrop Highway (County Road 266) from the San Marcos River to Staples Road (Farm-to-Market Road 621).